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,......
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.
Excerpt: Razer Mako 2.1 Speakers Manufacturer: Razer UK Price (as reviewed): £241.49 (inc. VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $354.98 (ex. Tax) Contrary to what Richard says every time a set crosses his desk, speaker systems are one of the most fun things to review.
Excerpt: You’ll find the THX logo stamped on a host of products, but Razer’s Mako is the first consumer speaker system that THX—led by THX Chief Scientist Laurie Fincham—has designed from the ground up.
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.
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