Closer Look at the Headset:
The Kraken Forged Edition is the pimped up version of the original Kraken headset. While the original Kraken was targeted towards gamers, the Forged edition falls in a league of its own. The use of aircraft-grade aluminum with premium leather give Kraken Forged edition a luxury look. The headset feels heavy compared to other headsets which might not be in everyone’s comfort zone.
Kraken Forged edition is all about quality and Razer has minimized the use of plastic and the high quality brushed aluminum is present throughout the headset. The company moved away from its traditional green and black color scheme to silver and black which looks amazing and sets it apart from the rest of the Razer products. Both ear cups fold inside for easy transport and rest comfortably inside the carrying case.
The 40 mm neodymium drivers are surrounded by hard leather padding which also work as an excellent sound isolator. The exterior of the ear cups is a mix of silver, chrome and black. The base of the ear cup is made up of brushed aluminum with a chrome ring that surrounds the black mesh. Razer has embedded its logo on the outside of both ear cups.
Coming on to the head band, we see large Razer logo engraved in the leather while the inner side has a matte black finish. The ear cups are screwed to the head band with a folding mechanism which is made up of high quality steel but using them for a week made me cautious that they might get loose with time.
Razer has supplied two swappable cables with Kraken Forged edition. One comes with the omni-directional mic while the other is a simple 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm which is used to connect the headset to any device. The position of omni-directional is convenient since it captures the sound quite clearly. A 3.5 mm to ¼ inch (6.35 mm) audio adapter is included which can be used to connect the headset to high-end amplifiers or DJ equipment.