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Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Jun 29, 2022 at 09:27 am
Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless Picture
7.6
Neutral Sound
7.7
Commute/Travel
7.1
Sports/Fitness
7.7
Office
7.5
Wireless Gaming
5.9
Wired Gaming
7.5
Phone Calls
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Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Transducer Dynamic
Noise Cancelling Yes
Mic Yes

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless are hybrid over-ears designed for versatility, whether you're gaming or using them more casually. Like other headphones in the Barracuda lineup, like the Razer Barracuda Wireless and the Razer Barracuda X Wireless, they come with a 2.4GHz wireless dongle for consoles and support Bluetooth, meaning you can stay connected to your phone. To make them even more versatile, Razer has also equipped these headphones with adjustable noise cancelling (ANC) and an integrated mic, so they look less gamer-centric. They also added compatibility with Razer Synapse 3 software on PCs and the Razer Audio app on smartphones for added customizability.

Our Verdict

7.6 Neutral Sound

The Razer Barracuda Pro are good for neutral sound. Using the default EQ and with THX Spatial Audio off, these headphones have a fairly neutral sound profile that's versatile. While there's a bit of overemphasis in the bass range, the extra thump, punch, and boom doesn't overwhelm vocals and lead instruments. A peak in the high-mids can make these sounds a bit harsh, but luckily, you can connect these headphones to either the PC or mobile app, which offers a graphic EQ and presets to help you customize their sound. They're closed-back headphones, so their passive soundstage doesn't sound very open or spacious.

Pros
  • Highly customizable sound and mic performance.
  • Comfortable and well-built design.
Cons
  • Poor passive soundstage performance.
7.7 Commute/Travel

The Razer Barracuda Pro are good for commute and travel. They have a comfortable fit and last over 34 hours continuously. They also have an ANC system, and although it's a bit less effective when blocking out the low rumble of bus and plane engines, it can easily cut down mid-range noise like ambient chatter. That said, the headphones are a bit bulky and can't fold to help reduce their overall footprint. However, they come with a carrying case to help protect them when you're on the move.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built design.
  • Great overall ANC performance.
  • Over 34 hours of continuous battery life.
Cons
  • Can't fold to reduce their footprint.
7.1 Sports/Fitness

The Razer Barracuda Pro are satisfactory for sports and fitness. Although they're designed for hybrid casual and gaming use, they have many of the same pitfalls as other wireless over-ears. They can fall off your head with moderate movement and lack an IP rating for water resistance, so they could get damaged over time. On the upside, they have a comfortable fit, and their wireless design reduces the risk of something snagging the headphones and pulling them off your head.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built design.
Cons
  • Can fall off your head with moderate head movement.
7.7 Office

The Razer Barracuda Pro are good for office use. They have a comfortable fit, their battery lasts over 34 hours continuously, and they're well-built. They have an ANC system that does a great job blocking background noise, like office chatter. They don't leak a lot of audio at high volumes either, so you can crank up your favorite tunes without bothering others around you. If you need to make calls at the office, their integrated mic does a decent job capturing your voice, although it has a little trouble separating speech from moderate background noise.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built design.
  • Great overall ANC performance.
  • Over 34 hours of continuous battery life.
Cons
  • Can't fold to reduce their footprint.
7.5 Wireless Gaming

The Razer Barracuda Pro are good for wireless gaming. They have low latency via their USB dongle, over 34 hours of continuous playback time, and can connect to Razer Synapse software for all your customization needs. They also support THX Spatial Audio for a more immersive audio experience, and their integrated mic has decent overall performance, so your voice is understandable, although it can get lost in moderately noisy environments. You can even connect the headphones to your console and Bluetooth device at the same time, so you can game while still receiving audio from your smartphone. You can't use them on Xbox consoles, though.

Pros
  • Highly customizable sound and mic performance.
  • Comfortable and well-built design.
  • Low non-BT wireless latency.
Cons
  • Poor passive soundstage performance.
  • Not compatible with Xbox consoles.
5.9 Wired Gaming

The Razer Barracuda Pro are wireless gaming headphones that you can't use wired.

