Genius SW-G2.1 1250 4-Piece Gaming Speakers

Posted by on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:00am

Genius SW 2.1The last system we took a look at was from Eagletech. A nice little system that had decent sound quality at low to mid volume levels. Today, we will be taking a look at a set of speaker from a company that may not be as well known as Logitech or Creative but promises to offer sound quality just as good. The Genius SW-G2.1 1250 is a four piece system that comes with two satellites, woof and controller station.

 

Introduction to the Genius SW-G2.1 1250 4-Piece Gaming Speakers

I for one have seen and heard some pretty good PC speaker systems in my days. I for one am not a user of super high-end speakers. My reasons are because to learn to my music I rely mostly on my home theatre system for that. Some of you may be saying what about when you are gaming. When this is the case I don’t need anything over the edge just something to give me good, clear and crisp audio. So, a 5.1 speaker system is not needed in my case.

2.1 channel audio systems are perfect for me. The few systems I have owned have done me just right. Having used systems from Logitech to Creative I have never been unsatisfied. Granted some system sounds better than other.

The last system we took a look at was from Eagletech. A nice little system that had decent sound quality at low to mid volume levels. Today, we will be taking a look at a set of speaker from a company that may not be as well known as Logitech or Creative but promises to offer sound quality just as good. The Genius SW-G2.1 1250 is a four piece system that comes with two satellites, woof and controller station.

Genius’s take on the SW-G2.1 Speakers

Genius brings you amazing bass enjoyment for music and gaming enthusiasts with this new speaker system, SW-G2.1 1250. Its subwoofer uses an advanced 5.25” drive unit in an ultra-rigid MDF board cabinet, so you can be encompassed by solid, deep and extended bass. The curvaceous satellite speakers with magnetically-shielded 3” cones deliver full midrange and well-balanced detailed sound. The individual control box makes it easier to adjust the volume and bass. There is also microphone jack on the control box for chatting with on-line game partners. SW-G2.1 1250 has a 3.5mm standard input for PC game and MP3/CD player users, and a 2RCA jack for game consoles, DVD players and TV listeners. It also has a headphone jack for private listening. So don’t hesitate anymore, experience the 38-watt dynamic booming sound of the SW-G2.1 1250. For more information, contact your local sales representative.


Specifications

RMS(watts)

38

Bass/Tone

Bass

Micro-phone Jack

YES

Channel volume Control

 

5.1CH Input

 

Volume Control

YES

Power ON/OFF

 

Line-in

 

Headphone Jack

YES

Travel Bag

 

Features

  • Total output power 38 watts (RMS)
  • Ultra-rigid MDF wooden cabinet subwoofer with rich and deep bass
  • Curvaceous satellite speakers with hook design
  • Adjustable Volume and Bass controls
  • Microphone jack for online talking
  • Headphone jack for private listening
  • Universal switching power supply (voltage 100~240V)
  • Dual input jacks for PC, TV, DVD, Game devices

Closer look

For $49.99, we have to say that the Genius SW-G2.1 1250 look pretty damn good. The black and red theme of the satellites and the control box make it a real looker. The kit has a maximum of 38 watts RMS.

We will begin with the subwoofer. The subwoofer’s enclosure is made from black MDF wood board. This is the same material we see used in after market subwoofers and other audio speakers for home and car. The woofer inside the enclosure measures 5.25” in diameter.

The satellites are not of your typical square design but more of a curvy nature. This are made of plastic and contains a 3” magnetically shielded midrange speaker. The red metallic speaker cone really set these speakers apart from other. Looking at the reverse side of the satellites we see they can be hung from the wall.

Now, we get to the control box. This box consists of just two controls which are volume and bass. There is no tremble knob present which would be nice to adjust the highs and mids.  Below the bass knob are the jacks for headsets and microphones. This is great for those that game chat or use applications like Skype.

Turning the control box around there are the plug-ins for the subwoofer and two satellites. Besides this three RCA plugs are two more for input devices like televisions, MP3 players and consoles.


Testing

We tested these speakers under three different scenarios which were music, video playback and gaming. Each was done using a PC.

When it came to music the Genius setup did pretty well. We loaded up Live365.com and selected three different genres which were hip-hop, rock and country. We selected hip-hop for its bass aspects which are usually pretty deep. At low volume the bass response was a little lacking. At about 35% to 65% volume the bass could be felt and sounded pretty decent. It wasn’t earthshaking but very decent. At higher output levels the bass begun to become distorted. This is when we had to go in the audio properties and do some adjustments.

Rock was selected for its all around sound qualities. The Genius kit we felt did better with this type of music. We were able to get the volume much higher and the sound quality good throughout the spectrum. This was good for volume level up to about 75%.

Lastly, we have the country genre which I know the least about but figured it was good for some high frequencies. The Genius offering did about the same as it did with the rock genre which is pretty good. But we were about to get slightly higher volume levels without distortion.

Movie watching was not bad at all but far from being the speaker system of a true home theatre system even on the cheap end. The movie we selected was the Tron. The first challenge scene in the movie pushed the speakers to their limits as the system was not able to reproduce some of the sounds of the movie. But then again we weren’t expecting THX Dolby from the setup.

Gaming was the system best quality. We played several rounds of CoD: Black Ops and the speaker system did pretty superb. We could easily hear all the sounds that the game produced. And they were very clear and crisp.


Conclusion

If you are not willing to blow your bank account on a set of speakers, the Genius SW-G2.1 is a good route to go. The overall sound quality when it comes to movie watching, music playback and gaming was more than adequate but the latter was its best feature. The Genius system did a great job with it came time to reproduce the sound of the games we played with it.

We think the overall appearance is very attractive and well worth the space it would take up on your desktop. The black and red theme will flow well with monitor, keyboard, mice as well as PC towers which are normally all black.

This speaker setup is not only suitable for computers but mobile devices, MP3, televisions and consoles. A true all-in-one speaker setup.

At $49.99, the Genius SW-G2.1 is not a bad buy at all and ideal for someone that is low on space or in a smaller room.

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