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Razer Kraken X

68points

Razer Nari Essential

Razer Kraken X
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Razer Kraken X vs Razer Nari Essential

Razer Kraken X
Razer Nari Essential

Why is Razer Kraken X better than Razer Nari Essential?

  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
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    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
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    12Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a mute function
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    109dB/mWvs107dB/mW
  • 180.92g lighter
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    250gvs430.92g
  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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Why is Razer Nari Essential better than Razer Kraken X?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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Price comparison

Razer Kraken X

Buy used:

$34.99

ProductStorePrice
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset...Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - PC
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$39.98
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset...Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound Capable - Lightweight Frame - Integrated Audio Controls - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch - Mercury White
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$35.99
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 ...Razer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: Retractable Noise Cancelling Mic - USB DAC - for PC
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$59.99
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset...Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound Capable - Lightweight Frame - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - For PC, Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch - Black (Renewed)
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$34.83
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken V3 X Gaming Headset: 7.1 Su...Razer Kraken V3 X Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Triforce 40mm Drivers - HyperClear Bendable Cardioid Mic - Chroma RGB Lighting - for PC - Classic Black
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$58.08
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset...Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound Capable - Lightweight Frame - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - for PC, Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch - Blue/Black (Renewed)
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$45.51
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken V3 X Gaming Headset: 7.1 Su...Razer Kraken V3 X Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Triforce 40mm Drivers - HyperClear Bendable Cardioid Mic - Chroma RGB Lighting - for PC - Classic Black (Renewed)
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$47.50
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Lite Ultralight Gaming He...Razer Kraken X Lite Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Mobile - Black
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$60.42
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Lite Wired 7.1 Gaming Hea...Razer Kraken X Lite Wired 7.1 Gaming Headset - Black (Renewed)
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$34.82
Razer Kraken X AmazonAUDIO GAMING RAZER KRAKEN X LITE (Renewe...AUDIO GAMING RAZER KRAKEN X LITE (Renewed)
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$29.99

Razer Nari Essential

ProductStorePrice
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Nari Essential Wireless Gaming Hea...Razer Nari Essential Wireless Gaming Headset - THX Spatial Audio - Quick Mute
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$64.00
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Nari Essential THX Spatial Audio G...Razer Nari Essential THX Spatial Audio Gaming Headset (Renewed)
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$44.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 ...Razer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: Retractable Noise Cancelling Mic - USB DAC - for PC
Amazon logo
$59.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRAZER Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surroun...RAZER Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: THX Audio & Haptic Feedback - Auto-Adjust Headband - Chroma RGB - Retractable Mic - For PC, PS4 (Renewed)
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$79.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonSteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming H...SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset - Lossless High Fidelity Wireless + Bluetooth for PS5/PS4 and PC - Black
Amazon logo
$328.47
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Nari Wireless: THX Spatial Audio -...Razer Nari Wireless: THX Spatial Audio - Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions - 2.4GHz Wireless Audio - Gaming Headset Works for PC, PS4, Switch & Mobile Devices (Renewed)
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$108.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonSteelSeries Arctis 7 - Lossless Wireless...SteelSeries Arctis 7 - Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround - for PC and PlayStation 4 - Black
Amazon logo
$132.11
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight...Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight Aluminum Frame, Retractable Noise Isolating Microphone, for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Mobile, 3.5 mm Audio Jack
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$59.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surroun...Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: THX Audio & Haptic Feedback, Auto-Adjust Headband, Chroma RGB, Retractable Mic, for PC, PS4, PS5, Overwatch Lucio Edition
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$289.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Thresher Ultimate for PS4: Dolby 7...Razer Thresher Ultimate for PS4: Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Lag-Free Wireless Connection Retractable Digital Microphone Gaming Headset Works with PC, PS4, PS5
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$199.99

User reviews

Overall Rating

Razer Kraken X
8.0
1 User reviews
Razer Kraken X
8.0/10
1 User reviews
Razer Nari Essential
0.0
0 User reviews
Razer Nari Essential
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.0/10
1 votes
No reviews yet