7.5 Phone Calls

The Razer Barracuda Pro are good for phone calls. These headphones have an integrated mic, which helps the headphones look more casual. The mic has a decent overall performance and can capture your voice clearly, although it has some trouble separating speech from moderate ambient noise, making it difficult for others to hear you well. That said, the headphones have an ANC system that can block a great amount of background sound.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built design.
  • Great overall ANC performance.
  • Over 34 hours of continuous battery life.
Cons
  • Can't fold to reduce their footprint.
  • 7.6 Neutral Sound
  • 7.7 Commute/Travel
  • 7.1 Sports/Fitness
  • 7.7 Office
  • 7.5 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.9 Wired Gaming
  • 7.5 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Sep 09, 2022: We've added a comparison between these headphones and the Razer Barracuda Wireless in the 'Compared' box as they're part of the same lineup.
  2. Updated Sep 06, 2022: We noticed a mistake in the Weighted THD measurements in the Recording Quality test. After rerunning the test, the values went from 0.0 to 0.04. This hasn't impacted the score and mic distortion remains very low.
  3. Updated Jun 29, 2022: Review published.
  4. Updated Jun 22, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer Barracuda Pro come in one color variation: 'Black', and you can see our model's label here. If you come across another variant of these headphones, please let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless are the next addition to Razer's Barracuda lineup, which are hybrid gaming/casual headphones that support 2.4GHz wireless via their USB dongle in addition to Bluetooth. Unlike the mid-range model, the Razer Barracuda Wireless, they also have ANC. Their noise isolation performance is great, especially for gaming headphones, although if you're looking to wear them during a long flight or commute, they're less effective at blocking out the low rumble of engines. If you prioritize noise cancelling for traveling, consider our best noise cancelling headphones instead. That said, these over-ears offer a customizable and versatile performance, whether you're gaming on a console or connected to your smartphone.

If you're looking for more gaming headphones, check out our best gaming headsets and best wireless gaming headsets.

Razer Barracuda Wireless

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless are a step up from the Razer Barracuda Wireless. While both headphones look nearly identical and are similarly comfortable, the Pro have leather padding instead of cloth and come with a hard carrying case to protect them when you're on the go. They also have a great ANC system to help block out background noise when you're on the go. Their integrated microphone also does a better job of capturing your voice. However, you can use the mid-level Barracuda wired via 1/8" TRRS, and their USB dongle has lower latency.

Razer Barracuda X Wireless 2021

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless and the Razer Barracuda X Wireless 2021 are on opposite ends of the same lineup. If you're looking for a lot of extra features, the Pro support THX Spatial Audio for a more immersive audio experience, they can access Razer Synapse on PC or Razer Audio on mobile devices, meaning you can customize their performance to your liking, and they have ANC and can block out a great amount of noise across the board. They also have a longer continuous battery life, support Bluetooth, are better built, and come with a carrying case to help protect them when you're on the go. However, if you're on a tighter budget and you're looking for versatile headphones for your PC, the X have lower wireless latency, and you can use them wired via the included 1/8" TRRS cable.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless are more versatile headphones than the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless. While both headphones are comfortable, the Barracuda Pro are better built, have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer, and their ANC system means they can block out significantly more ambient noise. They also have a longer continuous battery life, support Bluetooth, and have lower wireless latency. However, you can use the BlackShark V2 Pro wired via their 1/8" TRRS cable, and their boom mic has better noise handling.

Razer Kraken V3 Pro Wireless

The Razer Kraken V3 Pro Wireless are better as dedicated gaming headphones, while the Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless offer more versatility. The Kraken V3 Pro have a boom mic that offers better overall performance, a longer continuous battery life, and lower non-Bluetooth wireless latency. However, the Barracuda Pro are worth checking out if you want gaming headphones that you can use more casually. They're more comfortable, have an ANC system to block out a great amount of ambient noise around you, and they support Bluetooth.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox are more versatile gaming headphones than the Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless. The SteelSeries are better-built, and have a better overall boom mic performance. They also have higher total battery life and lower latency, thanks to their wireless transmitter base. However, the Razer have a significantly better noise isolation performance and a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

