Razer Leviathan V2 review
Razer released the new version of the soundbar model, which was first released in 2015, after seven years. We have had the chance to use this product for a long time. Now let’s take a look at the features of the product but more importantly the user experience in our Razer Leviathan V2 review.
Gaming Soundbar Razer Leviathan V2 review
Razer Leviathan V2 is a Soundbar model that comes with a subwoofer. The Soundbar weighs 1.3 kg and the subwoofer weighs 3 kg. It manages to impress you with its material quality as soon as you take it out of the box. Razer has continued with a nice box content and the quality material structure we are used to in this model.
First of all, when we look at the Soundbar design, we see that simple and elegant lines are used in a compact design. Razer and THX logos are placed on the front. The simple design is colored with the RGB strip on the bottom. Especially when the light here hits your desk, a very nice image emerges. Anyway, you can easily customize it from Synapse or the mobile app. Here you can adjust the brightness or choose from four different effects.
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On the application side, it is also possible to adjust the sound settings in addition to the light games. There are five different audio settings: THX, Game, Movie, Music and Custom. Of course, you are also allowed to customize and adjust each title as you wish. You can also adjust the Stereo and THX Spatial Audio settings from this app. Stereo actually distributes the sound from the back to the left and right. Spectral Audio adds a bit more depth. You encounter a structure that spreads the sound around by centering you.
On the mobile side, you can access the light and sound settings of the device with the Razer Audio app. Here, just like in the Synapse app, it is possible to change the sound settings and color animations. Of course, Razer’s choice of different applications for different products continues on the mobile side.
In other words, it is possible to use the Audio app for audio applications and make all the adjustments, but at the same time, if you have a Key Light or a different accessory, you may need to use a different app. The Audio app is generally simple and successful. In other words, the necessary adjustments are included here.
When we look at the top, we see five different buttons. We see the source selection, Bluetooth, power on and off, and of course volume up and down buttons. The device supports Bluetooth 5.2 and provides a very fast connection from mobile.
The device is always powered on because it already has its own adapter. So let’s say you quickly connect from your phone and listen to music. Then when you decide to switch to a PC, you just press the Bluetooth button and you can instantly connect to the PC. This is a quick and practical solution.
But that doesn’t mean the Razer Leviathan V2 doesn’t work on PS5. When you connect the Leviathan to your PS5 through USB-C and link it with your phone you’ll be able to launch the Razer Audio app. You can enable it to recognise the Leviathan.
Using a single interface, you can adjust the sound quality, volume of the soundbar, and set up numerous equalizer settings.
When we look at the back, small basses placed at two different ends attract our attention. The cable part is a bit recessed. There is a power input, a Type C port for PC connection and an input for subwoofer connection. This part is designed with a latch. Therefore, you need to be careful when removing and installing it.
It’s a pity that the device doesn’t have a jack input and an optical connection option. It would have been better if there was, at least we could have switched headphones in a more practical way. Or if your motherboard supports your headphones, we could use the optical connection option. On the other hand, the lack of Wi-Fi support has also held the device back in TV usage.
When we look at the underside, I really like the way they have done it here. The device comes with a standard stand but you can remove this stand very easily. A different foot is included in the box to make it look more curved like this.
In general design, it is possible to use the Soundbar with these feet wherever you want. But the general use is of course designed to be under the monitor. When you bury it in, the control buttons are right at the level of the monitor and you can reach them very easily. When I took it out of the box, I couldn’t get it under the monitor, but I took a look and the feet came out. When you remove the foot part, it has a design that will fit exactly under the monitor.
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The cube-shaped subwoofer also has a simple design. There is a slightly faint Razer logo on the top. The bass part is positioned at the bottom. Thus, a more effective sound performance is achieved as it is close to the surface.
There are two 95 mm full-range drivers, 20 mm tweeter drivers, a passive radiator and of course a subwoofer driver. With all these drivers, I like the overall sound quality and the sound is balanced. Bass is good, the subwoofer does its job.
You know, when you turn it off, you notice the sound difference extremely. It is also quite assertive in terms of volume. I can say that even when you turn it to 30-35 levels, it makes the house moan. It’s a bit difficult to turn up the volume in an apartment, you can even have a nice house party with it.
On the gaming side, it gives a good performance especially in FPS games. The sound dynamics are quite good. You feel the difference in games with strong ambiance. Of course, it is possible to use it in competitive games, but we are so used to using headphones on that side that I couldn’t focus on the sound. You need a little getting used to.
In our Razer Leviathan V2 review, we wanted to touch on all the features of the product. All in all, the Razer Leviathan V2 has a satisfying sound quality and a sleek design. So it feels really premium when you put it on your desk.
The shortcomings on the connectivity side are a bit annoying, especially for those who need it for different uses. Razer also released the V2X model, a slightly more affordable version of this product. If you are looking for a Soundbar model, it is worth taking a look. By the way, Bilkom brings Razer products in our country and it is an important advantage to have warranty assurance.
You can buy the soundbar from Amazon. The price is 219.98 GBP.
- Frequency range: 45 Hz – 20 kHz
- Full range drives: 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
- Subwoofer driver: 1 x 5.5″ / 140 mm
- Soundbar 1.4 kg
- Subwoofer 3.0 kg
- Bluetooth 5.2 (60ms low latency)
- USB Audio PC connection (Type C)