Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones

Packaging & Contents


As with all Razer packaging, it is always an occasion to open it. Razer really do think about the presentation of their products, aiming to create anticipation and excitement when opening for the first time. The packaging on the Barracuda's does not disappoint and upon opening the box, you're greeted with the traditional "Razer window". This is a simple but very effective method, as many other manufacturers simply place their products in a plastic casing, removing some of the excitement of unwrapping your latest purchase!

Razer Barracuda HP-1 Box Front Razer Barracuda HP-1 Box Open

I have to admit that the packaging did impress me. Razer have taken the minimalist approach on the front of the box, showing only a large picture of the headphones along with the Razer and Barracuda trademark logo's.

Around the back of the box is where specification junkies will find their fix, with a wealth of information available in a whole host of languages.

Razer Barracuda HP-1 Box Back Razer Barracuda HP-1 Box Side

At the side of the box you will also find endorsement quotes from two gamers (who I've personally never heard of). This seems to be the normal marketing approach to esports gaming equipment nowadays.

Razer Barracuda HP-1 Contents

Contained within the box are the following items:

• Razer Barracuda Headset
• Razer "Certificate of Authenticity"
• Razer "Quick Start Guide"
• Detachable Microphone
• Audio Cable Splitter (for use with normal 5.1 soundcards)
• USB to Firewire cable
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Most Recent Comments

21-06-2007, 15:21:12

"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!"



21-06-2007, 15:37:12

Oww @ the price...

If they were cheaper perhaps.

Good job Insy

21-06-2007, 16:03:47

Agreed if they were cheaper I would plump for a pair

21-06-2007, 17:08:52

Ive used these before, Really impressed with them. Look flimsy.. but are perfect for lans

My speedlink medusa does me fine tho

21-06-2007, 17:13:58

Who had them dan?

21-06-2007, 17:59:29

The ginger troll (deathwishes brother)

21-06-2007, 18:09:52

ahhh lol

21-06-2007, 23:20:16

I have a pair and they are an awesome addition, although they are extremely dear.

22-06-2007, 06:05:52

Look nice

I don't see how he hasn't heard of Rocketboy though, seeing as theres an Abit Rocketboy motherboard

22-06-2007, 06:06:10

good review ins, they do look good, and the xtreme gamer can give them that extra bass; but the price U can get medusa's for 35 these days.

23-06-2007, 15:38:54

Look at the price, dear me. I need one for my i31 coming up but too expensive. Any similar but do not get to high price. I think 50 max.

24-06-2007, 09:38:21

Originally Posted by name='Thanh55'
Look at the price, dear me. I need one for my i31 coming up but too expensive. Any similar but do not get to high price. I think 50 max.
Get a speedlink Medusa. I know alot of people in this forum has one. Very good for gaming, music + dvds

24-06-2007, 09:39:36

Or the Zalman Theater 6. Theyre good.

25-06-2007, 03:50:07

My son's stopped using his Barracudas 'cos too many people were saying that they couldn't hear him very well - the mic does seem to be positioned too far away from your mouth.

Personally, using them for Skype, I got very good results.

For the price, the build quality is shockingly poor.

And a bit tight for my fat head.

He bought some Steelsound phones to replace them. They don't impress me too much - you can hear everything going on around you, no audio encapsulation at all.

25-06-2007, 11:49:03

I still maintain that for competitive gaming and overall clarity in sound, you can't beat a decent pair of Sennheisers!

The PC166's that I purchased recently are extremely good indeed!

25-06-2007, 13:21:13

I Got Sennheiser PC150 & PC160 i've been happy with Both apart from the inline On/Off switch which on my PC150 i have had to tape in the on position,

The PC 160 is going now The Barracuda inline switch looks very robust.

16-02-2010, 02:39:40

Very poor quality construction.

Wiring is subject to faults due to very bad soldering.

Padding degrades and falls apart in first week of use.

16-02-2010, 04:50:25

Who is this professional gamer?.

Anything from Razer is a God send.

18-01-2013, 23:53:37

i baught these on the first day they came out, with the soundcard, i used them for about 30 mins, the screw snapped in half out of 1 of the cup hinges and the entire cup fell off, threw it in the bin directly afterwards cause it was unusable

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