Depending on your preferences, you may prefer either the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless or the Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless. The SteelSeries are dedicated gaming headphones that feel better built, have a more immersive passive soundstage, and have a boom mic that offers a significantly better overall performance. They can also be used wired and come with a USB wireless transmitter base that allows you to charge their spare battery pack as well as adjust controls like EQ and channel mixing on the fly. Unfortunately, their ski-band headband design means that they're prone to inconsistencies in audio delivery depending on their fit, seal, and positioning on your head. In comparison, the Razer are a bit more versatile since they support ANC and can block out a great amount of ambient noise around you. They also have longer continuous battery life and have an integrated mic, which you may prefer if you want more casual-looking headphones.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless

The Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless are better headphones for casual use than the Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless. The Sony are more comfortable, better-built, have a significantly better noise isolation performance, and support multi-device pairing with up to two devices at once. If you're looking for gaming headphones that you can use more casually, the Razer have a better-performing integrated mic and a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer. They also support Bluetooth as well as non-Bluetooth wireless, meaning you can connect them to your PlayStation or PC.

Logitech G PRO X WIRELESS LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset

The Logitech G PRO X WIRELESS LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset are slightly better gaming headphones than the Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless, but the Razer have better versatility. The Logitech are more comfortable, have a more immersive passive soundstage, and their boom mic offers better overall performance. However, the Razer support Bluetooth, so you can use them when you're out and about. They also have ANC, can block out a great amount of ambient noise, and their continuous battery life is longer. You may also prefer their integrated mic's design since it helps the headphones look more casual.

Razer Opus Wireless 2020

The Razer Opus Wireless 2020 and the Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless have different strengths, and you may enjoy either. While both headphones are comfortable, the Opus 2020 are better-built, have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, and their noise isolation performance is significantly better. However, the Barracuda Pro, in addition to casual use, can be used for gaming. They support Bluetooth as well as non-Bluetooth wireless with low latency, which helps keep your audio and visuals in sync. Its integrated mic also offers better overall performance.

Logitech G735 Wireless

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless and the Logitech G735 Wireless are versatile gaming headphones, but the Logitech have a slight overall edge. The Logitech are better-built, have a more immersive passive soundstage, and their mic offers better overall performance. They also have lower non-Bluetooth wireless latency, and you can even use them wired, although you'll need to purchase this audio cable separately. However, the Razer have a more neutral default sound profile and can block out significantly more ambient noise thanks to their ANC system.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Razer Barracuda Pro look similar to the Razer Barracuda X Wireless and the Razer Opus Wireless 2021. They look fairly casual with a shiny plastic exterior and oval ear cups. They also have Razer's logo on each ear cup, but they don't light up. These headphones only come in a black colorway.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.75 lbs
Clamping Force
1.1 lbs

The Razer Barracuda Pro are comfortable headphones. The padding on the headband feels good and doesn't put too much pressure on your head. However, the ear cups trap some heat, making your ears feel warm over time. Your ears may also touch the edges of the inner earpad, and if you have a small head, the headphones can feel large, even in their smallest setting.

8.1
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Good
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control Mute/Unmute
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control On/Off
Talk-Through
On/Off
Additional Controls SmartSwitch Button

The Razer Barracuda Pro have great physical controls. They're quite easy to use, and there's good feedback. Although they have an infinite volume wheel, there are beeps to let you know when you've reached min and max volume. The mic mute button also sticks out when unmuted and feels springy. However, keep in mind that Razer specifies that you may not be able to use all of the power button's additional commands, depending on the device you're connected to.

On the left ear cup:

  • Mic mute: Mutes and unmutes the mic.
  • Volume wheel: Allows you to adjust the volume.
  • Power button

  • Single press: Plays and pauses audio. Also answers and ends calls.
  • Double press: Skips to the next track.
  • Triple press: Skips to the previous track.
  • Press and hold: Turns the headphones on and off.

On the right ear cup:

    SmartSwitch button

  • Single press: Cycles between ANC on, off, and 'Quick Attention' mode, which allows you to better hear your surroundings without taking your headphones off.
  • Double press: Switches between Bluetooth and the dongle's 2.4GHz connection.
  • Triple press and hold last press for two seconds: Switches between normal and 'Gaming Mode', which offers lower latency when connected via Bluetooth.

5.8
Design
Portability
L 8.3" (21.1 cm)
W 7.4" (18.9 cm)
H 2.0" (5.2 cm)
Volume 126.55 inยณ (2,073.70 cmยณ)
Transmitter Required No

The Razer Barracuda Pro aren't very portable. Like the Razer Barracuda X Wireless, they can't fold into a more compact design to save space. Luckily, the ear cups can swivel to lay flat, making them easier to store.

