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5.7 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 10
10

User Review

indopler, head-fi.org
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.
  • Pros: Clean Amped Bass, Clear mids, Crisp Highs, No sibliance, dedicated subwoofer driver, velour earpads, inline levels control,
  • Cons: USB powered, 4 3.5 mini plugs to navigate, must have 5.1 audio, not mobile at all.
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Overall 10
10

Razer HP-1 Barracuda 8-Channel Gaming Headphones

Lasha, Amazon
12 February 2013
  • Summary: love this headphones. the sound is good and have good bass. will recommend to everyone. after 1 year bulb on the left side goes out but for me is nothing because sound is good.
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Overall 2
2.0

Breaks Too Easily

Joseph J. Mclaughlin "JOEMC3", Amazon
25 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Shotty Quality

J. Manning, Amazon
20 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Razer HP Headphones

Errol Farstad, Amazon
16 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Awesome headset if you buy 4 so you can have multple backups when they break

ThisTakesTooLongToType, Amazon
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Waste of time and money

David Hixon, Amazon
30 May 2010
  • 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!
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Overall 4
4.0

Breaks easily

T. BOND, Amazon
28 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

razor barracuda 5.1 headphones

P. J. Zimmer "Computer Gamer", Amazon
7 January 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

I love this head set

Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 June 2009
  • 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.
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