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: 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. And while Razer is known for its edgy industrial design, there’s more to the mushroomesque profile of this 2.1-channel speaker system than provocative looks.
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