Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) Review Philippines

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) Review Philippines

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) review verdict: while pricey, the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) is a solid gaming headset that has an excellent microphone, crisp sound, and ridiculous battery life for gamers in the Philippines.



  • Good sound
  • Great microphone
  • Both 2.4GHz and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Outstanding battery life


  • No wired options
  • The bass could be deeper

Razer is updating their already good BlackShark V2 Pro gaming headset with newer features, Type-C connectivity as well as more endurance. As we found out in our review, the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) might be a little pricey in the Philippines but it’s worth every centavo.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) review: Design

The BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) hasn’t changed much from the first iteration that Razer released in 2020. The headphone is still extremely light at just 320 grams and uses soft memory foam material for its earpads for a comfortable fit even during long gaming sessions.

The underside of the headband is also well supported, and there’s a faux leather cover on the top with Razer’s branding. The cups themselves are supported with Y-shaped wire struts. While they look a bit flimsy, they’re surprisingly strong and didn’t deform or break when the headphone was stuffed in my bag underneath a camera and a tripod fluid head during a recent domestic trip.

The left earcup features most of the controls and buttons including a volume knob, as well as the port for the detachable boom mic. The power and mic mute button is on this side, as well as the Type-C port for charging. The right side only has the pairing button.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) review: Software and operation

The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) is a wireless-only headset, though you do get a 2.4GHz transmitter as well as Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity with support for AAC and SBC codecs. That Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity plus the fact that you can detach the microphone and leave it at home gives the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) more flexibility as a headphone that you can take around with you when you’re out and about.

While you can use the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) without installing Razer’s Synapse software, you kinda have to be able to access all its features and controls. This includes setting the equalizer, power profile, sound enhancements, THX Spatial audio, and myriad others as well. While the app is straightforward to use, it’s a bit of a resource hog, and we would love it if Razer optimized it.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) review: Performance, sound quality, battery life

Because the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) is an esports-oriented headphone, Razer made sure that the audio quality from its microphone would be top-notch. And I’m happy to report that it is – the detachable super wideband unidirectional 9.9mm condenser microphone sounds extremely good, and allowed for crystal-clear comms with my friends on Discord when playing team-oriented games like Squad, even with a massive fan blowing beside me.

You can listen to an audio sample from the microphone here.

As for the actual sound quality from the drivers, they’re alright. Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) uses 50mm drivers, which deliver excellent, well-defined audio that allows you to pick up where the enemy is shooting you from, especially useful when you’re using it with THX Spatial audio. The snaps and whizzes of incoming fire from enemies allowed me to quickly identify where I was getting shot in Squad.

Probably the only thing that’s missing here is noise cancellation, though Razer has far more expensive headphone models that offer that feature if you need it.

And while the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) no longer has wired connectivity, its battery life more than makes up for it. Razer claims 70-hour endurance on a single charge which I’d agree with, as it lasted me around a week and change with casual use. The headset also charges very quickly – a 15-minute charge will net you 6 hours of use.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) review: Wrap-up and verdict

The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) is a great gaming headset as we found in our review, providing excellent sound, long battery life, and crystal clear comms for people who want to raise their gaming experience in the Philippines.

The only thing that’s going to be holding you back is its price – at Php 13,990, it’s a spendy headset, but people wanting to get the best possible edge over their opponents would be happy to pay the price.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) Price Philippines

The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) is priced at Php 13,990.



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