Reviews and Problems with Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones
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Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones
6 December 2007
Summary: While this was Razer's first attempt at creating gaming headphones, let alone any audio products, they certainly put their best foot forward with the Barracuda HP-1. From the build quality to the audio performance, the Razer Barracuda HP-1 was able to satisfy our tastes in every form.
Summary: Before I even laid my hands on the headset, I was rather skeptical that a headset could provide true 5.1 sound. Although I knew it was a razer product, and I have yet to be disappointed by one of their products, I was still worried. Now I can say again that I am not disappointed by razer’s products.
Summary: This photo has no real significance... I just thought it was cool.
AMD Athlon 64 3200 @ 2.5gHz
Abit KN8 Ultra motherboard (with onboard sound card)
XFX 6800 EXtreme 256 video card
4 x 512 Corsair XMS PC-3200 2-3-3-6
Sunbeamtech Nuuo 550 power supply
Connection of the HP-1 is pretty...
Summary: These are my everyday gaming and music cans for like 10 years now through two sets of them. The bass response is unparalleled with USB powered built-in amplification and a dedicated 40 mm subwoofer driver.
Summary: The Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones are great for gameplay, but there are better options for music and movies.
Pros: The Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones provide excellent 5.1 surround sound for games. The removable microphone is great for online multiplayer and VoIP applications. The built-in amp is powered by a USB connection, rather than the AC power found on some competing models.
Cons: The headphones don't sound as good with movies and music as they do with games. You must buy Razer's sound card to truly optimize audio.
Summary: While we were not able to test both the
Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card
in conjunction with the Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones, our experience was still excellent with our analog sound card.
Pros: Excellent Design, Excellent Surround Reproduction, Lightweight for it's Class, Unique and Innovative Features, Easy Installation and Setup, Can be used right out of the Box, No Software Required, Craftsmanship
Summary: The Razer Barracuda HP-1 gaming headphones are a solid surround sound option for PC gaming. The sound quality is fairly good and the overall experience of the eight drivers was, if nothing else, a lot of fun.