Razer’s Kaira X is a low-cost headset for console gamers

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If you like Razer’s Kaira headphones, but don’t want to add the extra cost or pair the wireless mode with your console, you’re in luck. Razer’s $60 Kaira X series offers PlayStation and Xbox gamers the core features of its predecessor, requiring only a 3.5mm cable connection — for $40 less, of course. You can still use the 50mm TriForce driver (albeit without the titanium-coated diaphragm), heart-shaped microphone, and headset controls, and the cable will open almost any device with a standard headphone jack.

Much of the difference beyond that comes down to color. The PlayStation’s Kaira X comes only in Sony-friendly black and white, while the Xbox variant comes in five colors, including black, white, and three dazzling colors (blue, red, and “Volt” green) that match the official Xbox wireless controller. However, the two models are currently only available in darker colors, as the three brighter Xbox models won’t be available for pre-order until October 14.

Don’t worry if you’re willing to spend more. Razer also unveiled a “white kit” for Xbox peripherals, including new hues for Kaira and Kaira Pro, as well as wolverine V2 controllers. They now sell for the same $100, $150 and $100 as the other versions. You can also get a universal quick charging dock for the Xbox controller for $40, or $50 if you get the Aqua Shift color scheme.