Review of the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT

Review of the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT: Lots of cat-itude, but not quite mew-sic yet

Review of the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT

Not quite purr-fect
Undoubtedly, the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT is a compelling purchase, particularly for those who adore cats and pink and wish to break away from the dominantly black gaming look. But the more discriminating group that values sound quality might be harder to persuade.

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Pros
+ Stylish RGB lighting design + Feels sturdy and reasonably light + Good battery life + Easy pairing +Excellent for mobile gaming
Cons:

Poor audio quality; mediocre microphone; lack of yoke articulation

RAZER KRAKEN KITTY V2 BT: A SHORT ANALYSIS

For the time being, press paws on your Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT purr-chase. Given how lovely and alluring these gaming headsets are, I can understand why that could seem difficult. In addition, it offers a number of interesting features that set it apart from its cat-themed design and make it a fantastic choice for mobile gaming.

That might not be for you, though, if you have higher standards for audio quality.

Please understand that while I can be a bit picky about audio quality, I also don’t mind this gaming headset despite certain performance issues that I will discuss later in this review. Although I doubt I could rank it among the top PC gaming headphones I’ve used, it does have several advantages, chief among them being ease. Additionally, I have an incredible weakness for everything pink and feline.

Therefore, I wouldn’t discount it just because you’re accustomed to high-quality audio equipment just yet. Instead, before clicking “buy,” read this review.
Naturally, the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT has a superior design. After all, who among us doesn’t adore cats? (You’re a monster and I don’t want to be friends if you detest cats!) And if you want to break away from the black look that appears to rule the gaming world, that pink-and-gray colorway—called Quartz by Razer—is ideal. Customizable RGB lighting zones on the earcups and cat ears increase its appeal.

Not everything about this wireless gaming headset is aesthetic. The headset itself is sturdy and composed of high-quality materials. The yokes, headband, and some of the earcups have a rough finish to prevent scratching, while the earpads and headband’s underside have soft padding for comfort.

There are clear indications that this is a lower-midrange gaming headset that has been cut corners. The lack of articulation in the yokes, in contrast to the earcups’ adjustable tilt, somewhat reduces comfort. Furthermore, the leatherette that was used isn’t the softest or most breathable. While I don’t mind the latter too much, there are times when I find the former to be inconvenient, such as when I need to move the earcup to the side in order to free up one ear.

While it works well for gaming on desktop computers, the Kraken Kitty V2 BT is actually best suited for gaming and video consumption on the go. You can use it on your smartphone, laptop, or portable gaming console like the Nintendo Switch. It features simple physical controls, two cat ears attached to it, lightweight design, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and an inbuilt microphone rather than a boom mic.

Simple means that it has just one multipurpose button that serves as the volume dial, call, media, Bluetooth pairing, and power buttons. All you need to do is keep in mind the pushes and holds for each function. Fortunately, everything is so simple to use—double pressing to skip a track, triple pressing to go back to the previous track, etc.—that you’ll quickly become familiar with it all.

My only wish is that Razer included an on-the-fly RGB lighting customization option. You can only customise it by linking it to the Razer Audio mobile app on your smartphone and then doing so. In addition, the mobile app allows you to toggle the Gaming Mode for low latency audio, access five distinct sound presets, and adjust the 10-band EQ.

Really, the lack of a travel pouch and the fact that it isn’t folding are the only things that would lead you to believe it’s not intended for use while travelling. Given that Razer has positioned this as more of a headset to be used everywhere than an actual gaming headset to be used at home, these omissions are a little puzzling.

You shouldn’t anticipate crisp audio from the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT. That’s not to imply it sounds awful—quite the contrary. Additionally, I believe that many individuals would find its bright sound profile appealing.

The audio is not particularly rich and occasionally stinging to the ears as a result of the high end being too sharp and the mids being too subtle. That’s the case whether I’m listening to my favourite music, cooking madness on my phone, or playing Hogwarts Legacy on my PC. Even when you switch to Razer’s Enhanced Bass sound profile, the low end is unimpressive.

But the thing that annoys me the most is the clipping. I hear a popping sound when there are loudness spikes in the audio, even if the headset volume is not fully adjusted. There is unquestionably digital distortion present, which may be caused by the headset’s limited headroom.

