Summary: If you are on a budget and looking for a set of 2.1 speakers primarily for music and movies, then we do not feel the SP2200 would be the best choice for you. We would recommend that you continue saving your money and buy a larger, more capable set, such as
the SP2500 speakers
, for those purposes.
It is very clear that Corsair keeps the needs of the gamer in mind when designing this particular audio product. Our listening tests have proven that.
Summary: Corsair's new line of audio products have quickly made the company a worthy brand choice for consumers and a strong competitor for its rivals in the PC audio market. Can the company's first budget entry continue the trend?
Corsair makes solid memory, computer cases, and power supplies and with a little work could also audio devices to their portfolio. They had a right idea with the SP2200 but somewhere in planning the execution fell short. There are several things that seemed almost overlooked or not thought out properly. The lack of separate drivers for low to mid/high range audile signals really hurts the overall sound quality.
Excerpt: Corsair blew our minds with its first speaker-building effort: The 2.1-channel SP2500 rocked hard. Now the company is back with a scaled-down system, the SP2200. This 2.1-channel set offers smaller and fewer drivers driven by a less-powerful amp. It also lacks the fancy tethered control module, but it’s $150 cheaper than its sibling. Can Corsair wow us again? Yes and no.
Pros: Very inexpensive (but not cheap).
Cons: Truncated high-frequency performance and hardwired cables.