Does the Razer Kraken work with a Pi 2? Is the sound card compatible or not?

Razer Kraken page

  • I suggest if you have the device to plug it into the Pi and see what happens. I suspect the drivers required to make the sound over USB work are not available for the Pi.
    – Darth Vader
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 15:38

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No. From the "TECH SPECS" section of the web page:

  • PC / Mac with USB port
  • Windows® 10 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Mac OS X (v10.8 - 10.11)
  • At least 100MB of free hard disk space

The last two points in particular imply this device requires a lot of software, which has exactly zero chance of being usable in any way, on any model of Pi, using any operating system.

Since the connector is USB and not a normal 3.5mm stereo jack, it could not be used as a normal set of headphones with the Pi's built-in sound system either.

  • how to know which microphone suit pi 2 driver? thanks
    – ShunJian
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 16:07
  • There's no microphone jack on any of the Pi's so you will have to get a USB "soundcard". They're an inch or so long, usually cost $5-20 USD and have two 3.5mm jacks, one out (green) one in (pink) like traditional soundcard ports. Most of those should work out of the box without requiring any driver installation, since USB sound is standardized. But a device that requires 100 MB of free space almost certainly uses some non-standard proprietary software, which you will not be able to install in this context.
    – goldilocks
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 18:40

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