Beats Solo 2 or Razer Kraken Mobile?

Discussion in 'Razer Gear' started by potartopie, Feb 29, 2016.

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Which one?

  1. Beats Solo 2

  2. Razer Kraken Mobile

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  1. potartopie

    potartopie Active Member

    Alright, thanks
     
  2. TometoTom

    TometoTom Active Member

    Beats are really overpriced. You would expect that - they're owned by Apple!

    The Kraken Mobile is the best bet. It's cheap, sleek, and has some real bass. It's also more comfy, from what I've seen in reviews.
     
  3. BlankBlank

    BlankBlank Member

    I would recommend the Kraken Mobile because Beats are overpriced but if you really like the Beats brand you should get them because at the end of the day its about what you'd like to use.
     
  4. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    You shouldn't ask that question on a community forum where the Razer Kraken Mobile originates.

    Come on! What did you exactly expect? :D

    Of course people are going to vote for the Razer Kraken Mobile... :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:
     
  5. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    Here's an image of what it actually looks like in real life.

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    Apologies for the quality! :)
     
  6. Siioh

    Siioh Active Member

    Well adding on, my vote is undoubtedly towards the Razer Kraken Mobile, but I'm almost feeling that neither of these are really worth it. Beats are always overpriced with less than decent sound while the Kraken Mobile still costs around $90 ($105 with Android adapter) and proves to be somewhat bulky, even if folded.
    Whatever you do, never go for Beats, but if you insist on getting headphones rather than high quality earbuds when on the go (and have the money), then the Kraken Mobile might be a good deal. They come in great neon colors to match your outfit and the comfort is top notch.
     
  7. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    Is anyone really going to spend $159.95 AUD just for another neon colour other than the current that's given as a special reward?

    OK, maybe some... :eek_:

    @potartopie, just get the Razer Kraken Mobile for free. No regrets. :wink_:

    Save yourself $259.95 AUD.
     
  8. potartopie

    potartopie Active Member

    Thanks for the photo, sucks that they're kinda pink, but it's Razer so it's gonna attract attention anyway. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  9. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    Is it really something that you'd want to wear in public?

    You're going to appear as a major fool considering that you're an Australian male.

    If I were you, I'd only use it within the comfort of my home. :)
     
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  10. Rox598

    Rox598 Keyblade Master

    I personally wouldn't get the Razer Mobile (even if you can get one for free)

    They're just far too big to wear outside imho the gap left between the headrest and your head is mental and looks like princess leia from Star Wars buns with a brace attached
     
  11. Zaphyr

    Zaphyr Member

    Personally, I use some Sennheiser Momentums for use in public. The ones I use at home are open back so they weren't really suitable.
     
  12. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member


    Agreed!

    It's just WAY too awkward to wear...

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  13. potartopie

    potartopie Active Member

    Yeah nah I was never going to...
    Said it just to appease the Razer community :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
  14. Blockmonster57

    Blockmonster57 Active Member

    1. The beats aren't that comfortable.
    2. AWFUL sound quality ( I CANT EVEN HEAR THE BEOMB BLOWING UP IN CSGO!)
    3.Build quality not that great
     
  15. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    Using Beats Solo2 on CS:GO? :confused_:
     
  16. Blockmonster57

    Blockmonster57 Active Member

    Don't judge me :cool_:
     
  17. planefreshDodgerBlue301

    planefreshDodgerBlue301 Active Member

    i wouldn't buy either. But if there's only these 2, i would slightly prefer the razer
     
  18. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    It's OK - at least you're using head phones for CS:GO! ;)
     
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  19. masterplo94

    masterplo94 Active Member

    If you hate Beats, why are you considering purchasing them?? Same thing with the Kraken mobiles?? If I had to choose between the two, I would suggest the Kraken mobiles because they are a fraction of the cost and offer more features that I would be looking for in a pair of headphones. The thing is, there are many better headphones out there, if you are concerned about audio quality especially at the price point of the Beats but may not be athletically pleasing (and I get that). You seem to really want attention grabbing headphones, so for that reason I think the Krakens should do the trick to really make you stand out. They are brighter, and less people know about them (making more people ask what they are). Plus you get a solid mice with it, and save a tone of money. If you would like a higher quality audio, experience I would suggest considering other options as well but as is, the Kraken mobile looks like a strong option for you!

    Good luck in your decision,
    masterplo94
     
  20. GaugePrower

    GaugePrower Member

    Ok potartopie, here is a long, real, unbiased opinion and recommendation. Even though I see you've already made a decision, but I'll leave this here for anyone else making this decision as well. Razer, pay attention too because you can use this information for R&D purposes to make your headsets even better than they already are.

    I own both of these headphones/headsets. Your intended use is what will determine which of the two to buy. I own several sets of headphones, for different purposes, and I'll add in some more brands to my recommendation for you.

    First off, comparing the two that you specifically asked about, if you want a computer headset, go with the Razer Kraken mobiles. The microphone works much better than the microphone that is on the Beats. I used my Solo 2's as a Teamspeak headset before I had my Krakens and received nothing but complaints about the quiet, tinny, and far off sounding audio. If you want audio sound quality, go with the Beats. Now, there are a lot of haters out there, but I can't knock Beats headphones, the new ones, since Apple took over. They are highly priced, and yes, they are over priced, so only buy them if you can get a good deal. I got them for half price from Target on a Black Friday special.

    The earcups on the Beats are more comfortable than the Krakens, same goes with the headband. After prolonged use, the Beats at first will have some pressure points, same with the Krakens, but for some reason, the Beats will "break in", while I have yet to see that from my Krakens. The Krakens will isolate sound better since they go over the ear vs on the ear like the Beats. This is also a good thing because after a long while the Beats will cause some discomfort due to pressing your ears against your head. If the Krakens had the padding that the Beats have, they'd be perfect to wear for extended gaming sessions.

    Sound quality on the Krakens tends to be a little muddy on the low end. The Bass sounds like when you take a midrange speaker and put too much bass through it. The Beats however resonate low frequencies very well, just as a dedicated subwoofer would, very clean. The Beats also win with the higher notes, the overall sound quality of the Krakens is sadly middle class (it pains me to say), and the beats are a just a step below high class. For comparison, the Krakens sound like a pair of over the ear Skullcandy headphones, not bad, but nothing to write home about either. The Beats are a small step below my Bose QuietComforts.

    Both headsets have great build quality and look beautiful. Both feel solid, not even a hint of flimsy. The removable/replaceable cords are a plus, because they go bad eventually no matter what. So, in closing, Beats for audio quality, and Krakens for beautiful gaming headset that you'll use the Mic on.

    Now, if you're very serious about audio quality and have a hole burning in your pocket, some of the best headphones to buy out there, hands down, are by Sennheiser. Expect to pay 500 dollars or so for them. Plus whatever an external DAC will run you.

    If you have any further questions about any details I may have missed, just ask. Hope this helps you.
     
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