wireless headphones with haptic technology!

Almost three months ago, I had the opportunity to present on the pages of the blog great headphones with haptic technology Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense. These headphones offer very good sound quality, have a nice microphone and are very comfortable, thanks to the memory foam. The biggest novelty, however, was the use of haptic technology in the headphones, allowing you to practically feel the sound through three-level vibrations. This technology enhances the sensation when listening to music, watching movies or playing dynamic computer games.

This time, the wireless model of the aforementioned headphones appeared in the workshop, Razer Kraken V3 Pro. They have a very similar specification to the V3 HyperSense, but their detachable microphone collects the recorded sound noticeably better. As befits a wireless model, the headphones can withstand up to 45 hours on a single charge, with the RGB backlight turned off and without haptic vibrations.

Rich content

The headphones are delivered in a seemingly modestly equipped box. It has been described from the outside with the most important functions of the device, specifications and preview graphics. The inner walls of the box were covered with a black sponge, protecting the device during transport. Inside the hardened sponge you will find the title wireless headphones, a detachable cardioid microphone, a USB to USB-C power cable and a 1.3-meter jack-jack transmission cable. At the edge of the box you will also find a simple and clear instruction manual, a set of stickers and a welcome document with the signature of the creative director.

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The box also includes a USB receiver that transmits the signal to the headphones at 2.4GHz. In terms of quality, not much has changed compared to the previous version. We are still dealing with a high-quality product made of aluminum and only the outer sides of the earpieces are covered with very good quality plastic. The headband of the headphones is covered with a user-friendly, ecological leather on the outer and inner sides with an embossed RAZER inscription. The inner part has a foam that remembers the shape during use.

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Each of the earpieces is mounted on an aluminum headband and attached in such a way that they can be easily adjusted to the user’s head. Thanks to the special markings inside the headband, we will find out which ear to put them on (right and left), and external markings to what length (up to 4 cm on each side).

Also in this case it was applied 50mm Razer TriForce Titanium driversincluding passive noise reduction. This is the advantage of a soft but compact sponge covered with ecological leather, pressing our ears. The headphones are therefore extremely comfortable and do not cause discomfort during long hours of use. We are able to easily remove the sponges and clean if necessary.

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There is a tactile button on the bottom of the right ear cup that activates HyperSense and controls the three-level haptic scale. Pressing the button will activate the function in three dimensions – weak, strong and maximum. Each of them causes low-frequency sounds to be recognized, copied and made available as vibration. There are many examples of the use of this technology, especially in the category of playing computer games, but also in broadly understood entertainment. Pressing the button the fourth time will turn the function off.

On the left earcup you will find a knob for adjusting the volume level and a button for manually muting the microphone. Also in this model, the microphone is attached, it is mounted on a flexible arm with the possibility of removing the sponge attached to the top. It is a cardioid microphone that collects only the interlocutor’s voice and eliminates the remaining background noises.

Below is a USB-C power port and a 3.5mm jack for physical audio transmission.

Technical Specifications

Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance 32 Ω (1 kHz)
The size of the drivers 50 mm
Type of transducers Razer TriForce Titanium
Noise reduction Passive
Communication USB-A Wireless (2.4GHz)
3.5mm jack
Microphone Clip-on HyperClear Cardioid
Microphone frequency response 100 Hz – 10 kHz
The sensitivity of the microphone 42 ± 3 dB
Codecs Surround THX Spatial Audio (7.1)
Backlight Razer Chroma RGB
Working time on a single charge up to 45 hours (hauptics and backlight off)
up to 11 hours (hauptics and backlight on)
Compatibility PC
MOTHER
PlayStation
Switch
Xbox (jack)
Smartphone (jack)
Libra 372 g

Razer Synapse

The headphones were equipped with the function Plug and Playthat allows you to use it immediately after connecting to a computer. By default, the manufacturer’s software installer will run Razer Synapse, allowing the device to be properly personalized to the personalized needs of the user. This program allows you to manage multiple devices of the brand at the same time, which is extremely important when we use many devices of the manufacturer.

