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.
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.
Summary: - Very comfortable, but in long periods of use you feel it squeezing a little. - Sound not contained very well, leaks a lot, but it's high quality. - Excellent mic. A good purchase all around, but not exceptional, Could be much better for the money, but i'd say it's worth it. Not by much though.
Summary: I used to have hp-1's which were amazing (only £60 at a clear out) but alas they were worn down by intense use. So i bought these, not the 5.1 i was used to and the bass isn't as amazing yet it is clear comfortable and the microphone is top notch.
Summary: Bought this headset over a week ago now and I have to say that it's pretty good. The packaging, as always with Razer products, is superb. It comes with the typical Razer packet as well as a 3.5mm jack to split the audio and mic jacks. Aesthetically, it looks incredible. The ear cups have a black glossy finish and the green wiring and stitching makes for a great 'Razer' feel. The sound quality is decent.
Summary: I bought these headphones looking for a good balance of comfort, sound quality and a good integrated microphone. Although the pads are relatively large and soft, they still sit on top of my ears (unlike my acoustic headphones) and I find it uncomfortable to wear them for extended periods. The integrated microphone is good, although the attachment that keeps it in place and out of the way when you're not using it has a tendency to pop free.
Summary: I had been eyeing up this headset for a while, unable to choose between the battlefield 3 edition or these ones. I eventually purchased these. The base is incredible for a gaming "headset", as generally the bass disappoints. I have the Razer Electra's as well and they are on par with each other. The mic is very clear and the noise cancellation is excellent. They look and feel very sturdy and expensive (which they are).
Summary: So before i had this i had a steelseries siberia v2 which i used on my xbox with the astro mixamp 2013 edition which gives it real 7.1 surround sound using the optical input. The sound quality is similar, the blackshark having a more bassy sound compared with the siberias using the same EQ setting on the mixamp. it is very comfortable (when you get the correct adjustments to the headband and earpieces).