Razer’s Barracuda X wireless headset plays nicely with PS5, Switch, and more

Razer’s Barracuda X wireless headset plays nicely with PS5, Switch, and more


The Barracuda X borrows the sleek design of Razer’s Opus headphones. | Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge

Razer has introduced the Barracuda X, a multiplatform wireless gaming headset that takes design cues from the company’s Opus noise-canceling headphones. They’re launching today for $99.99, which is more aggressive than I expected, given that the company usually comes in at a premium price point.

The Barracuda X is a big step for Razer in that it’s finally jumping into USB-C connectivity — both in terms of how the headset charges and how it transmits audio wirelessly. Included in the box is a small USB-C wireless transmitter that’s almost identical to the one that SteelSeries has included with some of its headsets since 2019. It allows compatibility with the Nintendo Switch in portable mode, the PS5’s front-facing USB-C port, and some…

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