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Razer Revamps the BlackShark V2 Pro Headset by Upgrading the Microphone and Design


Razer has refreshed an all-time favorite, the BlackShark V2 Pro Headset, by improving the microphone performance and tweaking the design for a better gaming experience.

Shortly after releasing the first Razer BlackShark V2 Pro in 2020, Razer went back to the drawing board to see what changes and improvements they can do to this popular gaming headset. Staying true to Razer’s credo, the company seems like they truly listened to what the gamers want and need as they sought to upgrade the microphone, design, and battery life of the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Headset this time around.

The new Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Headset sports the newest Razer HuperClear Super Wideband microphone, which gives it an impressive 32Khz sampling rate for optimal clear audio quality. Truly, a must if you would want clear communication among your teammates.

However, if you want to use the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Headset for applications other than gaming, then you can do so as well! With a new 9.9mm condenser microphone, the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Headset is good enough for audio recording and conducting streams. The new mic of the BlackShark V2 Pro Headset also comes with a built-in pop shield to prevent any plosives and wind noise from disrupting your gaming, recording, or streaming session.

In case one would like to forego the microphone entirely, then the mic is easily detachable.

Razer Revamps the BlackShark V2 Pro Headset by Upgrading the Microphone and Design

For added user convenience, Razer has included a Pro-Tunes FPS profiles feature in the microphone, which will allow users to choose which pre-saved profile or settings they would like to use for some of the most popular games such as Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Call of Duty. However, if the user would still like to tweak their own microphone settings, they may do so via the Razer Synapse.

As for the design, Razer carefully thought about the comfort of the users by now adding thick and soft headband cushions on each side. Aside from giving maximum comfort, especially during long-wear usage, these cushions help distribute weight evenly.

For added security and stability, the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Headset now also has reinforced steel headband sliders.

Aside from all these upgrades, Razer decided to throw in a few others. The new pro headset now has a longer 70-hour battery life, an option to use it over Bluetooth 5.2, and a USB extender in the box that can be recharged using a USB-C cable.

Although the headset comes at a slightly expensive price of $200, it certainly is worth the investment especially if you are someone who plays games for a living.

However, if this headset is out of your budget, then you can check out some other microphones for gaming in this guide we created. Be sure to also check out our article on how to best maximize your gaming microphone for the ultimate gaming experience!

Ash Burnett

Hailing from Chicago, IL - Ash made his break into journalism at the age of 23 writing music reviews for a local website. Now in his late 30's and after being pulled closer towards the technical side of the music and live gig industry, he founded Shout4Music to write thorough microphone reviews.

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