As someone who has played games since childhood, I’ve worn countless gaming headsets over the years. All of them have been comfortable, but after picking up the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas, I didn’t think I would ever try something better. But I was wrong.
Enter the Razer Kraken Ultimate, one of Razer’s premium headsets that are targeted at PC gamers. The second I put it on for the first time, I was floored by how insanely comfy it is. And when you consider that the crazy comfort comes alongside stellar audio quality, an excellent microphone, and built-in support for THX spatial audio, it’s easy to understand why the Razer Kraken Ultimate is one of the best headsets available in 2020.
Finally, the Razer Kraken Ultimate comes with some pretty sweet bonus features. Within the Razer Synapse 3 software, you can activate active noise cancellation if you’re using the headset in a noisy location, and the standard mic sensitivity adjustments aren’t cutting it. Additionally, you can also turn on mic monitoring if you want to be able to hear how loud you’re speaking while in-game. Lastly, the earcups sport Razer Chroma RGB lighting. This, too, can be configured in Razer Synapse 3.
What you’ll love less about Razer Kraken Ultimate
My only issue with the Razer Kraken Ultimate is that it only works with a USB-A connection. This means that you’ll need to sacrifice a port you could otherwise use for another peripheral on PC. If you want to use this headset on console, you’ll be forced to connect the headset directly to the machine (Also, be aware that spatial audio won’t work on Xbox One or PlayStation 4). It’s not a huge deal, but it would have been nice to see Razer allow people to use either USB-A or 3.5mm audio.
Should you buy the Razer Kraken Ultimate?
If you’re a player who uses both PC and console, it may be worth it to opt for the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas instead since it uses a 3.5mm audio jack cable. This allows it to be used with Xbox One or PlayStation 4 controllers. However, if you sit close to your console or you’re strictly a PC gamer, the Razer Kraken Ultimate is what I recommend. Once you put it on, you won’t want to take it off.