Razer Barracuda refresh

Razer’s Barracuda Lineup Takes Audio on the Go

Razer has been among the top choices for computer headphones for years now, with solid choices like the Kraken and BlackShark.

But over the past few years, they’ve begun to take a bite out of the on-the-go audio market with lines like the Opus and the Hammerhead.

Taking style inspiration from the Opus, Razer’s new Barracuda lineup is an over-the-ears headset packed with new age technology that will keep you immersed when gaming, on the go or gaming while on the go.



The base Barracuda comes packed with Razer SmartSwitch Dual Wireless (2.4GHz and BT) as well as a standard 3.5 analog jack. Razer SmartSwitch also allows you to pair with two devices.


THX Spatial Audio and Razer TriForce titanium 50mm drivers will make sure that your head is in the game, but it’ll also deliver rich, distortion-free music playback.

And with 40-hour battery life, the Barracuda will go from gaming to music listening all day long.

The Barracuda retails at $203 CAD.

Barracuda X

For those looking for something a little cheaper, the Barracuda X drops down to 40mm drivers and THX Spatial Audio in favour of 7.1 surround sound.


However, Razer purports that the Barracuda X gains an extra 10 hours of battery life.

And with a price tag of $130 CAD, the Barracuda X is a little bit easier to stomach.

Barracuda Pro

If money is truly no concern to you, might I suggest the Barracuda Pro?

The Barracuda Pro adds Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology to the mix in order to adapt to quiet single-player gaming sessions or crowded walks through the city.

In addition to THX Spatial Audio, the Barracuda Pro offers THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA) as a means to pack as much high-quality, low-distortion music and movie streaming into your cans.

But at $320 CAD, you’ve got to really be prepared to go pro!