Razer on Thursday announced the next version of its venerable BlackShark gaming headset, the BlackShark V2, leveraging a partnership with THX to provide spatial-audio profiles for gaming using positional sound.
The $100 wired headset can be used as a â€œstandaloneâ€� wired headset via its 3.5mm jack. But the V2 also ships with a USB soundcard that the headset can plug into, which adds additional filtering capabilities to the headsetâ€™s built-in mic. A second, $60 budget option, the Razer BlackShark V2 X, does away with the sound card but provides a similar driver and the same mic as the more expensive version.
Both headsets ship today, though Razer wonâ€™t be able to provide the THX spatial-audio profiles until August 6, the company said. On that day, youâ€™ll be able to download specific profiles for eighteen games, such as Valorant,Â Apex Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and more.Â