8.5
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 9.4" (23.8 cm)
W 8.4" (21.4 cm)
H 2.6" (6.5 cm)
Volume 202.03 inยณ (3,310.60 cmยณ)

The carrying case is excellent. It feels solid and has a zipper that's fully protected from the elements. Inside the case is a molded space to store your headphones. There's also a closable compartment to store the cables and dongle when you're not using them.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Razer Barracuda Pro's build quality is good. They're mostly made of plastic with faux leather padding and a metal headband. They also have braided audio cables and an integrated mic, which helps make them look casual. However, the hinges make a creaky noise when you're putting them on or taking them off your head. The padding on the ear cups also feels a bit mushy, and you can touch the frame by putting pressure on it.

6.5
Design
Stability

The Razer Barracuda Pro have fair stability, depending on your head shape. If you have a small head, you won't find them that stable as they can fall off with moderate head movement. However, if you have a larger head, they may still feel a little loose but should stay on your head better.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Razer Barracuda Pro headphones
  • USB-C wireless transmitter
  • USB-A to USB-C adapter cable
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • Carrying case
  • Razer sticker and voucher
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-0.32 dB
Treble Amount
-0.38 dB

When using the default preset with THX Spatial Audio off, the Razer Barracuda Pro have a neutral sound profile that's versatile enough for a variety of audio content. There's a bit of extra bass to add thump, rumble, and boom to audio, although overemphasis in the high-mids makes vocals and lead instruments a bit harsh. Luckily, you can finetune their sound using their companion app or software, depending on which connection you're using. You can also find a comparison of all the presets here.

7.1
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.6 dB

The Razer Barracuda Pro's frequency response consistency is decent. While they tend to deliver audio fairly consistently in the bass range, you may still notice a small drop in bass if you have thick hair or glasses. Treble delivery is a lot more variable, though, and it depends on the headphones' fit, positioning, and seal on your head.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.5
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.14 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
2.55 dB
Mid-Bass
1.72 dB
High-Bass
2.62 dB

The Razer Barracuda Pro's bass accuracy is excellent. The range is slightly overemphasized, adding a touch of extra thump, punch, and warmth to audio. If you're playing video games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you'll hear a bit more boom when thick, heavy weapons like a club hit enemies in combat. This extra bass doesn't overwhelm or muddy vocals and lead instruments, though.

7.8
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.93 dB
Low-Mid
0.26 dB
Mid-Mid
0.72 dB
High-Mid
4.79 dB

The mid accuracy is very good. The low to mid-mid are very flat, so dialogue and vocals sound clear and present. However, a peak in the high-mid range can make these sounds harsh.

7.9
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.15 dB
Low-Treble
1.22 dB
Mid-Treble
3.73 dB
High-Treble
-4.68 dB

The Razer Barracuda Pro's treble accuracy is very good. There's some overemphasis from the high-mid into the low-treble, which makes the upper harmonics of vocals and lead instruments a bit harsh. Another bump in the mid-treble turns sibilants like cymbals piercing.

7.5
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.65 dB
Dips
1.13 dB

The Razer Barracuda Pro's peaks and dips performance is good. A peak in the low-bass adds extra thump and rumble to mixes as another a peak in the high-bass adds boom. A dip in the low to mid-mid thins out vocals and lead instruments while pushing them to the back of the mix. Another peak in the high-mid harshens vocals and lead instruments. The following peak in the mid-treble makes sibilants like cymbals piercing.

8.5
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.12
Weighted Phase Mismatch
12.72
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.2
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.73

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless' imaging performance is excellent. This test allows us to see the alignment of the left and right drivers and indicates how well headphones accurately reproduce and place spatial objects like footsteps in the stereo image.

The weighted group delay falls below the audibility threshold, which results in tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. As a result, each layer of your audio sounds clear. The L/R drivers of our unit are also well-matched when it comes to amplitude and frequency response, so objects like voices or sound effects are accurately placed in your audio. That said, there's a bump in the phase response's mid-mid and in the low to mid-treble, and it can be audible with real-life content. Sound seems to switch between the left and right drivers and is a bit louder in the right driver, depending on what kind of audio you're listening to. Keep in mind that imaging can vary between units, and it can indicate a manufacturer's quality control and ergonomics.

