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Razer Blackshark V2 Pro review: Lightweight performance

Razer Blackshark V2 Pro review: Lightweight performance

Razer Blackshark V2 Pro

The Razer Blackshark V2 Pro are an excellent pair of wireless headphones. Retailing at S$325, the Blackshark V2 Pro is expensive, but worth it. The 70-hour battery life, great microphone, and light weight make it a solid contender in a crowded audio scene. My only complaint is that the Flowknit ear cushions can make your skin itch after a while in our humid weather.

Quick specs

  • Razer TriForce Titanium drivers
  • Connectivity: USB Type A dongle (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
  • THX Spatial Audio
  • Up to 70 hours

Meant for competitive esports, this 320g headset is light enough to stay comfortably on your head for long hours. And because it has a 70-hour battery life, you don't have to worry about having to charge it frequently. I've been using it on and off for a whole week, and I still have yet to plug it in for a recharge. I also like the volume knob on the left earcup, which lets me quickly change my audio settings. There's a mute button and a EQ profile switch button, which switches between music, gaming, movie, and a custom mode. Holding for two seconds changes it to esports mode. The esport mode has profiles for games such as Call of Duty, Valorant, CS:GO , Apex Legends, and Fortnite. Holding the EQ button for seven seconds also turns on Bluetooth pairing.

Razer Blackshark V2 Pro
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The Blackshark V2 Pro is also quite comfortable. But as mentioned, the Flowknit ear cushions can feel a little itchy after a while, though it's really comfy to wear for long hours in an air-conditioned room. The headphones also don't clamp tightly on your head, but they do provide an adequate seal. It won't block off all background noise, though. But it's enough that you won't hear the outside world when gaming or listening to music. I like how distinct and clear footsteps sounded in Valorant, or the hum of my lightsaber as I swung it around in Jedi Survivor. The detachable microphone is also really good. Even with a fan blowing at it from the side, I sounded clear as day. When faced directly at a fan, the microphone picked up just the smallest hint of wind noise that's not noticeable.

Razer Blackshark V2 Pro
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

You can also use this headphone for music. The sound is very well-balanced. Bass wasn't overwhelming or overly strong — in fact it's very distinct. Mids and highs are very clear. Overall, the Blackshark V2 Pro has a very good soundstage with great separation and lots of detail. I think it's a better headset than the cheaper Razer Barracuda X, but I probably won't be wearing this out a lot compared with the more understated Barracuda X.

The Razer Blackshark V2 Pro is a solid all-rounder. You can definitely get this pair of gaming headphones. However, it doesn't come with noise-cancelling, which will make it less useful outdoors. Get it from Razer, Shopee, or Lazada. I've seen it as low as S$190, which is a really good deal.

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Note: Review unit provided by Razer.


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Verdict



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Solid, all-rounded wireless headset for esports, gaming and music.

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