Razer Kraken V3 X Gaming Headset Review

The worst modern Razer headset?

Alex Rowe
6 min readApr 2, 2021
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The new Razer Kraken V3 X, at $69, is the cheapest headset in their lineup to offer full Chroma RGB lighting support. It’s also using the pads and microphone from the $59 BlackShark V2 X, the frame from the $39-$49 Kraken X, and new smaller 40mm TriForce drivers. It’s a true recycled product cobbled together out of other Razer designs that baffled me on first announcement and launch last week.

After a week of use, it didn’t really redeem itself. It works fine when considered in a total vacuum, but up against Razer’s other audio gear I’m not sure why it exists.

NOTE: I bought this headset with my own money. I don’t receive a kickback if you decide to buy one, and none of the links in this article are affiliate links. I wasn’t sponsored to write this, and I had full editorial control over this article.

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OVERVIEW

The Razer Kraken V3 X is a $69 closed back wired gaming headset that exclusively uses a USB connection (official site here). That means it works best on the PC platform, but it’ll…

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Alex Rowe

I write about gaming, tech, music, and their industries. I have a background in video production, and I used to review games for a computer magazine.