Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Review

Razer gaming headset review. Updated 2021 Amazon pricing, audio specs, and review - using scores built around ratings such as volume control, material quality, sound quality, battery life and noise cancellation. Are these Razer headphones right for a PC gamer?

Should you buy the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition?

PCGameBenchmark has reviewed pretty much every PC gaming headset available on Amazon. We've ignored some of the smaller and generic brands. We've filtered to only show the best gaming headsets wireless and wired available to buy right now - this Razer gaming headset made our 2021 list.

Now's a great time to buy a new PC gaming headset. So many games are enhanced with great audio, there are always Razer deals to be had (no need to wait for Black Friday 2021) and there's a massive range to chose from. High quality sound is super important when you’re playing and the speakers built into gaming monitors are pretty rubbish. If you’re looking to hear someone creep up on you in Fortnite or love the bass on Apex Legends, you need a proper immersive audio experience and the privacy that brings.

This Kraken te - black headset weighs 0.9 lb (0.41 kg).

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Noise cancellation rates at 4.2 stars.

Build quality is important - you will want your headphones to last - these score a 4.6. Put all that together and we have our final percentage score.

When stereo sound becomes distinct and precise, it becomes an additional weapon in your gaming arsenal by helping you to spot threats within the 3D environment. You might not be able to see them out there, but what if you can hear them? The Razer Kraken tournament edition’s THX Spatial Audio has been designed to deliver exactly this kind of seamless 360-degree positional audio, giving you the edge, whatever the game.

The Razer Kraken use big 50mm custom-tuned drivers to deliver the goods. The headset’s cooling gel-infused ear cushions reduce heat build-up, while the soft cloth and leatherette finish mix comfort with sound isolation. The Kraken’s microphone employs a cardioid pickup pattern so that the wearer’s voice is prioritised and the background noise suppressed, while a game/chat balance option lets you find the sweet spot between chatter and sound effects.

Razer Kraken compatibility? It works with PC, Mac, PS4, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices with a 3.5mm audio jack. While it also works with the Xbox One, this does require a stereo adaptor, purchased separately.

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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
PCGameBenchmark Rating: 87%

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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Specs


0.9 lb (408.24 g)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

17.27 cm x 19.3 cm x 9.91 cm
6.8 in x 7.6 in x 3.9 in




Kraken TE - Black

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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Features

  • FULL AUDIO CONTROLS: Turn on THX Spatial Audio for increased immersion, control both volume and bass levels, and even configure the game/chat balance
  • THX SPATIAL AUDIO: Creating realistic depth by simulating positionally-accurate sound in a 360° sphere for a more natural and lifelike experience *Available with Razer Synapse
  • GAME/CHAT BALANCE: Tune between game and chat audio for the perfect mix of immersion and communication
  • CUSTOM-TUNED 50 MM DRIVERS: Provides a wide soundscape, from subtle footsteps sneaking up behind you to climactic explosions
  • COOLING GEL-INFUSED CUSHIONS: Reduce heat build-up, while a soft cloth and leatherette combination provides comfort and sound isolation so you can enjoy gaming for hours

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