Review Author: Craig H
Review Date: Aug 16, 2014
|Rating: (3.0 / 5)|
Summary: The Razer BlackShark line of headsets come in a couple of styles, Expert 2.0 and the Battlefield 4. The professional aviator styling is impressive as is the metallic build. I liked the blue metallic earcups and Orange cable of the Battlefield for so I checked them out. I was completely underwhelmed. While the Bass is superb, the mids and high ranges were disappointing at best. The headset is on the heavy side as would be expected with a rugged metal build.
Razer BlackShark Details
- The aviator styling pulled from attack helicopter pilots looks really impressive!
- The headset’s booming bass will provide you with all the in-game action that you want from a good quality headset.
- The mic has good unidirectional performance. Clear voice pick-up and noise cancelling that actually works.
- The well cushioned earpieces give comfort for long sessions.
- The BlackShark headset is heavy and fits tight on your head.
- The earcups are not ventilated so you will probably have sweaty ears after long sessions with these.
- These headsets have a tendency to capture your hair. You may need to get a military cut to keep the hair on your head.
- No inline amp that provides volume and mute.
The Bottom Line:
I liked the sound from these, for Gaming. The highs and mids underperform for listening to quality music. They do what they were designed to do, give you good gaming sound. I had no issues with the mic. It grabbed the sound nicely, had a pop filter and could be moved out of the way when not in use, even removed if necessary.
In this price range, it is just adequate. It seems to me that there are much better headsets available in this price range. If you like the cool styling of an aviator headset and are more into impressing people with the looks, this is probably the headset for you. If you are into a quality gaming experience, at an affordable price, you are better off looking at another option.