Man, there have been some really awesome headsets turning heads and getting eyes to bat more times than Barry Bonds when he was popping more 'roids than Rush Limbaugh was popping pills. But enough with the meta references. We're here to talk about the awesomeness that is Razer's 7.1 USB Surround Sound gaming headset that they unveiled during GamesCom this week... the Kraken.

This mean audio machine is like a sound demon demon unleashed, bringing with it ultra-low latency audio processing that pumps out 360-degree digital surround sound that would make the THX theater experience sound like a puppy whimpering in a corner after being roared at by a lion.

Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director had some words of promotional encouragement to throw the way of gamers, enticing, tempting, and goading them toward the 7.1 audio heaven that The Kraken promises to deliver, saying...
“As we continue to develop and build on our software front, we’re able to add more and more capabilities to our products. What we put into the Razer Kraken 7.1 is a great example of just that, from the customizable, personalized surround sound engine, to the optimized digital microphone algorithms that gives this headset its incredible performance,” … “With its superior software capabilities, unrivaled sound quality and comfort, the Razer Kraken 7.1 is the definitive USB surround sound headset for PC gaming.”

Also, do you see the size of those earmuffs? Even Randy Couture wouldn't have a problem hearing the boom blasting from those speakers.

With multiple speakers in each cup powered by Razer's Synapse 2.0 unified configuration software there is enough boom in the bass to wake the living dead... heck, these things are almost, I repeat, almost powerful enough to revive something as dead as Arsenio Hall's career. Heck, I never said they were miracle workers.

Still, Razer has gone all out in making sure that anyone looking for a high-quality gaming experience will find exactly what they're looking for in The Kraken. Coupled with a high frequency signal-to-noise ratio, omnidirectional digital microphone for crystal-clear chat and an LED indicator letting you know when your mic is turned on or not.

If The Kraken seems like the sort of headset you need to elevate your game and turn your listening experience into something worthy of pay-per-view sized money, then you can grab a pair right now from the official Razer website for only $99.99. I know, that's a shockingly low price for something of such quality, but it's probably best to take it while the taking is good.

For those of you skeptical of the newest product from a hardware manufacturer, I would suggest holding off on laying down your hard earned money until you check out several reviews from trusted websites.

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