64points

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2

71points

SteelSeries Arctis 5

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
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Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 vs SteelSeries Arctis 5

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5

Why is Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 better than SteelSeries Arctis 5?

  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs20Hz

Why is SteelSeries Arctis 5 better than Razer Kraken 7.1 V2?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 1m longer cable
    3mvs2m
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Compatible with PlayStation
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Compatible with Xbox Live

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Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

2.has stereo speakers
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

3.cable length

2m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

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12.13m

4.has a straight plug
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

2.lowest frequency

12Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

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5Hz

3.impedance

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

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16 Ohms

4.highest frequency

28000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Roccat Khan Pro

40000Hz

5.has a neodymium magnet
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SteelSeries Arctis 5

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.driver unit size

50mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Asus ROG Strix Wireless

60mm

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Microphone

1.has a noise canceling microphone
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SteelSeries Arctis 5

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

2.mic sensitivity

-38dBV/Pa

-48dBV/Pa

It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.

Best

Creative Sound BlasterX H7

94dBV/Pa

3.highest frequency mic

10000Hz

10000Hz

The highest frequencies that the mic can pick up well. Better for recording treble.

Best

Corsair HS60

100000Hz

4.lowest frequency mic

100Hz

100Hz

The lowest frequencies that the mic can pick up well. Better for recording bass. If a microphone is going to be used for speech, a voice microphone, it must have great gain for bass, since human voice is in the low frequencies.

Best

Ozone Rage Z50

10Hz

5.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

ASTRO Gaming A38

4

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

2.compatible with PlayStation
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5

The headset can be used for playing games on PlayStation video game consoles.

3.Can be used wirelessly
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

4.compatible with Xbox Live
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5

You can use your headset for in-game voice chat, private chat, audio for video chat, and in-game voice recognition using Xbox services.

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
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SteelSeries Arctis 5

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.has a mute function
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SteelSeries Arctis 5

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

3.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Ozone Rage Z50

2

4.control panel placed on a device
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
SteelSeries Arctis 5

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

5.has included ear pads
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SteelSeries Arctis 5

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

For example

Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (2nd Generation)

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