A simple design with personality
Pulling out the Razer Electra V2 USB for the first time, I was drawn to the headset’s minimalistic design. The headphones look fairly reserved, with basic circumferences for the headband and ear cups. The chassis exudes black with slight green accents along the ear cups. It tackles the game-y look without standing out too much. However, wires do stick out where the headband and ear cups connect, which may be a turn off for some.
Comfortable and secure
Although a budget headset, a lot of thought was put into making it as comfortable as can be. The ear cups are slightly adjustable, and can rotate to match your ears. The foam used is basic, but fits snugly to ease outside noise. The headband, in particular, is quite special in that it expands to the size of your head yet stays in place through a suspension system. This means there is no need to adjust the height yourself.
Gets the job done
The quality of the sound is functional and effective for sound-sensitive games like CS:GO or Overwatch thanks to the headset’s Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound. Microphone quality isn’t the best, but is perfect for when communication is the sole goal. For its price, the music experience covers a great range, though distant-sounding at times. The lack of a volume rocker represents a slight inconvenience, as I had to manually adjust the volume of whichever system I was on.
Verdict: A great headset all-in-all, it checks out the boxes for an affordable, practical, yet non-intrusive gaming headset.