Razer unveiled a new version of its BlackShark PC gaming headset that features 50mm TriForce drivers, passive noise cancellation, and THX spatial audio. The new Razer BlackShark V2 Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and also compatible with smartphones as well.
The new Razer headsets offer both clear highs and lower basses in the frequency range from 12 Hz to 28 kHz thanks to Triforce Titanium 50mm High-End sound drivers. The connection is made in a classic way via a 3.5 mm AUX connector, which means that the headset gamer is compatible with almost any device, from the PC to the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch to the smartphone, at least as long as it is equipped with a headphone jack.
However, Razer comes with a small USB sound card that gives the headset some smart features, such as an equalizer that can be configured using the Razer Synapse 3 software, or some customization options for your own voice that are recorded using the detachable microphone can.
However, the most exciting feature of this Gaming Headset with microphone is the support for THX Spatial Audio, a new form of the virtual surround, which is supposed to be able to produce the most convincing 3D effect through special games profiles. Compatible games include Apex Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or Valorant. The closed design is intended to passively suppress ambient noise.
Price and availability
The Razer BlackShark V2 gaming headset for PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and smartphones is now available on Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com websites at a price of $99.99. Razer has also introduced a cheaper version of the same device called the BlackShark V2 X without the support for a USB sound card, so instead of THX Spatial Audio, there is only a virtual 7.1 surround sound at a price of $59.99.
Recently, Razer has also expanded its gaming keyboard and mouse lineup with the launch of the new Huntsman Mini Gaming Keyboard is significantly more compact; Razer Cynosa V2 is a new entry-level gaming keyboard that offers not only individual backlight keys but also media control; and a smaller version of the DeathAdder V2 gaming mouse called Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini.