Reviews and Problems with Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones
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28 January 2014
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. I imagine to get the same bass you would have to buy another can with a dedicated bass driver, and some do exist from different makers, but no one did it as clean as the razer barracuda. The current offering from Razer Tiamat 7.1 didn't have the bass at all.
Summary: I've owned two pair of the Barracuda Headphones and both have broken the exact same way. The piece that holds the earphone to the headset is made of some type of metal. After about a year to two years of use, the metal fatigues and breaks. Unfortunately, this is a key part, because the earpiece no longer connects to the headset now. When the first broke, I was disappointed but thought it might be a fluke and purchased another pair because I was happy with the sound.
Summary: Let me start by saying that I love Razer products, and I like to try out all that I can get my hands on. This headset sounded great, but unfortunately the build quality was such that it only stayed functional for about 2 months. I got a more sturdy Plantronics headset for use when gaming.
Summary: Good set of headphones; I do like the little LEDs that light up the sides of the 'phones and with 8 channels give an avid gamer like me nearly in full surround-sound; especially helpful when you're heaing impaired AND trying to get sound quality as well as quantity. I've had them for about 10 months and I'm going to contact Razer and see if I can get them replaced as they've started to degrade. In other words, the sound quality has gone down as well as the volume.
Awesome headset if you buy 4 so you can have multple backups when they break
23 February 2011
Summary: Horrible design. After about 4 months they just fell apart. I had them taped together for about 6 months before I bought another pair offline from a major retail. I won't mention any names, but they claim their Buys are the Best. Anyway, bought another pair brand-new and within 6 months those fell apart too. I decided that it was the design and not the speakers themselves. The sound quality and all that...best I've ever had.
Summary: I have had my Razer HP-1 Barracuda headphones for a long time, and for a long time I have regretted it. I bought these thinking they were the best of the best for gaming, and I even bought the sound card that is made to go with them. However, I have found that they build quality is poor, they are not comfortable to wear, the sound quality is sub par, the surround sound is lacking, and the microphone is downright awful!
Summary: My son really likes the sound of these headphones, but the left earpiece snapped off after less than a year of use. It broke at a really thin connection point made out of what we used to call "pig-iron" or "pot-metal." It's a weak, brittle metal amalgamation that's not suitable to withstand this kind of localized stress in a tiny little cross section.
Summary: Most uncomfortable headphones I have ever owned.My ears hit the inside where the speakers are, as the padding is not thick enough. These are the same as turtlebeach Ear Force HPA2. Sound is good, but not as good in surround as the zalmans I wore out. The bass is great, and they vibrate if enough bass is there.
Summary: I own these with the AC-1 sound card. I read through some of the bad reviews about the short mic, bad insulation on the cord and bad build design but they all seem to be before 2008. I've had mine since christmas of 2007 and had no problems at all with the structural stability of the head set, the wiring and had no problems with the microphone at all. It's really short but has worked great for me. Perhaps razer fixed some of these early issues with the head set.