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PDP LVL50 Wireless
Razer Kraken TE (RZ04-02051000-R3U1)
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PDP LVL50 vs Razer Kraken TE (2018)

Analysis:

The PDP LVL50 Wireless makes for a good, if unremarkable Gaming Headset for people with a $100 budget. The Razer Kraken TE (RZ04-02051000-R3U1), however, is merely mediocre when compared to other options at its price point and won't satisfy the needs of most people.

In both cases, however, you might want to look into some alternatives at the $100 price range - chances are that there are better options available.

If you're still interested in learning more about the PDP LVL50 Wireless and Razer Kraken TE (RZ04-02051000-R3U1), however, we put together a summary of what we know:

The PDP LVL50 Wireless has impressed reviewers from two sources that are among the most highly trusted on the internet, namely PCmag and Laptop Mag. It did great in their objective hands-on roundups - it earned the "Best for Affordability" and "The best low-maintenance headset" awards from PCmag and Laptop Mag, respectively. That's high praise from such reputable sources.

As for the Razer Kraken TE (RZ04-02051000-R3U1), it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at Tech Advisor, Rtings, and Windows Central enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.

We tried doing a direct PDP LVL50 Wireless vs. Razer Kraken TE (RZ04-02051000-R3U1) review score comparison but couldn't find any sources that tested both.

Next, we took a look at which sources liked them best and found that the PDP LVL50 Wireless most impressed the reviewers at Tom's Guide, who gave it a score of 8, whereas the Razer Kraken TE (RZ04-02051000-R3U1) did best in its Rtings review - it scored 5.1 points.

Finally, we compared their average scores to all other Gaming Headsets on the market. We found that the PDP LVL50 Wireless got reviewed considerably better than most of its competitors - it earned an average of 8.0, compared to the 7.2 out of 10 overall rating of other Gaming Headsets - while the Razer Kraken TE (RZ04-02051000-R3U1) performed worse than most of its competition, with an average score of 5.1.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
PCmag
Laptop Mag
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Tom's Guide
Rtings
Tech Advisor
Windows Central
MakeUseOf
Tech. Specs Comparison
PDP LVL50 Wireless
Razer Kraken TE (RZ04-02051000-R3U1)
$98
3.5mm Jack
-
Yes
Supported Consoles
-
  • PS4
  • Xbox One
Wireless
-
No
Higher than average expert review score
7.2
Overall Avg. for Gaming Headsets
8.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Below average expert review score
7.2
Overall Avg. for Gaming Headsets
5.1
Avg. Review Score
Score
Highly recommended by trusted experts
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for Affordability
in “The Best Wireless Gaming Headsets for 2020” 
Last updated: 24 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Gaming Headsets” 
Last updated: 22 Apr 2020
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