Razer Introduces the Battlefield 3 Edition Blackshark Headset

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


  • 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

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 

  • deicided
    Mine!!! Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie!

    (A man after midnight) :P
  • Youngmind
    Do I smell a give away?
  • blakphoenix
    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.
  • blakphoenix
  • jimmysmitty
    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.
  • crysex
    That's awesome! But I have already owned the Tiamat 7.1
  • vittau
    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, ...
  • iamtheking123
    frozoniclooks cool but.... 40mm neodymium magnets?? i was expecting this to come with 50mm magnets, the bass would have been waaaay betterHint: Size of magnets has little to do with sound quality. It's a marketing gimmick.
  • Pennanen
    They look good but since its razer, its overpriced.
  • sirencall
    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.