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Razer Introduces the Battlefield 3 Edition Blackshark Headset

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Are you looking for an authentic replica of an attack helicopter headset for your gaming experience? Well, Razer has you covered with its release of the Battlefield 3 Edition Razer Blackshark

Razer has designed the Blackshark based on headsets sported by real attack helicopter pilots and gave it an exclusive Battlefield 3 design. The headset features circumaural ear cups designed to facilitate an authentic auditory in-game experience. Razer's sound-isolating technology blocks out undesirable ambient noises and allows players to focus on the battle audio and in game sounds. The Razer BlackShark comes with a detachable boom microphone for use on-the-go. 

Technical Specifications:

  • Drivers: 40mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
  • Impedance: 29 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1KHz: 105dB ± 3 dB
  • Input power: 50mW
  • Cable:  1.3m / 4.3ft rubber sheathed + 1m / 3.3ft audio/mic splitter adapter
  • Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated audio + mic combined jack


Microphone:

  • Frequency response:  50Hz – 16KHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio:  50dB
  • Sensitivity @ 1KHz:  -37 dB +/- 4dB
  • Pick-up pattern:  Unidirectional


Hardware Requirements:

  • Devices with separate 3.5mm audio and mic jacks
  • Devices with combined 3.5mm audio + mic combined jack (works with all portable audio/mobile/computing devices including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Razer Blade, Macbook Pro, or today’s newer Ultrabooks.)
  • 1m / 3.3ft audio/mic splitter adapter extension cable included

Battlefield 3 Razer BlackShark Gaming Headset for PC
 

The Blackshark will be available starting July 2012 with a suggested retail price of $129.99. For more information about the Razer BlackShark, please visit www.razerzone.com/BlackShark 

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    deicided , May 31, 2012 12:21 AM
    Mine!!! Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie!



    (A man after midnight) :p 
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    Youngmind , May 31, 2012 12:27 AM
    Do I smell a give away?
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    blakphoenix , May 31, 2012 12:39 AM
    alough i usually find Razors designs tacky looking and aimed at a different market to myself, I really quite enjoy the look of these headphones. Whether they are any good is another debate all together and I won't be giving up my AKG K550's for these but it's good to see they're style changing somewhat.
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    blakphoenix , May 31, 2012 12:40 AM
    *although
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    jimmysmitty , May 31, 2012 1:01 AM
    I guess the BF3 design is what demands the $129 price tag since the COrsair Vengance 1300s and 1500s both are cheaper and come with better drivers (50mm) alone and the 1500s have a USB card that gives true 7.1 DTS.

    I guess if you want shiny over functionality they are ok, but I wouldn't waste my money on them.
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    crysex , May 31, 2012 1:01 AM
    That's awesome! But I have already owned the Tiamat 7.1
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    vittau , May 31, 2012 1:42 AM
    Pro-tip: do not buy Razer audio products, check products by other companies who actually make a living of audio, such as: AKG, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic, Denon, Shure, ...
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    iamtheking123 , May 31, 2012 2:57 AM
    frozoniclooks cool but.... 40mm neodymium magnets?? i was expecting this to come with 50mm magnets, the bass would have been waaaay better

    Hint: Size of magnets has little to do with sound quality. It's a marketing gimmick.
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    Pennanen , May 31, 2012 4:13 AM
    They look good but since its razer, its overpriced.
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    sirencall , May 31, 2012 5:02 AM
    iamtheking123Hint: Size of magnets has little to do with sound quality. It's a marketing gimmick.


    Thats half true, you can not get proper bass response from small magnets. Also you get weaker treble response from magnets that are too big. This is why any quality home speaker setup has a mix of big and small but even than its a personal taste thing but there is a reason why in-ear headphones have generally terrible bass.
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    ubercake , May 31, 2012 11:40 AM
    Looks cool as hell, but if it doesn't do surround, it may as well be any other decent pair of stereo headphones. When it's on your head, do you really care what it looks like? I mean seriously, who are you trying to impress?

    You're sitting at a computer playing a video game. You're definitely not attracting the females at that point.
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    razor512 , May 31, 2012 4:07 PM
    they look decent, but have pretty crappy specs for the price, especially compared to headphones offered by sennheiser, AKG, or other quality brands in the price range with many replaceable parts and better build quality and audio quality.
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    katfishgr , May 31, 2012 6:29 PM
    ubercakeLooks cool as hell, but if it doesn't do surround, it may as well be any other decent pair of stereo headphones. When it's on your head, do you really care what it looks like? I mean seriously, who are you trying to impress? You're sitting at a computer playing a video game. You're definitely not attracting the females at that point.


    Haha ... you've got a pretty good there.
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    katfishgr , May 31, 2012 6:30 PM
    ^ er ... POINT.
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    11796pcs , May 31, 2012 10:59 PM
    5.1 Surround Sound system for $100 more? It's better in basically every single way.