Razer Pink Headset: Definitive Review 2021

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Cosmetics meet quality with this Razer headset

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Hello and welcome to our review for the Razer Kraken Kitty Edition. This pink headset has an aesthetic that really appeals to a particular breed of gamer, and I was excited to see if the headset had good stats where it really counts! In this review, we’ll be looking at:

• My initial impressions after trying out this headset
• Some specifications and my scores on important metrics
• A few final thoughts and my overall rating for this headset
• Lots more…

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So if you want to learn a little more about this unique and stylish headset – or you’re wondering whether there’s even a good headset beneath all the aesthetics – you’ll love this guide. Away we go:

Razer Kitty Edition

Value for Money6
Ease of Use9
Audio Quality7
Total Score40
Overall Score  /10080
AudioTHX Spatial Audio
Driver Size50mm
Weight0.7 lbs
ProsLightweight but solid construction
Very comfortable
Upgraded mic
ConsCosts more than it should
Same issues as the Razer Kraken headset
Bottom LineA cute and costly upgrade for an otherwise excellent pair of headphones

Our Verdict: Razer Kraken Kitty Edition
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I’ll be the first to admit that I was surprised by this headset. Going into it, I had expected a lot of fluff – all cosmetics on a headset that couldn’t carry its own weight. And in all honesty, there was a bit of that with this headset.

But ultimately, this variation on the Razer Kraken did, in fact, have some merit on its own, and was by no means the lowest-scoring headset I looked at.

The fact is, this headset holds relatively high scores across the board – besides in price – and is comfortable, well-designed, and reasonably durable, despite the image that you get from its aesthetic. They say not to judge a book by its cover, and this gaming headset is surprisingly solid for it.

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Maybe you aren’t into the quartz pink look – I completely understand that, and I tend to fall into the same boat. But if you dig the aesthetics, you’re definitely going to want to keep reading. Because this headset has a lot to offer beyond just that!

Let’s take a look!

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Our Analysis Comparisons and Test Results

Performance Comparison

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: every brand, model, and edition is different, no matter how subtle those differences are. And though rating anything is an imprecise art, there are a few metrics you should always compare when you’re buying your next gaming headset.

For me, these were:
• Value for money
• Ease of Use
• Durability/Workmanship
• Comfort
• Audio Quality

Looking at these categories in isolation and all together will give me a great idea of a headset’s general quality, where it excels, and where it falls short. Then I can write these reviews, and you can decide on the best headset for yourself!

But enough explaining – let’s see how the Razer Kitty Edition did!

1 – Value for Money

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The one metric to rule them all – how much does this headset cost?

The fact is, if a headset is far outside of your budget, you’re not even going to look at it. So, in my opinion, this should always be the first factor you consider when you’re in the market for a new gaming headset.

Value For Money  Total Marks Out of 10  
Razer Kraken10
Razer Nari Ultimate10
Razer Blackshark v29
Kraken Ultimate8
Razer Kraken X USB8
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma7
Razer D.Va7
Razer Thresher7
Razer Pink Kitty 6
As you can see, the Kitty Edition did not start strong.

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This was always going to be the category that kills this headset’s score on multiple levels. From the first second I looked at this headset, I knew that a lot of its price tag was going to aesthetics, and the headset’s quality couldn’t possibly match its price point.

With its quartz pink color and molded-on kitty ears, this headset may really appeal to a specific demographic of gamers, and those aesthetics alone may justify shelling out a little extra cash for this headset. There are also nice perks like free shipping that factored in favor of this headset.

But with that said, the headset still falls short of its price tag, resulting in this unfortunate score.

2 – Ease of Use

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Most of the time, a headset’s user interface holds a lot of weight when rating your overall experience.

After all, slight adjustments in comm volume, background sound effects, or your own mic’s volume can be necessary mid-game, and you want those controls at the ready.

Ease Of UseTotal Marks Out of 10
Razer Kraken X USB10
Razer D.Va10
Razer Kraken 9
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma9
Razer Blackshark v29
Razer Pink Kitty 9
Razer Nari Ultimate8
Razer Thresher7
Kraken Ultimate7
Most of the Razer headsets I looked at performed exceptionally well in this category. The company seems to have generally cracked the code on creating responsive and intelligent on-headset UIs.

For the Kraken Kitty, this was undoubtedly the case. The volume controls were situated at a good spot on the speaker housing, so you can pretty easily change the incoming volume. This headset also didn’t suffer from any of the bizarre volume controls endemic to the Razer Thresher, so that was nice to see as well.

In many ways, this headset did represent a combination of the Razer Kraken and the Kraken Ultimate, taking some of the best features of each. In this case, the Kraken’s superior UI was a welcome inclusion.

