On the cable, which is just over a meter long with an extension cable which is two meters long, is an inline microphone mute and volume wheel, pretty standard affair for gaming headsets these days. The switch for muting the mic was perfect, resistant enough so you can’t accidently knock it on and easy to find as it is only a short distance from the left ear cup. However, the volume wheel seemed to be very sensitive on the headset. I was streaming H1Z1 while reviewing the headset to find all my sound suddenly gone. I panicked for a little while trying to see what was wrong, only to discover the volume wheel had gently brushed against my t-shirt and turned the volume completely down. This might just be a one in a million case for the Kraken but it definitely isn’t something you’d want to happen in an eSports scenario.
Comfort wise the Kraken Pro can sit on your head for hours and you’ll barely notice it’s even there. The entire headset only weighs around 340 grams, which is very lightweight for such a bulky exterior headset. It can take a while to find the sweet spot for how you want your ear cups as they are individually adjustable but once you find it you’ll never have to touch them again. The ear cups are a little too round for my liking, although you can buy oval shaped ones separately if you’re in the same mindset as me. The cups that come as standard are made of a leatherette material meaning they are comfortable but tough, I used them for many hours a day and there was almost no wear and tear on them. The Kraken V2 is designed for eSports gamers, who can get a little animated in game, so it is built to last and withstand the wrath of an angry gamer.
All in all, the Kraken Pro V2 can be used by the eSports enthusiast, but won’t feel out of place in even the most casual gamer’s setup. Usable across a number of platforms with good quality sound and voice and a very comfortable design, the Kraken Pro can help you realise how important sound is to your gaming experience.
Editor Note: This review has been updated for accuracy (01/02/2017).