Excerpt: Genius's SW-HF5.1 1200 set is made from maple veneer, but its garish silver grilles spoil the effect. All the controls are located on the front of the subwoofer, so they're awkward to access if it's kept under your desk. It uses buttons rather than knobs, so adjusting the volume level is tedious. An additional button switches between 5.1 surround sound and the stereo input. These are the only surround speakers in the group that can't be wall mounted.