Razer Leviathan V2 Pro: A potentially clever and quality soundbar, but its flaws make it hard to recommend.

Razer Leviathan V2 Pro: A potentially clever and quality soundbar, but its flaws make it hard to recommend.

Razer Leviathan V2 Pro: A Gamer’s Dream Soundbar

Update: 19/6/23 – Following my original complaints earlier this year, Razer has sent me a second Leviathan V2 Pro unit to investigate. 🕵️‍♂️ While this won’t change the original review or score – we can only review fully what is before us and sent to us – this replacement model has addressed some of these original complaints. 💥

When I first reviewed the Leviathan V2 Pro, I received one of the first units ever made and, by extension, one of the first units to be sent out to the media. This replacement unit is from the mass production run that you, the readers, would also be buying from. So, let’s dive in and see what this bad boy has got!

DesGameTopic & Features

Broadly speaking, the V2 Pro shares the same desGameTopic language as the other models: cuboid, blocky, and rather unsubtle. The subwoofer is almost identical to the V2’s, but the soundbar is longer, wider, bigger, chonkier, and fatter in every way basically. It’s like the Hagrid of soundbars! 📦

But don’t let its size intimidate you, this soundbar can easily fit under any monitor, just make sure your monitor doesn’t squash the buttons on top. 🤏 And speaking of buttons, the top of the soundbar features a power button, volume dial, and other small circular buttons for EQ, 3D audio profile, input, and chroma functionalities. Plus, it comes with a fancy camera that tracks your head and adjusts the audio accordingly. Talk about high-tech! 📷

Essential info:

  • Speakers: Soundbar – 5 x full-range drivers at 2” / 51mm; Subwoofer – 1 x 5.25” / 133mm
  • Dimensions: Soundbar – 23.6 x 4.5 x 3.5” / 600 x 113.7 x 90.1mm; Subwoofer – 10.2 x 11.6 x 10.2” / 260 x 295 x 260mm
  • Weight: Soundbar – 5lbs/2.27kg; Subwoofer – 11.19lbs/5.08kg
  • Connectivity: USB, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Frequency response: 40Hz – 20kHz
  • Price: $399.99/£399.99
  • Tested on PC 🖥️

Performance

Now, let’s talk about the juicy stuff – performance! The audio you get from the Leviathan V2 Pro is absolutely top-notch Razer-grade gaming and media audio. 🎶 You can customize the EQ and sound profiles to your heart’s content, creating the perfect audio experience. And if you’re into that 3D sound magic, the Leviathan won’t disappoint – it does a pretty good job of mimicking the audio quality of Razer headsets. Impressive, huh? 👌

However, not everything is rainbows and unicorns. 🌈 I’ve encountered a persistent crackling noise when using the Leviathan V2 Pro, which can be quite annoying, especially during quiet moments in games or music. It’s like having a popcorn machine next to your desk! And let’s not forget the head tracking feature – it’s a bit gimmicky and comes with a noticeable delay in adjusting the audio. 🐢 You’d think for a $400 soundbar, it would react faster than a sloth on tranquilizers!

Should you buy the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro?

So, here’s the deal: when the Leviathan V2 Pro gets it right, it delivers outstanding audio quality that will blow your socks off. 🧦 However, with the persistent crackling noise and the sluggish head tracking feature, it’s hard to give it a full thumbs-up. It’s like having a fancy sports car that occasionally backfires and has a GPS that takes forever to recalculate routes. Not great, Bob!

The V2 Pro definitely has the potential to be a fantastic soundbar solution for PC gamers, but it’s held back by some pretty glaring flaws. And let’s not forget the hefty price tag – 60% more expensive than the already impressive Leviathan V2! 💸 In my opinion, unless Razer addresses these issues, it’s best to look for a simpler soundbar that prioritizes good-quality audio. Personally, I’m going back to my trusty Yamaha SR-C20A. 🎵

Note: There is a chance that my unit could have been a dud, but as reviewers, we can only evaluate what’s in front of us and what’s sent to us. 💁‍♂️

Overall, the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro definitely has its pros and cons. If you want to take a leap of faith and give it a try, keep your expectations in check and hope for the best. 🤞 But if you prefer a more reliable and hassle-free audio experience, there are other options out there that won’t break the bank. Happy gaming! 🎮