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Razer - Leviathan 5.1-Channel Soundbar System with Subwoofer - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 171 reviews

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Good...but

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    DavidsBestBuy
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    If you are buying this for a computer...be aware that it turns itself off after 3 minutes of no sound. So if you are surfing the net, read an article that takes more than 3 minutes, then try to watch a video, the video plays with no sound. You have to physically push the power button for the sound to return. This has hurt my productivity. To make matter worse, I tried contacting RAZER support...exchanged emails for 8 days. At first, I was told to tryt a different USB port...there is not a USB connection from this device. After I sent a link to the exact product, I was troubleshooting it. Support finally sent me a RMA to return the defective product. I went to the RAZER website and found that the issue is normal, every single one of them power off, and there is not a way to bypass it. RAZER support was going to have me return a product for doing what they built it to do...not very promising. Again, not very effective for a desktop PC speaker system. I can tell you it did fit nicely under my monitor and when it plays it sounds good, but that doesn't matter when you have to turn it on every 3 minutes to hear. To make matter worse, after I hooked it up the first time and played music, I tossed the original packaging, so returning it is not an option.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Blind bought and pleasantly surprised

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    1TheBranMan1
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    I bought this incidentally looking for a 2.1 speaker system. The system I was looking for was sold out and I've came across this product, which was more expensive but what really caught my eye besides the Dolby certificates was the subwoofer because I am a guilty bass head. I bought this being my first sound bar and I am happy with it, it's easy to hook up and use and the sound quality is great especially the bass. It comes with a optical cord so I can plug it into my gaming counsel, it has easy Bluetooth capabilities so I can connect my phone and listen to music. It comes with a AUX cord so I can plug additional devises into the sound bar. It's a very good system, but it's not perfect; it has only three sound equalizers for music, movie and game, you can't control the subwoofer levels as you want( if you wanted it up more or down less), it turns off automatically after some odd minutes it's a nit pick, sure. But a main con about this system is the lack of a controller; you have to turn the power on/off, turn volume up/down, change equalizers, turn Dolby effect on/off and change sound outlets ALL on the actual sound bar which is annoying... It's okay, you can laugh at my basic first world problem about the product. But overall I am very pleased with this system, just wished it had a remote or it can be controlled by my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speakers for PC

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    TheOgre
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    When reading the reviews for this I was skeptical about dropping this much money for PC speakers given the other options out there. Part of the reason was that there are reviews that brought down the overall user ratings because people were using these for the TVs, not for their intended use as PC speakers. If you are looking for great sounding, loud, clear PC speakers with Bluetooth capability, look no further. If you are looking for a sound bar set up for your TV, I'll state the obvious here: GET SPEAKERS DESIGNED FOR USE WITH TVs INSTEAD OF PCs. These speakers are incredible for a PC set up. They're loud, clear, easy to set up and use. I've used them for both gaming and music and have been nothing short of amazed by the sound quality and overall build quality. The bass is NOT AT ALL too loud and the lack of volume/gain adjustment for the subwoofer itself isn't at all an issue because it is adjusted perfectly and reacts dynamically to all 3 EQ presets accordingly. If you're gaming, use the gaming preset, listening to music, use the music preset and for movies, there's a preset for that as well. All 3 work amazingly well and I've found no need for any further fiddling with the sound beyond that. I consider myself an audiophile and have a couple decades worth of experience with different sound applications ranging from full home audio, car audio and PC audio. Even without a sound card in my gaming PC, these speakers are nothing short of impressive and well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The grill is a scratch magnet, but overall, good!

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    vespa731
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    Considering that a tiny Beats Pill is the same price as the Leviathan, you really can't go wrong about the price. Pros: Bass heavy. If you love bass heavy audio, this is for you. It's NOT really 5.1 surround (or 7.1 surround). If Razer seems to defy the law of physics, there's no real way to have true 'surround' sound if all the speakers are facing one direction. Cons: NO custom equalizer settings. You have 3 presets and that's it! There's no way to turn down the bass more (this is a really bass heavy sound system). Razer Synapse can't be used because it doesn't recognize the soundbar because it's connected by an aux cable or optical cable. The grill is a scratch magnet. It's the same grill that's used on the Beats Pill. No matter how careful you are, any tiny ding or scratch is apparent. And if you press pause to grab a bite to eat or take a little break, the soundbar will turn itself off (20 min. by default). So far, I have not figured out how to disable this. Overall: Amazingly enough, this is a pretty decent sound bar. The size is small (kinda like a mid-size Beats Pill) but the subwoofer puts the icing on the cake. It packs a good punch. It probably won't replace a decent surround sound system for your overall living room, but if you're a PC gamer or play consoles in a small room, this is pretty darn good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really happy

    Posted
    AverageJoe
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    Super happy with my purchase. I like these better than the Klipsch computer speakers I had previously which I went thru 2 sets before trying these. Sounds great, good base and looks nice! No complaints as I haven't had a single problem. I haven't run into the issue of them turning off automatically. I can turn my computer off and this will stay on all night without any audio coming through. Some people have complained about the lack of a remote. Well, Razer is a pc gaming company and I have these set up at my desk. So it doesn't bother me. If I wanted a sound bar & Sub for my tv I'd go to the tv section. Which is exactly what I did for that purchase. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, underfeatured.