4.7
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
2.96 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
5.79 dB
PRTF Distance
7.71 dB
Openness
1.7
Acoustic Space Excitation
3.3

The Razer Barracuda Pro's passive soundstage performance is poor. They're closed-back headphones, so sound can't leave the ear cups and interact with your environment. As a result, the soundstage seems large and somewhat natural, but sound seems like it's coming from inside your head rather than from speakers placed in the room around you.

2.9
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
Adjustable
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
THX Spatial Audio

You can access THX Spatial Audio in their companion software. This feature allows you to adjust the width of the soundstage via speaker modeling and select different audio spatialization modes. This feature also has an 'Auto' mode, which allows this feature to automatically switch modes depending on what app you're using, like an audio streaming service or a game. You can calibrate each mode to suit your tastes or create a new mode.

8.1
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.193
WHD @ 100
0.093

The Razer Barracuda Pro's weighted harmonic distortion performance is great. The ranges fall within good limits, resulting in clean and pure audio reproduction, even at high volumes.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
1.3.3.0
Power
On
Connection
Wireless (Proprietary)
Codec
PCM, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
Default
ANC
On
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings used to test these headphones. We tested sound with the default EQ and with THX Spatial Audio off. Our results are only valid in these settings.

Isolation
8.3
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-23.92 dB
Noise Cancelling Yes
Bass
-15.37 dB
Mid
-21.16 dB
Treble
-35.66 dB

The Razer Barracuda Pro's noise isolation performance is great. These headphones have an adjustable ANC you can set to your liking in the companion app. While the ANC does a fair job at cutting down the low rumble of bus and plane engines, other headphones like the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless can block out even more bass-range noise for a quieter commute. However, for hybrid gaming/casual headphones, they still offer a solid performance in this range. These headphones do a significantly better job of reducing sounds like office chatter and the high-pitched hum of an AC unit. Keep in mind that the ANC doesn't do much to improve the headphones' passive noise isolation capabilities when it comes to the mid-mid to treble range.

7.1
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
38.79 dB

The Razer Barracuda Pro's leakage performance is decent. The bulk of the leakage is in the treble range, which sounds thin. That said, if you're listening to your favorite audio at high volumes and in a moderately noisy environment, it shouldn't be too noticeable to people around you.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
Mic Yes
7.7
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
243.22 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
2.83 dB
HFE
6,544.63 Hz
Weighted THD
0.04
Gain
8.33 dB

Using the USB Dongle with the Microphone Voice Gate and the Microphone Noise Cancellation features off, the integrated mic has a good recording quality. You can hear a difference in performance depending on what configuration you're using though. You can hear recordings of the following settings: PC via Bluetooth, PC via USB dongle with mic ANC set to 'Low', PC via USB dongle with mic ANC set to 'High', and iPhone 11 via Bluetooth with mic ANC set to 'High'.

6.9
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
12.53 dB
Noise Gate
On/Off Toggle
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
7.5
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
6.0
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

This mic has a customizable noise handling performance, thanks to the robust settings in their companion app. Using the USB Dongle with the Microphone Voice Gate and the Microphone Noise Cancellation features off, the integrated mic has fair noise handling. It has some trouble separating your voice from moderate ambient noise, so if you're taking a call from a busy street, your voice may be difficult to hear clearly. It shouldn't be much of a problem if you're gaming in your home. You can see a graph of the difference in the mic's ANC when set to off, low, and high here.

Their companion software offers a feature called 'Voice Gate' that can help separate your voice from moderate ambient noise. The app also offers a 'Mic ANC' feature, which is supposed to help cut down background noise when you're using the mic. There's a difference in mic performance, depending on what you're connected to and the mic ANC setting selected. You can see a graph of the difference in the mic's ANC when set to off, low, and high here. For pink noise, you can hear the following: PC via Bluetooth, PC via USB dongle with mic ANC set to 'Low', PC via USB dongle with mic ANC set to 'High', and iPhone 11 via Bluetooth with mic ANC set to 'High'. With the mic ANC set to 'High', the pink noise is pretty much absent from the PC and iPhone recordings. However, the noise is present in the PC via Bluetooth recording, as you can't select a mic ANC mode using this connection, as well as when mic ANC is set to 'Low'.

