Razer Announces BlackShark Stereo Gaming Headset
Author: William Usher
published: 2012-08-30 15:52:24
If you like to game (and you probably wouldn't be here if you didn't) and you like looking good while you game (and you probably wouldn't be here if you didn't) then you'll definitely dig Razer's new BlackShark Stereo Gaming Headset, which is coming soon for gamers with some extra dough in their wallets.
This Stereo Gaming Headset is sort of a spiritual sequel to the Battlefield 3-centric headset the BlackShark Razer.
Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, president of Razer USA commented in the press release, saying
... “Soldiers in intense combat situations need to be fully focused with minimal distractions to take the objectives successfully and come out alive. The same goes for gamers seeking the win – and that’s what the Razer BlackShark gaming headset was built to deliver,” … “When you stop gaming to get out and about, detach the boom microphone and you’ve got the perfect sound-isolating headphones for your audio on-the-go.”
I rarely ever detach the mic and I don't think most people would detach a mic from an uber-expensive headset and wear it out and about to listen to music or whatever while on the go. I mean, do you see the size of those things? Going jogging with those on would result in your neck muscles getting enough of a workout where even muscle-beach roiders would envy you for massive neck muscles.
The main design inspiration behind the BlackShark is to give players the role-playing incentive of looking like a helicopter pilot. Yes, the headset was mirrored after the sets that the chopper pilots wear. The circumaural ear cups also provide for external noise-canceling goodness so that your auricular senses can absorb the full fledged, unadulterated goodness of your high-end gaming experiences.
The 3.5mm jack also makes the headset compatible with most media devices so it's not exclusive to PC gaming, so console and portable gamers can rejoice. But again, portable gamers would have to deal with the whole neck-muscle workout thing.
You can check out the list of specs for the BlackShark below or visit the Official Website for more information. The BlackShark is set for release sometime in September.
Stereo sound with enhanced bass
Sound-isolating circumaural ear cup design
Detachable boom microphone for voice chat or added mobility
Audio / mic splitter adapter cable
Memory foam leatherette ear cushions for maximum comfort
40mm neodymium magnet stereo drivers
· Drivers: 40mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil
· Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 KHz
· Impedance: 29 Ω
· Sensitivity @ 1 KHz: 105 dB ± 3 dB
· Input power: 50 mW
· Cable: 1.3 m rubber sheathed
· Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated audio + mic combined jack
· Frequency response: 50Hz – 16KHz
· Signal-to-noise ratio: 50dB
· Sensitivity @ 1KHz: -37 dB +/- 4dB
· Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
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