Razer is a name synonymous with gaming peripherals, of late they’re moving towards more mainstream peripherals too. The refresh of the Barracuda headset range brings this into the same line, allowing users to game, enjoy good audio during commute and productivity time.

All three models have dual wireless (2.4GHz dongle and Bluetooth) connection allowing a quick and easy switch from gaming to your phone for calls.

The Barracuda Pro: AU$439.95

With Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) your audio is going to be a clean, crisp and interruption-free experience regardless of what’s going on around you. Chris Mitchell, Head of the PC Gaming Division at Razer said

Whether it’s your main gaming setup at home or your favourite 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.

It carries an array of features worthy of the price tag including:

  • Razer TriForce Bio-Cellulose 50mm Drivers
  • THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA™) and THX Spatial Audio
  • Dual Integrated Noise-Cancelling Microphones for clear audio to your comrades and colleagues
  • A lightweight design at 340 grams with USB-C charging supported

The Barracuda: AU$279.95

The Barracuda has many of the same features as the Barracuda Pro, easy-access controls and great audio reproduction. The missing link in comparison is the THX Amplifier is not included. The material on the cushions is FlowKnit which is designed for extended wear comfort. Weighing in at 300 grams and offering up to 40 hours of battery before needing to recharge. If you need to plug your headset in, the Barracuda also features a 3.5mm input.

Barracuda X: AU$169.95

Lighter again, at just 250 grams the Barracuda X has dual wireless and analog inputs, 40 mm drivers and can deliver 7.1 surround sound. Like the previous version, the Barracuda X has a detachable Cardioid Mic to ensure the clearest possible communication. IMpressively packing up to 50 hours of battery life, the updated version has Bluetooth instead of the USB-C dongle on the previous version.

The presentation of the headsets shows Razer is looking to capture new markets with a more subtle design than some of its previous devices. The move towards not just coming, but also media and general communication is also a really smart move; A move that’s taken Razer out of the gaming only realm, into mainstream consumption.