Razer BlackShark V2 Review: Premium Headset, Good Price
“Sound profile is easily the best feature of this headset.”
Sound profile and easy customization
Better mic performance
The razor BlackShark V2 – and by extension, the cheaper V2X – offers exceptional performance at an exceptional price. The BlackShark V2 combines quality audio with very rare solid mic performance.
The best feature of this headset is the THX Game Profile.
The $ 100 base price also makes this headset an excellent value. There are plenty of cheap models, including the $ 60 V2 X, but few packs as many features as BlackShark. Many digital trends’ Picks up the top gaming headset Go more than double the price of BlackShark.
The THX Game Profile is easily the best feature of BlackShark V2, allowing you to tweak the EQ settings for each game individually. Comes with a preset Profiles for many popular games including Apex Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, And Valorant. Not every game has a preset profile, but the razor synaps app makes it easy to change settings without; You just have to do more work yourself.
The cheaper V2 X drops THX spatial audio from the box, but you can add it using the app for $ 20. Considering the $ 80 total cost for the headset and app, it’s not a bad deal, and you’ll get the best features of the flagship V2 at a slight discount. It works much better than some of the spatial audio we have seen, which tries to mimic the feeling of surround sound and often fails.
A lot of hardware and ancillary manufacturers play how a product will enhance “immersion” or truly realize being inside the game. Most of the times, it is just marketing, but it honestly feels incredible. For example, EQ settings allow you to dial the level of notch in first-person shooters, or music and environments such as sports Death trap. Of course, this does not translate to the console, but it is a great experience on PC. But the right audio equipment can make a difference on consoles as well, and the BlackShark V2 certainly did. I was thrilled to boot up Tsushima’s ghost And listen to the rustle of the wind, or Resident Evil 3, Where I have enjoyed using sound as a strategy.
Triple drivers tend to separate treble, bass, and middtons, the last of which is often overlooked. This is a small difference, but I have certainly noticed additional details.
The importance of the mic quality of the headset is easy to ignore – after all, how often do you hear yourself? But you’re probably feeling the disappointment of a sloppy-sounding teammate, or someone drowned out by background noise, especially when competing with the sound of the game.
The mic is very flexible, and I found it easy to keep in an optimal position, so that the blurring of my AC in the background was nothing short of a problem. The foam mic cover also smooth the sound, avoiding harsh consonant sounds. This is especially important if you want to use BlackShark for streaming, where small details may mean a new follower or a viewer shutdown.
The mic is also separable, which is a nice bonus for Storage or travel, and it is more accessible for possible replacement. I also find that detachable mixes are generally longer and more flexible than built-in ones that need to bend or coil back into the headset.
Working from home, my favorite gaming headset often draws double duty. I reach myself for zoom calls, a headset for Spotify sessions, and gaming breaks when I virtually take out the clock. Audio is less important for work meetings, but I’ve had people comment on how clear I sounded on video calls other than games.
My biggest qualification is in both headsets: Look.
BlackShark V2 and V2 X are very similar. They can also be similar. Both are very comfortable, have good mic and audio quality, and are easy to use, but the higher-priced V2 does everything a little better. The cheaper V2X has some less advanced foam for the ear cushions, the cable is rubber rather than threaded, it only connects via a 3.5mm jack, and it doesn’t have “advanced mic control features.”
What matters, however, is not a list of details. This is how they feel to use. And, quite frankly, the differences take relatively minutes in practice. This is not a knock on the V2, as it is a testament to the V2 X. For anyone looking for a well-rounded entry-level headset, it is worth a look.
Nevertheless, I found myself gravitating towards full V2. As small as they are, they are still there. So if you’re ready to give up $ 100, don’t compromise if you don’t have to.
My biggest qualification is in both headsets: Look.
I think a helicopter pilot is wearing them. And it’s not just the mic, to which the cushion definitely adds that effect, a fact I’m drawn to for increased audio fidelity. The headset can only be described as bulbous. And I’m sure it’s hard to avoid. Razor emphasized the triple drivers of BlackShark, who are supposed to provide that great sound. But I still didn’t always like to wear them for this reason. The headsets are not heavy, but they look clunky and awkward. And while I can care less if my gaming mouse isn’t the most aesthetic, other people can see my headphones.
Both the Razer BlackShark V2 and V2 X are solid headsets with a good price. The V2 is definitely better, but those who want to spend a little less will not be disappointed with the V2 X.
Is there a better option?
There are many headsets available that you can easily like yourself. Yes, there are other good headsets at this price point, but the BlackShark V2 is better than average. And it works well in devices.
How long will this last?
Despite the construction differences between the two models, both are robust. They are well built and should last a long time. The BlackShark V2’s THX spatial audio and game profile are also a nice touch. I would not be surprised if we see more iterations of this feature in the future.
Should you buy it
If you’re in the market for a good entry — for a mid-level headset with quality audio and mic, for sure. If you are working in the form then it works very well. If aesthetics is necessary, then perhaps it is not for you.