Razer and Logitech are two of the top gaming peripheral manufacturers in the market. In this article, we’ll be comparing their gaming headsets, namely the Razer Barracuda X and the Logitech G Pro X. The Razer Barracuda X is an entry-level gaming headset, but it comes with a lot of features, which makes it a good price to performance purchase. Meanwhile, the Logitech G Pro X is on the higher end of the price spectrum, and its price reflects its excellent build quality and customization features. So if you are looking for a gaming headset, which of these is better for you? Below is our in-depth comparison of the two.
Razer Barracuda X vs Logitech G Pro X Comparison Chart
Both the Razer Barracuda X gaming headset and Logitech G Pro X are comfortable, but the latter is more durable.
These gaming headsets have a sleek and modern style to them. The Razer Barracuda X looks more like a pair of casual headphones if you remove the detachable boom mic due to its minimalist look. On the other hand, the Logitech G Pro X looks more like a gaming headset, but it doesn’t have the over-the-top design that most gaming headsets have. You can still wear it outside comfortably if you remove the boom mic. The Razer Barracuda X comes in black, mercury and quartz colorways, while the Logitech G Pro X is available only in black.
When it comes to comfort, both are excellent, with the slight advantage going to the Razer Barracuda X. The Razer Barracuda X are sufficiently padded on the ear cups and the headband, and it is lightweight, so it won’t cause discomfort or fatigue. The padding on the ear cups are breathable and it has a relaxed clamping force. Meanwhile, the Logitech G Pro X have thicker padding on both the headband and ear cups. However, it’s heavier and its clamping force is tighter. That said, you can still wear it for long periods without experiencing fatigue.
In the build quality department, the Logitech G Pro X is the winner. It has a steel frame, aluminum forks and some plastic parts. It feels sturdy enough that you can drop it from a considerable height and it would still function without issues. On the other hand, the Razer Barracuda X is made out of mostly plastic. It still feels solid, but it’s not as sturdy as the Logitech G Pro X.
The Razer Barracuda X does not have a companion app, while the Logitech G Hub software allows you to customize various settings for the Logitech G Pro X .
The Razer Barracuda X is compatible with all gaming platforms since it offers both 2.4GHz wireless and wired 3.5mm connectivity. You can use it wirelessly with PlayStation consoles, PC, Nintendo Switch and Android devices, and you can use it wired with Xbox consoles. On the other hand, the wireless-only Logitech G Pro X is compatible only with PC, PlayStation consoles and Nintendo Switch (docked mode only). Clearly, the Razer Barracuda X has the advantage here.
As for features, both gaming headsets support virtual surround sound. However, you’ll need to purchase Razer’s THX Spatial Audio Surround Sound app in the case of the Barracuda X, while the Logitech G Pro X offers virtual surround sound with its free companion app—the Logitech G Hub software. Speaking of, the Razer Barracuda X does not have a companion app. The Logitech G Hub allows you to choose EQ presets, customize EQ settings, enable surround and active BLUE VO!CE to customize microphone settings.
Both gaming headsets sound good, and they are well-suited to listening to music and watching movies in addition to gaming.
The two gaming headsets deliver excellent sound. They have a neutral sound profile that makes them enjoyable to use when listening to music and watching movies, in addition to gaming. They both have dips in the low-bass, so they won’t produce overly rumbly sound. The Razer Barracuda X has balanced and accurate mids, but the Logitech G Pro X delivers better accuracy in the treble range.
When gaming, the Logitech G Pro X offers a much better experience since it offers virtual surround sound out of the box. Directional audio is on-point, and will definitely help you pinpoint where gunshots and footsteps are coming from in order to react quickly. Meanwhile, the Razer Barracuda X also offers virtual surround sound, but you’ll need to buy their THX software for it.
The Razer Barracuda X battery life is up to 20 hours. Similarly, the Logitech G Pro X also offers a 20-hour battery life.
Get the Razer Barracuda X if you play on multiple platforms, however, if you only play on PC, the Logitech G Pro X is the better choice.
Razer Barracuda X
Compatible with more platforms
Logitech G Pro X
Offers better PC gaming experience
Both the Razer Barracuda and Logitech G Pro X have their strengths and weaknesses. The Razer Barracuda X offer better platform compatibility due to its versatile connectivity options. It’s the better buy if you game on multiple platforms. However, if you game primarily on PC, the Logitech G Pro X will give you the much better experience since it is more customizable and you’ll have access to virtual surround sound without having to cough up extra cash.
No, it offers both 2.4GHz and wired connectivity.
Yes, you can use it with the PS5 both wired and wirelessly.
Yes, it supports DTS Headphone:X 2.0 7.1 surround sound on PC.
Yes, it’s worth it if you game primarily on PC and you also have a PlayStation console.