Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed Review: Headphones with Exceptional Microphone Quality

The Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed is a wireless gaming headset designed for high-speed broadband, featuring an ultra-lightweight design, crystal-clear microphone, and impressive battery life, aimed at inspiring esports enthusiasts.
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Pros:

  • Ultra-lightweight and comfortable
  • Excellent microphone quality
  • Long-lasting battery life with fast charging options
  • Versatile connectivity options

Cons:

  • Sound tuning favors esports
  • Material quality could be better
  • Non-detachable microphone

Our Verdict:

The Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed proves to be a reliable choice for tech-savvy gamers, especially those seeking lightweight, durable, and high-quality microphone headphones. While the specialized sound tuning for esports shows a clear objective, it also means readjusting for a more diverse audio experience.


The Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed underwent our rigorous review and promised a lot: ultra-light design, excellent microphone quality, and sound tuning specifically optimized for esports. We put it to the test to see if these claims hold true.

Design and Construction:

At first glance, the Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed closely resembles its predecessor, the Razer Blackshark V2 Pro. The most noticeable change is the reduction in weight: weighing in at less than 10 ounces (280 grams), it’s nearly 1.5 ounces lighter than the Pro model. This weight reduction is achieved through the use of lighter plastics and synthetic leather on the ear cups.

Despite the material adjustments, comfort remains high, even though the longevity of the synthetic leather seems questionable. Pressure distribution and adjustment options via thin metal sliders provide a secure fit without feeling overly tight.

Technical Specifications:

The Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed boasts a range of impressive technical specifications (at least on paper), making it an attractive choice for gamers. At the heart of these headphones are the “Razer TriForce Titanium” drivers, measuring 50mm in diameter and renowned for covering a wide frequency spectrum from 12Hz to 28kHz.

These drivers deliver detailed soundscapes, accurately reproducing both low and high frequencies, which is particularly useful for pinpointing opponents in esports games.

Connectivity via Razer’s Hyperspeed technology (2.4GHz wireless) and Bluetooth 5.2 ensures a fast and stable connection, while the USB-C option not only allows for wired use but also enables fast charging (more on that later).

Sound Quality and Microphone:

The standout feature of the Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed microphone is its almost broadcast-quality. With a sampling rate of 32kHz, it offers clearer voice transmission than many competitor models. While a fixed microphone unit may be a drawback for some users, the audio quality itself leaves little room for improvement.

The drivers provide balanced sound and clear midrange, which is beneficial for hearing game sounds like footsteps and weapon actions. However, the default audio settings are primarily geared towards esports and may require adjustment for broader gaming, music, and movie experiences.

Battery Life and Connectivity:

The battery life of the Razer Blackshark V2 Hyperspeed extends up to 70 hours, which is impressive and ensures long gaming sessions. The fast charging option provides 6 hours of use with just a 15-minute charge, emphasizing the headset’s suitability for daily use. Connectivity via Razer Hyperspeed technology offers reliable and lag-free transmission, while the additional Bluetooth feature allows for flexible use but may not be ideal for responsive gaming.

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