Gaming headsets generally come in two flavours: affordable, mediocre quality or more expensive high-quality. As of late, more gaming companies are starting to add more high-quality features in more affordably priced packages, giving gamers more options for higher quality gaming sound without having to break the bank. The Razer Electra V2 is one of the newest headsets for value-conscious gamers which offers both virtual surround sound and a sturdy aluminum headband.
“We created the ideal headset for the modern gamer,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “The Razer Electra V2 was updated with more durable and comfortable materials for extended hours of great-sounding gameplay. Lightweight with great audio fidelity, it fits the bill for anyone at home or on the go.”
The Razer Electra V2 comes in two varieties, the first with a 3.5mm audio jack for use on PC, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or any other device with a 3.5mm audio port. The second is the Razer Electra V2 USB which is optimized for PC use over a USB connection. Designed for hours of continuous use, the Razer Electra V2 features an aluminum frame with suspended headrest and leatherette ear cups, 40 mm Neodymium drivers, and a removable boom mic.
Features of the Razer Electra V2 include:
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Impedance: 32 ± 15% Ω
- Sensitivity: 105 ± 3dB
- Max input power: 50 mW
- Drivers: 40 mm with Neodymium magnets
- Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
- Approximate weight: 278 g / 0.61 lbs.
- Microphone (Removable boom mic)
- Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 50 dB
- Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 ± 3 dB
- Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
- Controls on headset
- Volume up/down, mic mute
Fairly similar, the Razer Electra V2 USB also features Razer green backlighting on the ear cups and Razer Synapse support for delivering its virtual 7.1 surround sound digitally. Both versions of Razer’s latest gaming headset are now available with the Electra V2 costing $59.99USD/€59.99 and the USB version costing $10 more at $69.99USD/€69.99.