82

conclusion:We like it

82 July 17th 2012 6:56 pm

Razer's military-themed BlackShark headset is comfortable, provides great sound quality, and is stylish, if you're into its aviator-inspired look. The BlackShark's earcups include memory-foam cushions, the substantial boom mic is removable, and swappable cables are included to accommodate computers with separate mic and headset jacks. While the BlackShark is a great headset, its price is a little on the steep side, especially since you can get Razer's 7.1 surround sound Tiamat headset for about $50 more.

Critic reviews

8.2
6 reviews
  • Voice / mic quality
    10
  • Sound quality
    8.5
  • Comfort
    8.5
  • Durability
    8.5
  • Design and form factor
    8.3

sort by

User reviews

7.5
4 reviews
8.0
GameSpot Jun 29, 2012

The price is a tad high for the performance, but with the striking design and good use of materials, it's easy to imagine these will be sought after by military shooter enthusiasts whether or not they prefer Battlefield 3.

Read the full review →
7.0
IGN Jul 19, 2012

The best part of the Battlefield 3 Razer BlackShark’s is doubtless their unique look and feel. At $129, you’ll pay for that uniqueness, but if you’re a mega-Battlefield fan, these will make an excellent addition to your collection.

Read the full review →
9.0
Gaming Shogun Jun 24, 2012

If you are looking for a rugged, military-styled gaming headset for your home cockpit or just some great gaming sound, you will love the Blackshark.

Read the full review →
9.0
Hardware Heaven Jun 29, 2012

A high level of build quality and eyecatching design help the Razer Blackshark stand out in a crowded market. A price point a little lower would be appreciated but the headset does offer quality at the top of the stereo gaming marketplace.

Read the full review →
7.0
unknownsolo unknownsolo

I really had high hopes for this headset, I had to return it because it is really heavy. 290 grams for just a simple stereo headset is a lot of weight on your head, specially for long PC sessions, it starts getting uncomfortable after 30 mins to an hour. Also, I had problems with the MIC rotation...

Read the full review →
10
undernut undernut

Amazing headset! Had it for some months now and wow. The mic quality is amazing, you just need to rise the sensitivity on WIndow's sound option menu and your friends will hear you loud and clear. It has good comfy leather ear cups but when using them for more than 3-4 hours they may start to...

Read the full review →

How it stacks up

Instantly compare the Razer BlackShark side by side with some of the top devices on Engadget!

Compare these

Other Razer headsets

Don't forget to check out these other devices by Razer, you might find something good!

See all Razer headsets