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Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense review

The Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense gaming headset offers great sound quality and clear microphone pickup, a comfortable fit, and signature Razer style that will be a great addition to any PC gamer's setup.

The Razer Kraken V3 Hyper Sense is a surprise among Razer’s present lineup of offerings. It offers exceptional build quality and incredible sound, comes with wonderful drivers that deliver incredible sound, and it has one of the coolest features ever in a headset: haptics. It’s a weird concept for sure, but one that ends up delivering when paired with everything the gaming headset has to offer.

The Razer Kraken V3 Hyper Sense has all the bells and whistles one would expect from the extra expensive end of the manufacturer’s mid-range models. Razer has opted for a sleek black color scheme that is prevalent throughout the product, serving to create the product very understated among the rest of the lineup. Each earbud is large enough to cover most ears and features memory foam covered in leatherette. The combination results in a comfortable experience with decent passive noise isolation that one can wear for hours.

This simple yet comfortable design too extends to the headband, which features a beautiful and sleek steel frame on the inside and a hard leatherette top lined with soft padding on the bottom. The headset too includes a detachable mic, as well as the usual mute switch and volume rocker found on an ear cup. It really is one of the greatest looking Razer headsets presently on offer and, dare we say, among the greatest looking PC gaming headsets overall.

Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense review: Design And Setup

If we had to describe the design of the Razer Kraken V3 Hyper sense in just two words, they would be ‘solid’ and ‘sophisticated’ because unlike many other gaming headsets, this one has a premium design that looks and feels adult. The RGB lights aren’t overdone, and you don’t feel like a pilot wearing them either. That’s not to say they don’t shout out to PC games because despite that, these wouldn’t pass for a regular pair of cans.

It is quite large and sticks out, so people with smaller heads may want to look elsewhere. Covered in matte black plastic, the Razer Kraken V3 Hyper sense has a nice, simple design. The earcup exterior adds style with holes surrounding a glossy Razer logo supported by RGB lights; Razer Synapse desktop software is required to adjust the RGB Chroma lighting and sync it with other compatible kits.

There are several different controls on the edge of the left cup, including a volume dial and a microphone mute button, and there is also a microphone input here. To attach the microphone, you plug it in and then bend it to the desired location in front of your mouth.

Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense review: Comfort

Comfort refers to how comfortable and comfortable the headphones are to wear over a long period of time. There are two different types of headphones: over-ear and over-ear headphones have frames that sit on top of the head and earcups that sit around or over the ears, while in-ear headphones and earbuds are inserted into the ear to varying degrees. degree of depth and sometimes have chokers to hold them in place.

Regardless of type, a comfortable helmet should not cause stress, fatigue, or pain after prolonged use. Comfort is subjective and tends to vary from individual to individual. However, there are some design factors that many people tend to pay attention to. Weight, padding, headband tension, and frame tightness tend to affect the comfort of on-ear or in-ear headphones, especially during long listening sessions. In the case of headphones or earbuds, the softness or flexibility of the headphones, the degree of protrusion into the ear canal, and the pressure on the ear also have an overall impact on comfort.

Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense review: Noise Cancellation

Acoustic isolation is the ability of the headset to passively and/or actively block ambient noise. Passive isolation is a physical contribution to isolation and depends on the design of the headset or earpiece. Generally, more padding on the ear cups or headphones results in better passive isolation.

Active cancellation refers to noise cancellation technology that improves isolation by canceling sounds that leak into the headphones. Well-isolated headphones provide a noise-free listening experience, even in noisy environments or on busy commutes. For noise-canceling performance, we test overall attenuation, bass, midrange, and treble attenuation, and self-noise.

Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense review: Audio

Before we talk about the all-important Hyper sense feature, let’s dive deeper into the audio quality of the Razer Kraken V3 Hyper sense. With the Razer Tri Force Titanium 50mm speakers, you were guaranteed powerful sound. The sound is loud, clear and precise, so it will work for both music and video games. This is paired with passive noise cancellation which helps you stay focused and avoid distractions.

In the Razer Synapse app, there are three sound modes to choose from, including Bass Boost, Sound Normalization, and Voice Clarity. You will also be able to manually adjust the sound settings of your equalizer with control over 10 different frequency channels. With THX Spatial Audio settings, stereo and surround sound has been enhanced so that the sound perspective is three-dimensional. This means you can identify exactly where noises are occurring in relation to you.

While gaming, the detachable unidirectional Hyper Clear Cardioid microphone was crystal clear according to people on the other end. They could hear every word without any problem, and the Voice Gate function will record your voice and cut off when you don’t speak, this way you won’t get background noise when you don’t speak.

Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense review: Software and Performance

With Razer Synapse software, you can modify the Kraken V3 Hyper sense in multiple ways. You can enable THX Spatial Audio support and configure it per game or app, play with the EQ or select from a few presets, enable bass boost, sound normalization and voice clarity, and customize the RGB as you wish. On the microphone side, you can enable enhancements like volume normalization, voice clarity, and ambient noise reduction, and use a separate equalizer with a few presets like Mic Boost, Broadcast, and Conference.

It’s a full suite of options that lets you configure the headset exactly how you want it. The Kraken V3 Hyper sense uses the new 50mm Tri Force Titanium drivers that Razer is now slowly rolling out across its entire line of headsets.

First introduced with the Black shark series, Tri Force drivers allow Razer to adjust bass, midrange, and treble separately to create an optimal, balanced sound signature. We found the Black shark V2s to be fairly flat and neutral giving them a decent sound profile for multiplayer games, while the Barracuda X was tweaked to sound more fun with a bit more punch in the bass but still reasonably balanced between mids and highs.

Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense review: Battery Life

Our battery test measures how long active headphones will last on a single charge. If your headphones wirelessly stream audio, eliminate ambient noise, and enhance your listening experience with active features, the battery will drain over time. How important battery life is depends on your listening habits and headphone choice. If you are on the road a lot and don’t have many opportunities to recharge your active headphones, longer-lasting batteries may be more suitable.

Similarly, if the headphones are used infrequently, or if noise cancellation is rarely needed, shorter battery life may not be a problem. However, the ideal active headphones should be able to provide full active functionality without having to be recharged multiple times throughout the day. We test headphone batteries for battery life, charging time, and battery-saving features such as automatic off timers.

Final Words

The Razer Kraken V3 Hyper Sense are great for wired gaming. These headphones offer a few customization features such as RGB lighting, Hyper Sense haptic feedback, virtual surround, graphic equalizer, and presets to tweak not only their sound but also their microphone performance. Hence, you can play around with their settings to help you find your best gaming settings. They also have quite a comfortable fit and their boom mic can pick up your voice clearly even in noisy environments.

John Brister
John Brister
John Brister is a writer for the Bollyinside, where he primarily focuses on providing coverage of reviews, news, and bargains. He is the one that is in charge of writing about all of the monitors, webcams, and gaming headsets that are deserving of your attention. On the other hand, his byline appears on postings about virtual reality (VR), computers, televisions (TVs), battery packs, and many other topics.


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The Razer Kraken V3 Hyper Sense are ideal for wired gaming. These headphones offer some customization features like RGB lighting, Hyper Sense haptic feedback, Virtual Surround, graphic equalizer, and presets to optimize not only the sound but also the microphone performance.Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense review