Now Razer's Making A Surround Sound Bar

Now Razer's Making A Surround Sound Bar

A good surround sound-capable sound bar is the perfect solution for those wary of trying to position speakers all over their gaming space. Due for release next month, Razer's Leviathan could be a very good surround sound-capable sound bar.

Crafted for virtual 5.1 surround sound gaming and movies or streaming music via Bluetooth 4.0 aptX, the $279.95 (Australian RRP) Leviathan is a sound bar with a Razer logo right in the middle of it, which is pretty much exactly what one would expect from a Razer sound bar. There's not really much a company can do with the bar format. Maybe give it the odd ridge here and there.

Now Razer's Making A Surround Sound Bar

Of course, with any sound solution it's not looks that matter. It's what's inside. Thank goodness Razer provided a picture of that, as well as a list of pertinent features.

Now Razer's Making A Surround Sound Bar
  • Powered by four expertly tuned drivers plus subwoofer
  • 5.1 virtual surround sound powered by Dolby Virtual Speakers, Dolby Digital and
  • Dolby Pro Logic II
  • Direct audio streaming from any mobile device via Bluetooth v 4.0 aptX
  • Dedicated subwoofer for impressive bass reproduction
  • Space-saving design for versatility
  • Multiple connection methods via analogue, optical or Bluetooth v 4.0 aptX
  • Adjustable tilt angles (00, 150, 180) for optimal sound
  • 3 preset equaliser modes tuned for gaming, music and movies

"The opportunity to produce a precision-engineered surround sound solution for high-performance gaming, movie watching and music listening, and make it versatile to use in any setting, was a very exciting proposition for us," said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO via official annoucement. "The Razer Leviathan delivers what music aficionados, movie buffs and gamers alike are looking for to improve their entertainment setup."

A sound bar with a Razer logo on it!

I've been using a sound bar for several years now, having long given up on attempting to run wires across my living room or finding a suitable wireless solution. I just don't have it in me. I am however, quite handy when it comes to placing a single long set of speakers in place. Connecting it to a subwoofer gets a little tricky, but I manage. Therefor I welcome any new entries into the space, especially from a company that's proven its audio engineering acumen time and time again in headset form.

There's just no telling with a sound bar until I can hear it, which I'm sure I will eventually. Until then, it looks lovely. Glad they resisted the urge to go green.


Comments

    I haven't really investigated soundbar prices but US $199 seems pretty good.

    Of course if it's ever sold here we can expect to see it go for about $800, so maybe not.

      I had a look through Dick Smiths yesterday with my mate who works there and the top price was $199 for a LG model with an active subwoofer rather than a passive one on cheaper models. Sound was clear as and pretty much sold me on getting one, especially as I have a LG tv

      But yeah, if this was ever released over here I would expect it to be at least $3-400

        Looking online, those were just the in-store models they have. Online prices go up to $700+. Maybe $800 isn't too much of a stretch for a Razer product

      Razer au-en store price for the sound bar listed at $279.95

      http://www.razerzone.com/au-en/store/razer-leviathan

    I have got to say, this looks tempting, but my wife would laugh at me and say no

    If it was that price here, I would seriously consider it, I need to upgrade my sound system for my PC, my Z4 is sort of becoming a little less reliable, despite it being a great 2.1 system for the price I paid. On paper it sounds great, I wonder how it truly sounds though. Maybe i'll wait until one of the tech channels I sub to on YouTube review it to make a formal decision.

    $279.95 here according to the Razer store...

    Looks like I need to do some research on sound bars....

    Sorry to be that guy... Last sentence 2nd last paragraph. Therefore*

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