Razer Barracuda X gaming headset review

The new $100 Razer Barracuda X looks nothing like its gaming siblings. The Razer Nari, Kraken, and Blackshark headsets all scream gaming to some extent. That’s not the case here. In fact, it looks like it takes after the noise-canceling, prosumer, Razer Opus headphones for more instead. But the unassuming look hides an extremely capable and versatile headset with the excellent TriForce drivers introduced in the Blackshark V2, 2.4Ghz HyperSpeed Wireless for lag-free audio, 20-hour battery, and truly all-day comfort. Can it do enough to make it into our best gaming headset guide? It’s time to find out.

Razer Barracuda X specs

Wireless: Yes, 2.4GHz Razer HyperSpeed
Drivers: 40mm TriForce
Connectivity: USB Type-C Dongle
Frequency response: 20–20,000 Hz
Features: Detachable HyperClear Cardioid
Vitrual Surround: 7.1 Surround sound (Windows 10 64-bit)
Battery: 20Hrs
Weight: 250 g (8.8 oz)
MSRP: $100 (£100)

Razer advertises the Barracuda X as a 4-in-1 wireless headset, although it really only supports Razer Hyperspeed 2.4Ghz, which means it can only connect to PC, Playstation, Nintendo Switch, and Android devices. There’s no Xbox wireless support or even Bluetooth connectivity, which is a shame, but on the flip side, at $100 it still does a lot for the money.