Apart from the slightly elderly drivers, the two Gamesurround CDs are very similar, and neither of them are particularly exciting. Driver Details 2nd speaker Driver Type. There’s also a pretty hefty in-room response hump around the Hz mark, which shows up quite prominently when there’s some distinct component of the input signal with plenty of energy around that frequency – timpani in an orchestral piece, for instance. Speaker System Details Speaker Type. This may be a cheap sound card, but it’s not a nasty one. Unplug the satellites and everything but the bass disappears.

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The Fortissimo II xpps as many features as are needed by most people who buy top-of-the-line sound cards with separate connector panels. Amazon Music makes Alexa chattier but just as dorky Alexa’s music-discovery flow will now be like a conversation, asking you questions and playing song samples to land on tunes you actually want to hear. Once again, though, this isn’t a bad product, considering its price.

Hercules XPS – speaker system – For PC – wired Overview – CNET

Give Dan some money! BAF doesn’t settle, come to bits, rot or burn, and it’s not terribly expensive either. Solsman Dec 6, Mid-priced sound bar that lives up to high expectations Mid-priced sound bar that lives up to high expectations by Ty Pendlebury.

Speakers by Steve Guttenberg Dec 8, That activates a stereo expansion processor, of which more later. There’s a DIN connector into which you can plug a supplied breakout cable – see below. Now, a multimedia speaker system may have surround xpps and a centre channel speaker as well, but you can do that with cheap hi-fi gear too.

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Hercules XPS 210 Speaker Review @ Monkey Review.

The XPS sub still gives you the usual choice of not very much bass, if you set the herculles knob to the 12 o’clock mark, or a hollow resonant mid-bass mess if you wind the bass all the way up. You can get cheaper sound cards than this, but not much cheaper. Alexa’s music-discovery flow will now be like a conversation, asking you questions and playing song samples to land on tunes you actually want to hear.

2110 When you’re installing the cards, don’t use the drivers from the CD; they’re old. The XPS looks good, sounds good, and doesn’t cost much.

Hercules XPS Classic Speaker System | Product overview | What Hi-Fi?

Anyway, there’s a patch herculew lagging wrapped around the wiring inside the XPS sub box, and another one attached to the rear panel assembly, covering the power transformer and the interior opening of the small rear port. Speaker System System Components. Unscrew the back of the XPS and you have to unplug a few wires and undo a twist-tie, and remove a nylon cable tie before you can hinge down the back panel.

So that’s why PC speaker systems should be cheap. If you’re looking for a simple and cost-effective audio upgrade for your computer, or a decent combo to install in a new machine, one of these pairs could be just what you want.

How much noise you get per watt depends on the efficiency of the speakers, but unless your speakers are unusually inefficient, you won’t be using more than five watts RMS total, for normal listening. And which is, whaddayaknow, free to download from CyberLink. This is worth mentioning, if you’re considering hitting the garage sales to find yourself some big cheap speakers for computer use, because there’s glass fibre lagging inside a disturbing number of s speakers.

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Inside the satellites is another scrap of BAF, and a magnetically shielded three inch driver of no particular merit. Like, for instance, the Logitech Z setup I review here. This is a good looking speaker system. Speakers by Steve Guttenberg Nov 17, These “widerange” drivers aren’t likely to actually have a very wide range, which means the subwoofer often has to play a fair bit of low midrange to fill the response gap.

If you feel like being obnoxious, you could buy these cards and then demand the xpps that the box promises you.

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BAF is the standard middle-of-the-road speaker lagging material, used to break up cabinet resonances and make the box acoustically bigger, at the expense of efficiency. There’s also a pretty hefty in-room response hump around the Hz mark, which shows up quite prominently when there’s some distinct component of the input signal with plenty of energy around that frequency – timpani in an orchestral piece, for instance.

This is very unlikely to be the way that Hercules intended to sell these cards. It herciles as follows: Speakers by Steve Guttenberg Nov 10,