Razer’s $99 BlackShark V2 wired gaming headset features THX spatial audio

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Razer BlackShark V2

The $99.99 model has breathable ear pads, the SpeedFlex braided cable and includes the USB sound card. | Razer

Razer is launching two models of the BlackShark V2 wired gaming headset today, following up on the original model that was released all the way back in 2012. Of these two models, the $99.99 BlackShark V2 (pictured above) has more features, while the $59.99 BlackShark V2 X is a little stripped down by comparison. Importantly, both feature an excellent tactile knob for adjusting the volume on the left ear cup, cross-compatibility with PC and consoles via their 3.5mm cable, as well as generous sizing options (in case you have a larger-than-usual head). They also both have a mute button to make it easy to cut off comms with your team.

What drives up the cost in the more expensive version mostly comes down to the included USB sound card that…

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