The best gaming headset is on sale for $54.99 for Cyber Monday

BlackShark V2 Cyber Monday deal
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Razer BlackShark V2 CouRageJD Edition | 50mm drivers | 12-28,000Hz| Closed-back | Wired | $109.99 (opens in new tab)

Razer BlackShark V2 CouRageJD Edition | 50mm drivers | 12-28,000Hz| Closed-back | Wired | $109.99 $54.99 at Best Buy (save $55) (opens in new tab)
The BlackShark dethroned the HyperX Cloud Alpha to become our top gaming headset, with sound quality "far above what you will get with most other sets in this price point," thanks to drivers with smartly separated bass, mids, and treble.

The big day might be behind us, now we're on the hunt for the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals (opens in new tab). This include's Razer's BlackShark V2, the ruler of our best gaming headset (opens in new tab) guide, at $55, nearly half its normal price. This is a very good deal on a headset we happily recommended at $100.

The discount on Razer's store only applies to a specific version of the BlackShark V2, the "CouRageJD Edition." This yellow and blue take on the headset was designed with YouTuber CourageJD, so it doesn't feature Razer's usually black and green aesthetic. But if you don't mind the words "Take Over" on your earcups, this is the cheapest way to get the best gaming headset around.

The regular black version of the BlackShark V2 is just under $70 on Amazon (opens in new tab), which is still a decent deal, but not unprecedented; it hit that same discount during Prime Day. $55 is comparatively a real bargain.

Here's a bit more from our review on why we love the BlackShark V2, which we scored a 92 (opens in new tab)

"If I'm being very picky I'd maybe say that I can hear a little more separation of the higher frequencies with the HyperX Cloud Alpha—mostly when the THX software is enabled—but there is a richness to the mids, and some velvety bass notes, that you only get with the BlackShark V2.

The Razer Synapse software then allows you to tune that detailed audio to your heart's content, thanks to the bundled USB sound card that comes in the box. This also gives you access to that THX Spatial Audio software. To my genuinely complete surprise, this actually enhances not just the gaming experience, but also improves the experience of listening to high-resolution music too."

The BlackShark V2 came out in November 2020, and nothing's topped it in the two years since. 

Wes Fenlon
Senior Editor

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter (opens in new tab) and Tested (opens in new tab) before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.


When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).