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Headset Review – Razer BlackShark V2

We got a special headset on today’s agenda, the Razer BlackShark V2! I know this isn’t a common issue for most gamers, but this my 13th headset in the past 3 years. That being said, I tried my fair share in Headsets ranging from $19.99 – $159.99, so no need to worry!

Onto the review of the Razer BlackShark V2! I will be reviewing the 3 core tests that every headset has to do well on:

  • Sound Quality
  • Microphone Quality
  • Comfortability

NOTE: I did have to get a replacement after my first order of this Headset because the Sound Card stopped working. To be more specific, the Sound Card’s light wouldn’t turn on, and the Surround Sound wasn’t working. If you run into this issue, there’s no way of fixing it, so have it replaced with a new one.

Sound Quality

The BlackShark V2 comes equipped with a built-in THX Spatial Audio Sound Card and capable of producing 7-directional sound. The sound quality is fantastic for a $99.99 Headset, and the accurate surround sound compliments the crisp audio waves that cover your ears!

One of the biggest questions I ask when searching for a new headset is, “How loud is this headset?” In return, the Razer BlackShark V2 said “loud enough,” and I was surprised to hear it mimic a speaker when I took it off my head. In other words, you don’t have to worry about volume issues!

Of course, you can tweak your sound with Razer Synapse. Don’t have enough bass? Well, you can enable a Bass Boosting option and feel Collard Greens by SchoolBoy Q simulate a 6.0 earthquake on your head. For its price, the audio quality outperforms most headsets in its field.

Sound Quality – 9/10

Microphone Quality

I’d say this is where the BlackShark V2 doesn’t shine much. Although the Sound Quality is excellent, I can’t quite say the same about the Mic quality for this headset. It’s not that the mic quality is terrible, but I wouldn’t recommend using it for Youtube or Streaming.

For example, I use it when I’m streaming, and it sounds good for a headset mic. As for professional use, no. Have a listen to what it sounds like here for a more accurate understanding. Another issue I have with the Mic is that you can’t move it too far away from your face without it going back to its original position.

Sure, I could brute force it and possibly break the microphone, but that might not be a good idea. In other words, it is great for gaming just talking to your friends or team members.

Mic Quality – 7.5/10

Comfortability

The BlackShark V2 bounces back from the slight setback with an amazing comfortability stat. I’ve been through a number of headsets, and this is by far the most comfortable for its price range. The flowknit ear/head padding is super soft, the headset weighs in at 262g, and it’s breathable!

Although it’s not wireless, the cord is long enough to tug a tiny bit without pull your whole computer off. I did find one issue with the headset though, the quick controls are near the USB and not towards the headset. Other than that one issue, the design is amazing!

Comfortability – 8/10

Additional Details

The Razer BlackShark V2 goes for $99.99 at the time of this review. You can get a 2 Year Warranty for this headset with 14-day risk-free returns! I suggest ordering this from Amazon or Razer’s Website, it makes it easier if you need to return them.

As for my final thoughts on this headset, I highly recommend it if you are looking for a budget gaming headset! I’ve only had this headset for a month, so once it does break I will be sure to let you know through an edit!

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Razer BlackShark V2

8.5

For its price, the Razer BlackShark V2 flexes on the other headsets in its price range with its Elite Sound Quality, Great Comfortability, and Decent Microphone! I highly recommend giving this baby a shot if you are on a budget but want good Audio!

Pros
  • Elite Audio Quality
  • Great Comfortability
  • Decent Mic Quality
  • Volume Levels are on point
Cons
  • The Mic should have more flexibility
Johnny Django
Co-founder of Digagami. Johnny Django is a gaming enthusiast with raw-unfiltered opinions who has a major love for the Video Game Community.

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