Razer unveils aviation themed BlackShark gaming headset

Aug 31, 2012
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One of the things I really like about gaming peripheral maker Razer is that not only do their products perform, but they look really cool to boot. The company is back with a new gaming headset that has an aviation themed design called the BlackShark. This is one of the best looking gaming headsets I've seen in a long time.

The headset uses shiny black ear cups with black vinyl and little bits of green trim. The overall design is very attractive, and the headset looks comfortable. It does, in fact, look like something the pilot of a Cessna would be wearing as he taxied across the runway. The headset is a Razer-branded version of the Battlefield 3 BlackShark release earlier this year at E3.

The headset has noise canceling properties, and the microphone boom can be removed for use on the go. The headset will connect any device has a 3.5 mm audio jack. Features of the headset included stereo sound with enhanced bass. The ear cups are designed to isolate the user from outside sounds and are comfortable with memory foam ear cushions.

The drivers the headphones uses are 40 mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coils. Frequency response for the headset is 20 Hz to 20 kHz, and impedance is 29 ohms. The cable is 1.3 m long, and the microphone can be adjusted to a position comfortable for the user. The headset will ship in September in the US and worldwide for $119.99.


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