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Razer Leviathan V2 X review: Good for gaming

Razer Leviathan V2 X review: Good for gaming

Razer Leviathan V2 X

The Razer Leviathan V2 X is the budget version of its more fully-featured cousin, the Leviathan V2. It does away with the subwoofer, and has no THX Spatial Audio. But it still sounds good for gaming, though not so much for music.

Quick specs

  • Frequency response: 85Hz – 20KHz
  • Full range racetrack driver (2x) and passive radiator (2x)
  • Bluetooth 5.0, Razer Chroma RGB, USB-C port (1x)

The Leviathan V2 X looks very much like its larger cousin, though smaller in size — about 10cm shorter. The volume controls, power button, Bluetooth toggle, and source selection are at the top, but they aren't backlit. The soundbar will fit under your monitor easily, or just in front of your keyboard. Like the Leviathan V2, it only has one USB-C port. But you don't need an additional power connector — the USB-C is enough to power the entire thing when connected to your PC.

Razer Leviathan V2 X
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While the V2 X is raised, there's no way to adjust the angle unlike the V2. As mentioned, there's no subwoofer. It does mean that your bass is going to be slightly less prominent. It's what I experienced when listening to music, especially bass-heavy tracks like Jessi's What Type of X. I didn't notice it as much while playing games such as Dota 2, though. Game sounds came through clearly, even the bass-heavy ones. Mids and highs were really clear, and they sound really nice.

Razer Leviathan V2 X
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The Razer Synapse software lets you access the soundbar's settings, such as updating the firmware, and changing the LEDs on its underside. It also supports Razer Chroma, which changes the LED colours to fit the game you're currently playing. Unfortunately, I can't really see the LEDs since I placed the Leviathan V2 X right in front of my keyboard, which somewhat blocks the light coming from below the soundbar. Still, the lighting effects are nice to look at, especially if you set it up together with other Razer Chroma compatible devices.

At S$165, the Razer Leviathan V2 X packs decent sound for less. Its compact size is also a better fit for smaller desks. Buy it from Lazada, Shopee, or Razer. If you can afford it, you should get the bigger and better Razer Leviathan V2 or the powerful Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2.

See Also
Samsung HW-SB801B

Note: Review unit provided by Razer.


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Verdict



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Great for gaming, but not so much for music.

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