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Razer Barracuda X Review Rundown

Razer Inc.Published on 04 Aug 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Razer Barracuda X Over-Ear Wireless Headset
Neoscore* 68%
  • Comfortable, discreet design
  • Works with almost every device
  • Supports THX Spatial Audio
  • Doesn't support Dolby Atmos

Summary

Razer Barracuda X offers solid audio performance and comfortable ear cups. There's no companion audio software which means there isn't any audio customization, app-based firmware updating or even battery level indicator outside of the LED light on the headset itself. If you're OK with out-of-the-box audio, the Razer Baracuda X is a good choice at this price.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Razer Barracuda X is a multi-platform gaming headset. It connects to your device via a 2.4GHz dongle with a USB-C connector. There's no Bluetooth support, nor Xbox Wireless support, so you will need to wire the connection if you're playing on the Xbox One or Series X. The headset supports 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound and you can upgrade to THX spatial audio.
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Pros[**]
  • Lightweight, comfortable design
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable ear cups
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Barracuda X offers solid audio performance and comfortable ear cups. It works wirelessly with four systems: PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, PC and Android. The included audio software isn't free (yes, you have to pay for it) The microphone makes me sound like I'm speaking through a helmet.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid audio performance
  • Comfortable ear cups
  • Wireless connection with four systems
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't work with PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, PC and Android

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Barracuda X is a wireless gaming headset that works with nearly anything. You can plug it into your PC, Android phone, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch and instantly get wireless sound. The headset is basic and black, similar to the Blackshark V2 in design, with flat earcups instead of rounded ones.
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Pros[**]
  • Works with nearly anything
  • USB-C dongle and 3.5mm cable for passive, analog wired connection
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Razer Barracuda X offers wireless compatibility across PC, Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch and Android via a USB-C dongle. Razer's Triforce titanium drivers allow the headset to provide 7.1 surround sound compatible with both Spatial Audio for Playstation 5 and PC through THX. There are some dubious trade-offs made for those who may use the gaming headset on PC such as the lack of Razer Synapse support and extra fee for using THX Spatial audio.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Spatial Audio works across PC, Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch and Android
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't support Razer Synapse

tomsguide[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Razer Barracuda X is an admirably straightforward wireless gaming headset. It connects via a USB-C dongle, which means that it works with Android phones, laptops, PS5s, and Nintendo Switches in handheld mode right out of the box. With an adjustable steel headband and lots of padding, it feels comfortable overall.
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Pros[**]
  • Decent sound quality
  • USB-C connectivity
  • Solid battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomshardware[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Razer's Barracuda X wireless gaming headset nails it in the areas of comfort, style and flexibility. It offers excellent audio quality for a headset in its price range and across the spectrum of compatible devices. The only ding on the music comes at the low end of the spectrum, where the bass clarity is good but lacks punch and rumble.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent audio quality for a wireless gaming headset
  • Solid battery life
  • Supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Cons[**]
  • Low-profile earcups
  • Audio lacks punch and rumble

references

  1. 1. ^ Razer Barracuda X review: A resounding success. Expertreviews. 2021-08-12. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  2. 2. ^ Razer Barracuda X review. Laptopmag. 2021-07-15. Retrieved 2021-07-20.
  3. 3. ^ Razer Barracuda X Review. Pcmag. 2021-08-11. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  4. 4. ^ Razer Barracuda X review. Techradar. 2021-08-02. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  5. 5. ^ Razer Barracuda X review. Tomsguide. 2021-07-19. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  6. 6. ^ Razer Barracuda X Wireless Gaming Headset Review: Subtle Versatility. Tomshardware. 2021-08-14. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  7. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  8. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  9. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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