Razer's HP-1 headphones now available

by: John -
More On: Barracuda HP-1
Razer is branching out from just mice as they now have the Barracuda Heaphones HP-1 for your listening pleasure. They don't come cheap as they retail for $129.99 but they have some gamer specific features such as a built-in microphone, high quality components, and eight discrete audio drivers. Look for a review of these puppies here soon.


- The Best in Audio Technology Gaming Gear is

Now Available at Major Online Retailers -


August 7, 2006 - Los Angeles - Razer(tm), a leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming peripherals, has announced the availability of the Barracuda(tm) HP-1 Gaming Headphones at major online retailers including GoGamer.com (Today, 8/7/06) Amazon.com (Thursday, 8/10/06), and all other major online retail sites (Tuesday, 8/15/06), as well as major retail stores, for a price of $129.99.


"Razer is excited to add a new category of products to our growing catalog of preeminent gaming merchandise," says Robert Krakoff, president, Razer(tm) USA.  "The Barracuda(tm) HP-1 Gaming Headphones will immediately advance game play and increase improvement by offering signal clarity and optimal audio quality."


Designed and engineered from the ground up by the Razer(tm) team, the Razer Barracuda(tm) HP-1 Gaming Headphones contain the following distinguishing features that set it apart from all products of its kind:


  • The Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones use 99% oxygen-free copper cable for gaming audio signal purity.
  • The Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones provide eight discrete audio drivers for optimal positional audio without compromising the gamers' comfort when using the headset.
  • With some of the best components selected for the ultra-sensitive speaker drivers, the Razer Barracuda HP-1 Gaming Headphones deliver pinpoint positional accuracy essential for gaming.
  • The Razer Barracuda(tm)  HP-1's built-in microphone is designed specifically for in-game communications-featuring a short shaft for enhanced comfort and audio pickup, the microphone also has advanced noise cancellation capabilities ideal for frenzied in-game correspondence.
  • Powered with Razer Fidelity(tm), the Razer Barracuda HP-1 may be used with all soundcards.  However, using it with the Razer Barracuda AC-1 gaming soundcard is strongly recommended as it delivers the best gaming audio experience in the world today. 

The Razer Barracuda AC-1 gaming soundcard will be available September 15, 2006 at major online retailers, for a suggested retail price of $199.99.  Both will also be available packaged together as the Barracuda Integrated Audio System for $299.99, the first integrated audio system designed specifically for gamers.

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