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Battlefield 4 Razer BlackShark Over Ear Noise Isolating PC Gaming Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Gimmicky Gaming Gear 04/10/2014

This review is from: Battlefield 4 Razer BlackShark Over Ear Noise Isolating PC Gaming Headset

Pros: Sale price of $60 was a great deal. Superior packaging, this is a reusable box for storage or shipping of delicate items. Great box for those who like to collect boxes. There is no reason why these headphones should arrive damaged unless the package was dropped out of a plane. Look great, comfortable ear pads and the removable microphone is a great addition. Aluminum construction feels like it would hold up better than most plastic headphones, adjustable headband that you can tighten down with thumbscrews. During LAN parties, or even everyday use I am always taking my headphones on and off several times, and almost always readjusting them when I put them back on. These Razer headphones stay in place which is more of a convenience thing to me. Voice quality is great, my friends can hear me in Skype, Vent or Teamspeak with ease.

Cons: Feel kind of flimsy even though they have an aluminum frame. Boomy bass, I had to adjust my EQ to help because it was a little much for my taste. Smaller than what I expected. These do not sit around my hear but rather on my ear. I feel these headphones are "OK" for a stereo headset and "Good" for a 'gaming' headset. There is obviously some "marketing" behind these. Large box, cooler colors, limited edition, BF4, etc. Not that I care what I look like while I'm gaming though. Hey, I still bought them though and would of totally picked them over the black ones anyways.

Other Thoughts: After using these for a full week I am happy with my purchase but would not have spent over $100 on them like I have on others. I have tried several other sets of headphones, cans, earbuds, IEMs, etc. in the same price range that I feel are higher quality and superior to these. But it is what the user hears that counts.

When I want to game I grab my gaming headsets, when I want to listen to music I'll grab my Grados. When I am at work I use the company provided headsets. When I want to study, relax, watch a movie, or not disturb others then I'll grab my Denons or Sennheisers. My point is, the Razer Blackshark headphones do what they are designed for: Gaming. I have ripped these off and dropped them on my keyboard when walking away from the computer in frustration; often due to getting killed in BF4 or when Ghandi denounces me in Civ 5 starting a fourth World War. Try doing that with your Beats by Dre. How many times have you stated walking away from your PC while still wearing your cans? They either rip your ears off while violently slingshoting to the ground and shattering or they just fall and no one cares. These fall, no one cares, and you continue to rock on after you returned from the kitchen with a sandwich.

Paired with a decent sound card and they start to come alive. The other headsets I use for gaming are mainly 7.1 USB style which all have their individual pros and cons. Regardless, I'm pleased with my purchase and hope they last a while. I mainly purchased these as a back up to my backup headsets, some of which are about to meet the trash.
Other headsets I use(d):
Corsair 1500
Logitech G35
Steelseries Siberia V2
Sennheiser PC350
Rosewill RHTS-8206

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Razer Imperator Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Not worth $70 04/05/2014

This review is from: Razer Imperator Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse

Pros: Great mouse! I bought this as a replacement for my RAT 7 which I could never configure to be comfortable. I enjoy the adjustable side buttons and the mouse is light. This is my first 4G dual laser style mouse and it seems to work rather well on several types of surfaces. Comfortable and was noticeably faster and more responsive versus other mice I own.

Cons: Really light weight, maybe not a con but I prefer a mouse that is at least twice as heavy. So light I kind of question the build quality. The buttons work fine but the material this mouse is made out of is rather flimsy. I can't double click or continuously click like I was used to on my RAT and other mice. This could be due to the whole top piece not being separate buttons but just one large cover. Price is kind of high, there are other mice worth looking into in the same price range.

Other Thoughts: I will use this mouse as a back up and for my other PCs since I spent so much on it and can not find the receipt to return or exchange it it locally. I prefer large mice and this fit my hand very well but I can not get past the buttons being one piece rather than being individual. If this was $50 it would be a great purchase.

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Display Name: Chris W.

Date Joined: 12/30/08

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  • Last Review: 04/10/14
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