Razer BlackShark Battlefield 3 Edition Headset Review

Introduction:

“Razer” The company famous for its exceptional gaming peripherals for hardcore gamers released Battlefield 3 branded versions of Razer Onza gaming controller, Blackwidow Mechanical keyboard, Scarab mouse pad and Imperator 4G gaming mouse last year. We tested all these peripherals previously and found out that they performed exceptionally well. As you may have already noticed, an audio peripheral was missing from this list. Well, not any more.

Razer has filled this gap with their newly launched headset, Razer BlackShark. Previously Razer painted their existing products with Battlefield 3 liveries, made some minor cosmetic changes and upgraded some internal hardware. But this time Razer has designed a new headset from scratch.

Today we have the Razer BlackShark Collector’s Edition with us in our lab. The drivers in this headset feature a 40mm neodymium Magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil giving frequency response of 20Hz – 20000Hz on impedance of 29ohms. Sensitivity at 1 KHz is 105dB.

Razer has worked really hard to make it a Battlefield 3 exclusive headset. It was designed to make you feel like an aviator assigned a top-class mission. Unlike Razer Tiamat 7.1 surround sound headset that we previously tested this headset is a 2.0 gaming headset.

Razer BlackShark has a 3.5mm analog connector with combined microphone/audio jack and provides easy connectivity with your iPod, iPhone, PSP, Nintendo, Android Phones, Macbooks or Ultrabooks. An audio/mic splitter adapter comes bundled with this headset. Razer BlackShark has an exclusive Battlefield 3 design, provides complete sound isolation for disturbance free gameplay and has a detachable boom microphone.

Features:

  • Exclusive Battlefield 3 design
  • Stereo sound with enhanced bass
  • Sound-isolating circumaural ear cup design
  • Detachable boom microphone for voice chat or added mobility
  • Audio/mic splitter adapter cable
  • Memory foam leatherette ear cushions for maximum comfort
  • 40mm neodymium magnet stereo drivers
  • Approximate Weight: 290 g / 0.64 lbs