Razer Barracuda Pro specs: Form factor: Over-ear, closed-back | Wireless protocol(s): Bluetooth 5.2, 2.4GHz wireless | Charging options(s): USB-C | Battery life: Up to 40 hours | Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz
Quality ANC gaming headphones usually come with a price tag, and unfortunately, even lag. The vast majority of ANC headphones exclusively use Bluetooth as their connectivity nexus point, which can cause some latency issues. This delayed discrepancy between audio and video could even be a game-altering factor, meaning blocking out noise for gaming laser focus only goes so far. Gamers need both quiet and speed.
This is where the Razer Barracuda Pro comes in. It combines Bluetooth, ANC, and most important, 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. When ZDNET put the Pro headphones to the test, we noticed almost no perceptible latency, putting them on par with wired solutions for gaming on your PC or modern console.
Meanwhile, the model supports Bluetooth 5.2 technology for use with your phone, streaming device, laptop, and tablet. You can even switch between Bluetooth and 2.4GHz modes with a single tap to take a call and hop right back into your game after. The muted aesthetics help with versatility.
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Keep in mind, however, that there were some issues with how the built-in ANC reacts to certain games, specifically when we tested the game's directional sound. But the rare combination of features still makes it an option for gamers who want impressive ANC for playing games or listening to music.