Razer Leviathan V2 Review

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Razer is one of the only companies that release soundbars specifically designed for the battlestation of the desktop computer. It recently unveiled the Leviathan V2 sound system for $249.99, which is a follow-up to the first version that debuted in 2014. In this article we provided Razer Leviathan V2 Review.

The soundbar contains a wired subwoofer that is connected through a lengthy cable and maintains a same low-profile form factor. For those who need to move the 65W soundbar about on their workstation, it weighs less than half as much as the previous model. A 5.5-inch downward-firing driver in the subwoofer adds an additional 1lb to the total weight of the speaker.

Its improvements are obvious in several ways. The Razer Synapse app for Windows can control a strip of RGB LEDs on the underside. The Leviathan V2 has a more modern design than its predecessor, with subtle exterior markings. It’s wonderful to have some colour on my desk. Notably, the soundbar’s height can be adjusted to better match your ears.

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Technical Specifications RAZER LEVIATHAN V2

Frequency Response45 Hz – 20 kHz
Input PowerExternal Power Adapter
Driver Size – Diameters (mm)Full Range Drivers: 2 x 2.0 x 4.0″ / 48 x 95 mm Tweeter Drivers: 2 x 0.75″ / 20 mm Passive Radiator Drivers: 2 x 1.7 x 5.3″ / 43 x 135 mm Down-Firing Subwoofer: 1 x 5.5″ / 140 mm
Driver TypeFull range drivers, tweeters drivers, passive radiator, and subwoofer driver
WeightSoundbar: 1.4 kg / 3.08 lbs Subwoofer: 3.0 kg / 6.61 lbs
TypesBluetooth 5.2 (60ms low latency) USB Audio Input to PC
CompatibilityBluetooth 5.2 (60ms low latency) USB Audio Input to PC
OthersRazer Chroma™ RGB (18 zones)
THX Spatial Audio (PC based via Synapse 3)
Bluetooth 5.2 (60ms low latency)
USB audio input
Razer Audio app
Razer Chroma RGB app
Custom 10-band EQ
Raised feet on soundbar
Headphone quick toggle
Dimensions:Soundbar: 19.7 x 3.6 x 3.3″ / 500 x 91.3 x 84 mm
Subwoofer: 8.67 x 8.67 x 9.5″ / 220 x 220 x 241.5 mm

Pros

  • High-quality sound
  • Astonishing audio in three dimensions
  • Innovative, interchangeable soundbar feet that allow you to tilt the audio output.

Cons

  • System only relies solely on PCs
  • The subwoofer is connected to the amplifier.
  • Relatively less ports compared to the predecessor

Tech Specification

Razer Leviathan V2 Review

Detailed Razer Leviathan V2 Review

In addition to its two full-range drivers and two tweeters, the Leviathan V2 incorporates passive radiators on the back, allowing it to produce bass on its own. The wired subwoofer is meant to boost the booming low-frequency tones.

But, for $250, Razer has to convince consumers that this is a worthwhile purchase (which it is). For the same (or less) money, try persuading them to buy a more adaptable speaker system. If you like console gaming or want to stream content to your TV, you should avoid buying this because it isn’t compatible with either of those.

There are no surprises when it comes to the functionality of the buttons. It is possible to switch to a second audio source by pressing the leftmost button.

Although the original Leviathan included an optical audio port and HDMI ports, this soundbar does not have either of those features, making it unusable in a home theatre setting where many audio sources would be connected. For its wired connectivity, however, it relies only on the USB port. Even though Bluetooth 5.2 can be used to connect wirelessly to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, you may find that this isn’t enough functionality for your needs.

Razer Leviathan V2 Review
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Even if you don’t care about what the Leviathan V2 lacks in terms of functionality, it’s possible that your aesthetic preferences tilt toward simplicity.

The ports on this soundbar are somewhat insufficient, unless you’re using it exclusively on a PC.

Razer Leviathan V2 Review
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The Leviathan V2 uses THX Spatial Audio, which is more difficult to use but produces better sound quality than Dolby’s popular 2014 audio technologies. Razer Synapse and the free THX Spatial Audio software are required for its activation (it instals upon setup when this product is plugged into your PC). On the next step, you’ll need to choose “THX Spatial Audio” as your PC’s main audio device, then activate the function in the specialised software. Synapse’s “Stereo” and “THX Spatial Audio” toggles would make this process a lot easier, but they don’t appear to be working at the moment.

No doubt Spatial Audio provides an immersive, simulated surround sound impression, and it is supported by a growing variety of PC games at this time.

Synapse also includes a new “Center Focus” mode that claims to focus more music toward the centre of the screen. Despite Razer’s claims that it works best with multi-channel audio content, I found that it had no effect on my gaming or other listening experiences.
Listening to music on the Leviathan V2 was a joy just as much as listening to my game sounds. On a PC, it’s far too powerful. To ensure that our apartment’s designated work space was adequately acoustically isolated, we kept the volume as low as possible. We don’t need to tell you that this soundbar system can wreak havoc on the place. Sound from this soundbar is more expansive than we expected, thanks to its direct, clear, and powerful output.

Adding the Leviathan V2 to your already-clogged PC space is a recipe for disaster if you’re like me. The subwoofer is also connected by wires, including a power cord and a USB cable. The lack of a wireless subwoofer in Razer’s $250 soundbar puzzles me, given that many entry-level soundbars in the home entertainment market contain one.

The source toggle button, located on the soundbar’s top-facing panel to the left, is an interesting feature that can be adjusted in Synapse. In the event that you find yourself needing to switch to a different audio source in a split second, this button can be programmed to do so.

Additionally, the Leviathan V2 can be managed via the Razer Audio app for iOS and Android, which is a nice feature. Using the app, you can choose between equaliser settings, modify the volume of your soundbar, and more.

The Razer Leviathan V2 is sure to be a lot of fun if your PC is your primary source of entertainment. For some people, this isn’t the right soundbar for them. However, given its price, it’s difficult to overlook the fact that this soundbar is unable to connect to a large number of devices.