As two of the biggest names in gaming and computer peripherals, Razer and Logitech regularly battle it out as to which brand produces better gaming accessories.
As a company that has been around for more than 40 years, Logitech has plenty of experience to draw on when it comes to making outstanding gaming gear. The same can be said for Razer as it’s been creating some of the most recognizable gaming gear on the planet since 1998.
The good news is that you really cannot go wrong with either company as you’ll find class-leading gaming gear when it comes to mice, keyboards, audio, streaming gear, and more. There’s room for more than two players in the gaming gear industry, but for any brand, like HyperX, to truly compete, you have to go through Razer and Logitech first.
Here’s a deeper look at these two brands and their gaming gear to see which brand makes a better product.
Razer vs. Logitech: Side-by-Side Comparison
|Founder||Min-Liang Tan, Robert Krakoff||Daniel Borel, Pierluigi Zappacosta, Giacomo Marini|
|Headquarters||Singapore and Irvine, California||Lausanne, Switzerland and Newark, California|
|Brands||Razer, Ouya, THX, Nextbit||Logitech, Logitech G, Astro Gaming, Blue Microphones, Jaybird, Ultimate Ears, Streamlabs|
|Product Lineup||Computers, microphones, keyboards, streaming gear, gaming chairs, backpacks, audio equipment, speakers||Gaming mice, audio, keyboards, streaming gear, e-driving equipment, flight sticks, gamepads, gaming furniture, accessories, PC speakers|
|Best Products||Razer Blade PCs, DeathAdder V2 Pro Mouse, Razer Naga Mouse, Razer Leviathan V2 Pro Speakers, Barracuda Pro Headset||G502 X LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse, G502 HERO Gaming Mouse, PRO X Wireless Headset, G735 Headset|
Razer vs. Logitech: What’s the Difference?
As two of the biggest names in the gaming gear business that produce computer mice, it’s easy to think that there might be a clear winner between Razer and Logitech. The reality is that both of these companies produce excellent quality products, and the answer as to which is better is truly subjective. All of this said, there are some differences to be aware of.
The biggest difference and decision maker between the mice made by both companies is that Razer focuses heavily on becoming an extension of your body. Aside from some of the lowest latency across any gaming mice, Razer tends to be more comfortable than those made by Logitech and that is saying something considering the incredible comfort Logitech can provide.
Price-wise, both companies can hit the high end pretty easily with some models hovering between $160 and $180, and that’s generally a happy place for Razer gaming mice. On the other hand, Logitech can play the same game with its best model, the Logitech G502 X Plus gaming mouse, but also hits on the low end with the Logitech LIGHTSYNC wired mouse for $3.
What’s most important and similar between the two companies is that Razer and Logitech alike both heavily focus on ergonomics. As far as this feature goes, they are always back and forth as the most comfortable gaming mice. HyperX puts up a good fight but few gaming gear companies can rival Razer or Logitech when it comes to ergonomics, DPI, low latency and battery life.
- Lightforce hybrid switches
- LIGHTSYNC RGB
- Hero 25K gaming sensor
- Compatible with PC - macOS/Windows
Like mice, Razer and Logitech both arguably make some of the world’s best gaming keyboards, bar none. The challenge here, in the same case with the mice equipment made by both companies, is that there are many variations between keyboards. Almost all of the primary products in this lineup focus on mechanical models, which is the best type of keyboard for both beginner and professional gamers alike.
As you look at Razer keyboards, they provide a strong variation of key switches, which means there is truly something for everyone. Razer manufactures its key switches on its own so they control the lineup from start to finish and can quickly pivot to meet customer feedback. Looking at Logitech gaming keyboards, they offer both very click-y and quiet keyboards that work in the same way as cherry keys. This isn’t to say they are worse than Razer — just different.
- Yellow mechanical switches
- Linear and silent
- Chroma RGB lighting
- Compact form factor
- Programmable macro functionality
- Classic black
Razer tends to focus more on straight black keyboards that emphasize lots of RGB colors, though they sprinkle in some white and pink here and there. Logitech is mostly full of black keyboards as well, but they include some white, blue, gray, and another color here and there just to liven things up. Logitech’s best keyboard is also its most expensive, with the $229 G915 TKL, as it’s incredibly low profile and responsive and adds Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED wireless technology for one less millisecond of lag or you can opt to plug in via USB for wired control.
The Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro is a fun name but more expensive at $249. Like the Logitech, it’s very low profile, offers a lifespan of 70 million keystrokes and plugs into a computer through a braided USB-C cable. There’s onboard support for five separate profiles and 16.8 million colors for RGB customized lighting.
- Low-profile optical switches
- Linear red
- HyperSpeed Wireless & Bluetooth
- 5-40 hour battery
- Ultra durable coated keycaps
- Chroma RGB
So far, the battle between Razer and Logitech for the best gaming gear is pretty evenly matched. Between mice and keyboards, both brands offer enough features and options to appeal to gamers of all skill levels and budgets.
