Review: Razer Blackshark V2

Sep 11, 2020

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Looks good, sounds good, and priced right.
5

Summary

Razer makes excellent headsets, and that can be confusing. In the case of the Blackshark V2, it’s simple: they’re comfortable, beautiful, and both capture and produce excellent audio.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality
  • Microphone sounds great
  • Gorgeous design

Cons

  • Wired

Razer have once again stepped up their peripherals game. The Blackshark V2 is the headset I would recommend to most gamers. They are comfortable, attractive, lightweight, and have excellent performance. The only downside: they are wired. 

 

Design

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If you are a fan of Razer’s green accents, you will approve of the look of the Blackshark V2. The use of green is subtle, and contrasts well with the matte black finish of the headset. 

The lightweight design is welcomed. I have spent hours with Razer’s Nari Ultimate, which is amazing, but also heavy. Lighter headphones means longer use without discomfort.

I typically listen to music with speakers, but the Blackshark V2 may change my habits.

Audio Performance

Across the board, highs, mids, and lows sounds great. Bass is very good when listening to rap or launching a rocket in Doom Eternal. I typically listen to music with speakers, but the Blackshark V2 may change my habits.

Razer designed a new 50mm driver called the Triforce Titanium. It includes titanium-coated diaphrams, which they attribute to the strong voice penetration through dynamic sounds. I can verify that my friend’s voices came in loud and clear without any in-game adjustments in Fortnite.

Razer uses thier Hyperclear Cardioid Mic with a USB sound card for better speech recongition and noise cancellation. I used this headset for conferencing on the following platforms: Zoom, Teams, and Discord. I appreciate the quick-mute button on the left ear cup. Also, the volume dial has a feature I absolute love: at the mid-point the dial will pause, indicating you have reached a standard volume level. 

Value

At $99, the Blackshark V2 are an easy recommendation to gamers and folks who work while listening to music. This headset is now always connected to my PC.

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