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The program offers the possibility of advanced personalization of the device for our own needs. In the bookmark SOUND we will set the handheld volume, adjust the haptic jumps and when we are the owners of Windows 10 and 11, we will get access to sound profiles. IN MIXER we will adjust the sound parameters for a game, movie or music, and we will also use the automatic mode.

The ENHANCEMENT and MIC tabs allow you to play with sliders to properly adjust the sound levels in the headphones and adjust the microphone to the user’s needs. In the last tab, we have the option to select the backlight mode and color intensity.

The last two tabs are responsible for illuminating the side manufacturer’s logo on the headphones, as well as for saving battery and time after which the headphones are to go to sleep.

Practical use

At this point, I would like to focus on a direct comparison V3 Pro with HyperSense. In my opinion, both headphones work in the same way and I have not noticed any differences in terms of their operation. Both models offer high-quality sound, record voice well with microphones and are very convenient. The technology of passive reduction of ambient noise does the job perfectly cutting off approx. 40% of the ambient noisewhich is of great importance when, for example, we are working on the sound in a movie. The headphones are also very comfortable, as evidenced by the fact that for the last week I have been working in them every day and playing overtime.

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I spent a week with headphones. I used them mainly for broadly understood entertainment, from listening to music, podcasts and watching movies, ending with playing computer games. It’s very nice of Razer that they released this model as wireless, although it was somewhat poorer in terms of connectivity with Micro $ oftu consoles and mobile devices. There was no Bluetooth connectivity … so far this is the only disadvantage of the equipment for me.

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I am very pleased with the implementation of surround sound technology THX Spatial Audio, enabling, among others, a wider spectrum of 7.1 sound. This solution works great in multiplayer action games, especially tactical shooters such as Rainbow Six or GTFO

In my humble opinion the haptic capabilities are very good, but only for the first two levels. They introduce slight and slightly twisted vibrations, which significantly make the sound with rich bass a reality. In the case of the last, third level, it is too strong, too intrusive, tiring. I used it in the Assault mode in Battlefield 2042 and Battlefront 2, and in God of War on PC, but its high level of vibration made me uncomfortable. In terms of operating on a single charge, it can be different. In case of constant illumination at medium brightness and turned on haptyce on the first level I managed to get around 29 hours on a single charge. This is a good result, but it can be obtained almost twice if backlight and vibration are not used.

High-quality microphone

As previously mentioned, the Razer Kraken V3 Pro headphones have a detachable cardioid microphone. It also made a good impression on me, especially when picking up sounds in more difficult working conditions. The equalizer built into the software allows us to jump between the built-in equalizer and assigned profiles. Convenient access to the volume and sound volume sliders gives the user a lot of possibilities to check. You could say that playing with sound starts with playing with an equalizer.

Above, a small audio sample of the attached microphone. The level it offers is sufficient for conversations between players, employee video calls, as well as during workshop recording of podcasts, reviews or thematic films for streaming services. A bomb for me;)

Summary

Razer proved again that it can make very good quality headphones with great possibilities and modern functions. A wireless model with a long operating time on a single charge, with an attached microphone and optional backlight and three-level haptics functions, can be the icing on the cake of searching users. In my opinion, although the V3 HyperSense and Pro differ only in terms of the cable and the price, it is the Pro model that convinces me the most. Since I started using wireless devices, I started to value the comfort of use more.

The only problem with headphones may be their high price. In the case of the version for the V3 HyperSense cable, the cost of the headphones was close to the price ~ 620 PLN*. The wireless version is an increase of almost 50% compared to the cable version, as they will soon oscillate around PLN 950, at least assuming the prices of Polish electronics stores (X-kom, computronic). On the official Razer website, we would have to pay about PLN 820. As you can see, the margin must be there. Despite the high price, these are great headphones and their availability in Poland is only a matter of time 🙂

* – you support my journalistic activity by clicking, looking and buying from a reflink. I received a copy for review from the manufacturer 🙂

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