Razer is among the most renowned manufacturers of gaming gear, but most of the company’s peripherals carry quite a hefty price tag. It seems that this time around, Razer has taken a slightly more affordable route and introduced the redesigned Electra V2 gaming headsets suitable for budget-conscious gamers.
Razer Electra V2 are wired headsets compatible with PCs and consoles. They come in two fashions and feature either a 3.5mm audio jack or a USB connector.
The USB version has a few more benefits as compared to its counterpart sporting a 3.5mm audio jack. The USB Electra V2 offers virtual 7.1 surround sound audio, but it is essential to note that only PC gamers would be able to take advantage of it. The USB version is a bit more expensive than its sibling and costs $69.99. It is also slightly heavier and weighs 294 g / 0.65 lbs while the model featuring a 3.5mm audio jack weighs 278 g / 0.61 lbs.
Other than that, both headsets deliver an outstanding sound quality via the 40mm Neodymium drivers. They come with a lightweight, flexible aluminum frame, plush leatherette ear cushions, and a unidirectional, removable boom microphone. The customization options are accessible via the Synapse software, Razer’s cloud-based configurator.
Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO said in a statement that the updated Electra headsets were the ideal solution for the modern gamer. He went on to say that the headsets ensure the necessary comfort during intense battles and suit the lifestyle of all players no matter if they use the headsets at home or on the go.
The Razer Electra V2 headsets can be purchased via the official Razer store. They are expected to be available at major online retailers worldwide in Q4 2017.