The brand-new Leviathan V2 X PC soundbar from Razer is a scaled-down version of its earlier this year launched full-featured sibling. The 15.7-inch soundbar has a lower price of $99.99 but still provides a respectable number of functions.

Two full-range drivers and two passive radiators will produce audio with a maximum level of 90dB at one meter distant. You might be missing out on the more immersive, bass-rich music that my colleague Cameron Faulkner described in his review as “sounding pretty terrific” because it lacks the subwoofer and THX Spatial Audio that the basic $249 Leviathan V2 comes with.

The Leviathan V2 X has configurable RGB lighting effects like its more expensive sibling, but there are only 14 as opposed to 18 different lighting zones. You may utilize the USB-C port on the Leviathan V2 X to power it from your computer, monitor, or power brick. If you want to wirelessly link it to your phone or computer, it also supports Bluetooth 5.0; otherwise, there is a USB audio input.

Just look at that RGB. Image: Razer
Just look at that RGB. Image: Razer

If you’re searching for a small source of audio for your PC setup, the Leviathan V2 X might be a good alternative even though it misses some of the bells and whistles the conventional Leviathan soundbar provides. However, it’s difficult to say without actually holding it in our hands. Preorders for the device are now being accepted, and delivery will begin on September 28.