Razer launches new gaming headsets

RAZER on Wednesday announced new wireless gaming headsets, the Barracuda and Barracuda Pro, as well as an update of the Barracuda X.

The gaming company said in a statement that the new “street-styled” gaming headsets feature technologies to bring users the “purest sound, whether at home or out and about.”

The Barracuda Pro, priced at P15,495, features hybrid active noise cancellation technology to give gamers an uninterrupted audio experience in all kinds of settings. The company said this headset is ideal for “intense gaming sessions requiring maximum focus, as well as for anyone wanting to enjoy their music outdoors while muting any distractions from the outside world.”

The headset has Razer SmartSwitch Dual Wireless that allows it to be connected to two devices at the same time for easy switching when needed.

“This allows a user to game on their PC, and with a single button press, switch the Barracuda Pro to take a call without the need to unpair and pair between devices,” Razer said.

The Barracuda Pro also has dual integrated beamforming noise-canceling microphones finetuned for peak vocal pick-up, as well as three levels of active noise-suppression selectable through the Razer Audio App.

The wireless headset is powered by the new Razer TriForce Bio-Cellulose 50mm drivers and has its own built-in amplifier, the THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier. It also offers THX Spatial Audio. Its battery can support up to 40 hours of use.

“The Barracuda Pro is the hybrid headset that does it all,” said Chris Mitchell, head of the PC Gaming Division at Razer. “Whether it’s your main gaming setup at home or your favorite music playlists on the go, the Barracuda Pro combines the fuss-free convenience of lifestyle headphones along with the high-performance gaming features you’d expect in a Razer gaming headset, to create a no-compromise experience, packaged in a sleek, premium design.”

Meanwhile, the new Razer Barracuda, priced at P9,995, features the brand’s TriForce Titanium 50mm drivers and THX Spatial Audio. Its FlowKnit Memory Foam headband and earcup padding ensure comfort for long-term wear.

The Barracuda also has Razer’s SmartSwitch Dual Wireless connectivity and an integrated beamforming microphone with noise cancellation. It has a battery life of 40 hours use on a single charge and also supports 3.5mm analog inputs.

Lastly, the refreshed Barracuda X now has Bluetooth support through the inclusion of Razer SmartSwitch Dual Wireless, while battery life now delivers up to 50 hours of use on a single charge. The new headset costs P5,995.

The Barracuda X has a detachable HyperClear cardioid microphone, 40mm Razer Triforce Drivers and can support 7.1 Surround Sound.

All Barracuda models support both Razer HyperSpeed Wireless (2.4GHz) and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity.

The new Razer headsets are available via www.razer.com, Shopee, Lazada, or through its authorized sellers. — BVR