Sound quality

10.0/10
1 votes
No reviews yet

Microphone quality

10.0/10
1 votes
No reviews yet

Comfort

8.0/10
1 votes
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Breathability

6.0/10
1 votes
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Comments

Chris

Chris

11 days ago

8 / 10

For the price it's actually rather impressive

Chris

Chris

11 days ago

8 / 10

I didn't have really high expectations when I got my Kraken X. I was just going for something that could do the job right for now while planning on soon getting one of the new JBL models that were significantly more expensive. Suffice it to say, I've now put the JBL purchase on the back burner until a future date when my Kraken can no longer perform. But for now.. I love that the Kraken is so light. Not only is it light, but also flexible, which seems to help the durability, as it is being used by wildly destructive boys as well as serious gamer girls and still seems to survive the rigors it's going through. They say it doesn't have in-line controls, but it does have easy-to-reach volume and mute controls located behind the left ear speaker. It works well with Xbox series X/S controllers and provides loud enough sound and realistic enough bass to completely immerse you in your games and filter out all distractions. The detail is good enough that I regularly catch would-be assassins trying to sneak up behind me in Battlefield and WarZone, and the overall range of sound matches or exceeds most any other headphones in my house even for playing music or watching movies. I love the durability of the mic as well, it can be bent every which way to get it in (or out of) position with no signs of weakening. Overall, I would highly recommend this headset to anyone who is wanting to get a totally adequate gaming headset now (it's available today at your local big-box retailer in your town) and not pay a bundle for it (it does everything you truly need from it for under $50). It's a great headset to get kids (who use and abuse them) and a great option to satisfy the "more grown-up" gamers while waiting for the money for a competition-level headset to come along. While it may lack the fancier features, it's also available nearby with no waiting for a quarter of the price, and you will not regret going with the Kraken X for your home gaming needs. Solid 4/5 Stars for me.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • VERY affordable
  • Good Sound
  • Durable and tough enough for family use
  • Flexible mic is hard to break
  • Did I mention the Price is WAY cheap but quality isn't

Cons

  • No Bluetooth or Wireless
  • Bare bones external controls
  • Lacks the high-end features
  • Could use a bigger speaker driver
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Design

1.has stereo speakers
βœ”Razer Kraken X
βœ”Razer Nari Essential
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
βœ”Razer Kraken X
βœ”Razer Nari Essential
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.
3.has a detachable cable
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

250g

430.92g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.has an in-ear form
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
6.has an earbud form
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.
7.is dustproof and water-resistant
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
8.has an on-ear form
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
9.Has a coil cable
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
A coil cable offers more flexibility, as it can be further extended when in use, as well as retracted to take up less space when not in use.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ”Razer Nari Essential
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
2.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
4.has a neodymium magnet
βœ”Razer Kraken X
βœ”Razer Nari Essential
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
6.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.
7.sound pressure level

109dB/mW

107dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
8.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ”Razer Nari Essential
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Microphone

1.has a noise-canceling microphone
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ”Razer Nari Essential
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.has a removable microphone
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
The microphone can be attached or detached if necessary.
4.Has a wind noise reduction microphone
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
A wind noise reduction microphone is designed to reduce wind interference, providing sharper audio in windy situations.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ”Razer Nari Essential
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a removable battery
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a battery level indicator
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
βœ”Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
2.Can be used wirelessly
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ”Razer Nari Essential
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
3.compatible with PlayStation
βœ”Razer Kraken X
βœ”Razer Nari Essential
The headset can be used for playing games on PlayStation video game consoles.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
5.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
7.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
8.supports Wi-Fi
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
9.compatible with Xbox
βœ”Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
You can use your headset for in-game voice chat, private chat, audio for video chat, and in-game voice recognition using Xbox services.

