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Razer BlackShark V2 Review

Rating: 9.0.

Today we are back with a look at a brand new headset from Razer, the BlackShark V2. The original version released years ago and proved popular at the time, so the updated model certainly has big shoes to fill. But with THX Spatial Audio, esports-inspired gaming profiles, and let’s not forget that super comfy memory foam, what more could you ask of a headset? Priced at £99.99, let’s find out just how good this is!

Watch via our Vimeo channel (below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE

Specifications:

  • Frequency response: 12 Hz–28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz):100dBSPL/mW,1KHz
  • Drivers: Customized Dynamic 50mm Driver
  • Inner ear cup diameter:65 x 40 mm / 2.56in x 1.57 in
  • Connection type: 3.5mm
  • Cable length:1.8 m / 5.91 ft.
  • weight:262g / 0.6lbs
  • Oval ear cushions: Breathable memory foam cushions
  • MICROPHONE: Frequency response:100Hz-10KHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio:60dB
  • Sensitivity(@1kHz):-42dB V/Pa,1KHz
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
  • Mute Function: Click-to-mute ON-EARCUP CONTROLS
  • Volume up and down
  • Mic mute on/off toggle
  • Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Audio Usage + USB Sound Card: Devices with USB port

For this video, Razer provided us with an early access installer for the THX Game Profiles so we could test this functionality as part of our review. Please be aware that the THX Game Profiles will be released publicly on 6th August 2020. At launch, the list of supported games consists of:

  • Apex Legends
  • Sekiro
  • Call Of Duty :Warzone
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Metro Exodus
  • Tom Clancy’s Division 2
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 4
  • Doom Eternal
  • Rainbow Siege Six
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy: XIV
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • CS:GO
  • Battlefield: 1
  • Valorant
  • Half Life: Alyx

We don’t yet have a buy link for the Razer BlackShark V2, but we have been told the UK price is £99.99.

Pros

  • Headset bag is a nice inclusion.
  • Looks great and good attention to detail.
  • Textures feel great and it’s a comfortable headset both on the cups and the headband.
  • Great for music.
  • The mic is really clear.
  • Good gaming profiles.
  • Well insulated cups.
  • Memory foam ear cups and headband.
  • Equalizers and sound options are extensive.
  • Multi-platform compatibility.

Cons

  • Out of the box tuning could be crisper, but this can be easily tweaked via software.
  • The headband slider adjustment felt a little stiff at times.

KitGuru says: We really struggled to find much wrong with the BlackShark V2 and we would happily say it is one of the best headsets we have reviewed so far. There simply isn’t much more you could ask from a wired headset.

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Rating: 9.0.

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