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Razer has announced the Razer Kraken. It's an US$99.99, 7.1 Surround Sound USB gaming headset. It boasts customizable 7.1 virtual surround sound and an enhanced digital microphone.
The Razer Kraken 7.1 comes equipped with an advanced virtual surround sound engine capable of ultra-low latency audio processing that simulates a 360-degree surround sound experience by incorporating more than one positional speaker driver in each ear cup. Driven through Razer’s Synapse 2.0 unified configuration software, the engine is capable of a high degree of customization, allowing gamers to tweak and specifically position each surround sound channel, boost bass levels and even balance incoming voice audio for "astounding" aural precision, says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director.
The omnidirectional digital microphone on the Razer Kraken 7.1 comes equipped with an optimized algorithm, promising crystal-clear voice chat that offers better frequency response, sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio than a standard analog microphone, he adds. It also has a mic mute button and an LED indicator on the tip to clearly indicate when the mic is active.
For more information about the Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset, and to hear samples of the 7.1 surround sound engine and digital microphone please visit www.razerzone.com/kraken71 .