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Razer Reveals Leviathan V2 Pro Soundbar Complete With Head-Tracking Technology

GameRant 1/31/2023 Adrian Morales
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Razer is introducing the next iteration of its popular Leviathan V2 soundbar lineup with the launch of the Leviathan V2 Pro, the first beamforming soundbar featuring head-tracking AI with surround sound. Razer previously showcased the Leviathan V2 Pro at CES 2023, where it won 12 “Best of CES” awards.

The original Razer Leviathan V2 launched last year and was applauded for being an overall good audio experience and a significant improvement over Razer’s initial Leviathan soundbar lineup. The market for gaming soundbars isn’t huge, but they are a good alternative for gamers looking to break away from gaming headphones or cheap built-in monitor speakers without committing to a full-on speaker setup. The new Razer Leviathan V2 Pro promises to deliver the same fantastic compact audio experience its predecessors did, but with a ton of new features to make that experience better and personalized for the user.

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The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro markets itself as the first beamforming soundbar with head-tracking AI technology. The basic gist of this tech is that the V2 Pro’s IR sensor will dynamically track the user and change the auditory sweet spot based on where the user is located, ensuring that the user is always at the center of the soundscape. To create its unique surround sound audio experience, the Leviathan V2 Pro features two 3D audio solutions: THX Spatial Audio Headset mode and THX Spatial Audio Virtual Speakers mode. Headset mode personalizes stereo content for 3D space, while Virtual Speakers mode personalizes 5.1 and 7.1 content for 3D space.

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Under the hood, the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro packs five full-range 2” drivers and a down-firing subwoofer, which should cover almost all the bases for a sound-rich experience. The V2 Pro connects via USB type C while also packing in a 3.5mm headset port, an audio equalizer, and has built-in Bluetooth support meaning that it works with phones, tablets, and the Nintendo Switch. However, a feature-rich soundbar like this doesn’t come cheap. Razer is pricing the new Leviathan V2 Pro at a hefty $400.

Coming in at $150 over last year’s already excellent Leviathan V2 base model and $300 over the budget Leviathan V2 X, the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro may be a tough sell for some gamers that need a decent audio solution that won’t break the bank. The success of this Pro model might come down to how well Razer can provide a personalized surround sound audio experience using AI and have it not be a gimmick. However, Given its 12 “Best of CES 2023” awards, it seems like Razer’s latest entry in the audio space might be on the right track.

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