Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones

Introduction & Specifications

Introduction

A question that I'm often asked is "what makes a good online gamer?". My answer, lots of practice, a passion for whatever you do, oh and decent hardware! Make no mistake, hardware plays an integral part to how you perform in the "online battlefield" and companies now have capitalised on this by focusing their efforts on e-sports (electronic sports).

There is a lot of choice in the market these days, so gamers are in the fortunate position to tailor their set up in line with their own specific preferences. But what are the most important elements aside from the computer itself? Well a decent mouse and decent headphones are always top of my list! Having recently reviewed Razers "DeathAdder" I remain mightly impressed, so when asked if I wanted to review Razers new 5.1 headphones, I agreed without hesistation!!

Razer Barracuda HP-1 Main Pic

Razer made their name in manufacturing mice, but have since branched out into other areas of gaming hardware to capitalise on the e-sport generation. Their new headphones, the "Razer Barracuda" are the first set of headphones Razer have made; and with their past track record in creating successful mice, there are high hopes for this 5.1 surround sound headset!


Specifications

The following specifcations have been taken from Razer's website..

Overview
Razer Fidelity™ gaming audio engine
Eight discrete drivers (six for mid-high frequency, two for sub-woofer)
Six-channel analog input
Individual volume controls: front, rear, center, bass and master
Detachable uni-directional noise-cancelling microphone
Razer High Definition-Dedicated Audio Interface™ (HD-DAI™ connector)
2m cable

Headphones
Frequency response: 50~20,000Hz
Impedance: - Front speaker: 64Ω - Rear speaker: 32Ω - Centre speaker: 64Ω - Sub-woofer: 8Ω
Total power rating: 330mW RMS

Microphone
Frequency response: 50~16,000Hz
Sensitivity: -58 ± 2dB
Impedance: 2.2KΩ

The specification on these headphones is impressive, with excellent frequency response from both the headphones and the microphone. However I would expect this from headphones of this quality, as the Barracuda's are priced at the higher end of the audio headset market.
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Most Recent Comments

21-06-2007, 15:21:12

JN
"Today we put Razer's Barracuda HP-1 headphones in the hands of our very own professional gamer - Chris "Ins" Buer. Read on to find out if they improved his game or just left him open to attacks from the rear!"

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...192104169s.jpg

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21-06-2007, 15:37:12

Ham
Oww @ the price...

If they were cheaper perhaps.

Good job InsyQuote

21-06-2007, 16:03:47

FarFarAway
Agreed if they were cheaper I would plump for a pairQuote
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