Razer Reveals “Barracuda X” Multi-Platform Wireless Gaming Headset

Today, Razer revealed the versatile Barracuda X, all-new wireless, gaming headset, designed for gaming on multiple devices at home or outdoors. The Barracuda X features a comfortable over-the-ear design and a detachable, Discord-certified, Razer HyperClear Cardioid microphone, making it the perfect all-in-one solution for multi-platform gaming.

With 4-in-1 Wireless USB-C Connectivity for PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Android Devices, the Barracuda X is designed for immersive home gaming and seamless on-the-go audio.

Many modern wireless headsets are designed for use either at home or on the go, and switching between devices can be a time-consuming process, with unpairing and pairing over Bluetooth often leading to connection issues. The Barracuda X has been designed with ease of use and versatility in mind – with its reliable ultra-low latency wireless connection combined with a comfortable, sleek, and ergonomic design, powerful Razer TriForce drivers, and a detachable, Discord-certified Razer HyperClear Cardioid microphone, it is the perfect all-in-one-solution for multi-platform gaming.

“Many of the headsets out there that are marketed for multi-platform use can only achieve this using a wired connection,” says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer’s Peripherals Business Unit. “The Razer Barracuda X combines high-performance gaming features and true 4-in-1 wireless connectivity with the design and ease of use of lifestyle headphones. The result is a single, multi-purpose headset, ideal for all-day-long gaming no matter which platform you are using or where you are.”

One design to rule them all

The Barracuda X was developed from the ground up as a versatile, multi-platform headset with a strong focus on style and comfort. Razer’s engineering team used their years of expertise to integrate Razer’s industry-leading audio technologies in a comfortable wireless gaming headset equally suited to indoor and outdoor use.

The Barracuda X has undergone an extensive design process, dictated by fit, comfort, and simplicity, resulting in a concave surfaced design for reduced bulk, clean lines, and a harmonious blend between yoke and ear cup, for a sleek, stylish look. The low-profile ear cups are angled to fit every ear shape and can be adjusted and swiveled for a personalized fit. With plush memory foam ear cushions, and a thick, soft, lightweight headband for a pressure-free fit, the Barracuda X weighs just 250g, perfect for all-day comfort.

Effortless plug and play

The Barracuda X comes fully equipped with all necessary accessories for the ultimate out-of-the-box multi-device experience. At the heart of the multi-platform capability of the Barracuda X is the Razer HyperSpeed Wireless USB-C Dongle, with which the Barracuda X can be seamlessly connected to a PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, or Android devices as a plug and play device with no pairing process or software and driver downloads required.

For situations where a USB-C connection isn’t available, the Barracuda X is supplied with a USB-C to USB-A adapter cable, ideal for PC or docked Nintendo Switch use, and for further compatibility, a 4-pole, 3.5mm jack is also available when an analog connection is needed. The Barracuda X is also supplied with a USB-C to USB-A charging cable, for a battery life of up to 20 hours of continuous use.

Fine-tuned for full fidelity

The Barracuda X features the latest in Razer’s audio technology. Using the Razer TriForce 40mm Drivers, the Barracuda X provides high-end audio performance for bright and clear audio, with individually tuned high, mid and low range frequencies for clearer trebles, a rich midrange, and powerful bass, delivering an immersive audio experience.

Featuring a detachable Razer HyperClear Cardioid Mic, the Razer Barracuda X supplies ultra-clear voice comms, regardless of the platform you’re gaming on. The microphone on the Barracuda X offers improved voice isolation excluding more ambient noise from the back and sides, increased sensitivity for greater low-frequency response, and an optimized housing for added clarity and accurate voice pick-up.

RAZER BARRACUDA X SPECS

Headphones

Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz

Sensitivity: 96dBSPL/[email protected] by HATS

Drivers: Customized Dynamic 40mm Driver

Inner ear cup diameter: 60 x 40mm

Connection type: USB Type C or wired 3.5mm connection

Cable length: 1.5m / 4.92 ft

Approx. weight: 250g / 0.55lbs

Oval ear cushions: Full-ear coverage with fabric and plush leatherette, for sound isolation and comfort

Microphone

Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz

Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 60 dB

Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -42 ± 3 dB

Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

Discord-certified

On-earcup controls

Volume up and down

Mic mute on/off toggle

Audio Usage

Wireless audio usage: USB-C dongle

Wired audio usage: 3.5mm analog

PRICE & AVAILABILITY

$99.99 USD / €99,99 MSRP

Razer.com: July 13, 2021

Authorized resellers: July 13, 2021

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