The Razer Blackshark V2 HyperSpeed offers plenty for those who love competitive games. It's light, comfortable, and supports low-latency 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth. It's similar to the Blackshark V2 Pro, but cheaper.
- 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth toggle
- Up to 70 hours
- Compatible with PC or PlayStation, mobile devices (via Bluetooth)
There are also some changes to the build. For one, the microphone isn't detachable. It also features leatherette cups, which I suspect will peel in our humid weather. I do like how it feels compared to the V2 Pro's Flowknit, though. Design-wise, it has similar controls, with the volume dial, mute, and power button on the left earcup. The dial now comes textured, which is a nice improvement. On the right, you find the EQ switcher. You can choose between game, movie, music, and custom. There's no esports EQ mode, unlike the Pro version.
The TriForce Titanium drivers do a good job in delivering audio. It's really balanced and clear. There's plenty of detail, and the soundstage has clear separation. I would actually rate the sound quality to be similar to the V2 Pro. The microphone is also pretty good, but I dislike the fact that it's not detachable. That means it's always sitting near your mouth, though you can bend it awkwardly away to the side. But when directly facing a fan, it will just pick up a hint of it. Since it's on the left side, I recommend putting your fans on your right so wind noise is minimal (or even avoided).
As over-ear headphones, the V2 HyperSpeed do a decent job of passive noise isolation. It blocks outside noises, but you can still hear them somewhat. The V2 HyperSpeed comes with a cable and the HyperSpeed dongle, so you can put it closer to you. Battery life is rated at 70 hours, and I've used it for a week or so gaming without needing to charge. A quick 15-minute charge will give you around 6 hours of use.
Note: Review unit provided by Razer.
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