Sometimes you need a headset that can do it all, and I’ve found the Razer Barracuda to be the perfect solution for me. If you’re looking for a wireless headset that can be used for all your gadgets and gadgets, now’s the best time to grab the Barracuda on Amazon with a nice £50 discount, bringing it back to £108.49 (opens in new tab).
It is the more expensive cousin of the Barracuda X (opens in new tab)– which is also available on the Black Friday sale in both black and quartz pink, and is perfect if you want a cheaper headset with better microphone performance at the expense of Bluetooth. That cheaper option will set you back £55.99 (opens in new tab) But as an iPhone user, I loved how easy it is for me to switch between countless devices with the standard Barracuda headset.
I use the headset wired to my PC thanks to the included 3.5mm cable. When I get off work and head to the gym, I go wireless and connect to my iPhone to jam to some music while I lift. The Barracuda doesn’t look as “gamer-y” as Razer’s other offerings, which I’ve found really add to their versatility. While music can get a bit muddled in these, they’ve been great at getting me through workouts and blocking out the incredibly loud gym classes in the room. The Barracuda also has Razer Synapse capabilities with the option to adjust the EQ on your phone for a more tailored listening experience.
I even use the Barracuda on both my PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch thanks to the included USB Type-C dongle for 2.4GHz connections. My Steam Deck FOMO has led to me playing my Switch in bed a lot lately, so I’ve put the Barracuda headset to good use for games like Splatoon 3 and Animal Crossing so I can hear what I’m doing. It’s been nice to have such a flexible headset that I can use on all my normal devices, and the 40-hour battery life means I can flit between each gadget for a few days before needing a charge.
If the £100 price tag is still a bit out of your budget, there are plenty of others cheap deals on black friday gaming headsets (opens in new tab) happening in every corner of the internet.