Summary: The Cine5 5-channel PC speaker has quite a few things going for it. First and foremost, it's footprint is significantly smaller than a traditional 5.1 speaker system so you don't need to plan out where you are going to fit all the pieces. If you are using it at your desk it should fit nicely right under your widescreen LCD monitor, and the sleek style will have it looking right at home at the same time.
Pros: » Compact unit that delivers high-end sound, » Extremely simple to setup, » Up-converts 2-channel audio to 5.1 surround sound, » Sound clarity and quality of speakers costing twice as much and more, » Includes two sets of mounting feet to better meet different tastes
Cons: » No sub-woofer or expansion possibilities for one, » No optical out option for use with home theater PC systems, » Priced slightly higher than mid-range 5.1 speakers sets
Excerpt: Whether we like it or not, space is not becoming a premium, it has become one. Naturally then, we are seeing more devices/systems catering to a market share with more dollars than space. And with such limitations becoming the norm, exploiting the limited amount of space on offer in the average office has become the motif operandi of many companies looking to be current and fresh in the public eye.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Let’s summarize what we’ve just learned about the ASUS Cine5. This product is easy to use, easy to place, and has a nice sleek look to it. The Cine5 is definitely a space saver, making it ideal for anyone who likes to make the most of whatever little space they have. If you’re into movies and high quality surround-sound, this product is definitely for you. Those of you who listen to drum and bass music, rap, etc.
Pros: Accurate surroundsound, Sleek and compact design, Great for movies and gaming, Easy set up
Cons: Not suited for music, Nothing with bass is supported
Summary: It is very difficult to find fault with the Cine5 when considering aesthetics and build quality. The black and silver colour scheme gives the speaker a sleek appearance and the extensive use of metal trim highlights the premium finish. So the Cine5 should look good in most environments whether it be at home or on the move.
Conclusion: We also feel that the Cine5 is suitable for use with laptops. For those users it will provide an alternative to the inbuilt speakers which will vastly improve sound quality, especially when watching movies or gaming.
Excerpt: Jeg husker vagt de første pc-høyttalerne mine, noe små og grå batteridrevne plastbokser. De var fryktelig enkle, men overgangen fra pipelyder og simpel musikk fra den lille høyttaleren i pc-kabinettet var enorm. Nesten et tiår senere var det på tide å oppgradere fra stereohøyttalere til 4.1 kringlyd. Siden den gang har det ballet på seg med stadig heftigere kringlydanlegg og avanserte og kraftige høyttalere til pc.
Pros: Plasseringsvennlig og plassbesparende. Fin lyd. Kurant kringlydeffekt.
Excerpt: Asus se svým rozšiřujícím se záběrem zamířil i do světa reproduktorů a my se dnes podíváme na jeho zázrak pod názvem Cine5, který představuje alternativu k samostatným 5.1 reproduktorům a ještě k tomu ve velmi kompaktním provedení.
Summary: Az ASUS belehúzott az audiotechnikába – a Cine5-tel a tajvani gyártó azt ígéri, hogy egyetlen dobozzal képes helyettesíteni a többhangszórós térhatású rendszereket. Ilyennel már több nagy szórakoztatóelektronikai cég is próbálkozott, lássuk, hogy sikerült ez az ASUS-nak!