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38 people found this helpful
on March 5, 2011
When you say to me computer speakers, I think small, odd shaped plastic contraptions that sound like they look. These Genius units are serious speakers. Even at close inspection , they look like higher end bookshelf units. And they sound as good as they look.
When they are set up right, they actually present a sound stage. Remarkable. The bottom 4" speaker is the low frequency, ported, long throw woofer. The upper 4" speaker is the midrange, apparently boxed or isolated from it's woofer cousin. Good speakers shouldn't add color or tone to what your listening to. These don't. They do well, they have a good voice.
When I got them, I hooked up one of my mp3 players to it to check it out. At first I thought, no volume. Wrong. Good speakers do that. No distortion, they don't make you squint or grimace when they're turned up. They sound good and you don't realize how loud it is. They're not bone shakers but they will make my wife complain. Electronics are good. Dead silent between songs with the built in amp fully maxed. I leave treble and bass adjustment at midpoint and play without equalization and there is a little boominess only with certain music. One thing, check the measurements. These are large for computer speakers.
If you like to listen to music. you'll like these. Well worth the little bit they cost.