The Razer Kraken V3 Pro Wireless are the Razer V3 HyperSense's wireless sibling. Like this model, the Pro have customizable RGB lighting and a HyperSense haptic bass feature that you can use to add vibrations while you game, which can make for a more immersive audio experience. However, there isn't much difference when this mode is set to 'Low' or 'Medium'. Using the 'Low' setting, they have an excited sound profile that delivers extra boom, emphasizing sound effects like footsteps in gameplay while brightening dialogue in cinematic cut scenes. That said, their companion software has robust sound customization features if you want to tweak them. They have very low latency and over 45 hours of continuous battery life. Their boom mic also delivers a good overall performance, so your teammates hear you clearly, whether you're shot-calling or chatting.
Note: Unfortunately, we received a defective unit. When using the haptic bass feature, we could hear rattling inside both ear cups. Some users have also reported experiencing this issue with their units when the haptic bass feature is on. We replaced our unit and didn't experience this issue with our second pair, which works as expected. This review is tested with the second unit. If you've encountered this, please let us know in the discussions.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are good for neutral sound. Out of the box and with their haptic bass set to 'Low', they have a slightly v-shaped sound profile that adds extra boom to mixes. Vocals and lead instruments are also bright and sparkly. While you may find they sound a little muddy, their companion software offers a graphic EQ plus presets to help you customize their sound to suit your tastes. Unfortunately, they're prone to inconsistencies in audio delivery, so it's important to take the time to adjust their fit.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are sub-par for commute and travel. To use them wirelessly, you'll need an adapter to use their USB dongle with your smartphone. Unfortunately, they don't block out any of the low rumbles of bus or plane engines, and their bulky design makes it hard to easily take them on the go. Luckily, you can detach their boom mic for a more casual look.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are sub-par for sports use, which isn't their intended usage. They're bulky, can move around your head with moderate head movements, and lack dedicated call plus music controls. You also need an adapter to use their wireless USB-A dongle. That said, they're decently comfy, well-built, and their wireless design ensures that you don't snag a cable and accidentally pull them off your head.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are decent for office use. They have a decently comfortable fit, over 45 hours of continuous battery life that easily lasts through long days at the office, and are well-built. They can passively block out ambient chatter around you. However, they lack call and music-related controls. They also have a gamer-centric design, although you can turn off their RGB lighting for a more work-appropriate look.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are good for wireless gaming. Their wireless USB dongle delivers very low latency, ensuring your audio and visuals stay in sync. With their haptic-bass feature set to 'Low', they have an excited sound profile that adds extra boom to mixes while vocals and lead instruments are bright. If you prefer a different sound, their companion software offers a graphic EQ and presets to help you customize their sound. You can also adjust the level of their haptic bass, but there isn't much of a difference between the 'Low' and 'Medium' settings.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are good for wired gaming. Thanks to their 1/8" TRRS cable, you can plug them into your console's AUX port with full compatibility. They have a haptic bass feature that you can use to add more boom and rumble to your mixes. If you prefer a different sound, their companion software has a graphic EQ and presets to help you adjust their sound to your liking. Their boom mic also offers a good overall performance, ensuring your teammates hear you clearly.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are decent for phone calls. If you don't mind their gamer-centric look, they have a detachable boom mic that offers a good overall performance. Your voice sounds clear and intelligible, even if you're calling from a moderately noisy environment like a busy street. However, they struggle to block out noise like the rumble of bus engines. As a result, you may have trouble understanding whoever is on the other end of the line if surrounded by moderate noise.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro come in one color variant: 'Black', and you can see our model's label here. If you come across another variant, let us know in the discussions.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are part of this manufacturer's V3 lineup and are wired gaming headphones with low latency. Like the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense, they have customizable RGB lighting and the HyperSense haptic bass feature to help add more vibrations to your audio while you're gaming for a more immersive experience. They're also compatible with Razer Synapse software so that you can customize their performance to your liking. Their over 45-hour continuous battery life also exceeds most other Razer headphones like the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless 2020 and the Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro Wireless are somewhat better gaming headphones than the Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless. While both headphones are well-built, the Kraken V3 Pro have a more neutral sound profile and significantly better battery performance. Their mic also has a better recording quality. However, the Nari Ultimate are more comfortable, have a more out-of-head passive soundstage, and their mic has better noise handling.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro Wireless are better as dedicated gaming headphones, while the Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless offer more versatility. The Kraken V3 Pro have a boom mic that offers better overall performance, a longer continuous battery life, and lower non-Bluetooth wireless latency. However, the Barracuda Pro are worth checking out if you want gaming headphones that you can use more casually. They're more comfortable, have an ANC system to block out an excellent amount of ambient noise around you, and they support Bluetooth.