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Strike from the deep with Razer's BlackShark V2 headphones

By Aaron Yip - on 3 Aug 2020, 3:02pm

Strike from the deep with Razer's BlackShark V2 headphones

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For gamers, especially pros, it's not "all about the bass" when it comes to headphones, because when you're in a high stakes match, there are more important things than hearing that satisfying boom. Instead, clarity of sound is infinitely more crucial - catching wind of an enemy's approach through their footsteps could mean the difference between victory and defeat.

To satisfy that need for crystal-clear audio, Razer has announced the BlackShark V2 headphones, complete with its patented TriForce Titanium 50nm audio drivers and HyperClear Cardioid microphone with USB Sound Card (compatible with Windows 10 only). Topped off with a pair of comfortable and high-quality noise-cancelling earcups, these are the components make up the BlackShark V2's three rows of razor-sharp "teeth" - clear sounds, clear communication and minimal external noise. 

This nifty trinity of features enables all of its users, from the most casual of FPS players to the battle-hardened pros to both receive and deliver crystal clear audio feedback, and respond promptly to the situation. Supplementing the already-powerful TriForce drivers are THX's brand-new set of Spatial Audio profiles, which provide an easy way to switch "audio game plans" on the fly.

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From numerous user-customisation options to advanced world modelling technology and the aforementioned THX spatial algorithms, this "combo within a combo" provides the BlackShark V2 with immense versatility and reliability, making it a great fit for a wide variety of users.  

As for pricing and availability, the BlackShark V2 is going for an SRP of S$159.90 and is already available for purchase from authorised retailers. However, the THX Game Profiles component will only be available for download via Razer Synapse software starting from August 6.

Additionally, if the normal BlackShark V2 headset is just a little too far out of your budget, the BlackShark V2 X, which goes for an SRP of S$94.90 provides a similar and cheaper alternative, with the only differences being that the TriForce drivers aren't made out of titanium like its pricier sibling, and it only features a single 3.5mm jack rather than a USB Sound Card.

If you're interested in purchasing them online, you can get them from the Razer store here and here respectively.