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Razer Launches Aviation Design-Inspired Gaming Headset

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware and software, today announced the addition of the Razer BlackShark Stereo Gaming Headset. Inspired by tactical aviator headsets and armed with total audio immersion, Razer's newest piece of audio hardware comes as a Razer-branded version of the popular Battlefield 3 Razer BlackShark, a headset that the company developed from the ground up for the Battlefield franchise and released earlier this year at E3.

    Designed to look and feel like the headsets worn by attack helicopter pilots, the Razer-green accented BlackShark is your battle-ready solution for powerful, immersive PC gaming audio. The Razer BlackShark delivers superior sound isolation, with full circumaural ear cups. The headset is built with memory foam ear cushions that mold to the shape of your ears for maximum comfort over extended use, making the Razer BlackShark the most vital weapon for your total PC gaming and music enjoyment.

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    Whether blocking out the loud noise made by a deadly attack helicopter, the construction work just outside the home or any other ambient sounds, gamers will hear nothing but the sweet, immersive sounds of ownage, destruction and victory.

    Gamers interested in a versatile headset on-the-go need look no further. Detach the microphone boom and take the lightweight headphones with you for a stylish audio solution. The BlackShark plugs directly into any device with a 3.5 mm audio jack, offering compatibility with nearly every audio device on the market today.

    "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," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "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."

    ABOUT THE RAZER BLACKSHARK GAMING HEADSET:

    With a sleek aluminum design and green accents, the Razer BlackShark brings forth extreme comfort for long, extended missions and top-notch sound isolation. The circumaural design and leatherette sealant of the headset's ear cups, block out all unwanted, ambient noise and allows players to only hear the awesome, intense audio of their games and music. The Razer BlackShark's detachable boom microphone and audio / mic splitter adapter cable make this a highly versatile headset, at home both at a gaming setup and out on the streets for music playback. Go from immersive gaming audio and smack-talking foes at your desktop to listening to your music out and about in seconds.

    Price:
    US $119.99 / EU €119.99

    Availability:
    Razerzone.com – September 2012
    Worldwide – September 2012

    Product features:

    ● 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
    ● 40 mm neodymium magnet stereo drivers

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

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

    Audio Usage
    ● Devices with 3.5mm audio jack

    Audio + Microphone Usage
    ● Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack OR separate 3.5 mm jacks for audio and line-in.
    (Works with all portable audio/mobile/computing devices including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Razer Blade, Macbook Pro, and today's newer Ultrabooks.)

    Audio / Mic Splitter Adapter Usage
    ● Devices with separate 3.5 mm audio and microphone jacks (Works with most laptop and desktop computers)

    For more information about the Razer BlackShark, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-audio/razer-blackshark.
     
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    I am not sure how they are going to perform, but that green outline looks flipping ugly. What was Razer thinking? :banghead:
     
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    why would they make a headset designed to look like an aviation headset and then make the cord neon green?? i get that the razor colors are black and green but this is just fail.
     
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    i think it looks good and the orca is cool too id ge one if it had a mic for my GF. the problem i have is how do you have an aluminum copper clad voice coil? How are they going to prevent those metals from reacting with each other and causing the coil to disintegrate.
     
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    Because we aren't flying choppers :p I'm sure if someone wants replica chopper headsets they are out there.
     
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    Designed to look like them in 1965 maybe. :laugh:
     
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    that neon green is trippy. i wonder if this headset comes with a complementary black light grateful dead poster...
     
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    I like it. But they haven't worn headsets like that in combat choppers for years. Anyway this looks just to be a rebrand of the BF3 headset.
     
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    Razer has a status quot to live up to, this is another piece of ugly overpriced junk among the few good products they make.


    No that's exactly what this is :laugh:
     
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    Ill tell ya if I had the spare cash I might give these a try. Ive had my Bose for about 4 years now. They still sound great but they are starting to wear out. I could care less about the color. No one sees me play video games except for a pair of homosexual squirrels next to my office. (no joke)
     
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    I really like them, even the green, and would love to purchase them, if they really are quality. But that price is scary :cry:
     
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    copper-clad aluminum has the same resistance to corrosion as pure copper and then the wire is coated in a synthetic enamel to protect against shorting out.
     
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    I just want a pair so I can pick up (even more) chicks.
     
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    I actually like these. My fav colour is green. I love the mechanical look also. That price tag though turns me away though. You can get something just as good half he price.
     
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    ^ i like the neon green i'd look like an asshole wearing them in public but it's not for the public it's for me. That being said i just avoid anything to do with razer and sound i trusted them once and they burned me so hard, it still to my logitech products which have never broken or fucked up so badly that i'd avoid their products.
     
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    I gotta say these really don't appeal to me at all.
     
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    Green is one of my favorite colors but what THE heck! is that.
     

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