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro Wireless are more versatile gaming headphones than the Razer BlackShark V2. You can use the Kraken V3 Pro wired or wirelessly, they're better-built, and they have a better overall boom mic performance. They also have an adjustable haptic bass feature to add more rumble and boom to your mixes. However, the BlackShark are more comfortable.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro Wireless are better gaming headphones than the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless 2020. The V3 Pro are better-built, have a more neutral default sound profile, and have a significantly better boom mic performance. They also have a longer-lasting continuous battery life, lower non-Bluetooth wireless latency, and customizable RGB lighting. However, the V2 Pro are more comfortable.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro Wireless are more versatile gaming headphones than the Logitech G PRO X WIRELESS LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset. You can use the Razer wirelessly with lower latency, and they support a wired 1/8" TRRS connection if you want to use them passively. They also have customizable RGB lighting, and their mic has a slightly better noise handling performance. However, the Logitech are more comfortable, and their mic has a better recording quality.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro Wireless are the wireless variant of the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense. While both headphones are decently comfortable and well-built, the V3 Pro have a more neutral sound profile, a better passive soundstage performance, and low wireless latency. You can also passively use them with a 1/8" TRRS cable. The HyperSense have a USB-A connector, which some users may prefer.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have an identical look as the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense and Razer Kraken V3. They have a nearly-all black design with metal grilles. The manufacturer's logo is on both ear cups, and it has customizable RGB lighting that you can adjust in the companion app. These headphones come in one color variant: 'Black'.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have a decently comfortable fit. Like the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense, they have ear cups with faux leather padding with a cloth-like interior. There's also a small amount of leather padding in the middle of the headband. Unlike the Razer Kraken V3, the clamping force doesn't feel fatiguing during long listening sessions. However, the headphones have a bulky design, and the ear cups have a poor range of motion.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have sub-par controls. They have an almost identical control scheme layout as the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense with a mic mute button and volume wheel on the left ear cup. There's also a HyperSense button on the right ear cup, which allows you to control the amount of haptic bass in your audio between 'Low', 'Medium', 'High', and 'Off'. The mic mute button is clicky, and it's indented when muted. The HyperSense button is also clicky, and it makes a chime when pressed. Unlike the Razer Kraken V3, the volume wheel also stops when you reach min or max volume.
These headphones aren't very portable. Like most gaming headphones, they have a bulky design that can't fold or lay flat to help reduce their footprint. They also don't come with a carrying case to help protect them when you're on the go.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have a good build quality. They have a mostly plastic build with a metal headband, but unlike the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense, this model's headband has faux leather padding instead of cloth. There are markers on the headband to indicate their height when adjusting it. Their audio cable is also braided and is detachable. That said, there's a cable running near the ear cups, and it feels like it could be prone to snagging or wear and tear over time.
Note: Unfortunately, we received a defective unit. When using the haptic bass feature, we could hear rattling inside both ear cups. We didn't experience this issue with our second unit, and it works as expected.
These headphones have mediocre stability. Like the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense, they won't move around while you're gaming from your couch or desk. However, they can fall off if worn during more intense physical activity. Luckily, you can use them wirelessly, which reduces the risk of the headphones snagging on something and pulling them off your head.
When the haptic bass feature is at 'Low', the Razer Kraken V3 Pro have a more excited sound profile than the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense. They still have a bump in bass that adds extra boom to mixes, which can help emphasize sound effects like footsteps. Their treble response is a lot more neutral, and while it's still a bit overemphasized, dialogue and instruments sound clear and bright. If you're looking for more bass, their haptic bass feature can add more rumble and boom when set to 'High'. You can see a comparison of their raw frequency response with the different levels of haptic bass here. You can also cycle through the different levels by pressing the HyperSense button or via the app. However, there isn't much difference between the 'Low' and 'Medium' settings.
We've updated these headphones to firmware 1.06.00.1114, and you can see a comparison between our original frequency response and one measured using the new firmware here. Although there's minor deviation between the original and new passes, this is due to the frequency response consistency of the headphones themselves rather than the firmware update, as they're prone to inconsistencies in bass and treble delivery due to fit, positioning, and seal.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have mediocre frequency response consistency. They're prone to inconsistencies in bass and treble delivery based on their fit, seal, and positioning on your head. You may especially notice a drop in bass if you have thick hair or wear glasses.
These headphones have decent bass accuracy. With their HyperSense haptic bass feature set to 'Low', they have a thumpy, rumbly bass. A larger bump in the mid to high-bass adds extra body and boom to mixes. However, if you're not a fan of extra bass, you may find this sound a bit muddy.
