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Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones
4.7 out of 10

Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones

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Reviews and Problems with Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones

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Overall 4
4.0

For the price...

Anonymous, Newegg
17 January 2010
  • Summary: Never buying anything from razer again. All of their products are cheaply made plastic objects with LED's
  • Pros: The 3D audio does work you can hear people behind u in games... For the cost Triton or other brands are much better.
  • Cons: Rear speakers are quiet. Sounds like a piece of plastic came loose in the right speaker and rattles around. Left speaker makes a digital static noise. Overall quality is nowhere near the cost.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failing Product

Jason H., Newegg
10 January 2010
  • Summary: I recommend getting something else. I have other Razer products that are failing too.
  • Pros: They feel and look real good. The sound quality is not as good as some others in the same price range.
  • Cons: From day one, one speaker was softer than the rest. I found that the potentiometer in the volume knob was out of sync. I talked to Razer and they said there was nothing I could do about it. Unfortunatly, I waited too long to get it fixed and they were out of warranty. Now, the mic pops when I mov...
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Overall 4
4.0

Proprietary connector is fail

Isaac A., Newegg
13 December 2009
  • Summary: I've owned these for about 2-3 years now along with the Razer AC-1 sound card. I installed Win7 a month ago and discovered there's no Windows 7 support so far for the AC-1 sound card.
  • Pros: Very good audio as headphones go, when new. The inline volume controls were very handy and easy to use with a big knob for the volume and simple, textured "wheels" for bass/treble and front/center/rear volumes.
  • Cons: Proprietary connector was dropped by Razer. They made the HP-1 headphones and the AC-1 sound card and that was it. Their new headphones all use standard jacks. It comes with an adapter, but you'd better keep close tabs on it (if you don't use it regularly). They lasted a good year before the soun...
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Overall 2
2.0

not very happy

John P., Newegg
28 October 2009
  • Summary: My head is rather large so this might be a contributing factor, from the other reviews i did not expect to have this many issues. Very disappointed overall.
  • Pros: Very good sound quality, I really enjoyed these headphones until they broke, as I will elaborate on below.
  • Cons: I am on my second pair of these headphones, the first pair broke were the left ear cup holder meets the head band. This happened after about a month of very light use, maybe two or three times a week. It took three or four weeks to get a replacement pair, which I have been using even more sparing...
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Overall 2
2.0

Sound good! But very cheaply made!

Anonymous, Newegg
19 October 2009
  • Summary: All I can say is buyer beware!!! Don't even think about it. If you want to throw away money I'll give you my addy and you can just send it to me! Trust me, it'd be money better spent. ;) I'm debating on the megladon's, they look sweet. But then so did these....
  • Pros: These sounded awesome when they're set up correctly. The bass in them is amazing. I used them for music and gaming and they were awesome for both.
  • Cons: For a set of headphones that cost as much as these do, I expected the construction to be a little better. These were more flimsy than the $30 cheapo's I bought for my son. Granted, they don't sound as good, but they still work! I was EXTREMELY careful, and mindful of these because of how flimsy t...
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Overall 4
4.0

what's up with the mic?

Peter W., Newegg
26 September 2009
  • Summary: Wrote a review on the Razer Lycosa keyboard that I purchased at the same time - dead keys on arrival.
  • Pros: The headphones are comfortable if a bit warm. The sound quality was good initially, but I'm having some strange noise and quality blips in Aion. Not sure if that's the headset or the game.
  • Cons: The mic. Design - why does it look like it was tacked on as an afterthought? Why does it stick somewhere into my neck below my left ear? Why do you have to work so hard to seat it in the socket so it picks up anything? Sensitivity - I fought for an hour to get the mic to pick up any sound at all....
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible build quality

Steven C., Newegg
23 September 2009
  • Summary: I would not recommend these to anyone. They are cheaply made and will not last any gamer unless you treat them like gold, tuck them in at night, sing them a song, and only put them on your head once a week. Do some research and buy a higher quality pair that will cost less and last you 10x as long.
  • Pros: -Comfortable for hours of game play -Mic worked great on the 2nd and 3rd pair... -Sound was alright, weak bass.
  • Cons: -Horrible build quality. Made out of cheap plastic and aluminum. 1st pair arrived and were broke out of the box. A cheap plastic piece where the headband connects to the headphone was broke and the mic didn't work. Newegg RMA'd them with no problem 2nd pair lasted almost 2 months and then the lef...
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Overall 4
4.0

broken 2

Zachary F., Newegg
12 September 2009
  • Summary: Just buy steel series. I know I will be
  • Pros: Decent sound, comfortable, long cord. been great for playing cs:s competativly
  • Cons: Mic sucks, has never worked for me. Weak in the bass but not bad. Worst part is that now 2 pairs have broken on me. the metal frame is thin and weak and after 4-6 months of wearing them they die on me. I've never dropped or abused them, and they keep just breaking
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Cheap Product. Disappointed with Razer

Alvin C., Newegg
20 August 2009
  • Summary: Cheap. Paint Scratched off in a few days.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good for music.
  • Cons: First two weeks, Left speaker stops working.. I only used it twice. Sent it back Month Later, Everything stops working. I wake up one morning to turn my computer on and nothing is responding on it. Send it back Two months later, "Metal" on the left speaker begins to crack than it breaks. I take t...
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Cheap Product. Disappointed with Razer

Alvin C., Newegg
20 August 2009
  • Summary: Cheap. Paint Scratched off in a few days.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good for music.
  • Cons: First two weeks, Left speaker stops working.. I only used it twice. Sent it back Month Later, Everything stops working. I wake up one morning to turn my computer on and nothing is responding on it. Send it back Two months later, "Metal" on the left speaker begins to crack than it breaks. I take t...
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