Reviews and Problems with Corsair Gaming Audio SP2500
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Corsair SP2500 Speaker System
28 August 2011
Excerpt: Most of us enjoy plugging our computers into a good sounding set of speakers. Until relatively recently, however, it seemed that decent dedicated computer speakers were really hard to come by. Either manufacturers didn't care about decent sound, or didn't think there was a market for it. Corsair is the latest big name to come along to try and change that. Today, I'm taking an in depth look at the SP2500 in their Gaming Audio Series, which promises a lot for a low price.
Conclusion: As always we will start with the build quality of the product and in the case of the SP2500 this is a particularly strong aspect. The subwoofer has a quality finish and feels very solid thanks to the wood construction. The satellites have a good weight to them and look great alongside any black monitor, with the metal grills and blue highlights adding an extra aesthetic appeal.
Conclusion: The build quality of the speakers is as we would expect from Corsair. We have high quality connectors and the subwoofer is of a solid construction with a decent weight to it. The satellites are produced from a robust plastic and the metallic finish gives an extra feeling of quality to the product. Additionally the volume control dials are smooth and precise.
With the SP2200 Corsair has brought to market a speaker system that is sure to dominate its price-point.
Conclusion: The SP2500 is one of the highest-quality 2.1 speaker sets manufactured today. The set performs phenomenally in every listening area, but what makes it worth the $250 price tag is the astounding performance/low distortion in extremely loud playback scenarios. The installation was easy to perform and there were many welcome engineering choices, such as the remote control’s functions to further enhance the audio experience of listeners who do not have a high-end sound card.
Summary: Corsair impressed us with the Corsair Gaming Audio SP2500 speaker kit, the overall sound quality is much higher then what you are used to with desktop speakers. Prices have dropped enough to make this an attractive kit to purchase. For that money you'll receive darn nice sound quality albeit not perfect. We do feel that the bass, especially acoustic bass, could sound a little warmer, but for any speaker set with a sub-woofer that likely is a huge biggest challenge.
Summary: It's undeniable that Corsair has made a rather showy entry into the PC speaker market with the Gaming Audio Series SP2500. The showiness doesn't just stem from the $250 price tag and huge subwoofer. One can also notice it in the speakers' ability to reach deafening volumes without noticeable distortion, not to mention the geeky remote control with its wealth of presets and configuration options.
Conclusion: In short the SP2500 is the best set of computer speakers I've seen and heard. Physically the set is in a whole another league when compared to the SP2200 and other smaller sets. The satellite speakers seem and feel very high quality and sturdy and the subwoofer is huge. As a nice touch there's also a separate remote controller. For connectivity there are three analog stereo inputs. Now this is really the only big con that I can think of - why is there no digital input?
Excerpt: Corsair's entry into the PC speaker market has exceeded my expectations of what a 2.1 system can do. It's evident from the build quality and high-end components that a lot of forethought was put into this product, and the end result is exceptional sound that raises the bar for every other speaker set in this price range.
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker Review - Corsair enters another market
8 February 2011
Excerpt: It is funny where starting out as a small memory manufacturer will get you? Corsair started out its business doing just that, and they had some interesting ideas about where the memory market should go. Catering to the high end and enthusiast crowd allowed the brand to become widely recognized, and it was simply the go-to memory manufacturer of the time.