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Great for Desktop or HDTV.,
This review is from: GOgroove SonaVERSE O2 USB 2.0 Multimedia Computer Speakers / Dual Stereo System with Powerful Side-Firing Passive Subwoofers & Volume Control Switch - Works with PC , Apple MAC , Dell , HP , Lenovo , VIBOX , Zoostorm , Cyberpower , LG , Acer , Fierce Laptop & Desktop Computers
This review is a first impression based on just a couple days of use. So far, I'm delighted with these speakers. They sound good and they work great with my desktop computer. They are plenty loud enough for me and actually I have the volume control set near the minimum. I appreciate the USB power source because the speakers automatically turn on or off with my computer (although I haven't found any way to make them shut off for "sleep mode").
Also, my HDTV has a powered USB connection, so I tried plugging in the GOgroove, speakers and voila: much-improved TV sound on a budget. I think it sounds best when I use both sound sources together, the TV built-in speakers and the GOgroove speakers. (Unfortunately the TV volume, mute, and sound mode controls don't affect the sound from the GOgroove speakers, but I suppose that could vary depending on the TV. Mine is a Samsung UN32D4000.)
Here are some things you might want to know about these speakers:
The wires measure 4 feet (right speaker to source) and 3 feet (right speaker to left speaker)
The wires are permanently connected to the speakers.
Each speaker enclosure has two passive woofers, one on each side of the box.
There is no indication of which speaker is left or right side.
There is no on/off switch but fortunately the volume control can take the speakers all the way down to zero sound.
There is no power indicator light.
The enclosures are basically smooth, no hooks or holes for wall mounting.
The USB connection is for power only and there is a separate 3.5mm audio plug.
The USB and audio plugs can be separated up to about 16 inches if you pull the wires apart.
The volume control seems backwards to me: downward motion increases volume.
Some reviews complain about a "continuous hum" when the speakers are on, but I think they're quiet enough. I don't notice any background noise unless I really try to hear it.
The exposed woofers seem like they could be fragile, so I wouldn't want to use these speakers for a portable application.
If needed, you can buy a USB Wall Adapter to allow plugging these into a wall socket.
The speakers are made in China.
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Initial post: 1 May 2014 12:30:23 BDT
Dancing Zebra CM says:
thanks Sean for your in depth review ,I will buy these now as my Panasonic TV sounds tinny
In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2014 13:34:23 BDT
They reduce the thickness of modern TV but compromise on sound. Then they want to sell you a sound bar at an extortionate price (it used to be brackets they would sell at an incredibly inflated price) I expect other reviews reflect my own opinion. You're welcome!
In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2014 14:06:14 BDT
Dancing Zebra CM says:
they will not sell me anything Sean,I`m an awkward cuss ,I bought a Panasonic tv for the bedroom but the sound was very tinny,I have now bought these speakers and they are great,I forgot to turn the headphone volume on on the TV but now sorted.............lol
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