3 – Durability/Workmanship

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Durability/Workmanship Total Marks Out of 10
Razer Kraken 9
Razer Pink Kitty 9
Razer Thresher9
Kraken Ultimate9
Razer Nari Ultimate8
Razer Kraken X USB7
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma7
Razer Blackshark v27
Razer D.Va6
Once again, this headset came to play!
In this case, the Kraken Ultimate, Kraken original, and the Kitty Edition all had the same basic workmanship. However, their features (and a solid aluminum frame) contributed to differences in weight.

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Regardless, that same solid construction that has always impressed me with the better Kraken headsets was applied to this quartz pink version – and it led to a headset that looks a lot less sturdy than it actually is.

As for longevity, this headset is also no slouch – many users reported owning this model for two or three years without needing a replacement.

4 – Comfort

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The average online game can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. And while that may not sound like a very long time, few of us are playing just one match.

So when you’re considering that a gamer may be sitting for three or four hours on end, you want to make sure your headset has all the amenities for a long gaming session.

Comfort Total Marks Out of 10
Razer Nari Ultimate10
Razer Blackshark v210
Razer Kraken 9
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma9
Razer Pink Kitty 9
Kraken Ultimate9
Razer Thresher8
Razer Kraken X USB8
Razer D.Va7
After its third 9 in a row, I began to respect the Kitty Edition a bit more than I had initially.

The fact is, despite costing more than it should, the aesthetics (including kitty ears and RGB lighting) are the only place where Kraken really experimented on their design. The rest of this headset is the best this company has to offer, with its patented gel cooled ear cushions and solid weight distribution.

You won’t end up with neck pain after a more extended session, nor with ears that are overheating when things start to get intense. All in all, you’ll be suited up to go for about as long as you want without any issues.

5 – Audio Quality

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This one’s no secret – you want to hear what’s coming down the line to you, and you want others to hear what you’re saying as well.

A solid mic and good drivers are required for this category.

Audio Quality Total Marks Out of 10
Razer Thresher9
Kraken Ultimate8
Razer Kraken7
Razer Nari Ultimate7
Razer Kraken X USB7
Razer Blackshark v27
Razer Pink Kitty 7
Razer D.Va7
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma7
I’ve said that the Kraken Kitty has the best that Razer can offer, and that’s mostly been true.

Unfortunately, it also has some of the company’s less desirable traits, including a frustratingly weak audio performance.

Starting with some good, though, this pc gaming headset does come equipped with Razer’s better audio option – background noise cancellation and the THX Spatial Audio. I’ve talked about how much I like these options in plenty of other reviews.

That said, I’ve also talked about the persistent mic issues and how poorly the voice-isolation technology works with most Razers. Only one headset – the Thresher – really solved this problem, and the Kitty falls into the same trap as the rest of the group.

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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions:

1 – Does Razer make good headsets?

Yes! Though that’s ultimately one’s opinion, there are several reliable and affordable Razer headsets on the market (in my opinion), including the Razer Chroma and Razer’s original Kraken.

2 – Do Razer headsets break easily?

Some Razer headsets have better durability than others. The Razer Kitty Edition had pretty solid durability across the board, as did several other headsets on the list.

3 – Is the Razer Kitty comfortable?

Yes, overall, the Razer Kitty had solid ratings in comfortability.

4 – What is the best Razer headset?

In my opinion, the Razer Kraken is the best overall Razer headset, as it comes with some excellent features that go above and beyond its price point.

Our Final Verdict: “Pink” Headset From Razer

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So there you go – everything you need before deciding whether you like the look of the Razer Kitty Edition – or if you’re going to choose a different headset off the list.

It’s a lot of info to take in, and I appreciate you sticking around to the conclusion. But here we are – it’s time to see where this pink headset stacks up against the rest of the Razers I looked at throughout these reviews.

Best OverallTotal Marks Out of 100
Razer Kraken88
Razer Nari Ultimate86
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma84
Razer Blackshark v284
Kraken Ultimate82
Razer Pink Kitty 80
Razer Thresher80
Razer Kraken X USB80
Razer D.Va74

Conclusion: ‘Pink’ Headset From Razer

As you can see, the Razer Kitty Edition did overperform my expectations, even if it did land near the bottom of the list. When I was first going into this list, I certainly would have predicted this headset to bring up the rear, and I was pleasantly surprised by many of its features and overall quality.

So is the Razer Kitty Edition worth its cost?
Well, no. I wouldn’t say so, anyway. It’s a solid headset and a good study on everything Razer does right with a headset – and a few things it could improve as well. Its stats were all solid, but it’s hefty price tag, and poor outgoing audio ended up selling this headset short.

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So there you go!

We’ve done the hard work testing and putting this review together – now it’s over to you to make your final choice… Were you convinced that the Kitty Edition is worth a higher price tag because of its stylish aesthetics? Or would you prefer a headset like the Kraken that’s a better bargain for its stats?

Given that you’ve read this entire review, you must be looking for a new headset. If that’s the case, I encourage you to look at some of our other options below!

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