Kraken headband material and Kraken 7.1 Chroma issues

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Reaver, Sep 29, 2015.

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  1. Reaver

    Reaver Active Member

    Why does the Kraken line (except for the Kraken USB) come with a cloth interior instead of the leatherette found on the others? It would be a haven for dirt and sweat. Leatherette won't be spared from sweat and dirt but it'll be easier to clean since you'll basically just need to wipe it off or clean it with a leatherette friendly cleaner. I'd understand if it was to cut costs but there's the Kraken USB that has it. Also, a single strip of leatherette wouldn't be that much of an addition to costs.

    Also, with the Kraken 7.1 Chroma, it would've been better if the Razer logo on the headband would be the same finish as the one on the Kraken USB. I get that it's green due to Razer's current colors, but they managed to change it for the other colors on the Kraken line. It's hard to appreciate the Chroma functionality a 100% since not all colors would compliment green.

    I really would like to purchase the Kraken 7.1 Chroma. However, the current state has me wondering if I should just stick with the Kraken USB and hope they do change it in the future. Though I really wouldn't like to compromise quality since I'll be using it for work as well.
  2. technokat

    technokat Director, Social Marketing Staff Member

    We're not sure if we see design choices like color as a compromise in quality. The fabric padding is included on the Kraken 7.1 Chroma for additional comfort.

    Each headset is carefully considered to be discernible from one another, from form to function. The Kraken Pro is specially weighted for gaming & eSports, the Mobile for mobile devices and so on.

    If you're perfectly happy with the Razer Kraken USB, we're not going to suggest otherwise to grab the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma designed for users who are looking for a surround headset, and to complete their desktop setup (BlackWidow, DeathAdder Chroma) to have Chroma light sync.
  3. Reaver

    Reaver Active Member

    Personally, it's just odd that the Chroma functionality is present but a part of the headset has a permanent green accent. Like if I went with a red theme then the desk would look like Christmas. The mic as well would also benefit if it had Chroma functionality. The good thing though with the current one is that the white light is neutral. It's the same mistake Corsair did with their Scimitar, Void and MM400 products. Fixed yellow accent on them which negates the purpose of RGB. Now I don't know if they only released fixed black variants of the Scimitar and Void due to negative feedback, but the MM400 still has a fixed yellow accent which would still negate the RGB functionality of their other products.

    It's good that Razer strives to have each product discernible, but the interior isn't something that could be seen and be something uniform. Seeing as that's basically what's used on all the other headset lines from Razer (and the Kraken USB) and some of those even cost more than the 7.1 Chroma.

    It's not that I'm happy with the Razer Kraken USB, it's just that I've got no other options that has a leatherette lining on the interior. It's pretty hot here in the Philippines, so having a cloth interior isn't really a good option since the headband would be soaked in sweat in no time. I understand it's the same with a leatherette interior, but it'll be easier to wipe off. I'm still open to the 7.1 Chroma though I'll need suggestions from Razer on how would be the best to clean that cloth part. I wouldn't want it to smell after a couple of months.

    This is in no way bashing Razer, I love your products. I just wanted a input as to why some of the elements on the headset came to be. It may be a long shot, but I do hope Razer could offer options wherein there'd be a cloth and leatherette options for the interior.
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