Razer Shows Off Their BlackShark V2
Featuring the all-new Razer TriForce Titanium 50mm Drivers, Razer HyperClear Cardioid Mic with USB Sound Card, advanced passive noise cancellationm, the BlackShark V2 is one to watch. THX Spatial Audio’s new Game Profiles feature makes its debut, the BlackShark V2 at the top of multi-platform, wired gaming headsets.
The Razer BlackShark V2 is equipped with a new, patented 50mm driver, the Razer TriForce Titanium. Using titanium-coated diaphragms, in a proprietary design, the TriForce Titanium drivers separate the audio frequencies and allow for the individual tuning of the high, mid and low ranges, resulting in clearer trebles, a rich midrange and powerful bass.
The TriForce Drivers are teamed with THX Spatial Audio – it provides an advanced positional audio solution for pinpoint accuracy and lifelike, immersive in-game sound that is compatible with stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 sources. The advanced THX spatial algorithms and world modelling technology, combined with unprecedented user-customization options, deliver a 360-degree soundscape tuned to each player’s ears. THX Spatial Audio makes locating enemies, avoiding whizzing bullets, and detecting nearby threats easy and natural, giving gamers and esports athletes the infamous Razer ‘unfair advantage’.
Razer developed their HyperClear Cardioid Microphone with USB Sound Card for clear audio (Windows 10 only). The HyperClear Cardioid Mic has been tuned for a more focused voice pick-up area, eliminating sounds from the back and sides for speech clarity. The open housing design of the removable microphone offers minimal pick-up interference for a more accurate capture and recreation of your voice.
The additional USB Sound Card provides advanced microphone controls for even further tuning. With features such as Mic Boost, Voice Gate, Volume Normalisation, Microphone Equaliser and Ambient Noise Reduction, players can customise their voice output to minimise the noise from their surroundings interfering with crucial team communications.
Using an ultra-soft breathable memory foam, the ear cushions also minimise heat build-up and perspiration, for comfort even in long, intense play sessions. A soft, well-padded headband over a lightweight stainless-steel frame ensures a flexible and extremely durable design with minimal head clamping at just 262g.
Debuting on August 6, THX Game Profiles further deepen the gaming experience. With games-specific, customised profiles, certified by the game developers, THX Game Profiles allow players to enjoy their games the way they were truly meant to sound, providing a realistic and immersive experience.
THX Game Profiles feature two distinct modes: THX Environmental Mode for lifelike sound and the most immersive experience or THX Competitive Mode, with more emphasis on spatial awareness and directional cues, for the quicker and more accurate locating of enemies.
THX Game Profiles currently support 18 of the most popular multiplayer and competitive titles, including Apex Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and others – with more titles due over the coming months. Working directly with the game designers, Razer is using the THX Game Profiles to allow developers for each game to create custom room and environment specifications in advance, from echoing hallways to large outdoor areas. Add to this the user-customisation available through the THX Spatial Audio technology itself and players can tune their game sound to perfection.
With its wired 3.5mm audio jack connection, the Razer BlackShark V2 is compatible with any 3.5mm jack enabled device, including PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and many mobile devices.
If you're keen to get your hands on one you'll be looking at $174.95 AUD AUD from Razer.com and authorized resellers – July 30, 2020.
Also available is the Razer BlackShark V2 X: The Entry Level Esports Gaming Headset for $104.95 AUD.