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Razer BlackShark Battlefield 3 Edition Headset Review

Price Reference:

  • Exclusive Battlefield 3 design
  • Stereo sound
  • Excellent bass
  • 40mm neodymium magnet
  • Sound isolation
  • Detachable Microphone
  • Memory foam leatherette ear cushions
  • Expensive
  • No in-line audio control
  • Heat buildup around ears

Razer’s Battlefield 3-themed BlackShark has a very distinctive aviator-inspired look. The orange and black color scheme of this headset looks superb. This 2.0 headset uses a 3.5mm auxiliary jack for connection and uses a single cable for incoming audio and microphone; this makes it compatible with most handheld gadgets. Sadly my iPhone 4S didn’t pick up its microphone. An audio/mic splitter adapter is included to accommodate computers with separate microphone and headset jacks.

Razer designed BlackShark with gaming in mind, so it brings no surprises to tell you that it sounds exceptional when playing games. Trigger clicks, grenades pins, or bullets flying by will feel big and cinematic in these headphones. Like most gaming headphones, BlackShark is also well suited for movie playback.

It is comfortable, sounds great, is stylish and overall it is very cleverly engineered. While the BlackShark is a great headset (even if you don’t play Battlefield 3) its price is a little a high. For $50 more, Razer Tiamat true 7.1 channel surround headset that we previously tested can also be considered as an option.

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