Hey, Gamers! We know how important sound is to your game, so we are thrilled to announce that THX and Razer are bringing you a brand new way to enhance your audio experience.
THX teamed up with Razer on the all-new Kraken Tournament Edition headphone, which includes next-generation THX Spatial Audio. Get deeper immersion and incredible realism while playing games, watching movies, and listening to music.
The new Kraken Tournament Edition headset is the first consumer product ever to include THX Spatial Audio technology to push your gaming experience to the next level. With THX Spatial Audio, you can now optimize your experience with more detailed soundscapes and enhanced communication, giving you greater awareness during gameplay. Kraken Tournament Edition headphones use Synapse 3 with THX Spatial Audio to include the following features:
- PC connectivity through a USB Audio Controller and configurable settings via the Razer Synapse 3 software.
- Improved audio playback for heightened immersion and pinpoint accuracy of any sound source
- New spatialization options that are optimized for the game, app, or content type
- Ability to contour your personal sound profile with EQ, Bass Boost, incoming Voice Clarity, and Sound Normalization
- Enhanced in-game and app communication (Skype, etc.) with advanced microphone controls for Mic Sensitivity, Ambient Noise Reduction, and more
Any Razer customer who purchases a new set of Kraken Tournament Edition headphones will have direct access to THX Spatial Audio through Synapse 3 on Windows 7, 8, and 10 PCs in September.
Using THX Spatial Audio with Razer Synapse 3 is simple:
- Plug in your Kraken Tournament Edition headset to your PC. Your system should detect the headphones automatically and you will receive a pop-up link to download Synapse 3
- Follow the prompts for installation
- Existing Razer Synapse users will receive the latest version of Synapse for free via a software update
This is just the beginning for THX Spatial Audio and Razer. Stay tuned as we continue to roll out additional features to Synapse. At THX, we’re committed to enhancing surround sound and delivering next-generation, three-dimensional audio to gamers on PC, Mobile, and consoles.
Haven’t experienced THX Spatial Audio yet? Check out the new launch trailer below.
— David “Prz” Przygoda, Technology Lead, Product Marketing