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Razer Barracuda X (2022) Headset Review

Rating: 8.0.

The Barracuda X headset from Razer is back with a bigger battery and Bluetooth connectivity. Razer had more than just gaming at a desk in mind when designing the new family of Barracuda headsets. With a wide range of connection options, this headset can be used with almost anything you can think of and taken almost anywhere. Will the Barracuda X bridge the game between typical gaming headsets and more traditional over-ear headphones?

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Timestamps:

00:00 Start
00:24 Packaging / Pricing
01:27 In the box
01:55 First Impressions
02:24 Refresh of original – some details
02:51 Build quality / comfort / Adjustment / controls
05:12 Microphone / sound test
07:08 Performance
07:51 Battery Life
08:44 Connectivity
09:36 Razer Audio App
10:32 Sound quality
11:34 Mat’s closing thoughts

Specifications:

  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE – 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • IMPEDANCE – 32 Ω (1 kHz)
  • SENSITIVITY – 96dBSPL/[email protected] by HATS
  • DRIVER SIZE – DIAMETERS (MM) – 40 mm
  • DRIVER TYPE – Razer™ TriForce
  • EARCUPS – Oval FlowKnit Ear Cushions
  • INNER EARCUP DIAMETER – 60 mm x 40 mm
  • EARPADS MATERIAL – Ultra-soft FlowKnit memory foam
  • NOISE CANCELLING – Passive noise cancellation
  • CONNECTION TYPE – USB-C Wireless (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 5.2m, 3.5mm Analog
  • CABLE LENGTH – 1.5 m / 4.92 ft
  • WEIGHT – 250 g / 0.55 lbs
  • MICROPHONE STYLE – Detachable HyperClear Cardioid
  • PICK-UP PATTERN – Unidirectional
  • MICROPHONE FREQUENCY RESPONSE100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • MICROPHONE SENSITIVITY (@1KHZ) – -42 ± 3 dB
  • VIRTUAL SURROUND ENCODING – 7.1 Surround sound: Only available on Windows 10 64-bit
  • VOLUME CONTROL – Volume up and down
  • OTHER CONTROLS
    • Mic mute on / off toggle
    • 2.4GHz Wireless and Bluetooth Toggle (SmartSwitch)
    • Play/pause track, accept incoming call or end current call, skip track, previous track
  • BATTERY LIFE – Up to 50 hours
  • LIGHTING – None
  • COMPATIBILITY
    • PC (USB-C 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 5.2)
    • PlayStation (USB-A to USB-C 2.4GHz)
    • Mobile Devices (Supporting USB-C or Bluetooth 5.2)
    • Android & iOS

You can buy the Barracuda X direct from Razer for £99.99 HERE.

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Pros

  • Lightweight.
  • Comfortable.
  • Can be used with a wide range of devices.
  • Great battery life.

Cons

  • Mostly plastic build.
  • Not the loudest.

KitGuru says: The Barracuda X is a very comfortable and lightweight headset. It has solid battery life and is highly versatile.

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Rating: 8.0.

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