Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro
- 1.1 Price
- 1.2 Design
- 1.3 Razer Synapse Software
- 1.4 Powerful sound with good surround and mic
- 1.5 Eared Razer Kraken
- 1.6 Performance
The boutique brand’s adorable gaming headset line continues with the Razer Kraken Kitty Edition V2 Pro. With the company’s newest audio technology and great comfort, this model might be one of the top PS5 or wired gaming headsets of 2023. A multipurpose gaming headset for all circumstances, the Razer Kraken Kitty Edition V2 Pro illustrates that style has substance. Despite its pink appearance, the headgear has more to it.
Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro Specifications
|Type||Circumaural (over-ear), Gaming|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Impedance||32 Ω (1 kHz)|
|Sensitivity||96dBSPL/mW@1KHz by HATS|
|Noise Cancellation||Passive noise cancellation|
|Material||Heat-Transfer Fabric / Leatherette / Memory Foam|
|Connection Type||USB Type A|
|Cable Length||2.0 m / 6.74 ft|
|Style||Detachable Razer™ HyperClear Cardioid Mic|
|Mic Frequency||100 Hz – 10 kHz|
|Controls||Mic mute on / off toggle|
The Razer Kraken Kitty Edition V2 Pro costs $199.99, £199.99, or AU$289 in the US, UK, Australia, Europe, and Asia. The headset was released in October 2022 and is available from Razer and many other online and in-store retailers. You may choose quartz pink, black, or green. I reviewed the lovely pink variant. Razer promo codes might help you save on this purchase.
The Razer Kraken Kitty Edition V2 Pro’s appearance is its biggest appeal. Very cute. The Kraken headsets now have rabbit and bear ears in addition to cat ears. Additionally, each of these replaceable add-ons supports Razer’s RGB Chroma lighting, so your ears may light up and change colour while you play, which looks great on live streams. Previous Kraken versions featured illumination solely in the cups, which was less noticeable. The cups are identical to those of earlier Razer Kraken headsets, such as last year’s outstanding V3 HyperSense. The leatherette and memory foam cups dampen noise, while the 50mm TriForce Titanium drivers deliver sound. Given consoles like the PS5, the headset has 7.1 surround sound, as expected given its price.
Remember that the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro is a wired gaming headset with a 2m (6.7 ft) braided USB-A cable. For console use, you need to be near your PS5 or Nintendo Switch. While longer than some corded headsets, you may be better off with one of the finest wireless gaming headsets if you game from the sofa rather than a gaming workstation. The Razer HyperClear Cardioid microphone, which can be removed, is another nice addition.
Razer Synapse Software
Wire the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro to a PC and customise its lights using Razer Synapse. Besides programmable RGB lights, Synapse offers 7.1-channel simulated surround sound, 10-band headphone and mic EQs, bass boost, mic noise cancellation, and speech clarity. The 7.1-channel surround is unexpected, as the Razer BlackShark V2 ($99.99) and cordless Razer Kraken V3 Pro ($199.99) have better THX spatial audio.
Powerful sound with good surround and mic
Bass is powerful on the Kitty V2 Pro. It played The Knife’s “Silent Shout” at full volume without distortion. Kick drum strikes and low-frequency responses were nearly head-rattling. The simulated surround sound mode reduced pounding. Because it’s usually blended stereo, the finest bass is stereo. Yes’ “Roundabout” beginning acoustic guitar plucks sounded rich and had significant string texture in the upper frequencies in our tests. The tune began off with a strong bassline that enabled the cymbals, guitar strums, and vocals to shine. These components have little mid-range substance, giving them a scooped sound. Synapse’s EQ can adjust treble and bass.
Eared Razer Kraken
The Kitty V2 Pro comes in black or pink. Pink headsets include grey earpads and headband padding, while black headsets are fully black. Regardless, the Kitty V2 Pro has the Kraken headset’s big, round earcups. The plastic headband and earcups are connected by two painted, U-shaped metal struts. The headset’s struts may be vertically tilted for comfort but not flattened for storage. Each earcup has an RGB-lit Razer logo circle.
I was pleased by the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro on my PS5 and the Razer Blade 15, a great gaming laptop. Since the V3 HyperSense was my daily vehicle for almost a year, my ears are used to the 50mm Titanium TriForce drivers’ feel and sound depth.
No offence to the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro. This model excels in sound quality for under $200, £200, or AU$300. In my testing, Isaac Clarke’s thundering footfall on the USG Ishimura in Dead Space was realistic, as were Necromorphs’ screaming and floor-slamming doors. In one scene simulating a vacuum in space, the noises were substantially reduced in flux, demonstrating the 2008 original title’s evocative sound design.
Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro excels at competitive games. From the delicate gear adjustments of my Yamaha R1 in Ride 4 to the savage single-leg takedowns in UFC 4, everything affected my performance. I was bolder with tighter turns with the former since I could hear the fast shifter engage. I’ve rode a lot of bikes, so hearing an engine hum at speed was great.
|Powerful, balanced sound||7.1-channel surround sound in place of spatial audio USB-only|
|Great microphone||Permanently connected cable|
|Fun, interchangeable light-up ears||Expensive|
|Use a USB power bank to power the ear lights in Cosplay Mode|
I like the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro headset, but the cosmetics cost more. If you only want the same sound quality and comfort, the cheaper Kraken V3 HyperSense ($129, £129, or AU$224) with in-ear haptics may be preferable. Another option is the Razer Kraken V3, which costs half as much without the rumble. If you want something elegant and useful, the new Kitty model is hard to beat.
How long does Razer Kraken Kitty last?
When fully charged, the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT can last up to 30 hours with Razer™ Chroma RGB active and 60 hours without.
Does Razer Kraken Kitty feature noise cancellation?
Supports your hot form throughout intensive gaming sessions by reducing heat buildup. Its flexible, durable bauxite aluminium structure can withstand extended gaming sessions.
Does Razer Kraken Kitty work on phones?
The Razer Kraken works with PC, Mac, Xbox One*, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and 3.5mm audio-jacked mobile devices.