Finally, in the range for gamers looking for gear on a budget the Electra V2 headset from Razer finishes the overall Essentials range. The headset is pretty versatile thanks to it being an analogue connection allowing connection to your PC, PS4 and mobile devices via a 3.5mm jack.
The Electra V2 being a non-digital connection you’ll be unaware that it does offer virtual 7.1 digital surround sound. It also looks to fit most heads with the suspension style band instead of the more rigid alternative. It is a little bit more of a bulkier design compared to some other headsets but is a lot lighter than you think once you have put it on your head. This is partly thanks to the suspension style headband being able to distribute your weight in my opinion.
It comes in the same matte black as the other devices in the Essentials Collection but instead of RGB lighting, the headset is lined with a bright green trimmed which is more reminiscent of the earlier Razer days like Kraken. There’s also a microphone but it does not retract, but that sort of makes sense if you are looking to keeps costs down. It still fits nicely in the port and offers a decent level of quality when gaming with friends and has an on/off switch.
You can purchase the Electra V2 in a USB format and unlike the analogue one, it does offer RGB lighting as you can power it through the same connection. There’s no huge difference in specification from both versions as they still have the same 40mm drivers and virtual surround sound.
Wearing the headset is lighter than it looks and is comfortable thanks to the leatherette ear cups and lack of heaviness but does tend to be a little more creaky due to the Electra being more plastic than the other Razer headset. Again this comes down to cost saving and at a £50 price point, it is worth it.
In games like Battlefield 1 or Overwatch footsteps were clear and the game audio was at a decent level. While in co-op games you can chat and hear your friends well but in terms of audio quality, it just lacked the overall finish a lot of higher priced headsets have.
It can be used again with Synapse to control the lighting if you have the RGB lit version and other settings if not.
The 3.5mm jack option will cost you £54.99 which is not bad for an entry level gaming headset and if you want the lighting to match the other three in the range it will cost you an extra £10 with the RRP being £64.99.