Razer speakers guide 2023: desk-bound audio never looked so good

Razer speakers: Razer Nommo Pro
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Razer speakers tell you everything you need to know about the brand's hardware - it's one of the most consistent gaming manufacturers you'll find. In particular, its speaker range is among the best you can get for your PC.

Adding a set of Razer speakers to one of the best gaming PCs will not only provide you with a superior audio experience for all your music, games, and entertainment needs, but could help to safeguard your ears if you spend a lot of time listening to those things through earphones, headphones, or a gaming headset. As a general rule, it's recommended that you shouldn't listen through headphones at 60% volume or more for longer than 60 minutes, and a great set of Razer speakers for your desk will help you follow that. Headsets are your best bet for most games, but having a set of speakers will let you play more passive games without harming your lugs!

Even if there isn't the widest range, there's a quality option for everyone. If you have varying requirements because of your PC build, budget, and RGB preference, Razer most likely has you covered. On this page you'll find our picks of the bunch, which we're still adding to as Razer drops more products. Unfortunately, we weren't all that pleased with our time with the Leviathan V2 Pro that released at the start of this year. For that reason, we haven't included it on this list yet, although that may change in due course, so stay tuned.

Best Razer speakers 2023

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Razer Nommo Pro

The best Razer speakers

Specifications

Weight: 5.18lbs (satellites); 13.2lbs (woofer)
Size: 7.87 x 5.51 x 11.41in (satellites), 15.4 x 10.6in (cylindrical sub)
Drivers: 0.8in tweeter + 3in full range (each speaker)
Supported Connectivity: Optical, USB, 3.5mm, Bluetooth

Reasons to buy

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Razer audio quality
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THX certified sound
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Built in bluetooth
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Dolby 5.1 virtual surround

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Quite big

The best Razer speakers, inevitably, are the most premium ones: the Razer Nommo Pro. They've got it all and offer a premium feel in every department, be it design and build, audio quality, or customisation.

I use these Razer speakers daily for everything from background music while I work to blaring out games when I don't fancy wearing a gaming headset, right through to having zoom calls with family. The audio is incredibly crisp, clear, and rich in all of the above. 

Teamed with Razer's Synapse app, the customization and flexibility at your disposal increases exponentially; you can really tune the THX-certified audio to your precise liking. There's also a control dial and switch which sits neatly on your desk, removing the hassle of adjusting dials on each speaker directly.

You will need a bit of desk real estate in the right places for two speakers, and a little bit more than you might think for the sizeable whoofer underneath, but they are slick and chic and ooze that Razer aesthetic (yes, including the RGB glow we all know and love). So if you've got the space, you'll be laughing.

In short, and despite their premium price tag, these are seriously attractive speakers. They will go a great length to justify their normal price tag at the best of times, but if they ever drop during sales events, these will be the best Razer speakers you can get. A tremendous set of gaming speakers.

Razer Leviathan V2

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The best Razer soundbar

Specifications

Weight: 3.08lbs
Size: 19.7 x 3.6 x 3.3" / 500 x 91.3 x 84mm
Drivers: 2 x full-range drivers at 2.0 x 4.0" / 48 x 95mm; 2 x tweeters at 0.75" / 20mm; 2 x passive radiator drivers at 1.7 x 5.3" / 43 x 135mm; Subwoofer: 1 x 5.5" / 140mm
Connectivity: USB, Bluetooth 5.2

Reasons to buy

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Compact design
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Razer-quality audio for gaming
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Plenty of speakers

Reasons to avoid

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Blocky design
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Not as connectable as the original
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Subwoofer could be better

The Razer Leviathan V2 is the latest soundbar offering from the brand. In our review, we praised it as an excellent evolution of the original Leviathan. In terms of sound quality, this is the richest, and best suited for a wide range of media that you'll find from Razer. It has plenty of speakers within to give it excellent dynamic range in sound quality, and what's more, its compact design ensures it will fit on plenty of desks.

Bizarrely, it has less connectivity ports than the original Leviathan, and while there's no accounting for taste, its blocky design doesn't appear quite as classy to us. Either way, if you're looking for a soundbar for your PC and work from home office,  this is a fantastic choice that's well suited to enjoying gaming audio. Like the original, it has THX Spatial Audio included, which is a huge plus in our eyes.

Razer Nommo Chroma

The best affordable-but-still-RGB Razer speakers

Specifications

Weight: 4.4lbs
Size: 5.52 x 6.7 x 8.67 in (each speaker)
Drivers: 3-in drivers (each speaker)
Supported Connectivity: USB, 3.5mm

Reasons to buy

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Tremendous for smaller desks
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Great drivers
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Lovely sound

Reasons to avoid

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It is only 2.0 sound

Razer doesn't usually come to mind for speakers, but the Razer Nommo Chroma demonstrates why it should. Packing quality audio and extra bass into a reasonably-sized package (that also includes RGB lighting for extra fanciness), this is a good way of completing your PC setup.

