Razer recently launched the wallet friendly version of the Leviathan sound bar, the Leviathan V2 X. Designed as a gaming PC sound bar with cool RGB lightings at a fraction of the V2, will the Leviathan V2 X be the X factor? Let’s find out!
What is the Razer Leviathan V2 X sound bar?
The Razer Leviathan V2 X is a compact PC gaming sound bar designed to integrate with your work station. The all-black design is sleek and modern and the RGB lights easily transforms your work station into an entertainment station.
The Razer Leviathan V2 X is designed to be dummy-proof, with only one connection point. A type-C connection cable also acts as the power delivery, users only need to plug it into their device and you are good to go.
|Dimensions||40cm x 7cm x 7cm|
|Frequency Response||85Hz – 20kHz|
|Power Input||Type C with Power Delivery|
|Driver Size||Full range racetrack drivers: 2 X2.0 x 4.0″ / 2 x 48 x 95mm|
Passive Radiator: 2 x 2.0 x 4.1″/ 2 x 48 x 105mm
|Driver Type||Full Range drivers, passive radiator|
Bluetooth 5.0 Connection
|Software/Support||Razer Chroma™ RGB (14 zones)|
The Razer Leviathan V2 X comes with a Type-C cable and the sound bar itself. However, you will need a usb adapter if your PC or device does not have a Type-C port. Alternatively you can use your own USB type-C cable which works too.
Razer products are well know for their ease of use, and in the case of the Leviathan V2 X. You just need to connect the type C cable to your PC or mobile device, it will power up and auto connect. As easy as that, I don’t even need an alternative power source.
There are only five buttons on the sound bar. On/Off button in the middle, Volume +/- on the right and type C/Bluetooth connection buttons on the left.
The one touch toggle buttons are quite helpful if you sync different devices to your sound bar. One click and you will be able to switch from your type c connection to your Bluetooth 5.0 via physical sound bar button or Razer Sound App. Personally I will sync my phone via Bluetooth and connect the sound bar to my PC. To switch is really simple, you can either click on the physical button or via the Razer sound App which has to be downloaded on your mobile phone.
The Razer sound app has three functions, control the RGB lighting effect, change input source and change equalizer settings.
There are four preset equalizer settings and a custom setting which you can play around, but I feel that the default setting is good enough for general function from playing games to video streaming.
I like the RGB lighting effect, to do a strobing wave effect you can only activate it via the app.
The Leviathan V2 X is a compact sound bar that will sit nicely and discreetly on your desk. However, when you want to turn up the heat, you can toggle on the RGB lights that are underneath the sound bar to transform your work desk into a gaming hub.
Measuring 40cm x 7cm x 7cm the sound bar is smaller than a standard keyboard and tucks nicely under most monitors.
The best feature is the RGB lighting which runs under the front of the soundbar. However, I do wish that the Razer logo can light up too.
The Leviathan V2 X is equipped with two two full range drivers and two passive radiators which can deliver bold and resonating depths with volume output of 90dB at 1m.
There was good sound separation, crisp and clear sound quality with the full range drivers. It works great on most games and audios. However, it can’t be compared to higher end sound bars.
I feel that the bass is not deep enough and when I try to increase the volume, it tends to sound muddy.
The Bottom Line.
The Razer Leviathan V2 X is a great soundbar. Compact and sleek looking with RGB lights to make it cooler. Straight forward plug and play operations that even works with my mobile phone! Best of all, it does not break the bank at SGD 165.00. I will highly recommend this sound bar for anyone looking for a versatile yet affordable sound unit.
However, if you are an audiophile looking for the oomph factor expecting to feel the wind whooshing or land tremoring when the Uruk-hai march in LOTR then you better look elsewhere.
Compact and affordable sound bar which works great for gaming and general purpose function.
- Compact and Sleek Design.
- Competitive pricing.
- Ease of use.
- Bass performance lacking.
- No USB adapter provided.