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Razer Barracuda Pro Review

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79
79
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Experts

83
2,019

Consumers

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The Razer Barracuda Pro is a strong choice for a gaming headset, as it has a balanced sound profile mixed with great sound customization features and a comfy design. However, if you prioritize recording, the mic performs poorly.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless is a high-end multifunction headset released in 2020, offering adjustable THX spatial for immersive gaming. It has plush earcups, headband padding, and a leather liner for comfort. This headset boasts active noise canceling, drowning out background sounds.

There are music playback buttons and a talk-through function. You can find other versatile models among the most popular gaming headsets. It’s compatible with PCs, PS4, and PS5. Featuring an integrated microphone, it allows users to make calls and record audio. A companion app enables adjusting the graphic EQ and presets. Read on and see how it compares with the best Razer gaming headsets.

Best For

  • CS:GO

  • Call Of Duty

  • Fortnite

  • Razer

  • Steelseries

  • VR

Consensus

our Verdict

The Razer Barracuda Pro is a good option for gaming. The audio quality is balanced across bass, mids, and trebles, accurately depicting gaming environments. Users can access the companion app to customize sound and choose from EQ presets and other audio-enhancing features. The design also promotes comfort and long gaming sessions, as it has thick padding, wide adjustability, and a design that distributes weight evenly. Likewise, the battery lasts for 34.4 hours, making it ideal for long gaming sessions.

However, the headset has drawbacks, like poor microphone recording quality and sound production; it has a low-frequency extension range, which means the voice captured isn’t clear or natural soudning. It also has poor latency, tested at 36 ms, which produces delays between audio and visuals.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good Audio Quality
    • Gaming audio comes through accurately and clearly, as the soundstage is balanced. It provides deep basses and distinguished trebles without overpowering the mid-range.

    • Vocals and mids are clear and present, making for a great overall soundstage.

  • Supreme Comfort
    • Gamers will experience little fatigue as the headset design uses thick earcup padding and a headband that distributes weight accurately, relieving pressure

  • Excellent App Support
    • Gamers can finetune and customize sound through the Razer Synapse 3 software, including features like THX Spacial Audio, a 10-band graphic EQ, and do-not-disturb mode.

Reason to Avoid

  • Subpar Mic Performance
    • The recording quality isn’t great, given the mic only has a 243-6,544 Hz frequency extension. It was rated 5.8/10, which is in the bottom 10% of tested mics.

  • Latency Issues
    • The headset experiences some delay between visuals and audio, as the headset tets in at 36 ms latency, which is slightly below average for a wireless gaming headset

Razer Barracuda Pro Specs

Adjustable HeadbandAdjustable HeadbandYes
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandAuto-Adjusting HeadbandNo
Battery LifeBattery Life40 hrs
Compatible PlatformsCompatible PlatformsAndroid, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows
Connector SizeConnector SizeUSB Type-C
Detachable MicDetachable MicNo
Driver SizeDriver Size50mm
Earcup Foam MaterialEarcup Foam MaterialMemory Foam
Headphone FitHeadphone FitOver-ear
Max Frequency ResponseMax Frequency Response20,000 Hz
Min Frequency ResponseMin Frequency Response20Hz
Noise CancelingNoise CancelingYes
Product WeightProduct Weight
Programmable ButtonsProgrammable ButtonsNo
WirelessWirelessYes
Wireless ConnectivityWireless Connectivity2.4GHz Wireless, Bluetooth, RF

All Specs

Test Results

Max Volume (dB)0
Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)6.75
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)12.53
BT Latency (ms)113
Non-BT Latency (ms)36
Low End Roll Off (Hz)23.443
High End Roll Off (Hz)8,610.779

All Tests

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Razer Barracuda Pro Review

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Market Context

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless is a high-end multifunction headset released in 2020, offering adjustable THX spatial for immersive gaming. It has plush earcups, headband…

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless is a high-end multifunction headset released in 2020, offering adjustable THX spatial for immersive gaming. It has plush earcups, headband padding, and a leather liner for comfort. This headset boasts active noise canceling, drowning out background sounds.

There are music playback buttons and a talk-through function. You can find other versatile models among the most popular gaming headsets. It’s compatible with PCs, PS4, and PS5. Featuring an integrated microphone, it allows users to make calls and record audio. A companion app enables adjusting the graphic EQ and presets. Read on and see how it compares with the best Razer gaming headsets.

Removing up to 23.92 dB of noise, the Razer Barracuda Pro is better at noise isolation than the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox,…

Removing up to 23.92 dB of noise, the Razer Barracuda Pro is better at noise isolation than the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox, which removes about 18.92 dB. However, the SteelSeries device has a better 50-hour total battery life, which is better than the 34.4-hour total runtime of the Razer headset.

Equipped with leather padding, the Razer Barracuda Pro looks more premium than the older Razer Barracuda Wireless, which has cloth padding. Unlike the Barracuda Wireless,…

Equipped with leather padding, the Razer Barracuda Pro looks more premium than the older Razer Barracuda Wireless, which has cloth padding. Unlike the Barracuda Wireless, it also comes with a carrying case and boasts ANC. However, the Razer Barracuda Pro supports cable 3.5mm connections, which the Pro doesn’t. See our Razer Barracuda Wireless review if you prefer the analog cable-equipped device.

Featuring a more neutral sound profile, the Plantronics RIG 800LX is better for audiophiles than the Razer Barracuda Pro, which also has a well-balanced sound…

Featuring a more neutral sound profile, the Plantronics RIG 800LX is better for audiophiles than the Razer Barracuda Pro, which also has a well-balanced sound theme. However, the Razer Barracuda Pro boasts active noise cancelation, so it’s better for busy places than the Plantronics device. Check out our Plantronics RIG 800LX review to learn more.

Adjustable Headband

Yes

Yes

Auto-Adjusting Headband

No

Yes

Battery Life

40 hrs

Wired

Compatible Platforms

Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows

Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, VR Box, Windows

Connector Size

USB Type-C

3.5mm, USB Type-C

Detachable Mic

No

Yes

Driver Size

50mm

40mm

Earcup Foam Material

Memory Foam

AirWeave Fabric

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Score Card

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Expert Score

79

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Customer Score

83

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.8

    Category Trust Rating

    72
    The Razer Barracuda Pro are good for neutral sound. Using the default EQ and with… Read More

    By:

    Jake Thauvette
  • PC Mag
    66.9

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Razer’s Barracuda Pro headset offers active noise cancellation, strong spatial audio, and Bluetooth and wireless… Read More

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Sound Guys
    67.47

    Category Trust Rating

    81
    The Razer Barracuda Pro is a well built gaming headset with good sound quality and… Read More

    By:

    Riley Ballantyne
  • CNET
    70.51

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Comfortable, Great sound quality overall, Good battery life, No analog connection or simultaneous 2.4GHz and… Read More

    By:

    Lori Grunin
  • Tom’s Hardware
    60.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Razer’s latest premium headset juggles multiple devices, sounds excellent and has pretty good active noise… Read More

    By:

    Matt Safford
  • Trusted Reviews
    82.27

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Razer Barracuda Pro is a great gaming headset, with the inclusion of ANC technology… Read More

    By:

    Gemma Ryles

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