Today, our Razer Leviathan V2 X Review will discuss this budget version of the Leviathan V2 from Razer. It may lack features like the subwoofer and THX Spatial Audio, but the product is still an ideal option.
The Leviathan V2 X is perfect for people looking for a compact soundbar for their set-up. Plus, it comes with its own set of notable features that are worth considering.
But is it adequate for your needs, or is its lower price its only selling point? It is difficult to tell just by hearsay. So, we got our hands on the product for our Razer Leviathan V2 X Review.
Here, we will check its design, features, specs, functions, and how it performs.
To start our Razer Leviathan V2 X Review, we will discuss its packaging and contents. The soundbar arrived in a thick cardboard box sporting a black and green theme which is usual for Razer products. The front displays an image of the product, its name, the Razer branding, and its features.
The sides of the box show more details, including the package contents, specifications, and system requirements. You will also find an illustration that shows the dimension of the product.
On the rear, you will see another image of the Leviathan V2 X with its features. This portion also shows other product details in different languages.
Inside, you will find the soundbar with a USB-C cable and a product information guide.
Razer Leviathan V2 X Review – Design and Functionality
When looking at its exterior, the Leviathan V2 X appears almost identical to its bigger cousin.
But in reality, it is technically smaller, about 10 cm shorter.
Its volume controls, Bluetooth toggle, power button, and source selection are at the top portion of the soundbar.
We love how compact and sleek the Leviathan V2 X is since you can easily slip under your monitor.
If you have a different preference, you can also set the soundbar in front of your keyboard.
Despite not being backlit, it features customisable RGB light effects, which we ensured in our Razer Leviathan V2 X Review. Plus, instead of having 18 lighting zones, you will get 14.
This product features a USB-C port to power it via your monitor, computer, or power brick.
It supports Bluetooth 5.0 if you connect wirelessly with your PC or phone or utilise the USB audio input.
The Leviathan V2 X is not all about looks because, under its grille, there are full-range drivers plus passive radiators. Razer claims these provide resonating depth and bold clarity for your audio.
Razer claims the soundbar can produce 90dB of volume at full power, which we observed during our tests.
Key Features of the Razer Leviathan V2 X
Our Razer Leviathan V2 X Review will now focus on the features of this product from Razer. What makes it worth considering? Let us find out.
A Soundbar Packed with Full-range Drivers
The Leviathan V2 X has two passive radiators and full-range drivers, delivering an outstanding audio experience for your entertainment.
Compact and Sleek Form Factor of the Razer Leviathan V2 X
This soundbar is among the compact and sleek products under the line which fits adequately under your monitor. This layout will give you a neat, organised, and clutter-free space that is pleasing to the eyes.
USB-C Power + Audio Delivery
You can power the soundbar with one USB-C cable to provide dynamic audio with up to 90dB of volume output. It also allows for a quick and easy set-up for your convenience.
Bluetooth 5.0 for Seamless Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.0 will provide a seamless, stutter-free sound and low-latency Bluetooth connection. You can easily switch between a PC and your Smart devices linked with the Razer Audio app.
Powered by Razer Chroma RGB
With its 14 lighting zones, dynamic in-game lighting effects, and countless patterns, you can take advantage of RGB customisation. Also, you can enjoy 16.8 million colours and a suite of distinct lighting effects from Razer.
So whether it is optimising your immersion or styling your gaming room set-up, you will love its RGB lighting customisations.
Razer Audio App + Razer Synapse
With the Razer Audio App and Synapse, you can customise RGB lights and toggle between available audio devices. With these, you can tweak your soundbar based on your needs with the help of software for more control.
We will, of course, discuss the product specs in our Razer Leviathan V2 X Review. These are essential for suppliers. However, these are also vital for users since the information will help determine if the product is for you.
The Leviathan V2 X has an 85Hz to 20kHz frequency response and a maximum SPL of 90dB. It uses a Type-C with power delivery for its input power and works with full-range drivers (passive radiator).
You can connect the Leviathan V2 X via USB audio input to your computer. Or you can also connect it wirelessly via Bluetooth with your Smartphones and the Nintendo Switch.
The product V2 X works with Bluetooth 5.0 and can toggle between PC and audio devices via Razer Synapse.
Its full-range racetrack drivers measure 2 x 48 x 95mm, while the passive radiator is 2 x 48 x 105mm. And lastly, it weighs approximately 845g.
Hands-on with the Razer Leviathan V2 X
We will continue our Razer Leviathan V2 X Review and discuss our hands-on experience with the soundbar. But before we share how it performed, let us look at the Razer Synapse Software.
We did not experience any lags or delays with the software compared to what others said. However, it could be because we immediately updated the firmware after unboxing and connecting to our computer.
The Synapse software gave us access to the soundbar settings, including updating firmware and changing its LED lights. It also supports Razer Chroma, which we utilised to change LED colours to fit and match the games we play.
We did not see the LED lights on our soundbar. Why? Because we placed the product in front of our keyboard, which blocked its lights.
However, its lighting effects are attractive, especially when paired with other Chroma-compatible products.
In the Toggle PC Audio Devices panel, we set a secondary playback device that allowed us to switch audio. We did this by pressing and holding the Razer Leviathan V2 X source button.
While observing the product for our Razer Leviathan V2 X Review, we realised it gives off the typical Razer sound. But you can play around with the EQ to get your personalised sound.
Compared to its pricier sibling, the soundbar does not support the THX Spatial Audio. So, we received a more standard stereo experience.
The Leviathan V2 X has some elevation, but we could not adjust its angle like the original V2. Earlier, we also mentioned it does not have a subwoofer.
Within the product, you will find two passive radiators and two full-range drivers, giving us powerful stereo sounds.
It gave us close to 90dB while sitting a metre away from the soundbar. So we were able to enjoy an immersive experience with the product.
Remember we mentioned the Leviathan V2 X did not have a subwoofer? Because of it, the bass was slightly less prominent when we listened to bass-have tunes. However, we did not notice the lack of bass while playing different games.
Everything sounded clear, even the bass-heavy audio. As for the mids and highs, they were clean-sounding and great.
Razer Leviathan V2 X RGB Lighting
We loved the 14 lighting zones of the Leviathan V2 X, plus its patterns and other dynamic effects. We activated it based on our preferences and depending on the games we played.
It was a small but vital touch that gave an immersive and enjoyable experience, whether for gaming or listening. Plus, all colours were vibrant, enhancing the overall aesthetic of our set-up.
Overall, its lighting and RGBs were excellent, and we made it match our keyboard and other peripherals. Thus, giving us lovely subtle colours.
Razer Leviathan V2 X Review Summary
The Leviathan V2 X is the budget-friendly version of the Leviathan V2 soundbar. Although it costs less and lacks the bells and whistles of the latter, it is impressive.
This soundbar is a well-built product with smaller dimensions, which makes setting it up easier. Although it has fewer RGB zones, it has vibrant lights, and Razer Chroma RGB offers many options for dynamic effects. We also loved its multiple connectivity options that allowed quick toggling between devices.
Most importantly, the product delivers excellent, unparalleled audio that makes for a more enjoyable gaming experience. Its stereo sound is highly immersive in all the video games we played while using this product.
The Leviathan V2 X is an outstanding soundbar for a budget-friendly compact audio source for your PC set-up. If you already have the Razer Synapse ecosystem in your build, adding this product is an excellent option. It is one of the best, considering its form factor, RGB features, and high-quality audio.