    Posted
    TommasSauce
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    THE GOOD: Extremely loud bass. That's about it. THE BAD: No remote; menu setup on unit is obtuse, forcing you to press multiple buttons for simple actions; Compatibility issues with my smart T.V. and two PCs; Comes w. low-quality cables, and unit itself feels like it's made of flimsy plastic; 5.1 emulation is horrible and results in muffled, sludgy-sounding playback with no discernible directional effect; Stereo playback is on-par with standard T.V. speaker quality; Unit's max volume is way too low; hooking up to older 5.1/7.1 systems is only possible through a mono-cable connection (i.e. headphone/microphone jack). I regret choosing this as a last-minute BDay present. I've dealt with Razer's low-quality products before, so I'm not sure why I was expecting anything else but overpriced, underpowered and faulty gaming hardware. Returned and lesson learned. DO NOT buy this hunk of junk. Get a real sound bar for your media setup.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing bass, slight input lag

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    JShumaker
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    For its compact size, the soundbar features fantastic sound, with unbelievable bass. Be sure to check the documentation online for how to adjust the default settings, since at first you may not get the bass/treble mix you would like. My only other complaint about the unit is that when using the optical fibre connection, there is about a half-second delay before the unit "wakes up" and begins playback of audio. If there is a constant stream of audio coming to the unit, there is no delay, however if there is silence, the first sound made will have the first half second or so cut off. I did not experience this issue when connected using 3.5mm headphone jacks. Overall was not worth returning the unit, which works great for my purposes (general music/movie/gaming)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Purchase I have made for my computer

    Posted
    Zerogauge
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    I have looked at the Leviathon speaker system for quite a while and then when it was on sale during the holidays I purchased it. All I can say is BUY IT! This has incredible sound and makes your gaming, music and video experience AWESOME on your computer. It is not made to be used as a sound bar for your TV in your family room so don't buy it to use for that. It does not have a remote, but all the controls are within easy reach and you can easily control the volume through your computer. The bass is incredible and the dolby surround mode really envelops you in sound while you are gaming or watching a movie. The build quality is first rate. This is one of the best values in computer accessories and I highly recommend buying it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's a pass for me....

    Posted
    Jpeters77
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    I like razor but I'm not a huge fan of this product, not totally bad but not what I wanted. I bought these and used them for about a week and then returned them. I use a 47" TV as a monitor and I was hoping this sound bar would give a little more definition between the channels. This set up made it harder to hear the channels compared to the TV itself, was not made for a TV of that size or for use of the distance to the TV from my seating position (about 5 feet), as this also kills the definition between the channels. I'll be honest here, for the money you'll spend on these speakers, unless you want the name of Razor, these are just too much to justify the cost. There are speakers, at best buy no less, that will sound better, and impress you, much more and for far cheaper.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Computer, XBox, PS4

    Posted
    Drkevinwood
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    Bought for my sons gamer room. The sound bar is small and subwoofer as well but both have Razer logo. Good sound quality. I would not use on a large living room TV setup because much better options. But for smaller TVs and PS4, XBox or PC excellent sound product. The product is high quality. Light weight. Comes with analog connector and optical sound connector. The sound bar will fit under a PC monitor or TV on its stand. Cords and product are well built. Very happy with purchase. My son's room I converted into a Razer Zone from buying products from Best Buy. I am very pleased with all their products. Some of the best built products and packaging I have seen in the computer industry in long time. Cannot go wrong with Razer. I hope they begin venturing into larger versions in future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not For a Computer

    Posted
    dave2156
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    This thing turns off every 15 minutes of no sound. You cannot turn this feature off. That does not make for a good PC speaker system. It sounds good, but not realistic to expect me to turn it on every time I need sound. To make matter worse, the support for this product at Razer is HORRENDOUS and that is being nice. They wanted me to send it back, for doing what upon further investigation, their website clearly notes is how it is designed (to turn itself off). They wanted me to hook it up through the USB connection during troubleshooting...it does not have a USB connection. I could not take this back since I trashed the packaging, so it has already gone to the trash so I don;t have a big paperweight on my desk.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    slick and great bass

    Posted
    jz86frs
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    First off im no audiophile. I chose this because it would match with my razer mechanical kb and mouse. Its quite compact and looks great on a desktop. I would not recomend this primarily as a sound system for a living room tv.. Mainly for a desktop pc setup. They do sound great although a little bit more clarity on highs would be better bass is certainly there and sounds clean in movies and games, it is adjustable. Yeah a remote would be nice and bigger buttons but its no deal breaker. It does autoshutoff but that should not be of concern if used as a desktop sound system. while sound is great i wouldnt really call it a true 5.1 due to its size. even though of its flaws i still love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great and Fits nicely.

