Razer Barracuda X review | TechRadar

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There are more than enough options for quality mid-range gaming headsets with wireless capabilities including the Elo 7.1 Air Wireless RGB PC Gaming Headset, Corsair HS70BT, SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless and HyperX Cloud Alpha. Now, gamers looking for an affordable wire-free solution can add the comparable Razer Barracuda X to the mix. The $ 99.99 (£ 99.99, AU $ 149.99) gaming headset differentiates itself from the pack by offering wireless compatibility across PC, Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch and Android via a USB-C dongle.

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While it only weighs 250g the ultra-lightweight Barracuda X doesn’t slack on the audio. 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. Add a promised battery life of up to 20 hours and the Barracuda X definitely deserves consideration among its similarly priced rivals. 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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