On the very competitive market of true wireless headphones, the Black Shark brand wants to come and capture the niche of gamers allergic to headphones. Black Shark has created a whole line-up of earphones intended for gaming, and the Lucifer T6 are added to this latest offer. But what are they worth? We took them in hand, here is our verdict!
Black Shark is a Xiaomi-affiliated brand that has been specializing in gaming accessories for a few years. The Lucifer T6 are the latest in the range oflistenerslisteners offered by the brand. These complete the line-up which previously consisted of the T1 and T2 headphones.
An atypical design
By opening the box, the charging case reveals the headphones, a short USB-C cable to charge the device, a user manual and some replacement tips. The T6 headphones now have a black case that allows them to be stored vertically, like the AirPods Pro, instead of the horizontal case of the T1 headphones.
The Lucifer T6 sport a modern look and offer the signature Black Shark in black and green, with a design LEDLED which flashes both in the headphones and in the case. The LED signals the remaining charge, while the one on the headphones indicates whether they are in music or game mode.
Apart from the LED on the headphones, the stylestyle is minimalist. The black that evenly drapes over the headphones and box is understated and should suit most styles and outfits. The case and headphones are lightweight and can fit in any pocket. Mainly made in plasticplasticthey are strong enough to hold up in case ofaccidentaccident.
Good sound for the price
The Black Shark Lucifer T6 adopt an in-ear design. They fit well in the ear and are comfortable to wear. The box includes 3 pairs of ear tips of different sizes to adapt to all morphologiesmorphologies. In addition, they are IPX5 certified, a welcome protection against small splashes of water such as transpirationtranspiration (especially during stressful games!).
These headphones allow you to switch between “Music” mode and “Game” mode by pressing three times on the touch control of one of the headphones. Activating each of the modes produces a very different sound, which makes it easy to find your way around. The “Music” mode sounded a bit brighter, with crisp highs and mids, but little to no bass. The other mode sounded a little more muffled, with mostly mids and some bass, but almost no treble. The idea here is to better filter shots feufeu and footsteps, important sound cues in many online games. Generally speaking, the 10mm drivers do a good job, especially for the listed price.
Passive noise reduction, battery life and features
Battery life is not the strong point of weak Bluetooth devices latencylatency. In this regard, the Lucifer T6 headphones still do quite well.
The Lucifier T6 charging case has an internal 400mAh battery that fully charges in 1.5 hours and can hold an additional 20 hours of charge. There is no fast chargefast charge. The charging time for the Lucifer T6 headsets is 1 hour 30 minutes with a battery life of around 6 hours – but which will obviously vary according to use and the volumevolume.
The T6s use Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. The Bluetooth chip does not support multipoint pairing connection but supports codec AACAAC (high resolution). The earbuds can be paired while in the charging case and you can switch between earbuds for stereo or mono listening. There is no interruption when switching between earbuds, other than a 4-second reconnect timeout. When you store the headphones in the case, you must close the lid to disconnect the Bluetooth connection.
Once in game mode, the earphones try to get closer to a wired jack connection and go into ultra-low latency of 35ms, eliminating any delay to sounds from your phone (or your computercomputer) to the headphones. This feature is crucial for fast-paced video games like Call of Duty or PUBG that require instant sound relay for faster response.
Did you know ?
Latency is the synchronization of audio and video. The lower it is, the more the sound matches the images. Among the main uses where it is necessary to have low latency, we can mention:
- the video game: in particular a shooting game, which requires audio and video synchronization to listen to the sound and identify the position of the other players.
- video playback: when you watch a video, the audio and the video must be perfectly synchronized so that there is no lag between the images and the sound.
Here, with an ultra-low latency of 35ms, i.e. almost synchronous, these headphones are perfectly suited for playing video games and reacting to immersive environments in which the synchronization of sound and image must be perfect. By using the “game” mode, particularly for shooting games, the headphones allow you to better perceive the sound of footsteps and shots.
Overall, the Black Shark Lucifer T6 are very good headphones for their price of €39.99. The whole thing has a cool retro-tech look, not least thanks to the multiple LEDs that light up on both the earbuds and the case during operation and charging. The fact that the LEDs do not only have an aesthetic purpose is a nice detail. The only downside is still the battery life, which takes a hit when using ultra-low latency.
- Un design original
- The price
- Low-latency mode
We love less
- The absence of a applicationapplication and touch control settings
- Passive noise reduction that filters little in noisy environments
- Less autonomy in “game” mode
Article produced in partnership with Black Shark