Reviews and Problems with Boston Acoustics Soundware XS 2.1
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boston is a winner
4 weeks ago
Summary: speakers arrived 2 days early, they were well packaged and had no damage. hookup was straight forward and pain free. the only glitch was programming the remote to my tv and i suspect the only problem here is i need new batteries in my tv remote as indicated in the boston manual. i'm using these in my bedroom with a 42" flat screen.
Summary: I bought this to replace an Onkyo LS3100 that I had recently purchased because the Onkyo did not allow input switching and would disconnect Bluetooth every 5 minutes. The SoundWare XS has an input switch on the remote and stays connected to Bluetooth until manually disconnected. These two features turned out to be extremely important for me because I connect the speakers to many different devices. However, the XS is not as good sounding as the Onkyo.
Summary: Sounds great for such a small system. My only complaint is that the volume occasionally gets out of synch with the TV even when I placed the Boston Acoustics remote received right above my TV.
Summary: Sound is competent for a bedroom or small office setting. I really like the Bluetooth connectivity, the learning remote, and that I can use other remotes to control the volume. I am a professional musician, and I won't use these speakers to SERIOUSLY listen to music, but for background music for housecleaning and connected to the bedroom TV, this works well. I got it as a lightning deal, so it was worth the money I paid.
Summary: Firstly these speakers sound good ( I am a live sound engineer). They could be better but for their size and price I think they're a great value. My issues are with the noise the power supply in the sub woofer it seems to emit a constant high pitched sine wave. It's not apparent when the volume is up but if you mute the system or even have it running low it is bothersome.
Summary: hooked this up to my pc that had a 5.1 sound system but wanted something smaller and this sounds great for gaming. If you plan on doing music I would pick something else but this is just my opinion, but the mid range are lacking in this unit.
Summary: I love almost everything about this little sound system. Great sound. Easy to setup. The only think I dislike about it is that I can't program my Direct TV remote to work with the system. It says I need my original TV remote, which I no longer have. The remote that comes with it works fine though so it's not too much of an inconvenience. If I can somehow get my remote to program to the system this would easily be a 5 star review.
Summary: I'm not an audiophile, but when I was watching movies I noticed that my TV speakers just were not cutting it. There was all types of crackle on the bass and I had to turn the tv up to 98 when watching movies. In any event this is simply the first part of the review as I have not had the chance to really put the system through it s paces. I just set it up last night and it was too late in the evening to be pumping out loud audio.