Thanks to three-inch drivers, the Nommo Chroma offers a fuller, deeper sound than you might otherwise expect; you don't need to crank the volume up for a solid performance. And because of their custom Woven Glass Fiber construction, they have longevity on-side too - these speakers' performance shouldn't degrade over time.

Because the bass comes from a hidden port at the back of each unit, you don't need to worry about a bulky subwoofer taking up real-estate either. Although they won't match the performance of the Razer Nommo Pro as a result (that one has a large, dedicated bass unit to go with its speakers), you're getting the best of both worlds in terms of space-saving desk management and performance. An easy-reach bass dial with built-in gain means you can tweak it to taste, too.

Note that these are the slightly upgraded versions of the 'normal' Razer Nommo speakers. The latter ones don't have the RGB, and that does save you a few beans. However, we think the RGB makes the Nommo Chroma set the pick of the two.

Razer Leviathan Sound Bar

The best Razer speaker system for smaller setups

Specifications

Weight: 4.4lbs (soundbar), 5.1lbs (sub)
Size: 19.7 x 3 x 2.8 in (soundbar), 9.5 x 8.7 x 9.5 in (sub)
Drivers: 5.25-in subwoofer, .74-in tweeters, 2.5-in full range
Supported Connectivity: Optical, 3.5mm, Bluetooth, NFC

Reasons to buy

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Great for gaming desks
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Powerful subwoofer
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Lots of connection options

Reasons to avoid

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'Surround sound' disappoints 
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Slight audio lag

If you're looking for a set of Razer speakers but are limited on desk space, then the Leviathan soundbar and accompanying subwoofer might well be for you. Able to neatly sit underneath your monitor - particularly if you haven't got a laptop getting in the way - this beefy unit is excellent for all games and can even give a decent go at surround sound. We say 'decent' because the 5.1 surround sound claims are a little overplayed, but there is a clear left/right audio distinction that's handy.

The chunky down-firing subwoofer provides some great rumbling bass, meanwhile, even to general audio and not just booming explosions or loud bangs. There's an overall richness here which all parts play toward. For example, flying a helicopter around Far Cry 5 really nailed that repetitive thwomp-thwomp of the blades as you flew over deranged cultists.

We would have liked the controls to light up while in use though, as they're generally tilted away from you so it can be a little tricky navigating your way around them until you are really dialled in by memory. There's also no visual representation of the volume, making it very difficult setting 'safe' volume levels for different times of day (that subwoofer means you'll want to be very careful of annoying the neighbours too). However, the positives outweigh the negatives. This is a nice, tidy audio solution for a desktop gaming setup. It'll even play music from your phone if you're ever in a pinch using the handy NFC connection.

Best Razer Speakers 2023 FAQ

What speakers are best for gaming?

We'd argue that any speaker options from Razer will be great for gaming. The overall sound quality and consistency from Razer is solid - so you can depend on the fact you'll get a quality set of speakers from a games specific brand. We'd recommend the Razer Nommo Pro or the Leviathan V2 if you want the best Razer can offer. If you aren't interested in the picks on this list, we'd also recommend the Ruark MR1 Mk2 speakers.

Is Razer Nommo good for music?

Being a set of speakers designed for general use as well as gaming, the Nommo Chroma and Nommo Pro speakers are great for listening to music. They have THX certified sound, which is always a good barometer for how audio devices perform. They also have Dolby 5.1 virtual surround, which means they'll be good performers in more than just music.


Want a more immersive audio experience for your games? Why not check out the best gaming headsets, or go more platform specific by looking at the best PS5 headsets and the best Xbox Series X headsets?

Duncan Robertson
Hardware Editor

Ever since playing Journey at the age of 15, I’ve been desperate to cover video games for a living. After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Journalism, I contributed to the Scottish Games Network and completed an Editorial Internship over at Expert Reviews. Besides that, I’ve been managing my own YouTube channel and Podcast for the last 7 years. It’s been a long road, but all that experience somehow landed me a dream job covering gaming hardware. I’m a self-confessing PlayStation fanboy, but my experience covering the larger business and developer side of the whole industry has given me a strong knowledge of all platforms. When I’m not testing out every peripheral I can get my hands on, I’m probably either playing tennis or dissecting game design for an upcoming video essay. Now, I better stop myself here before I get talking about my favourite games like HUNT: Showdown, Dishonored, and Towerfall Ascension.
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