(Headset Help) Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma or Razer Man o War?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by FlatPancake, Apr 15, 2016.

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  1. FlatPancake

    FlatPancake New Member

    So I have been looking at the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma's for about a week now and I have seen alot of reviews. Some of them are saying its really good. Apparently there is a problem that when the cord rubs against your shirt it transmits that volume to the headset. Is this true? Also it has come to my attention that there is no quick volume controller on it like most headsets. This bothers me but its not a complete turn off because of the sound quality. I have heard the sound quality is mint.

    With the release of the Razer Man o War many questions have arised but, put simply, is it better than the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma? It looks less comfortable and since it is wireless, I assume there will be less sound quality.

    I would love some help picking an appropriate headset for gaming and listening to music. Comfort and sound quality is key here. Thanks for any help. :D
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  2. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    Yes it does make a strange noise when the cord rubs against fibre, but with a good cable management you can prevent this from happening most times

    we don't know that yet, however I'd wait until some of the reviews are out

    Also I'd wait until there are some comparisons with the Tiamat, as they cost about the same
  3. FlatPancake

    FlatPancake New Member

    Are you talking about the Taimat 2.0? Because I need (desperately need) a 7.1 surround sound.
  4. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    I suggest waiting on reviews on the ManO'War, and if they're positive, getting them. They're wireless (Razer claims that there is no sound quality loss), they retain the Chroma effect and the mic and as you've said that they look less comfortable.... Well they may look less comfortable, but that's why I recommend waiting for the reviews.
  5. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    No the 7.1 Tiamat
  6. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    The Tiamat 7.1 headset is a true 7.1 surround sound experience. As such, it also does not use Razer Surround software, because that is simulated surround sound and the Tiamats do true surround. However, it also requires the full 5 3.5mm audio jacks for each directional output. (front, rear, sides, sub, center, etc - many motherboards / sound cards are labeled a little differently, but all generally the same colors) So this is definitely not a portable option, but it is an exceptional one if you're going to leave it at your desktop. There is quite a bit of setup involved to get the EQ software done correctly and then to also adjust each channel on the control box for the Tiamat 7.1 itself, but once you find all the right settings, then the sound you get out of them is exceptional and second to none.
    (lots of negative reviews out there for this headset because they expected it to be perfect right out of box, and that's just not the case, it takes time and a little research into what settings others used before you find what's perfect just for you)

    As for the two you specifically asked about, I've not used either personally, so I can't say much with complete certainty on either of them. However, nearly everyone around here who uses the Kraken Chroma seems to really like them. We will have to wait for the Man'o"war headsets to ship before the reviews start coming in.
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  7. FlatPancake

    FlatPancake New Member

    This has arose another question..since these are USB headsets, if I get a USB to 3.5 mm Jack (AUX Cord) will they still work if I plug the jack into my phone?? (Referencing both headsets)
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2016
  8. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I tried this with my kraken 7.1 and it did work, however I don't know if the Man o War or the tiamat also work like this
  9. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    The Tiamat 7.1 would not be able to make use of this, because it's not a USB connection. It uses the full set of five 3.5mm jacks to function. I have no clue regarding the Man'o'War since it's such a new release and I have not had the opportunity to play with it, or hear reviews just yet. :)
  10. Reaver

    Reaver Active Member

    I have yet to encounter the noise others have been experiencing when the cord rubs on my shirt. Sound quality for both output and input have been excellent otherwise. You'd just need to tweak the settings for input though.

    I'd still recommend the Kraken 7.1 over the Man O' War due to fact that the Kraken 7.1 is wired. As of now, wired will always be better no matter what companies say. The Kraken 7.1 also doesn't have any glossy accents. The ones found on the Man O' War would only ruin the overall look in due time when they're scratched.

    The only downside on the Kraken 7.1 is the cloth interior of the headband.
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  11. DaanBlankie

    DaanBlankie Active Member

  12. Azotherino

    Azotherino Member

    Does anyone have audio samples of the 7.1 and man o' war?
  13. FlatPancake

    FlatPancake New Member

    Do the lights still light up?? Or does only the sound work. Also is it the same quality using the adapter or is it worse quality??
  14. thearcangel

    thearcangel Member

    I bought the ManO'War from BestBuy last night and am returning them in lieu of getting a set of tiamat 7.1s. I cannot stress just how comfortable the ManO'War is on the ear, I mean damn. It's almost like they took the downsides of the kraken 7.1 USB (Still have a set of those) and fixed them to release the ManO'War. The only thing that I didn't like was the headband. I do not feel that there is enough cushion on the headband. With the Mic, you have to pretty much turn it off when you are not using it. Any rub at all from say fingers, cables, etc, get transmitted back into the ear, so it is seriously annoying. The volume for both mic and speakers are set as dials, one on each ear, which you push it in to mute or spin it to turn the volume up or down. One thing that I have to say is without reading the instructions, I was lost with setup. The USB dongle that is required to connect is actually inside the headset. You press it in on the cup and it ejects. The two cables in side are to mainly charge or extend range.
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