GAMING TAKES TO THE STREETS WITH THE NEW RAZER BARRACUDA LINE UP 

Razer Barracuda Pro product shot

SmartSwitch Dual Wireless, integrated noise-cancelling microphones and sleek styling make the new Barracuda range the go-anywhere gaming headset line supporting a plethora of platforms 

IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the new Barracuda and Barracuda Pro, along with a refresh of the existing Barracuda X. The new family of street-styled gaming headsets comes packed with cutting edge technologies to bring gamers the purest sound whether at home or out and about. 

Featuring Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation Technology (ANC) the Barracuda Pro provides the user with an uninterrupted audio experience in all surroundings, 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. 

Using Razer SmartSwitch Dual Wireless, the Barracuda Pro can be connected to two devices at the same time, switching seamlessly between the two as 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. All Barracuda models support both Razer HyperSpeed Wireless (2.4GHz) and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, for high-speed gaming performance and mobile-friendly Bluetooth convenience. 

“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.” 

Whether calling shots in-game or checking in with family and friends on the phone, the Barracuda Pro gives crystal clear voice communication thanks to its dual integrated beamforming noise-cancelling microphones, that have been fine-tuned for peak vocal pick-up. This is further supported by three levels of active noise-suppression, selectable through the companion Razer Audio App.  

The new Razer TriForce Bio-Cellulose 50mm drivers featured in the Barracuda Pro deliver a rich, natural and detailed soundscape. For pure, undiluted sound, the headset features its own built-in amplifier, the world-class THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAATM), to ensure ultra-low distortion, improved signal-to-noise ratio, a greater dynamic range, better power output, and more detail and clarity for music lovers. It also offers THX® Spatial Audio, providing excellent positional acoustics in-game to give gamers a more immersive experience and lifelike audio for listening to music and movies as well.   

Hybrid headset with high-end sound 

Announced today alongside the Barracuda Pro is the new Razer Barracuda. Featuring Razer’s TriForce Titanium 50mm drivers and THX Spatial Audio, the Barracuda delivers detailed and punchy sound, bringing movies and games to life. The FlowKnit Memory Foam headband and earcup padding allow for long-term comfortable wear, with the on-headset controls easily within reach for access to the headset functions. 

The Barracuda also features Razer SmartSwitch Dual Wireless connectivity and an Integrated Beamforming microphone with noise cancellation, to give users a versatile, wireless headset, compatible with mulitple devices for up to 40 hours use on a single battery charge. For legacy devices, the Barracuda also supports 3.5mm analog inputs. 

The all-day contender for everyday use 

Rounding out the new additions to the Barracuda family of products is the refreshed Barracuda X. Full Bluetooth support has been added through the inclusion of Razer SmartSwitch Dual Wireless, while battery life has been more than doubled and now delivers up to 50 hours of use on a single charge. 

With a detachable HyperClear cardioid microphone, 40mm Razer Triforce Drivers and support for 7.1 Surround Sound, the Barracuda X is the perfect lightweight all-round multi-platform gaming headset.  

The Barracuda Pro, Barracuda and Barracuda X are the latest additions to Razers popular range of wireless headsets using the latest proprietary technologies such as SmartSwitch, and THX AAA™, to offer a superior experience to users. With headsets that will let users enjoy music and games while being connected to multiple devices at once, the new Razer Barracuda range is the perfect companion for everyone who wants to bring their sound with them wherever they go. 

ABOUT THE RAZER BARRACUDA PRO 

  • Razer SmartSwitch Dual Wireless (2.4GHz and BT) 
  • Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) Technology 
  • Razer TriForce Bio-Cellulose 50mm Drivers 
  • THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA™) 
  • THX Spatial Audio 
  • Dual Integrated Noise-Cancelling Microphones 
  • Plush Leatherette Memory Foam Cushions 
  • Weight: 340g 
  • Battery life: 40 hours. 
  • USB-C Charging 

ABOUT THE RAZER BARRACUDA 

  • Razer SmartSwitch Dual Wireless (2.4GHz and BT) and 3.5 Analog. 
  • Razer TriForce Titanium 50mm Drivers 
  • THX Spatial Audio 
  • Dual Integrated Noise-Cancelling Microphones 
  • FlowKnit Memory Foam Cushions 
  • Weight: 300g 
  • Battery life: 40 hours. 
  • USB-C Charging 

ABOUT THE RAZER BARRACUDA X 

  • Razer SmartSwitch Dual Wireless (2.4GHz and BT) and 3.5 Analog. 
  • Razer TriForce 40mm Drivers 
  • 7.1 Surround Sound 
  • Detachable Razer HyperClear Cardioid Mic 
  • FlowKnit Memory Foam Cushions 
  • Weight: 250g 
  • Battery life: 50 hours. 
  • USB-C Charging 

PRICE & AVAILABILITY 

Barracuda Pro 
$249.99 USD / 269.99€ MSRP 
Razer.com & Authorized Retailers – May 31st, 2022 

Barracuda 
$159.99USD / 169.99€ MSRP 
Razer.com & Authorized Retailers – May 31st, 2022 

Barracuda X 
$99.99 USD / 99.99€ MSRP 
Razer.com & Authorized Retailers – May 31st, 2022 

For more information, please see here. rzr.to/barracuda-family 

For further information regarding THX AAA and THX Spatial Audio, please see here

PRODUCT ASSETS 

Please find the press kit here

ABOUT RAZER 

Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.  

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.  

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.   

Razer’s software platform, with over 175 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system supporting thousands of devices and hundreds of games/apps), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).  

Razer also offers payment services for gamers, youth, millennials and Gen Z. Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest game payment services, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets.   

Founded in 2005, Razer is dual headquartered in Irvine (California) and Singapore, with regional headquarters in Hamburg and Shanghai. Razer has 18 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the US, Europe and China.  

About THX Ltd. 

Founded in 1983 by filmmaker George Lucas, THX Ltd. today continues to excel at empowering great entertainment experiences. The company provides innovative modern technologies and the assurance of superior audio and visual fidelity that truthfully delivers the artist’s vision. THX offerings go beyond studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, automotive systems, and live entertainment. Its THX® Spatial Audio and patent-rich THX AAA™ audio technologies, and world-class THX® Certification standards, help THX partners bring premium entertainment enjoyment to market in the cinema, home, and mobile lifestyle electronics. For more information, visit THX.com, find us on FacebookInstagramYouTubeTikTok, and follow us on Twitter. 

PRESS CONTACTS 

THX PR: Jody Privette Young / jody@thx.com

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