Razer has announced the new Kraken 7.1 surround sound USB gaming headset. The Kraken 7.1 is built off the same platform as the analog Kraken Pro headset, with customizable 7.1 virtual surround audio and a digital omnidirectional microphone.
The USB-based headset achieves its 7.1 surround sound effect with its "advanced virtual surround sound engine." It also has a digital omnidirectional microphone that can be stowed away when not in used. This helps the headset maintain its sleek form factor. With its unified Synapse 2.0 configuration software, the user is able to fine tune the settings of the headset for a customized aural experience.
For more information on the headset's technical specifications, please head over to its product page here. The Kraken 7.1 USB surround sound gaming headset has an SRP of US$99 and is available now at the Razer online store, as well as from major retailers worldwide.