Furthermore, the integrated beamforming microphones are not flawless. Plosives and sibilants don’t bother them, and you’ll sound clear and loud. But you’ll also sound a touch choppy and distorted. Furthermore, there is no rejection of background noise, so when I’m conversing with pals, they could hear me typing, snaking my fingers, or playing music.

The battery life is respectable, at least. You can play for up to 40 hours, especially if you turn off the strong RGB lighting, though it’s not the longest I’ve seen.

Price and availability of Razer Kraken Kitties V2 Black

What is the price? £99.99 / $99.99, or almost AU$190
When can I get it? Now accessible
Where can I purchase it? accessible in Australia, the UK, and the US
The Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT isn’t an expensive gaming headset, in my opinion. Priced at $99.99 / £99.99 (about AU$190), this wireless gaming headset is among the best available, particularly in terms of appearance. It is a good fit for the mid-range market. At that price, though, I also anticipated greater audio performance.

If you can afford to spend a little bit extra, I’d recommend the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) for a more premium listening experience. It has an excellent microphone, a powerful sound, tonnes of loudness, and an even longer battery life. A somewhat higher quality sound can be had with the Logitech G733 Lightspeed Wireless RGB for a slightly more price than with the Kraken Kitty V2 BT.

Worth: 3.5% of 5

Specifications of the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Bluetooth device

Bluetooth 5.2 interface; PC, Mac, mobile, console
Mic: Beamforming integrated microphones
Virtual surround sound is only compatible with Windows 10 64-bit operating systems.
Weight: 11.5 oz (325 g)

IS THE RAZER KRAKEN KITTY V2 BT A GOOD BUY?

Value of the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT score cardIt’s in a good mid-range position, but I’m not sure I could give it a higher value because of its mediocre audio quality.3.5% of the designThis is an attractive option because of its playful kitty-inspired design, Razer Quartz colouring, sturdy construction, and portability.Performance: 4.5 out of 5The mic and the audio quality are both a little underwhelming. At least the battery life and Bluetooth connectivity are good.3.5 out of 5 for averageThe more perceptive listeners won’t enjoy this, but everyone else will find it charming.4 out of 5

Purchase if…
You enjoy adding colourful gaming accessories to your setup.
With its adorable pink design and kitten ears, the Razer Kraken kitten V2 BT is undoubtedly the gaming accessory of choice for those who enjoy playful games.

You are looking for a portable gaming headset.
Because of this gaming headset’s Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function button, low weight, and other features, Razer designed it with portability in mind.

Purchase it only if…
You must have higher-quality audio.
Although it doesn’t sound horrible, there are a lot of audio and microphone issues if you’re a more critical listener.

RAZER KRAKEN KITTY V2 BT: PLEASE THINK ABOUT AND
Table Header – Row 0Razer BlackShark V2 Pro, BlackKitty V2 BT (2023)RGB Lightspeed Wireless Logitech G733
Cost: $99.99/£99.99 (about AU$190)£199.99, or around £199.99 or AU$300£129.99 / AU$299.95 / $129.99
Interface: Bluetooth 5.2 LIGHTSPEED wireless and Bluetooth 5.2 2.4 GHz wireless (with an additional USB extender).
Platforms: mobile, console, Mac, and PCiOS, Mac, and PCConsole, PC, Mac, and mobile
Mic: Beamforming integrated microphonesCardioid mic boom for Razer HyperClear Super Wideband Mic
Virtual surround sound is only compatible with Windows 10 64-bit operating systems.THX Digital Theatre Sound Headset: X 2.0
Weight: 278g (9.8 oz), 320g (11.28 oz), and 325g (11.5 oz).

WAY I PUT THE RAZER KRAKEN KITTY V2 BT TO THE TEST
I spent a week testing the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT on my laptop, PC, and iPhone.
I used it for music listening and games.
I spent a full week testing the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 BT and used it as my primary gaming headset for a variety of PC and mobile games. In addition, I utilised it to make friend calls and listen to music on both my phone and laptop. I also took care to test all of its functions, such as the battery life and the multifunction button.

Since I started working as a freelance tech journalist and am currently one of , I have tested, reviewed, and used gaming headsets. I am more than competent to examine and evaluate these gadgets for you because of my years of knowledge and discriminating taste in music.

 

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