You can also hear the Razer Barracuda Pro's subway noise recordings with the following settings: PC via Bluetooth, PC via USB dongle with mic ANC set to 'Low', PC via USB dongle with mic ANC set to 'High', and iPhone 11 via Bluetooth with mic ANC set to 'High'. With the Razer Barracuda Pro's mic ANC set to 'High', both the PC and iPhone recordings have very little background noise present. However, at the peak of the subway noise, the voice becomes distant and hard to hear. In the PC via Bluetooth recording, the subway noise is present throughout the entire track. However, when the mic ANC is set to 'Low', subway noise only becomes very noticeable at the peak of the noise.

Active Features
8.6
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
34.4 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
34.4 hrs
Charge Time
3.7 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Auto-Off Timer
Audio While Charging
Yes
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port USB-C

The Razer Barracuda Pro have an excellent battery performance. The manufacturer advertises them to last 40 hours continuously, and we measured just over 34 hours, which should easily last you through long gaming marathons or days on the go. Battery life can vary depending on your usage, though. Luckily, they're equipped with an auto-off timer to help conserve battery life when you're not using them. They don't support passive playback, though, because they don't have an audio port.

8.5
Active Features
App Support
App Name Razer Synapse
iOS Yes
Android Yes
macOS No
Windows Yes
Equalizer
Graphic + Presets
ANC Control
Adjustable
Mic Control Adjustable Level
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
Yes

These headphones can access two different apps, depending on your connection. If you're using their wireless dongle on PCs, you can use Razer Synapse 3. This software offers tons of customization features, including THX Spatial Audio, a 10-band graphic EQ and presets, and an ANC slider with 10 different settings plus off and talk-through. You can also finetune the mic's performance using features like the voice gate, 10-band EQ and presets, and side tone. You can even adjust the auto-off timer.

If you're connected to your smartphone, you can access Razer Audio on iOS and Android devices. While it isn't as robust as Razer Synapse 3, you can still access the ANC slider as well as the 10-band graphic EQ and presets. You can also access a 'Do Not Disturb Mode', which blocks calls while gaming using the 2.4GHz connection, 'Quick Connect', which allows you to switch between audio sources and turn on mic noise cancellation between low and high. You can also adjust the auto-off feature, change the voice prompt language, and update the firmware.

Connectivity
8.5
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.2
Multi-Device Pairing
Bluetooth + Console/Non-BT Wireless
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
334.65 ft (102.00 m)
PC Latency (SBC)
86 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
96 ms
Android Latency
193 ms

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless have excellent Bluetooth connectivity. You can simultaneously pair them with your Bluetooth device and your console via the wireless USB dongle, and they have pretty low latency on PC and iOS devices, which is great if you like to stream video. While their latency on Android is much higher, these headphones are equipped with a 'Gaming Mode' in their companion app to help lower audio lag. On iOS, they have 116 ms of latency and 138 ms on Android.

8.7
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
261.81 ft (79.80 m)
Non-BT Latency
45 ms

The Razer Barracuda Pro have excellent non-Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Thanks to their USB dongle, they have low latency, ensuring that your audio and visuals stay in sync while gaming.

0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection
No Wired Option
Analog/USB Audio Latency
N/A

The Razer Barracuda Pro come with a USB-A to USB-C cable for only recharging the headphones, so you can't use it to receive audio. They also come with an extension cable adapter for the wireless dongle. However, they don't have an audio jack, so you can't use them wired with a 1/8" TRRS cable.

Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
No
Wired USB
No
Non-BT Wireless
Audio + Microphone

These headphones can connect to PCs via Bluetooth with full compatibility. They can also connect to PCs using their USB dongle, and you can receive audio as well as use the mic.

Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
No
PS4 Wired USB
No
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
Audio + Microphone
PS5 Analog
No
PS5 Wired USB
No
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
Audio + Microphone

The Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless can connect to PS4 and PS5 consoles via the USB dongle. Using this connection ensures full audio and mic compatibility.

Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No
Xbox Series X|S Analog
No
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
No
3.4
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Wireless USB Dongle
USB Input
Yes
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
USB-C

The Razer Barracuda Pro come with a USB dongle for wireless compatibility. It doesn't have any inputs and connects to your devices via USB-C.

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