Another important “part” of the Kraken X USB headset is the software, since it not only configures the lighting, but also provides the 7.1 functionality. Typical for Razer products, we are automatically offered the installation right after plugging in the headset. However, only the “Synapse” component is necessary for the headset.
Although we are strongly recommended to install the “Coretx” component as well, we are not interested in automatic optimizations of our system, of which we cannot estimate exactly what the optimization tool for PC gaming changes on the system in case of doubt.
How to install the Razer Synapse software step by step and what else you can do with it, by the way, we had recently explained with a ASRock Taichi Razer Edition Mainboard in a detailed Razer Synapse Tutorial.
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The brightness of the earpiece illumination can be set under the menu item “Illumination” and how it should behave in standby. Only “static”, i.e. permanent glowing, and “breathing” are available as effects, whereby the latter rather turns out to be “slow blinking”. The transitions are simply very abrupt, so the “breathing” effect, which normally every supplement RGB controller can handle, doesn’t come into its own too well in the Kraken X USB headset.
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