Note: The response here represents the average bass response. Bass delivery can also vary depending on the headphones' fit, seal, and positioning, so you must take time to adjust them to your head.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have excellent mid accuracy. The range is fairly flat, so dialogue and lead instruments are present and clear. However, a bump in the high-mid can make these sounds harsh.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have great treble accuracy. The range is somewhat overemphasized, but this improves the detail and clarity of the upper harmonics of vocals and lead instruments while sibilants like cymbals are bright.
Note: The treble response here represents the average response. Treble delivery can vary depending on fit and positioning, so it's important to take the time to ensure a good fit.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have a good peaks and dips performance. A peak in the mid to high-bass adds extra body and boom to mixes, while a dip in the low to mid-mid thins out vocals and lead instruments, nudging them to the back of your mix. Another peak in the high-mid to low-treble makes the upper harmonics of vocals and lead instruments a little harsh. A peak in the mid-treble makes sibilants like S and T sounds piercing.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro's imaging performance is good. Although there's a small peak in the group delay's mid-bass range, it can be hard to hear with real-life content. That said, the rest of the response falls below the audibility threshold, resulting in mostly tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. The L/R drivers are also well-matched in amplitude, which can help balance the stereo image. However, there's some mismatch present in frequency response, and there's more significant mismatch in phase response. The low-mid sounds louder in the right driver, and you can hear this mismatch in regular content. That said, imaging can vary between units and can indicate a manufacturer's quality control and ergonomics.
The passive soundstage performance is disappointing, common for closed-back gaming headphones. The soundstage seems natural and somewhat wide, but not very spacious or open. You'll perceive sound as coming from inside your head rather than from speakers placed in the room around you.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are compatible with THX virtual surround. There are a few modes that you can select: 'Game Mode', 'Movie Mode', 'Music Mode', and 'Custom Mode'. Each mode changes the speaker modeling set up to better suit that genre of audio. You can also calibrate each mode to your liking, select which app uses which mode, or let the program automatically select itself.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have a great weighted harmonic distortion performance. All frequencies fall within good limits, resulting in clear and pure audio reproduction.
These are the settings used to test these headphones. The results are only valid when you're using them in this configuration.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro's noise isolation performance is disappointing. They don't block out any of the low rumbles of bus and plane engines. That said, they can cut down ambient chatter as well as the high-pitched hum of an AC unit.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have a decent leakage performance. Audio bleed is spread evenly across the range and sounds full-bodied, especially when compared to in-ear headphones. That said, if you like to listen to audio at high volumes in a shared space, you won't bother others around you.
The boom mic's recording quality is good. Your voice sounds full-bodied and natural. While there's some distortion present, speech is still clear and easy to understand.
The noise isolation performance is good. Although the pink noise is a bit more present with this mic than that of the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense, the Razer Kraken V3 Pro's mic can easily separate your voice from moderate ambient noise. You sound clear, even if you're talking near an open window with traffic outside. These headphones have different levels of noise gate, but there isn't a difference between any of the levels, except for 'Low'.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have an outstanding battery performance. The manufacturer advertises that they last 44 hours continuously with the haptic bass feature and RGB lighting off and 11 hours with the haptic bass feature and RGB lighting on. However, the manufacturer doesn't specify which setting to use for measuring battery life. That said, we measured over 45 hours with the haptic bass set to 'Low' and RGB lighting on. If you want to conserve battery life, they have a power-saving feature. You can also use these headphones passively with their 1/8" TRRS cable or use them via non-Bluetooth wireless while charging.
The Rzer Synapse software is great. It offers a 10-band graphic EQ plus presets like 'Bass Boost', 'Sound Normalization', and 'Voice Clarity' to help you customize their sound. The software also offers volume controls, haptic bass levels, and customizable RGB lighting, meaning you can change the brightness, color, and effects. In terms of mic performance, the software has a 10-band EQ plus presets like 'Volume Normalization', 'Voice Clarity', and 'Ambient Noise reduction', a voice gate with a level that you can toggle on and off, and sidetone.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro have excellent non-Bluetooth wireless latency. Using their USB dongle, they have very low latency, ensuring your audio and visuals stay in sync as you game.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro come with a USB-A to USB-C cable for charging the headphones. They also come with a 1/8" TRRS cable if you want to use them passively.
These headphones are fully compatible with PCs via their wireless USB dongle and 1/8" TRRS cable.
You can wirelessly connect the Razer Kraken V3 Pro to your PS4 or PS5 console with full audio and mic compatibility when using their USB dongle. You can also plug their 1/8" TRRS cable into your controller's AUX port if you prefer an analog connection.
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro are fully compatible with your Xbox console when you plug in their 1/8" TRRS cable into your controller's AUX port. However, you can't use their USB dongle with these consoles.