Opened up my Kraken Chroma V1 and...

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    hsplus New Member

    I must admit, I'm very impressed.

    A little background - Yesterday I was playing PUBG when suddenly my right earcup in my almost 3 year old Razer Kraken Chroma 7.1 died. At first I thought it was software related, but as I tested on another machine I learned it was really dead.
    my warranty expired a long ago so I thought I just take a look at it and see if it's something simple I could fix (poor dude, really can't afford a new one, and I Need this mic to play)

    Mine is the old version, the plastic one. So I wasn't expecting much about the internals but man...
    First of all, all the wires that are soldered to the PCBS are restrained by a white resin that in my mind both protects the soldering from letting the wires loose and also it was enough resin that would kinda secure them in place (Don't know if this was a point of concern or just random luck with the way the resin solidified on mine)
    After digging through the resin I saw a beautifully done solder on the wires, like not that crappy tiny point of soldering that would barely secure a flea, it was well done stuff, rounded, precise and really looked it was securing the wiring well enough

    So in my case at least, turns out I was just unlucky, the cabling in the headband got rekt somewhere and now I have to rewire the whole damn thing, but it was just that, lack of luck, in every aspect of the product razer did a great job, would buy and if I can't fix this one will buy razer headphones again. This time the V2 Pro, cause although I do love the surround the pricepoint and the lack of p2 connector really bums me up, it's a great looking headset that I would love to use more often other than playing in my pc

    PS. Yes I'm that guy that will trash talk over soldering, I'm veeery hard to be pleased at something

    I will post pics later, My room is not bright enough to get a good look at it.

    Forgot to ask, any of you guys have opened your peripherals what's your story and how did it went?
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017
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