What is the difference between Razer Surround Pro and Razer Synapse 2.0?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by masterblaster, Mar 7, 2019.

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  1. masterblaster

    masterblaster New Member

    What is the difference between Razer Surround Pro and Razer Synapse 2.0?
    I have Razer Kraken 7.1 v2 and Razer Kraken 7.1 heasdsets. Which of the above is better? Chat didn't know.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
  2. Razer.Caziel

    Razer.Caziel I am the Lightbringer Staff Member

    Hey @masterblaster! Synapse 2.0 is the main app while the Surround Pro is the module that will enable surround sound for most if not all headsets. Although Synapse has volume and lighting settings, the Surround Pro module handles all advanced configurations as well as audio processing to simulate a surround sound experience.
     
  3. masterblaster

    masterblaster New Member

    Thank you, I have Synapse 2.0 and Surround Pro installed for my Kraken 7.1 v2 headset. This headset isn't listed in the Surround Pro as an option. Thoughts?
    I have read the Kraken 7.1 v2 headset shoudln't use Surround Pro as it gets 7.1 with Synapse 2.0 only?
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2019
  4. Razer.Caziel

    Razer.Caziel I am the Lightbringer Staff Member

    Your headset already has 7.1 surround support built into Synapse so there is no need to install the Surround Pro module. Should you have any other questions about this, feel free to send me a PM. :wink_:
     
  5. masterblaster

    masterblaster New Member

    Razer.Caziel, you seem to say two opposite things in these 2 posts.
     
  6. Razer.Caziel

    Razer.Caziel I am the Lightbringer Staff Member

    I'm not trying to be argumentative but can you tell me how the first response opposes the second?
     
  7. masterblaster

    masterblaster New Member

    Well....
    In the OP I told you I had a Kraken 7.1 v2 headset. I asked "what is the difference between Razer Surround Pro and Razer Synapse 2.0" and which was better for me. You said "Synapse 2.0 is the main app while the Surround Pro is the module that will enable surround sound" and "Synapse has volume and lighting settings, the Surround Pro module handles all advanced configurations as well as audio processing to simulate a surround sound experience" What you are saying is I need both for my Kraken 7.1 v2 headset.
    Then in your second post you say "Your headset already has 7.1 surround support built into Synapse so there is no need to install the Surround Pro module".
    If the first is true, the second can't be.
     
  8. Razer.Caziel

    Razer.Caziel I am the Lightbringer Staff Member

    Thanks for pointing that out and I'm sorry if I made things more confusing. On my first response, I only touched about the differences between Synapse and Surround pro when I should've talked about why you wouldn't need the module for a Synapse supported headset. The Surround Pro module was designed to give analog headsets users the 7.1 surround sound experience which was previously only available to USB headsets.
     
  9. Kaelath

    Kaelath New Member

    Razer Surround Pro is designed for the 3.5mm audio jack headsets, All Razer USB and Wireless headsets come from the factory with their own version of it built into Synapse 2.0 so you have no need to have that program installed, remove it and run only Synapse 2.0.
     
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