Razer Unveils New Nommo V2 Speaker Line and Wireless Control Pod
As it turns out, Razer has even more in store in the PC audio department beyond the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro we saw at CES 2023. Today, Razer announced the new Nommo line of PC Speakers, the Razer Nommo V2, Razer Nommo V2 Pro and Razer Nommo V2 X. This new Nommo V2 line uses two 3-inch full range drivers that focus on performance, immersion, and connectivity. The new speakers are a product of a partnership between Razer and THX. Thanks to this, THX Spatial Audio and Razer Chroma illumination combine forces to complete this immersion experience.
In order to deliver quality sound across all audio ranges, the Nommo V2 left and right speakers utilize aluminum phase plugs in their drivers’ centers. These phase plugs minimize sound reflections within the speakers. This helps to combat sound distortion between the various ranges, allowing for clear acoustics. Ready to blast you with some powerful sound, the volume of these drivers can reach a max of 99 decibels. THX Spatial Audio then comes in to deliver positional audio and virtual surround sound through THX game profiles and Razer Synapse.
All three models of the new Razer Nommo V2 line feature cross-platform compatibility, supporting PC, mobile, PlayStation, and the Nintendo Switch.
If you are looking to keep your sound setup simple, and a pair of speakers is all you need, then you are all set with the Razer Nommo V2 X. The Razer Nommo V2 X comes with the two aforementioned drivers, without a subwoofer or Razer Chroma RBG lighting. However, if you are looking for a bit more functionality and a more pronounced bass, that is where the Razer Nommo V2 and Razer Nommo V2 Pro come in.
The Razer Nommo V2 and Razer Nommo V2 Pro models feature Razer Chroma lighting and come with a down-firing subwoofer, housing a 5 ½ inch subwoofer driver. On the back of the two main drivers, you have large customizable LED’s which illuminate the wall behind your setup. With a brightness of 94 lumens, you can get some significant ambient lighting from these lights. Using Razer Synapse, you can customize the colors and lighting of these LED’s to your liking. If you want even more immersion, you can use Ambient Awareness Mode. With this mode, each speaker LED individually reacts to the colors and image that are displaying on that side of the screen. Just like that, your ambient lighting matches with the visual content that you are consuming.
While both of these higher-tiered Nommo V2 models deliver the same base audio and visual experience, there are two key aspects that push the Razer Nommo V2 Pro farther than the rest. First, the Razer Nommo V2 Pro is the first PC gaming speaker setup to feature a wireless subwoofer. It is the same downward-firing subwoofer you get with the Razer Nommo V2. However, this wireless variant now helps combat the wire clutter that can come with similar “complete” PC audio setups.
The Nommo V2 Pro’s second defining component comes in the form of the new Razer Wireless Control Pod.
The Razer Wireless Control Pod is both a dial and a button, allowing you to control things like volume, EQ’s, or play and pause. When the Nommo V2 Pro launches, it will come bundled with the Razer Wireless Control Pod, giving you more freedom and control over how you handle your audio media. However, this control pod will have more to offer than just audio media and speaker control.
The Razer Wireless Control Pod will have its own individual product release later in August 2023, where even more functionality will be available for it through Razer Synapse. Whether you get your control pod bundled with the Nommo V2 Pro or buy it as a standalone product, in August 2023, you will be able to use it to toggle audio sources, control mouse DPI sensitivity, LED brightness and much more.
I had the chance to preview the Razer Nommo V2 Pro in person and I was not disappointed. I got to hear how the speakers performed with Cyberpunk, a Jurassic Park chase scene, and some music tracks. Sound presentation is both powerful and crisp. Razer Synapse had a handy slider for controlling the subwoofer’s intensity level. So, whether I was driving around in Cyberpunk or listening to a dinosaur stampede in Jurassic Park, I loved what I heard from the bass. At its highest bass setting, the subwoofer handled ground rumblings and vehicle sounds quite well without feeling overbearing.
I especially liked what Razer did with the Nommo V2’s LED’s, which is a change-up from the LED rings seem around the base of the previous Nommo speakers. These new LED’s provide some very potent ambient lighting for your desk area, giving your gaming station a bit of flair without the need for LED strips.
The Ambient Awareness Mode is a nice touch, where each speaker LED shines in the colors matching what is displaying on that side of the screen. This seems to work particularly well for immersing yourself in first or third person games where you explore changing environments.
During the demo, we even got to see how quickly you can change the speaker’s audio sources with the Nommo V2 Pro. Hopping from between the PC’s audio source and the Nintendo Switch via Bluetooth took practically no time at all.
The Razer Wireless Control Pod was an interesting and unexpected addition to what was shown. Its out-of-the-box uses are obvious when you consider its pairing with the Nommo V2 Pro. However, I am more interested in the to-be-determined functionality that will be available when it launches as a standalone product in August 2023. I personally would like to see the option to use button presses as a media track controller, such as double-pressing for next track, triple pressing for previous track and so on. I have my fingers crossed that this is something they would consider implementing in the future.
The new Nommo V2 line’s availability is just around the corner, with the standalone Razer Wireless Control Pod following soon after. Availability timing and pricing is as follows:
Razer Nommo V2 X – $149.99 with US Availability in June 2023
Razer Nommo V2 – $299.99 with US Availability in June 2023
Razer Nommo V2 Pro – $449.99 with US Availability in June 2023
Razer Wireless Control Pod – $49.99 with Worldwide Availability in August 2023
You can check out the new Razer Nommo V2 line for yourself by clicking here.