Razer Electra V2 offers affordable immersion

Razer's got a couple of new headsets that the company says are aimed at "value-conscious" gamers. The Razer Electra V2 and Electra V2 USB are revised versions of the original Electra headset and have been updated with improvements to comfort and quality. The standard Electra V2 headset only has a four-pole 3.5-mm analog connector, while the Electra V2 USB offers an optional USB connection. Both models support 7.1 surround sound virtualization with the Razer Surround software.

The analog connections on both Electra V2 models let them work with game consoles as well as PCs. Meanwhile, the Electra V2 USB has green LED-backlit Razer logos on the outside. Both models have a flexible microphone that can be bent into place or removed entirely. As an upgrade from the original Electra headset, the Electra V2s have an aluminum frame that keeps the headset in place regardless of how you adjust the headrest.

Inside the Electra V2s, you'll find 40-mm "custom-tuned" neodymium drivers. The headsets include volume and mute controls, but if you want to change tracks you'll have to reach for your device. You can control the USB version's LED lights using Razer Synapse.

Razer says the Electra V2 headsets bring high-end options into the reach of mere mortals, and their pricing is fairly affordable. The standard Electra V2 with the TRRS connector is available now on Razer's web shop for $60. The version with the optional USB connection is $10 more at $70.

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    • Mr Bill
    • 2 years ago

    Some manufacturer needs to come up with a good mic that can be easily attached and routed with our already owned good headphones. That, I would buy.

      • Pholostan
      • 2 years ago

      You mean like an Antlion Modmic?

        • Mr Bill
        • 2 years ago

        This is why I like TR posters.

          • Chrispy_
          • 2 years ago

          [url=https://techreport.com/review/32154/antlion-audio-modmic-5-add-on-microphone-reviewed<]You'll probably like the TR review even more![/url<]

    • cmrcmk
    • 2 years ago

    Did anyone else open this article hoping it was about mineral oil cooling?

    • DavidC1
    • 2 years ago

    I’m pretty sure any of these $50 and up headsets sound pretty good, well at least compared to the smartphone earphones I’m using, or even the cheap $20 Logitech ones.

    The issue is reliability. I had a $60 one that broke on me after a year. It isn’t the circuitry. The part connecting the earpiece to the “band” broke so it dangled. The expensive headsets use plastic, which at first glance seem durable but really seemed to be designed for stiffness and eventually become brittle and break down.

    From that picture, I can already tell points of weakness, which might be a failure point in a year or so. If there’s any part of a modern computer that’s the least reliable, its the headset. Are there any headsets in the $50 range that will last as long as the circuitry inside it?

    A $20 headset I was using I only stopped because the foam covering the earpiece basically disintegrated. It was otherwise fine. I think I used it close to 3 years.

      • ALiLPinkMonster
      • 2 years ago

      Spoiler alert: they don’t sound good once you’ve heard a proper pair of quality cans. The only “gaming” headset I’ve ever tried that actually has good sound quality for the money is the HyperX Cloud Revolvers. Every Razer, Logitech, Corsair, etc. headset I’ve had the displeasure of covering my ears with have pretty much sounded either like Beats or Skullcandy. Muddy, overly-pronounced low end with absolutely no clarity, or no low end at all and shrill, ear-piercing highs, and the surround sound shenanigans almost always make it even worse. I very much doubt these are any different.

        • EzioAs
        • 2 years ago

        My Sennheiser GSP 300 begs to differ 🙂

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