Features

1.has a mute function
βœ”Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
2.can be used as a headset
βœ”Razer Kraken X
βœ”Razer Nari Essential
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
3.control panel placed on a device
βœ”Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
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.
4.Has an in-line control panel
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
5.Has audio digital encryption
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
The audio signal is coded and encrypted digitally, allowing for highly secure conversations.
6.has an accelerometer
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
7.has a vibration function
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
The device offers realistic experiences with deep bass sound for gamers.
8.has voice commands
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
9.Has voice prompts
βœ–Razer Kraken X
βœ–Razer Nari Essential
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Price comparison

Razer Kraken X

Buy used:

$34.99

ProductStorePrice
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset...Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - PC
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$39.98
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset...Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound Capable - Lightweight Frame - Integrated Audio Controls - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch - Mercury White
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$35.99
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 ...Razer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: Retractable Noise Cancelling Mic - USB DAC - for PC
Amazon logo
$59.99
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset...Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound Capable - Lightweight Frame - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - For PC, Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$34.83
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken V3 X Gaming Headset: 7.1 Su...Razer Kraken V3 X Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Triforce 40mm Drivers - HyperClear Bendable Cardioid Mic - Chroma RGB Lighting - for PC - Classic Black
Amazon logo
$58.08
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset...Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound Capable - Lightweight Frame - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - for PC, Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch - Blue/Black (Renewed)
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$45.51
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken V3 X Gaming Headset: 7.1 Su...Razer Kraken V3 X Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Triforce 40mm Drivers - HyperClear Bendable Cardioid Mic - Chroma RGB Lighting - for PC - Classic Black (Renewed)
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$47.50
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Lite Ultralight Gaming He...Razer Kraken X Lite Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Mobile - Black
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$60.42
Razer Kraken X AmazonRazer Kraken X Lite Wired 7.1 Gaming Hea...Razer Kraken X Lite Wired 7.1 Gaming Headset - Black (Renewed)
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$34.82
Razer Kraken X AmazonAUDIO GAMING RAZER KRAKEN X LITE (Renewe...AUDIO GAMING RAZER KRAKEN X LITE (Renewed)
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$29.99

Razer Nari Essential

ProductStorePrice
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Nari Essential Wireless Gaming Hea...Razer Nari Essential Wireless Gaming Headset - THX Spatial Audio - Quick Mute
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$64.00
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Nari Essential THX Spatial Audio G...Razer Nari Essential THX Spatial Audio Gaming Headset (Renewed)
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$44.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 ...Razer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: Retractable Noise Cancelling Mic - USB DAC - for PC
Amazon logo
$59.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRAZER Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surroun...RAZER Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: THX Audio & Haptic Feedback - Auto-Adjust Headband - Chroma RGB - Retractable Mic - For PC, PS4 (Renewed)
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$79.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonSteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming H...SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset - Lossless High Fidelity Wireless + Bluetooth for PS5/PS4 and PC - Black
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$328.47
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Nari Wireless: THX Spatial Audio -...Razer Nari Wireless: THX Spatial Audio - Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions - 2.4GHz Wireless Audio - Gaming Headset Works for PC, PS4, Switch & Mobile Devices (Renewed)
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$108.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonSteelSeries Arctis 7 - Lossless Wireless...SteelSeries Arctis 7 - Lossless Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone: X v2.0 Surround - for PC and PlayStation 4 - Black
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$132.11
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight...Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight Aluminum Frame, Retractable Noise Isolating Microphone, for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Mobile, 3.5 mm Audio Jack
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$59.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surroun...Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: THX Audio & Haptic Feedback, Auto-Adjust Headband, Chroma RGB, Retractable Mic, for PC, PS4, PS5, Overwatch Lucio Edition
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$289.99
Razer Nari Essential AmazonRazer Thresher Ultimate for PS4: Dolby 7...Razer Thresher Ultimate for PS4: Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Lag-Free Wireless Connection Retractable Digital Microphone Gaming Headset Works with PC, PS4, PS5
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$199.99

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