Soundbars are great, as they elevate the sound coming from your TV in a significant manner without taking up too much additional space. So why don’t they make soundbars to do the same for the monitor on your desk? That, we’re guessing, is the issue they’re looking to address with the Razer Leviathan V2.
That’s right, it’s a new Razer soundbar for your PC setup, allowing you to play games, watch Twitch streams, and listen to music on your desk with the same home theater audio quality you get when watching Netflix in the living room. No need to confine yourself to headphones or those tiny desktop speakers on either side of your screen – this thing levels up your PC audio like a regular soundbar will do for your TV.
The Razer Leviathan V2 has a smaller profile than a typical TV soundbar, coming in at just 19.7 x 3.6 x 3.3 inches (width x height x depth), which should make it a better fit for the smaller sizes that monitors typically come in. It’s equipped with two full-range drivers (4 x 2 inches), two tweeters (2 x 0.75 inches), and two passive radiators, as well as a separate down-firing 5.5-inch subwoofer in its own separate enclosure that you can put on the floor under the desk for reproducing those low bass sounds.
It comes with THX Spatial Audio, allowing it to elevate all the audio coming out of your PC to 7.1 surround sound, creating a more realistic soundstage with plenty of nuanced details. That means, a richer and more accurate sound when playing games, allowing you to better identify audio cues and locate where they’re coming from, all while treating you to a more expansive aural experience, whether you’re watching concerts on YouTube, Star Wars shows on Disney Plus, or competitive games on Twitch.
The Razer Leviathan V2 won’t need an HDMI connection like your usual TV soundbar. Instead, it can pair with your PC via Bluetooth 5.2 (or a USB-C connection). In fact, you can pair it wirelessly with up to eight different devices at a time, so you can easily switch from the PC to the PS5 to the Chromecast to the smartphone. As with other Razer devices, it comes with the outfit’s Chroma RGB lighting distributed across 18 lighting zones, with near-endless customization available via the companion Razer Chroma app. Naturally, you can sync the lighting with other Razer devices in your setup, from your keyboard and mouse to your PC tower and dock.
It comes with detachable rubber feet that you can use to move it slightly above the desk surface at a raised angle that’s directed toward the user, as well as remove when you want to set it down flush (if you don’t care much for the RGB lighting at the bottom). Features include a quick toggle option for switching the audio to your headphones, a custom 10-band equalizer via the companion app, and physical control buttons.
The Razer Leviathan V2 is available now.