The quality of the headset is instantly impressive. In a subtle matte black The headset creates an impression of strength. With rotatable earcups with soft and thick pads, and an adjustable design the headset isn’t anything to be unhappy about in terms of the comfort of wearing. It’s just that the fact that plastic covers used for the pads , instead of microfiber or other similar textile materials could be a little sour for some, particularly during the present temperatures.
The main concentration is on the computer however, as it is the only way you can enable the THX Spatial as an surround system using Synapse software. However, the program offers numerous options for setting, starting with the 10-band equalizer and moving to Active Noise Cancellation as well as various audio enhancements. There are additional Razer audio apps available for iOS and Android to be used on mobile devices, that mostly include equalizers.
Operating the headphone is easy. On the left are buttons for power, the mute button, and volume control. On the right there’s just one combo button. However, it is capable of handling a wide range of functions that range from control of calls to ANC to changing the connection. You must learn the button initially, but it is easy to use by hand.
The only thing that isn’t included is the microphone arm. The Barracuda Pro comes with integrated microphones. They are designed to create an virtual microphone arm in other words. This is also quite good but is not as close as an actual microphone arm. The voice output generally sound a little “distant” and the quieter voice can be distorted slightly, and a dynamic barely registers. This is sufficient to use for voice chats however, not so much for recording with higher quality. Too bad.
As we’ve mentioned before that the Barracuda features Active Noise Cancellation. It can be set to different levels using software. It also is a double-edged sword. The lower frequencies are blocked out fairly well, however the ANC is weakened at higher frequency. The method of letting background noise pass through is not properly solved. This could be improved.
Audio-wise in terms of sound, in terms of sound quality, the Barracuda Pro also has its strengths and weaknesses. This specifically means that the full potential for Triforce Titanium drivers Triforce Titanium drivers, which are excellent in their own right however, aren’t fully made use of. The default settings are too loud for the mid-range and the presets that are available for movies, gaming and music are adequate but not great. If you’d like to explore the full potential of the headset you must work with the equalizer more deeply. The software lets you create your own profiles and presets. Some people don’t want to do this, however it’s a shame that Razer has missed a little of an opportunity.
If one works a bit more deeply with the EQ the headset is able at the end to develop really excellent presets, that play well and sound great, even in the price range of headsets. Razer Barracuda Pro Razer Barracuda Pro is basically not an unfavorable headset, on contrary. However, in the end there are several flaws that shouldn’t be expected to occur at this price. But, as Razer is known for its frequent refresh of its own products and models, the following Barracuda Pro model could be more efficient.