Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed: Headphones for dedicated gamers

Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed

The Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed are mid-range wireless headphones designed to offer the best performance in competitive games while delivering a comfortable user experience with minimal weight. Notably, these headphones are equipped with 1.97-inch Triforce Titan drivers, allowing them to produce clear sound with rich highs, bright mids, and deep bass. To close their offer with a flourish, they boast an autonomy of up to 70 hours with a single charge of their battery.

Alternatively, the Razer Blackshark V2 X are another great option if you prefer wired headphones without any sacrifice in performance.

Layout and controls

The BlackShark V2 HyperSpeed ​​shares the same design as the BlackShark V2 Pro and V2 Getting down to business, they sport the same pilot-style frame with oval cups , thin steel adjustment spokes running from the main headband to the cup itself, and a prominent volume dial jutting out on the left side.

However, instead of a breathable micro-textured fabric for the cups, they use synthetic leather , a material that has less durability in the long run. Likewise, the cups do not block external noise as well as the V2 Pro model and are made of a lower quality plastic , this is noticeable in the weight, as they are 40 grams lighter than their older brothers, which curiously has a positive effect on the comfort of use.

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Comparison aside, they are pretty solid headphones in their respective price range . They’re comfortable to wear for hours and sit solidly on your head without putting too much pressure on them, plus the steel sliders are sturdier than their slim design might suggest.

When it comes to controls, they consist of a handy button for switching audio sources on the right earcup , as well as a microphone mute button on the left along with a textured volume wheel.

Sound

The Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed inherits the 50mm Razer TriForce Titanium drivers present in the Pro model , so we can expect audio quality almost on par with the flagship version. Going into details, these headphones surprise with the clarity in the mid-range, a segment where many mid-range headphones generally make cuts. This translates into audio rich in details where the environmental sounds of games are well defined, so that we can locate our opponents in FPS titles by listening to their footsteps. They also provide a solid sense of space and the vocals are well balanced in relation to wider effects.

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On the other hand, bass precision is okay, but could be better. For some reason the response is reduced, so some effects have no impact. There is an overemphasis on the high bass that attempts to act as a counterbalance, adding warmth and boom to the mix to compensate. The consolation is that we can take advantage of the sound equalizer to improve bass response, so all is not lost.

Speaking of the sound equalizer, changes can be made through the Razer Synapse application , which is not the most complete app we have seen, but at least it offers a 10-band graphic equalizer that allows us to make quite specific adjustments. It’s also possible to save EQ settings for individual games and fine-tune certain microphone options, including voice clarity and tone. Additionally, there is THX spatial audio control and options to customize the headphone controls.

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Microphone

The quality of the microphone is very important in gaming headsets, since we all know that communication in online games is vital to achieve victory, as well as to insult our teammates when the game goes to hell. In this regard, we are pleased to report that the 9.9mm condenser microphone with 32kHz sampling rate captures vocals very clearly , plus it does a solid job of capturing balanced tones while eliminating background noise.

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The disadvantage that this microphone has compared to the Pro model is that it lacks the internal pop filter. Likewise, this microphone is not removable either.

Connectivity

These headphones can be used both wirelessly and wired. If we choose the first option, obviously the connection is made via Bluetooth , although it should be noted that they include a wireless dongle that is useful for connecting them to consoles or devices without Bluetooth. On the other hand, the wired connection is established using a USB-C to USB-A cable .

Autonomy

The battery performance of the Razer BlackShark V2 HyperSpeed ​​is excellent. The manufacturer advertises up to 70 hours of playback time and the headphones not only fulfill that promise to the letter, but can last a little longer if we are conservative with the volume level. With that in mind, they charge via USB-C and the process itself takes about 4 hours, so it takes its toll. Fortunately, they can be used while charging, but keep in mind that if we use them this way you can only obtain audio via USB.

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PROS:

  • Comfortable and light
  • Audio quality is on par with the Pro model
  • Good microphone
  • Graphic equalizer
  • Long autonomy

CONS:

  • Mediocre construction and materials for the price
  • Poor passive soundstage performance
  • The microphone is not removable