A Good Budget Gaming Headset – Razer Kraken X Review

by Simon

Hey! Whatsup Gamers. Are you looking for a Budget Gaming Headset under the $50 mark? Then rest assured that you are in the right place.

Today, We will review a 50 dollars gaming headset; Razer Kraken X. We'll try to judge this headset with what gamers need. Like Positional accuracy, long-lasting comfort, Excellent sound quality, and a good microphone.

For general information, This headset can be used on all gaming platforms like PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Mobile Phones, or PC, thanks to its 3.5 mm jack for connectivity.

Now, ready to step-up your online gaming experience without having to spend a fortune. Let's dive into our review on this beast headset.

Razer Kraken X Overview

OverallSound QualityMic QualityBuildComfortGaming
8.1 / 10
8.2 / 10 7.6 / 10 6.8/10 9.0/10 9.1/10


  • Comfortable and Durable
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Supports Multi-Platforms
  • 7.1 Surround Sound


  • Treble in Highs can be irritating
  • Not Wireless
  • Non-detachable Mic and Cord
Razer Kraken X - A Gaming Headset
Razer Kraken X - A Gaming Headset

Razer Kraken X Review

Razer Kraken X is a 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset with Over-Ear Design and Good Microphone

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  • Frequency Response: 12 to 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 109 dB
  • Jack: 3.5 mm
  • Drivers: 40 mm, Neodymium Drivers
  • Cable Length: 1.3 m
  • Weight: 250 grams
  • Multi-Platforms Compatible: Yes
  • 7.1 Surround Sound: Yes


Razer Kraken X Design
Razer Kraken X Design

Starting with its Design, The Razer Kraken X has a plastic body finish. However, the body is quite flexible, but I wouldn't risk bending it again and again. The set has a decent matte black finish.

The top of the headband has a product name engraved. Razer Kraken X has Mic attached to its left earcup that is flexible so that you can adjust it the way you like. The control area is present at the back of the left earcup through which you can adjust the volume or switch the mute on Mic.

However, there is no indication that if the Mic is mute or capturing, it can sometimes get a little annoying. Razer Kraken X also comes with a blue finish, but I like the black one myself. The cord length is 1.3 meters, but it is not detachable, so you can't change it if broken; however, the cord build is durable. The Headset has excellent durability if used with a little bit of care daily.

Its design makes it quite versatile, whether you want to use it for gaming or use it while traveling.


The Razer Kraken X comes with a soft material padding on the headband and plush foam on the earcups. The plush foam makes a good vacuum inside the earcups to avoid distraction from any other source.

Furthermore, it can be worn for an extended period without any stress on the head or ears and gives good long duration sessions without any ear sweatiness. The Headset is very light weighted, reducing the burden on the head. The earcups rotate a bit around 30 degrees to give a good fit on the ears.

The Headset can be worn with the glasses without compromising on comfort. If we say that Razer Kraken X is the best comfortable Headset for gaming under 50 dollars, it wouldn't be wrong.

For Its Design and Comfort, I would rate it 9 out of 10

Sound Quality

The Razer Kraken X features 32 ohms of impedance, which means that it requires less energy to power and produce Sound with high efficiency. It has 7.1 Surround Sound Capability that can be enabled through its software ( We'll talk about that in a separate heading).

The Sound with this Headphone is good at locating the source of the Sound produced. If you are playing an FPS game like Battlefield or Call of Duty, you can easily identify your enemy's position through Sound. From this feature, Razer Kraken X is recommended for gamers.

Razer Kraken X uses Neodymium 40 mm drivers, which gives a wholly immersive listening experience to its users. Thanks to its quality level sound production.

There is also quite a decent amount of bass present, which means you can use them for listening to music as well. However, there are some spikes at treble in highs that can irritate some users sometimes.

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Lows and Mids

The Lows and Mids with Razer Kraken X are very decent. With its proper amount of bass, a user can get an enjoyable listening experience, and the sounds can be heard quite clearly. Positional Accuracy is also very excellent in Lows and Mids.


The high in general are good, but there are some treble stikes present in the highs that can sometimes irritate some user, and in other cases, it can imitate some users.

The overall sound quality is quite amazing, however, it's not like mindblowing, but again keeping the price in mind. The sound quality is very amazing. I would rate it 8 out of 10

7.1 Surround Sound Capability

When you receive a box of the Razer Kraken X, There is a scratchable area at the bottom of the back of the box. If you scratch the area, there will be an activation code. You can use that code from behind to activate the Razer Sound Software downloaded through the internet.

Now through this software, you can enable the Surround Sound. Although this Surround Sound is enabled and optimized through software, it is astounding, which you do not usually see with a low-budget headphone.

Razer Kraken X Microphone

Razer Kraken X Mic Review
Razer Kraken X Mic Review

Razer Kraken X has a non-detachable Mic that has excellent flexibility to position it the way you like. The Mic is very good at picking the vocals sounds of the user and removing the background noise. The capture quality of its Mic is quite impressive at this price range. Its capture quality makes it suitable for communicating with your teammates over, let's say, Discord or in-game voice chat; It can also be used for streaming or just recording the Sound.

The Build of the Mic and Capture Quality is very impressive, I would rate it 10 out of 10


  • JACK: For jack, Razer Kraken X uses a 3.5 mm jack, which you can plug directly in the headphone jack, or you can use an adapter to separate the Input and Mic jacks. (Adapter Included in the Box)
  • CORD: Razer Kraken X comes with a non-detachable 1.3 meters of cable built to last long. However, if the cord is damaged ( which happens after a long term use), you can't replace it. Its 1.3 meters cord makes it easy to manage the cable.
  • Weight: The weight of this Headset is 250 grams, which reduces the stress on the head. That makes it quite comfortable.
  • Multi-Platform Compatible: Razer Kraken X can be used on various platforms such as PC, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, and multiple Mobile Devices.

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FAQs Regarding Razer Kraken X

FAQs Regarding Razer Kraken X
FAQs Regarding Razer Kraken X

Can you replace the cord if it gets damaged?

A1. No, The Razer Kraken X comes with a Non-Detachable cord. This means you'll have to take extra care of its cord. If it gets broken, you might have to repair it yourself, or claim the warranty and get your headset replaced. You cannot just buy a new pair of cord and plug it in.

Can I use Razer Kraken X for studio-based work?

A2. You can use them for the studio with a good sound amp or sound card, but We do not recommend them for studio-based work, as it requires a lot of detailed work.

Does the Razer logo on the earcups glow?

A3. NO, The Razer branding made on the earcups of Razer Kraken X does not glow. It is just a simple engraving.


In Conclusion, Razer Kraken X is recommended for gamers looking for good gaming headphones under a tight budget. The Price to Quality ratio is excellent. The sound quality is good; the comfort and build quality are excellent. That makes them as good as top-notch gaming headphones but under 50 dollars.

The Headphone is made of plastic material that doesn't stand in its way in being durable. The Headphone is quite flexible, but I would recommend doing it xD.

Overall keeping all the features and the price in mind, I would recommend this Headphone.

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About Simon

Simon here is an audiophile that loves to try out new audio equipment and loves to listen to different genres of music. Being an active student of Audio Electronics, He is more than capable of discussing different elements of headphones. A Powerful Music Can Change The Tone Of Your Heart, That Is The Real Power Of Music.

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