Razer introduced the BlackShark wired gaming headset back in 2012. Now the company has presented its second generation. And in two versions at once: BlackShark V2 and more budget version BlackShark V2 X. Both new items go on sale starting today.
The BlackShark V2 X is equipped with 50mm Razer TriForce drivers. In the first generation, by comparison, 40 mm emitters were installed. There is support for 7.1 surround sound (only stereo was available in the original). Headphones are connected to sound sources via a 3.5 mm jack, a HyperClear Cardioid Mic is provided, and there is also an advanced passive noise reduction system.
The older BlackShark V2 boasts 50mm titanium-coated drivers, THX surround technology, ultra-soft memory foam ear pads and a removable HyperClear Cardioid Mic. Headphones can be connected to a USB sound card, which provides the user with various additional functions, such as Mic Boost, Voice Gate, Ambient Noise Reduction and others.
Razer also announced that it will be posting THX gaming profiles on the Razer Synapse app on August 6. These profiles are customized for the specific games whose developers have certified them. According to Razer, these profiles "will allow gamers to enjoy the sound design of games as intended." At first, this option will only be available for the BlackShark V2 model.