Is The Razer Leviathan a Good Investment?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Oakenshield99, Sep 5, 2015.

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  1. Oakenshield99

    Oakenshield99 New Member

    I've been looking at a large selection of Razer peripherals for my PC- I've already decided on the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma, but I'm not sure if I should get the Razer Leviathan. I would want surround sound if it's a good bang for my buck, but if it's not, it can be left out. Any thoughts?
     
  2. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I just recently picked up the Leviathan for my PC setup (I also have the Tiamat 7.1 for when I need private listening and hammerhead pros for my laptop, travel, exercise, etc) and I am so glad that I bought it! The sound is great, it's quite sleek and doesn't take up ridiculous amounts of space on my desk and the sub-woofer sounds quite nice. Though, I'm glad I learned how to turn down the bass a little. lol

    I don't think you'd regret having both a headset and the Leviathan by any means. I think having both options are fantastic.

    And, of course, then you also have the option of using the NFC or bluetooth to connect your phone or tablet to the Leviathan when you want to use it for get togethers. Another place I'd considered using mine is on my bedroom TV. The sound faces the wall behind the TV and is supposed to bounce back into the room, but our walls seem to just dampen the sound, so a nice soundbar is definitely the answer.

    There are many uses, and I think you'd be happy with every option if you bought it. But, that's just my two cents. :)
     
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  3. chosenba

    chosenba Member

    Hmm thanks to your explanation even i am tempted to get one'
     
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  4. DrQuach

    DrQuach Member

    The Leviathan is good for sound, but for me since my parents get annoyed if its too loud, I just use my Kraken 7.1 Chroma but if you want really good gaming experience and footsteps, lol, Leviathan is probably the way to go
     
  5. TR4SCH

    TR4SCH Member

    I've got one too and it is awesome
     
  6. Malevolence23

    Malevolence23 Active Member

    I own one and I personal love it, great sound and love the presets for games, movies, and music. The only thing I don't like is the auto shutdown after being inactive for so long but I kinda understand it.
     
  7. Vestaloyne

    Vestaloyne Member

    You can't go wrong with the Leviathan. I've had it for over a year now. The only issue is I feel as though I have to be very gentle with the power button. It feels like a thin plastic membrane that may dry out and crack.
    Otherwise works well enough for my small apartment.
     
  8. emperorjak

    emperorjak Member

    Yes, I own one and recommend it. Better than I thought it would be.
     
  9. TR4SCH

    TR4SCH Member

    One thing that could be better. You need to press the button on the leviathan. It would be better if there would be a remote.
     
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  10. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I absolutely agree - the bar itself is out of my normal reach on my desk. So, if I'm sitting doing stuff and the speaker turns off then I have to actually get up to turn it back on. A remote would be exceptionally convenient. Or heck, even just an app for our phones that could work as a remote for the Leviathan. lol
     
  11. WineAMBERretro189

    WineAMBERretro189 New Member

    Just picked up the Leviathan few days ago and this is what I feel:

    Design:
    + Sleek, very sleek and compact soundbar. Fit perfectly and a bit shorter than my 24inch Dell.
    + Subwoofer unit is sleek and subtle. Look nice whereever you place him.
    + On/off ultility buttons (Dolby, bluetooth, etc) well-placed.
    + Came with a TOSLINK cable. Well though Razer!
    - The auto-off system is annoying as hell, but I can live with it. I prefer my system to be always ready.

    Sound:
    + Good mid and high. Sparkle and shine well. Make sure to turn Dolby on.
    Surround sound only work to its full potential if using Optical (TOSLINK) input, as stereo only have left and right (duh), with a surround audio source ofc. This is norm, but worth mentioning.
    + Nice bass line, low freq go all the way. You can feel the tremble on the ground when near explosion or such. Could be good and bad depend on who you live with.
    - No bass physical control. Now this something that is a "must" with a powerful subwoofer like this. However, this is how you do it on the Leviathan :
    "You can increase or decrease the bass level of the Leviathan by pressing and holding the Dolby button and pressing either “+” or “-“volume buttons to increase or decrease the bass level of the subwoofer." (OP: https://insider.razerzone.com/index.php?threads/adjust-bass-on-the-leviathan.1445/)
    - Lack that openess of a well-placed 2.1 speakers. But hey, it's a sound bar.

    Verdict: My first sound bar, and seems like I'm going to stick with it for a long time.
    Good job Razer.
     
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  12. ShamX0

    ShamX0 Active Member

    More for a desktop setup. Fits nicely under monitor. Auto off for you when not in use. Watching movies are awesome with this. Don't have to switch on comp as i can just bluetooth some music when im in the room.
    Definitely a worthy investment for me.
     
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  13. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    To be as unbiased as possible, I'd have to say the Leviathan is mediocre (in my opinion). To be honest, there isn't much about the Leviathan's design that is targeted towards gaming specifically (kind of like the Adaro series earbuds). None of its design features give you any type of gaming advantage. For the same price, you can get better sound bars specs-wise that do basically everything the Leviathan does. I actually expect a much higher power wattage output for sound bar in the $200 range.

    Furthermore, I'm not too big a fan of the virtual surround sound. If you want quality directional audio, the Tiamat 7.1, Kraken 7.1, or a true 5.1 surround system is the only way to go - it's the only way you will clearly & distinctly hear the rustling of leaves behind you "on your 6" when someone is trying to sneak up on you in-game.
     
  14. haloboi

    haloboi Active Member

    If you are keen on Surround sound. Nothing beats the 7.1 headsets with a 7.1 sound card. The headsets add depth to the surrounding and that is something a speaker isnt going to do unless it a massive setup.
     
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  15. .iveL

    .iveL New Member

    I've had my Leviathan for many months now and I am very satisfied. Audio quality is great, I use it in on my computer, directly facing me. As such I wouldn't know how well it performs connected to a TV in your living room (as Razer has depicted on their site).

    The Bluetooth functionality is great. I can easily stream music and watch videos on my phone through the Leviathan.

    Would've been better if they added a remote.

    After learning how to control the bass levels, the Leviathan sounds amazing with music and movies. Great investment and no regrets over here :)
     
  16. CezRick

    CezRick Member

    What do you think, when will be new version of Leviathan? Is it better now to wait or not?
     
  17. Purelyluck87

    Purelyluck87 Active Member

    Ive been using my leviathan for about a month now, before my purchase i was thinking to get a bluetooth speaker, im considering either BOSE soundlink mini or Razer leviathan, indeed the BOSE soundlink is very small and u can bring it around easily. unlike the leviathan is meant for desktop and tv console. Pricing wise in my country the leviathan is slightly cheaper than BOSE. after all im razer fans oh well. Never regret getting my leviathan :)
     
  18. a82320

    a82320 Member

    you will love it~, trust me.
    especially when I bought Leviathan when it is 50% off on CES promo.
    such nice speaker for only 100 dollar
     
  19. JessMessOhYes

    JessMessOhYes Member

    Thinking about purchasing also. Might have to!
     
  20. AkumaKinG

    AkumaKinG Member

    Many tell me that it's a great speaker, looks good I can say that.
     
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