Razer Kraken V3 Review, HyperSense
Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense
Razerthink – The Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense is not only one of the best Razer headsets out there, but it’s also one of the best gaming headsets you can buy. As expected from a brand that has long made audio accessories, the Kraken V3 HyperSense feels a lot like the pinnacle of refinement over the years, with a somewhat repetitive design being the best in the Kraken line. The Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense is connected, so if you’re looking for one of the best wireless gaming headsets on the market, you might want to take a look at the Kraken V3 Pro. The V3 HyperSense’s retail price of $129.99 / £129.99 means it won’t go down as one of the best budget gaming headsets out there.
but it’s more than worth the money if you’re looking for a premium gaming experience at competitive prices this year. The Razer Kraken V3 is wired gaming headphones with a non-removable USB-A connector. Like the other headphones in Razer’s Kraken V3 line, they have customizable RGB lighting on both ear cups. Out of the box, they have a warm sound profile that can help emphasize the jarring sound effects of your game.
Nonetheless, you can customize the sound to your liking using their companion software’s graphic EQ, presets, and virtual surround features. Their boom mics also offer decent overall performance, so you should be heard Voice when talking to teammates.Unfortunately, they are prone to inconsistencies in their audio delivery, so it’s essential to take the time to fine-tune them to ensure a more consistent sound. While HyperSense isn’t new – the audio technology first appeared in Razer’s 2018 Nari headsets – it’s something that sounds like a gimmick until you get the hang of it. But even if you don’t believe the hype, the Kraken V3 HyperSense is, in my opinion, one of the best headsets for the money.
The Kraken V3 comes in four variants, but the only ones that matter in this case are the top two models, both featuring HyperSense. Kraken V3 HyperSense is the wired version.The Kraken V3 Pro is a wireless model. Cables aside, the Kraken V3 HyperSense is identical to the V3 Pro. In addition to HyperSense, both headsets have THX spatial audio, Razer TriForce Titanium 50mm drivers, detachable microphone, Chroma RGB, volume wheel, and mute button.
These headphones have an excellent build quality. They feel better built than the Razer BlackShark V2 and Razer Kraken V3 X with primarily plastic, thick braided audio cables and metal headbands to help strengthen their build. There are also markers on the headband to help you figure out the height as you adjust it. That said, their audio cables are non-detachable, so if they get caught in something, they can pull the headphones out of your head and damage them.
The Kraken V3 HyperSense has a Razer HyperClear Cardioid Mic that can be removed when you don’t want to use it. This detachable feature is handy as I rarely use a microphone myself and want the headphones to appear more straightforward. Kraken V3 HyperSense uses a USB-A cable for connection to connected devices. Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense automatically makes the headphones challenging to use on devices that do not have a USB-A port, such as new generation cellphones or laptops that have removed the USB-A port.
There are several physical buttons found on the Kraken V3 HyperSense. These buttons function to adjust headphone settings, such as adjusting the headphone vibration strength, volume, and microphone. Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense has a comfortable fit. The earcups have faux leather cushions with a fabric-like interior. There’s also some leather padding in the center of the headband to help keep you comfortable during long gaming marathons. Unlike Kraken V3, we also didn’t experience much clamping force overtime. That said, they have a bulky design, and their ear cups have a poor range of motion.
Audio and Features
The Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense features the 50mm TriForce Titanium audio driver present in many of the brand’s latest gaming headsets, such as the excellent Razer BlackShark V2. These drivers sound just as good here. There’s a real sense of warmth, depth, and clarity to the power of sound delivered with faithful and accurate audio reproduction across the board.
Kraken V3 HyperSense is very satisfying on the audio side when I use it to play games such as Valorant, Dota, CS; An adrenaline-pumping GO, hunt for zombies in State of Decay 2 on a thrilling night, or battle the Reapers in Mass Effect 3. The resulting sound quality sounds promising in terms of vocals, details, bass, to tremble. The THX Spatial Audio technology is even more sophisticated to create sounds like we are in the game.
The effect of this technology was felt when I played the game Red Dead Redemption 2, the sound of the horse while being ridden by the game character sounded like he was riding and made me respond faster. Likewise, when there is a shot in the distance sounds realistic. To create even more immersive audio, haptic technology will create a vibration effect on each ear cup of the headphones at certain moments, especially when the bass is high, such as when there is an explosion in a game.
This haptic feature can be adjusted to the intensity of the vibration, whether it is set lower or higher. If you don’t want this feature, you can turn it off either through the button on the headphones or through the Razer Synapse application. Besides being satisfying when used to play games, the sound output from Kraken V3 HyperSense is also good when used to watch movies or listen to music.
As for the microphone, the Kraken V3 HyperSense can record my Voice well and clearly. Razer also provides several features for processing sound recordings, such as volume normalization, vocal clearing, and ambient sound suppression. Behind the sophistication of the Kraken V3 HyperSense, several times, I found the Kraken V3 HyperSense volume control via Windows to not work after I changed the speaker output on the laptop. I can solve this problem by restarting the laptop or using the physical volume control buttons on the headphones.
Overall the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense is a very satisfying headphone for watching movies, listening to music, and especially playing games. The haptic features and THX Spatial Audio also make the gaming experience more immersive. Unfortunately, these headphones use a standard USB-A connector, so they are only suitable for computers or laptops. And, the Razer Synapse application from these headphones still has a bug that is a little annoying.
Razer Synapse’s software is excellent. Thanks to the 10-band graphic EQ and presets like ‘Bass Boost,’ ‘Sound Normalization,’ and ‘Voice Clarity,’ you can customize the sound to your taste. You can also turn THX Spatial audio on and off, choose which mode uses which program, and calibrate each mode to your liking. The software also offers robust microphone control. You can turn sound gates and sidetones on and off and adjust the microphone using the 10-band graphic EQ and presets such as ‘Volume Normalization,’ ‘Voice Clarity,’ and ‘Ambient Noise reduction.’ You can also adjust the brightness, color, and RGB lighting effects or disable this feature if you wish.
- App name: Razer Synapse
- iOS: No
- Android: No
- macOS: No
- window: Yes
- Equalizer : Graphics + Preset
- ANC Control: No
- Small Controls: Adjustable Levels
- Room Effect: No
- Playback Control: No
- Button Mapping: No
- Nearby Support: Yes
- Satisfactory audio quality
- There are haptic features and THX Spatial Audio
- Great sound recording
- Sturdy design
- Classy appearance
- Great sound
- HyperSense feedback is a unique hook
- The microphone quality is excellent
- Comfort and construction get an A
- Using a USB-A cable for connection
- There is a bug in the Razer Synapse app
- Kraken V3 Regular offers some of the same packages
The Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense is now available on the Razer website for US$129.99
Bottom line: The Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense ticks all the right boxes: great sound, high-quality microphone, excellent construction, and class-A comfort. The price is a little hard to swallow, and the HyperSense value will vary by user. The Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense headphones are very satisfying when used for watching movies, listening to music, and especially playing games. The haptic features and THX Spatial Audio also make the gaming experience more immersive.