Razer's BlackShark Gaming Headset Tickles Your Inner Pilot

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News Posted: Thu, Aug 30 2012 11:03 PM
Well, don't these just look cozy? Perhaps more outlandish than cozy, but we'd sure wrap 'em around our ears. Razer has introduced its newest gaming headset, the BlackShark. It's a stereo gaming headset that's said to be inspired by tactical aviator headsets, and the design similarities are fairly obvious. It comes as a Razer-branded version of the popular Battlefield 3 Razer BlackShark, a headset that the company developed from the ground up for the Battlefield franchise and released earlier this year at E3.

The company claims that this thing was developed to make the wearer feel like your average helicopter pilot, with advanced sound isolation, memory foam ear cushions and a microphone boom. It'll play with any 3.5mm headphone jack, and it'll ship with an audio / mic splitter adapter cable. Price? $119.99. In other words, looking good will cost ya.


RAZER LAUNCHES AVIATION DESIGN-INSPIRED GAMING HEADSET

Razer BlackShark is Locked, Loaded and Ready for Take-off

SEATTLE, Wash. (PAX Prime) – Aug. 30, 2012 – Razer­TM, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware and software, today announced the addition of the Razer BlackShark Stereo Gaming Headset. Inspired by tactical aviator headsets and armed with total audio immersion, Razer's newest piece of audio hardware comes as a Razer-branded version of the popular Battlefield 3 Razer BlackShark, a headset that the company developed from the ground up for the Battlefield franchise and released earlier this year at E3.

Designed to look and feel like the headsets worn by attack helicopter pilots, the Razer-green accented BlackShark is your battle-ready solution for powerful, immersive PC gaming audio. The Razer BlackShark delivers superior sound isolation, with full circumaural ear cups. The headset is built with memory foam ear cushions that mold to the shape of your ears for maximum comfort over extended use, making the Razer BlackShark the most vital weapon for your total PC gaming and music enjoyment.

Whether blocking out the loud noise made by a deadly attack helicopter, the construction work just outside the home or any other ambient sounds, gamers will hear nothing but the sweet, immersive sounds of ownage, destruction and victory.

Gamers interested in a versatile headset on-the-go need look no further. Detach the microphone boom and take the lightweight headphones with you for a stylish audio solution. The BlackShark plugs directly into any device with a 3.5mm audio jack, offering compatibility with nearly every audio device on the market today.

"Soldiers in intense combat situations need to be fully focused with minimal distractions to take the objectives successfully and come out alive. The same goes for gamers seeking the win – and that's what the Razer BlackShark gaming headset was built to deliver," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "When you stop gaming to get out and about, detach the boom microphone and you've got the perfect sound-isolating headphones for your audio on-the-go."

About the Razer BlackShark Gaming Headset:
With a sleek aluminum design and green accents, the Razer BlackShark brings forth extreme comfort for long, extended missions and top-notch sound isolation. The circumaural design and leatherette sealant of the headset's ear cups, block out all unwanted, ambient noise and allows players to only hear the awesome, intense audio of their games and music.

The Razer BlackShark's detachable boom microphone and audio / mic splitter adapter cable make this a highly versatile headset, at home both at a gaming setup and out on the streets for music playback. Go from immersive gaming audio and smack-talking foes at your desktop to listening to your music out and about in seconds.

Price:
US $119.99 / EU €119.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com – September 2012
Worldwide – September 2012

Product features:
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

Technical Specifications:
Drivers: 40mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
Impedance: 29 Ω
Sensitivity @ 1KHz: 105dB ± 3 dB
Input power: 50mW
Cable: 1.3m rubber sheathed
Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated audio + mic combined jack

Microphone:
Frequency response: 50Hz – 16KHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: 50dB
Sensitivity @ 1KHz: -37 dB +/- 4dB
Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

Audio Usage
·Devices with 3.5mm audio jack
Audio + Microphone Usage
·Devices with 3.5mm audio + mic combined jack OR separate 3.5mm jacks for audio and line-in.
(Works with all portable audio/mobile/computing devices including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Razer Blade, Macbook Pro, and today's newer Ultrabooks.)

Audio / Mic Splitter Adapter Usage
·Devices with separate 3.5mm audio and microphone jacks
(Works with most laptop and desktop computers)

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Kidbest100 replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 12:44 AM

Looks great, However I don't like the fact that all of the cords are exposed. If one of them were to get caught on something, or crimped, you wouldn't be looking so good anymore.

Plus that 119.99 Price point wouldn't look so great anymore either.

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EGuerrero replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 1:04 AM

Nice Headset, are the best!

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Industrial looking but i like clean lines and simple. Sennheiser is the best. Pc350 might be expensive but its worth every penny. I dont own one a friend does.

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KAdair replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 2:33 AM

damn, that green is sexy, pair it up with a nice nvidia themed case and you set aha.

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Erakith replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 11:11 AM

It looks fantastic, but I can't buy a Razer product with confidence. I've owned 3 different products and all have decided to crap out on me within 6 months. Not a fan.

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pwrntspd replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 10:03 PM

I never was a fan of headsets. Pretty though, plus their gaming hardware is top notch. Ive been rocking a DeathAdder for about 2 years now and im never going to any other company for a mouse.

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RTietjens replied on Sun, Sep 2 2012 10:15 PM

The design is nearly identical to tactical headsets in all the armed services. So is the price, however.

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Wow

Japanese consumer launched a new headphones model. As of late, Japanese buyer hardware goliath, Casio, dispatched http://thisreals.com/japanese-consumer-launched-a-new-headphones-model.php

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