THX Spatial Audio is a positioning audio feature that creates a 360-degree sound environment, and Razer promises it provides even greater positional accuracy than 7.1. The virtual speakers also match the distance of in-game audio sources which should put less strain on the ears.
The audio is produced by 50mm drivers custom-tuned for a natural sound curve, and the microphone has active noise cancelling for clear communications with teammates.
The headset also has comfort features integrated into the sound-isolating ear cushions, like cooling gel to prevent overheating during long gaming sessions and eyewear channels for those who wear regular or blue-light glasses. And of course, it wouldn't be a gaming product if there wasn't RGB, so it comes with RGB underglow which can be controlled through Razer's Chroma software.
The headset weighs 390 grams and comes with a two-meter-long cable that connects via USB. It costs $129.99 in the US or €149.99 in Europe.
In addition to the Kraken Ultimate, Razer is also introducing the more affordable Kraken X USB, which sells for $59.99 or €69.99. This headset has 7.1 surround sound, a bendable cardioid microphone, custom-tuned 40mm drivers and green earcup lighting.
The Razer Kraken Ultimate and the Razer Kraken X USB are both available now from Razer's website or from Amazon.
Update: 11/18/19 6:55am ET: This article has been edited to list the updated weight of the headset and its cable length.