Excerpt: At £250 the Makos are aimed squarely at the enthusiast crowd and, as they are a 2.1 channel set, at users with somewhat limited desk space. Whilst many gamers will baulk at such a steep price tag for a bundle comprising of merely two channels,......
Excerpt: (1 items) Razer has been in the business of computer-gaming accessories for years, but most of the company’s efforts have focused on input devices: mice, keyboards, and even mouse pads. These days, the company also makes a few audio products, such as the Mako (which the fine print on the package calls the “Mako 2.1 Advanced Desktop Audio System”).
Conclusion: Razer's Mako 2.1 computer speaker system was codesigned with THX, featuring technology that uses desktop surfaces to disperse sound. The result is impressive power and clear, pleasing audio.
Pros: Intriguing design. Very powerful output. Booming low end. Excellent clarity without distortion at high volumes. Multiple inputs—including one on controller.
Cons: Very expensive. Wired controller can be slow and unresponsive. Limited listening "sweet spot."
Summary: The Razer Mako is our favorite high-end speaker set. Even though it requires a fair amount of space to set up, anyone with discerning ears will appreciate the bass and clarity that these speakers offer.
Pros: Powerful bass, Crystal clear audio, Excellent gaming movie and music experiences,
Cons: Very expensive, Requires more space than other desktop speakers,
Summary: And you wouldn’t want to use these speakers for mixing down home-studio recordings, because you’d have no way of knowing what the mix would sound like on more conventional stereo speakers. As much as we like the Mako’s style, subwoofer, and wide sound stage, the system as a whole can’t dislodge the sub-less Audioengine 5 from its roost on our Best of the Best list.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, while the Mako kit is quite possibly the best PC sound setup I have ever heard, it’s hard to recommend with such a high price tag. This is a shame as it ticks every box: Looks, awesome, sound quality, unrivaled, funky volume control, check, interesting features, check. The Mako from THX and Razer is fundamentally, fantastic. It’s excellent in every sense but the price.
Summary: The Mako speaker package from Razer surprised us a little, providing excellent if slightly bass-heavy audio and a sleek design. However the price tag is quite high and the remote can be painful to use, both of which may turn off some users.
Pros: Funky design, nice bass, good sound quality, immersive audio
Cons: Expensive, wired remote that operates poorly