Razer’s biggest advantage is undoubtedly its ownership of the THX brand which provides its headsets with strong audio feedback. The company’s headset lineup of 7.1 headphones incorporates THX Spatial Sound (while Logitech uses DTS Headphone X) and, while it’s good, it remains subjective as to whether it’s truly better than Logitech. If virtual surround sound is an important part of your gaming headset wish list, then Razer is likely the better option.
Razer’s best headset is the Barracuda Pro, which at $249, offers active noise cancellation, 50mm drivers, wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as up to 50 hours of battery life. It’s also compatible with PC, PlayStation, and smartphones, which is very advantageous if you can stomach the price. Outside of the Barracuda, Razer offers a sharp selection of wired and wireless headsets that focus heavily on the same 50mm titanium drivers and low latency when using wireless.
- Compatible with PC, PlayStation, Switch, Android, and iOS
- Hybrid ANC
- 2.4GHx Wireless and Bluetooth
- THX AAA
- 50mm drives
- Integrated mic
- 40 hour battery
For its part in the headphone game, Logitech also makes some excellent hardware. The Pro X Wireless is a standout headset that offers a professional microphone for eSports along with 20 hours of battery life. Logitech competes with Razer on sound with similar 50mm drivers as well as on build quality with a mix of premium steel and aluminum.
- Blue VO!CE Mic filter tech
- 50MM PRO-G drivers
- DTS Headphone
- 2.0 Surround Sound
At the bottom end, Logitech pulls a bit away with an excellent mix of less expensive in-ear gaming earbuds as well as numerous wired options that all sell for under $50. While their sound won’t match the top end of Logitech’s lineup, Logitech definitely caters to more of the market and that gives them a slight advantage.
- Wireless gaming earbuds
- Custom molded fit
- LIGHTSPEED + Bluetooth
- Four beamforming microphones
- Compatible with PC, Mac, PS5, PS4, Mobile, Nintendo Switch
Whether you are new to streaming or have been a staple on Twitch for years, both Razer and Logitech support all levels of streaming hardware. Razer adds a host of webcams that range from $69 to $299 as well as microphones that range from $49 to $149.
Depending on your budget, you might find an excellent omnidirectional microphone that allows you a little more freedom of movement with a clip-on design or the top-of-the-line Razer Seiren V2 Pro that does a great job making you sound great, even if you’re not playing so well.
Logitech offers a wide selection of streaming products and ones that are better balanced, depending on your needs. Whereas most of Razer’s microphones are dedicated to the desktop, you have multiple options with Logitech that offer boom arms so they get out of the way of the camera view. Similarly, whereas Razer adds a webcam with a camera, Logitech includes both the camera and the light bar separately so you can double up on both sound and ambient lighting.
Even as there are a lot of similarities here, Logitech wins out for the broader product selection and overall better (think less expensive) pricing. Unless you absolutely need top-of-the-line, Logitech is going to offer better overall streaming gear for the non-professional PC gamer.
- For streaming, gaming, recording, and podcasting on PC, Twitch, YouTube, etc
- High pass filter
- Mic monitoring and gain control
- Built-in shock absorber
- Mic windsock
- For PC, podcast, studio, and streaming on PC, Twitch, YouTube
- Blue VO!CE Software
- Exclusive Streamlabs themes
- Special edition finish - White Mist
Razer vs. Logitech: 6 Must-Know Facts
- Both Razer and Logitech offer their own software options for managing your gear. Logitech Options and Razer Synapse cover a good majority of their respective products and allow for deeper levels of customization and personalization like programming buttons on a mouse.
- While Logitech and Razer are the two top names in gaming gear, brands like HyperX, Corsair, Turtle Beach, and Mad Catz are big competitors.
- As of 2022, Logitech had more than 8,200 employees against Razer’s 1,451, with Logitech generating almost $5.48 billion in gross revenue.
- Logitech has been making computer accessories for more than 40 years while Razer has only been around for 25 years.
- The Razer Deathadder is one of the best-selling mice of all time, reportedly selling more than 10 million units since it was released.
- While Razer is hyper-focused on the gaming community, the Logitech G business focuses on gaming gear and Logitech itself focuses on both mainstream consumer use and business cases.
At the end of the day, choosing between the two companies is very difficult. If you are a die-hard gamer that only wants the absolute best products available, Razer is probably the way to go. Their keyboards and mice are top-notch and offer deep levels of customization with the Razer Synapse software. Realistically, Logitech is going to be the better choice for anyone who wants to get fantastic gaming gear without spending as much as they would on Razer products.
Logitech offers more at the entry-level and mid-level price points, and at those levels, their products are just as good, if not better, than some of Razer’s more premium gaming peripherals. Logitech has also absorbed some great gaming gear companies like Jaybird, Astro Gaming, and Blue Microphones to help expand and refine their gaming gear equipment lineup to surpass their competition for good.
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