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    Go7hik
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    I was hesitant on purchasing this soundbar at first even though I am a Razer fan. But finally after over a year of waiting I bought in to it. And I'm glad I did.... What a world of difference between the 5.1 Surround and the 2.0 dell speakers I had before. Pros: Good Quality Sound Thundering Bass Small Form Factor Fit's Nicely in front of my 24" QHD Monitor. Bluetooth Easy to set up. Cons: Not enough settings for the sound mixing. Basically 3 modes. Media/Music, Game, Movie... That's it? No RGB/Chroma FX Lighting to spice it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Sound Quality, and that's most important

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    Nima
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    The speaker has fantastic audio quality and volume. So, as a speaker, it's great. So now I'll just list some less great things: Neutral: The main piece is much smaller than I expected, maybe about 50% smaller. It obviously takes up less space, but I was expecting a big booming soundbar, and it's pretty compact instead. CONS: -The cable on the power adapter is short. Expect to use an extension if the outlet is more than a meter from the speaker. -No remote compatibility! I didn't realize how annoying it would be to have to manually change from Optical Audio(PS4) to AUX(Projector) to Bluetooth! I have to get up to do it all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound bar for computer or console

    Posted
    Dung
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    Was looking into getting computer speakers to get better sound for my monitor and console set up. I saw the logitechs that ranged from $50-100, but decided to test out this sound bar and I made a great decision. Great clarity, good bass, and all than enough for a set up I had. I even tested it over my old Samsung surround sound set up and I might even get another one of these to replace it. Bluetooth works great for easy music streaming from phones or tablets. Just really wished it had remote for easier volume control and interface that tells how high volume can go. All in all a great purchase if don't want to shell out over $400 for Samsung or Sony sound bars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not sure about $200?

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    oldcomputerdude
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    I bought this to replace an aging set of Creative Labs 2.1 speakers and found it difficult to get a "just right" amount of bass... it took a lot of monkeying around with EQ levels, input levels and such to get a solid "boom" without overloading the speaker or just plain overpowering everything. I really wanted a TOS input directly on the speaker so I could do away with the 3.5mm jack entirely & pump pure digital into the speaker and this one fit the bill for less than another set I was looking at. Anyway once you get the "bugs" worked out... it sounds amazing BUT I'm still not sure if it was worth basically $200.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Bass, Mediocre Mids/Highs

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    JmaneJ
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    I went to Best Buy to pickup the updated Klipsch 2.1 Promedia BT (my original promedia 2.1 died after 8 years). They were out of stock so I picked this up instead after reading a lot of reviews that said how great it sounded. It has a nice sub woofer. That's it. Nice clean and responsive bass with little to no muffle. The mids and highs are severely lacking. The virtual surround sound is decent which makes the mediocre speakers sound "ok". If you care about the quality of sound, stay way. If you want something loud with good bass and decent sound, go for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Kody512

    I picked this up at my local Best Buy location on clearance for $100 plus tax. It was recommended by one of the Best Buy associates. I do NOT regret my purchase. The sound quality is great, it fits perfectly with my gaming setup. The bass is really good as well, although I will say, during moves I sometimes hear a rattling sound and I am not sure why. It does not turn off after 3 minutes like some of the other reviews say though. I guess mine has a firmware update or something but it seems to be satisfying enough for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good But Longer Computer Cable Needed

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    Will
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    I bought this soundbar/sub package due to lacking desk space for my 5.1 speaker system I had previously. Setup was fairly simply except when it came time to connect it to my sound card on my PC; The cable severely short. Alternatively, I connected the system via a Bluetooth connection to my 2012 Dell XPS 8500 and it connects just fine every time but there is, of course, a delay in sound due to a cabled connection innately being faster than a Bluetooth. Unless you have your PC positioned on your desk RIGHT NEXT to this soundbar or don't mind 2-3 second delays in sound when gaming, may want to look for an alternative.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor separation and annoying timeout

    Posted
    Gristle
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    The Leviathan sounds quality is good but the unit suffers from the speakers being to close together resulting in poor stereo separation. In addition Leviathan has a "feature" that turns the system off if no sound is detected after a short period of time. To make this even more annoying the speakers sometimes will not power back up by pressing the power button and the unit has to be unplugged and then plugged back in to operate. The only reason I keep using these speakers is they were so expensive!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend