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Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed review: A headset with a very good mic

Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed im TestImage: Friedrich Stiemer

At a glance

Expert’s Rating

Pros

Ultra-light and comfortableExcellent microphone qualityLong-lasting battery life and fast charging optionVersatile connectivity options

Cons

Sound tuning favors esportsMaterial quality could be betterNon-detachable microphone

Our Verdict

The Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed proves to be a solid choice for tech-savvy gamers, especially those looking for a lightweight, durable headset with high microphone quality. While the specialized sound tuning for esports shows a clear target, it also means that readjustments are needed for a more versatile audio experience.

Price When Reviewed

$129.99

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The Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed undergoes our critical review and promises a lot: an ultra-light design, outstanding microphone quality, and a sound tuning specially optimized for esports. We find out whether this is true in the test.

Further reading: See our roundup of the best wireless gaming headsets to learn about competing products.

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Design and construction

At first glance, the Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed resembles its predecessor, the Razer Blackshark V2 Pro. The most obvious change is the reduced weight: At less than 10 ounces (280 grams), it’s nearly 1.5 ounces lighter than the Pro model. This weight reduction is achieved by using a lighter plastic and imitation leather for the ear pads.

Despite the material adaptations, comfort remains high, even if the longevity of the imitation leather appears questionable. The pressure distribution and the adjustment options via the thin metal sliders offer a firm fit without excessive tightness.

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Technical specifications

The Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed is characterized by an impressive range of technical specifications, at least on the data sheet, which makes it an attractive option for gamers. At the core of the headset are so-called “Razer TriForce Titanium” drivers with a 50 millimeter diameter, which are known for their ability to cover a broad frequency spectrum from 12Hz to 28kHz.

These drivers provide a detailed soundscape that reproduces both low bass and high frequencies clearly and accurately, which can be particularly useful for locating opponents in esports titles.

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Connectivity via Razer’s Hyperspeed technology (2.4GHz radio) and Bluetooth 5.2 guarantees a fast and stable connection, while the USB-C option not only enables wired use, but also fast charging (more on this later).

Sound quality and microphone

The microphone of the Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed is characterized by an almost broadcast-worthy quality. With a sampling rate of 32kHz, it offers clearer voice transmission than many competitor models. While the fixed microphone unit may be a drawback for some users, the audio quality itself leaves little to be desired.

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The drivers deliver a balanced sound with clear mids, which is particularly beneficial for hearing game sounds such as footsteps and weapon actions. However, the default audio setting is heavily geared towards esports and may require adjustments for a wider range of games, music, and films.

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Battery life and connectivity

With a battery life of an impressive 70 hours, the Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed promises long gaming sessions. The fast charging option, which enables six hours of use after just 15 minutes of charging, emphasizes the headset’s suitability for everyday use. Connectivity via Razer’s Hyperspeed technology offers reliable and lag-free transmission, while the additional Bluetooth function enables flexible use but is less suitable for responsive gaming.

Friedrich Stiemer

This review was translated from German to English and originally appeared on pcwelt.de.

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