Arctic Sound S111 USB speakers
Posted by: Dan on: 13.09.2010 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Well thereís not much that needs to be done in terms of installing the S111ís, plug the USB cable in to a powered USB (either on your computer or a portable power pack like Arctic Coolingís C1) and the 3.5mm jack into your music device and youíre ready to rock.
Here are the S111ís running from the 3.5mm jack of my iPhone, paired with a Arctic C1 or similar and Iíd be able to play music in the park, beach, garden etc
To test the E361-WMís out, I listened to a variety of different audio sources, and plenty of different types of music.
The Arctic Sound S111ís perform well for their diminutive size and actually pack quite a punch for their small form factor when it comes to overall volume. Sadly with everything set at this maximum volume, the speakers begin to distort and itís quite noticeable, so something needs to be slightly turned down to get the best out of them. The non-distorted max volume is still plenty enough to fill a small to medium sized room, and will knock the socks off of any integrated laptop speakers that you might compare it to, so itís a good overall win for the S111ís here.
In terms of sound quality, the S111ís do quite well with highs and can just about hold their own in the mids too, but sadly for bass junkies things donít turn out so good. Arctic Sound havenít tried to hide this fact though, and their own product rating lets customers know right there on the box, but the S111ís canít keep up when it comes to bass reproduction. The bass is often muddied, and lack any power behind them. Having said that though, youíd have to break the laws of physics to get decent bass in a small form factor like the S111ís are.
Well that about wraps up the testing, so letís get on to the conclusion.
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