Summary: Having used the Razer Blackshark extensively for the past few months, I'm mostly satisfied with my purchase. The build quality is sturdy, featuring a combination of metal and leather. Definitely nicer than the standard plastic used in most headsets. The aviator-inspired design is also a nice touch, giving the Blackshark a theme that is both unique and eye-catching.
More Surround Sound than Some Headsets that advertise 7.1 Surround Sound. Comfortable. High-Grade Build.
Kienan S Williams, Amazon
26 June 2014
Summary: **Pros** Comfortable - Ears Fit outstanding well, there are adjustable finger screws that keep the headset from sliding down. I have worn these up to 6 hours straight and had no discomfort other than my ears being a little warm. The ears muffs are made with a leather type material and filled with comfortable memory foam that almost completely blocks out all background noise.
Summary: I've owned this headset for over a month, and I think I can make a fair judgment on this headset. For those who don't want to read the whole thing, there's a quick "Bottom Line" listed at the end: Good: - Surprisingly well built. It feels like it has a lot of heft and could survive being tossed around in a bag if I needed to travel with it. - BASS, BASS, BASS. Seriously, there is a ton of low end to these headphones.
Great Gaming Headset with good Mic Quality. Good alternative to Astros!
5 May 2014
Summary: I've been into competitive gaming for about a year now, and have never had a quality gaming headset. I've been using the $20 Turtle Beaches from Wal-Mart. After those broke on me, I had decided that enough was enough, and it was time to invest in a good headset. My two choices were down to the Razer BlackShark and the Astro A40's. I had tried a friends Astros and purchased the BlackShark to compare. I was blown away by the quality of the Razer Headset.
Great sound cancellation, great sound quality, good noise cancelling mic with a few minor issues
Andrew Adriance, Amazon
7 November 2013
Summary: There are a few things to consider on this device, mainly the playback quality of the headset and the recording quality of the microphone. Audio Playback: This part of the device is top notch. I live in an apartment with several loud roommates and these headphones block out about 80% of their shenanigans just by having something at a low volume play.
Not fit for audiofiles, but good for just about anyone else.
James C. Baker, Amazon
7 November 2013
Summary: Because of my seemingly critical title I want to stress that these are pretty good cans and the mic ain't bad either. To give context to my review I usually listen to my music through either my Sennheiser HD595 Dynamic High Grade Performance Premiere Headphones or my Shure SE215-K Live Sound Monitor, Black . So while I don't get caught up in stuff like burn-in, I do have an ear for quality. The first thing I noticed right off the bat was the bass: It's heavy!
Summary: overall, a decent piece of kit for 90 pounds. fairs good in games (i find the noise cancelling mic great, others say they hear me very very clearly, all the time) but finds true love with music. running off computer with sound blaster zxr's and well pleased with clarity and all-roundness.
Pros: nice deep bass, clear middles, mediocre tops
Cons: can feel tight if you have large ears, needed a bit of care initially
Summary: I've never had much luck with gaming headsets. This is 7th pair in three years, and I wanted a pair that would last. So I bought these after reading the great reviews it already had. After a few teething problems with the Amazon delivery itself, I got them unboxed and plugged in. Here's a short list of everything I like about the Razer Blackshark: -The sound is brilliant! -They can cope with bass extremely well. -The microphone is detachable.
Summary: The best sounding headset that I have bought for such great value. The microphone has a small subtle replacement cover so it can be taken outdoors. Unfortunately it isn't a microphone and when you are using this with your phone you will have to unplug it or just have the microphone attached depending on how silly you are willing to look. Microphone is great quality with no drivers required.