Razer BlackShark V2 and Razer BlackShark V2 X headsets introduced

Razer BlackShark V2 headset costs $100

Razer this week announced the Razer BlackShark V2 headset aimed at esports athletes. It uses the new Razer TriForce Titanium 50mm drivers and the Razer HyperClear cardioid microphone. The advantages of the novelty include a sound card with a USB interface, improved passive noise reduction, and support for THX Spatial Audio game profiles.

The headphones are said to provide precise positioning of sound sources and realistic sound in games. The microphone is removable. An external sound card provides advanced microphone control capabilities, including additional gain, normalization, noise reduction, and equalization.

In the design of the headset, the manufacturer notes oval earpads that completely fit the auricle. They are crafted from “ultra-soft breathable memory foam” upholstered in imitation leather. Together with a soft headband on a stainless steel frame, this provides comfort even when wearing the headset weighing 262 g for a long time.

With a 3.5 mm jack, the headset is compatible with PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and many mobile devices. The cable length is 1.8 m. The external sound card is only compatible with PCs running Windows 10. The frequency range is stated to be 12-28,000 Hz, the impedance is 32 Ohm. The frequency response of the microphone is 100-10,000 Hz, the signal-to-noise ratio is 60 dB.

Simultaneously, a simplified BlackShark V2 X model is presented. It uses 50mm Razer TriForce drivers and does not include an external sound card. The BlackShark V2 X weighs 240g and costs $60.