Review of the Razer Barracuda X headphones: versatile, light and suitable for any situation
The new ones Razer Barracuda X They were born with one goal in mind: offer a versatility that allows absolute comfort for the user, one who has several platforms and does not want to be changing helmets in each of them. And that fulfills it perfectly: It is a very careful product, with a very elegant design and light weight, which adapt like a glove to any situation.
After testing them for several days in different situations, I have been very satisfied with the Razer Barracuda X. They are not the best headphones on the market or the ones that are going to offer the best surround sound, or the best 3D audio conditions that are so fashionable in the new consoles, but they do give enough reasons to be more than satisfied and deserve the worth the small “cut” in quality in favor of its size and the possibilities offered by its connector.
• Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
• Impendancia: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
• Sensibilidad: 96dBSPL/[email protected] by HATS
• Speakers: Custom dynamic 40mm
• Inner earphone diameter: 60 x 40mm
• Connection type: USB Type C or 3.5mm minijack
• Cable length: 1.5 meters
• Approximate weight: 250 grams
• Oval ear cushions: Complete ear coverage with plush fabric and synthetic fur for sound insulation and added comfort.
The Razer Barracuda X are 4 in 1, which allow you to easily connect a small adapter to any PC, PS4 or PS5, Nintendo Switch and Android mobile devices, for instant wireless enjoyment of sound. It also incorporates a mini jack connector that allows it to be used in many other devices (yes, including Xbox), but without its wireless functions.
One connector to dominate them all
The protagonist is a USB-C dongle (included in the box) and that allows us to directly connect the Razer Barracuda X headphones to any of the devices instantly. It is not necessary to be waiting for the pairing to take place or to be entering the Bluetooth options as it happens in so many other wireless helmets; here we connect and forget because we will have the audio in the moment.
This USB-C can be connected directly to Nintendo Switch, Android devices with this port and PS5, while in the other platforms a USB-C adapter is also incorporated that allows us to plug in the port and then the dongle without further complication and with the same results. It is true that the connector has a size that affects the ergonomics of the devices and that it is very appreciable to the naked eye, and that perhaps having these adapters connected are not the best in terms of visual comfort, but as is the case with the sound quality, These little inconveniences are worth it to enjoy this instant connection.
But be careful, because saying that they are not at the level of the most expensive and extreme headphones on the market does not mean that the quality of the Razer Barracuda X is bad, because they are heard very well in any situation. In video games we can hear the surround sound perfectly, being very convincing when it comes to locating the place of origin of the noises. It is more than enough for an average user who wants good quality without worrying about reaching the maximum levels in 3D audio and other factors that the high-end headphones on the market are offering.
Let’s not forget the very adjusted price of the Razer Barracuda X, which with € 99.99 are able to function with quality and good manners in any circumstance. This also helps to overlook its differences a bit more to headphones that are (at the very least) double the cost.
Its lightness (250 grams) and its small size make them perfect for any situation, even to use them as street headphones with which to go out for a walk. It is very comfortable to leave them resting on the neck when they are not being used, thanks to the fact that their size allows us to continue moving our heads without inconvenience. On one side there are volume controls, a button to mute the voice and another to turn the device on or off. In this regard, it is also good to talk about its autonomy, which does not reach those 20 hours indicated by Razer but which is approaching: you are not going to run out of charge quickly, you can rest assured.
It incorporates a disposable microphone of a more than sufficient quality for use in voice chat, video calls or any everyday use. It has to be connected if we want to use these features, yes, but it is very convenient to be able to remove it when we only need to listen.
• Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
• Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 60 dB
• Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz): -42 ± 3 dB
• Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
• Discord Certification
Perhaps as a very personal complaint during these extremely hot days, the plush faux fur ear cushions cause us to sweat quite a bit while wearing them, but this is going to happen with most other headphones. In this regard, they are very comfortable in the ear and adapt very well to our shape. The lightness is also appreciated here, as they do not bother in long sessions of use.
In short, the Razer Barracuda X They are a great product that enters through the front door and that fulfills all that it promises: elegant design, small and very light, but with a quality worthy of the company and with a more than positive performance for the majority of users. If you are looking for much higher-end helmets with which to get the most out of the audio, there may be better options, but at this price and with the possibility of instant connection in four (at least) different devices, it is a highly recommended purchase. .