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One small disappointment, a whole lot of speakers
on 22 December 2010
I should start with the single disappointing aspect of this very impressive speaker set. Which is the power supply is two pinned American. So you have to buy a separate bulky adaptor or costly replacement to plug it into UK sockets. That may sound a little trivial but to pull this very good looking kit out of its made to measure case and then have to source an extra component to actually make it work, that then bulked out the case, was quite frankly annoying. If you sell kit in the UK it should come ready to work in the UK, for my mind.
Onto the speakers. This is a 2.1 system so you get two speakers and a subwoofer which is the long cylindrical bit, thinner than a kitchen role tube but about the same length. This is understandably the heaviest part of the unit. You plug the power into this and the device of your choice via the supplied 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack cable. I used an Ipod touch, Blackberry, Galaxy Tab and my laptop. These speakers only support 3.5mm input.
After the subwoofer you have two very small satellite speakers which are surprisingly light. They are closer to golf ball size than tennis ball and I was a little concerned about their quality. But there was really no need. These little speakers give you excellent stereo sound that seems much bigger than they are. You have no concerns over any tinny noises at all, and I sat intently listening through many different sound sources and levels. At all times the quality and range of sound was incredibly impressive. What really makes the overall sound is the subwoofer. The words that come to mind are deep and strong. This is advertised as a portable speaker package but you could viably place these on a desk as a permanent space saving set attached to your PC. They have a quality that surpasses by a long margin any speakers you would get built into a monitor as well as many units designed specifically for sitting on your desk.
The case that comes with this version of the speakers, you can buy them without the case, makes packing the speakers very organised, protected from damage and much like taking an extra laptop. Much better than loose in a bag and only adds a couple of Kg's inc the speakers to the overall weight.
All in all a great option for space saving desk based speakers or to take on the road. If great quality sound is important and you don't want to be constantly tethered to headphones while on holiday balconies or poolside or in a hotel room, these are definately going to please.