Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 80

Thread: Corsair SP2500 Gaming Speaker System Review

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Moderator
    Posts
    6,502
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    148
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Arrow Corsair SP2500 Gaming Speaker System Review

    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. We'll see about that right now, yes we will.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=251

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Oklahoma Wolf For This Useful Post:

    paullindqvist (08-07-2012)

  3. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Missouri; USA
    Posts
    5,035
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    410
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    9
    Thanked in
    6 Posts

    Default

    Those cap choices didn't surprise me.
    The SP2200's are filled with Chang & Ltec caps.

    Though, what did surprise me (About this guy and the SP2200's) is that the cap choice was so low, given that even most common knowledge on audio sites (like HeadFi) state that quality caps are a must, as these cheap guys can ruin SQ the older they get.

    I'll admit though, the extent of my audio knowledge goes about as far as "I've tried B-M and here's what I thought they sounded like."
    (Besides the normal understanding of how the electronics work.)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Moderator
    Posts
    6,502
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    148
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Default

    One thing I forgot to note in the review - a lot of people don't realize it, but the motor of the subwoofer produces heat in the sealed side of the enclosure, especially when it's being pushed. This heat has nowhere to go but through the metal plate and the wooden housing.

    Decent caps are IMO just as important in the DSP/amp section as they are in the SMPS side of the box.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Missouri; USA
    Posts
    5,035
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    410
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    9
    Thanked in
    6 Posts

    Default

    You should throw that in there, I didn't think about it, as I already understood that much.

    Still though, you did an excellent job Wolf

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Moderator
    Posts
    6,502
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    148
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Default

    Thanks... it was a heck of a lot of work.

    And the sub being right in the path of the flood water didn't help. Which, BTW, is another reason I'm glad they sealed the thing up so well. It was bone dry when I took it apart to inspect for damage.

    For those curious, The Conflict can also be found on Youtube, though it is not the one off Tears Laid Low. It may or may not be the same recording, but sounds like it is.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands♦
    Posts
    25
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Whaaaaat, I missed out on Corsair making audio-stuff.

    Is Corsair taking over the worlds
    First memory, then they had flash, cases, cooling, PSU's then SSDs and now Audio.

    What's next...
    Some Corsair Motherboards and Graphics cards?

    Surprises me that there ain't no Corsair Keyboards and Mice.
    Thermaltake Armor | Corsair AX750
    MSI P67A-GD65 | Intel 2600K @ 4GHz | Sapphire HD5870 | Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600MHz
    Samsung 830-128GB
    | Samsung F1-320GB | Samsung F1-640GB | Samsung F1-1TB | 2x WD-640GB | Plextor PX-712SA
    Auzentech Forte 7.1 | Dell Ultrasharp U2410 | Datacolor Spyder3

    WaterKegIII Extreme | Thermochill P120.3 | Laing D5 + BitsPower Top/Modkit
    Swiftech Apogee XTv2 | Swiftech MCW80v2 | Swifteh HD5870 Heatsink | Swiftech MCRESv2

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Richmond VA
    Posts
    1,582
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    18
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I wonder if Corsair is going to start selling surround sound speakers as well, I can't imagine the market for 2.1 speaker is that big.
    "There is no way you can be Harvard Monday through Friday, and try to be Alabama on Saturday" -Art Guepe former University of Virginia head football coach

  9. #8
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Missouri; USA
    Posts
    5,035
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    410
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    9
    Thanked in
    6 Posts

    Default

    I wouldn't be surprised if I saw a Corsair mechanical keyboard line up (since OEM's and pre-built designs are easy to come by.)

    Mice on the other hand, would be a bit harder (if they chose to go for the high performance / gaming market.)

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    536
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    8
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by HOOfan_1 View Post
    I wonder if Corsair is going to start selling surround sound speakers as well, I can't imagine the market for 2.1 speaker is that big.
    The market for 5.1 is weird. Everyone seems to want 5.1, but almost nobody can set it up with the rear speakers actually behind them. For a PC, at least.

    For this, we figured it was more important to create the best 2.1 audio speakers we could for a PC for the price point. I have a set and while they aren't perfect, they're better than anything else I've heard near that price point.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands♦
    Posts
    25
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    So Redbeard, when can we expect some really nice mechanical keyboards?

    Some External Harddrive (/SSD) enclosures to match the style of Graphite is also very nice!

    But I smell I go a little off-topic.
    Thermaltake Armor | Corsair AX750
    MSI P67A-GD65 | Intel 2600K @ 4GHz | Sapphire HD5870 | Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600MHz
    Samsung 830-128GB
    | Samsung F1-320GB | Samsung F1-640GB | Samsung F1-1TB | 2x WD-640GB | Plextor PX-712SA
    Auzentech Forte 7.1 | Dell Ultrasharp U2410 | Datacolor Spyder3

    WaterKegIII Extreme | Thermochill P120.3 | Laing D5 + BitsPower Top/Modkit
    Swiftech Apogee XTv2 | Swiftech MCW80v2 | Swifteh HD5870 Heatsink | Swiftech MCRESv2

Similar Threads

  1. PSU advice on gaming system
    By Flash222 in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-23-2018, 09:30 PM
  2. New Corsair Gaming Series psu revamp
    By HotRod in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-25-2012, 01:19 PM
  3. Corsair GS800 Gaming Series Power Supply review @ HardwareHeaven
    By -The_Mask- in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-14-2012, 03:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •