Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma PC/PS4 Headset Review
Software and Lighting
This is the part of the review that most people tend to skip, so we've left in a glimpse of reviews to come for those paying attention. The Synapse 2.0 software is very good indeed. It's responsive, has a small footprint, and probably best of all only requires a single install for multiple Razer peripherals. We know other manufacturers who demand we reinstall it every time. The Kraken 7.1 Chroma has some positioning adjustment to ensure that the 7.1 effect works best with your ears. Anyone who has used the Android personal EQ feature will know how much our ears can differ, so this is a nice feature.
There are plenty of microphone adjustments too. The Mixer is similar to the regular old Windows audio mixer, but it's nice to have it subsumed into the Synapse 2.0 software.
Lighting is one of the keys to the Kraken. After all it wouldn't be a Chroma without it. As well as having some preset colours the Synapse 2.0 allows you to create your own choices and, in a stroke of genius, apply that colour to all your other connected Razer devices. As demonstrated in our final picture.