Installation & Testing
To note, despite there size these were the easiest speakers I’ve ever setup.
Test Setup 1:
– Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955
– Motherboard: GA-MA790XT-UD4P
– Memory: 2x4GB G.SKILL F3 PC3 10666 @ 9-9-9-24
– Video Card: 2x Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB
– Soundcard: On-board
– OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Test Setup 2:
– Numark X2: Professional Hybrid Turntable and MP3 CD Player
– Numark DXM01USB: Two-channel Digital Scratch Mixer
– Music: Dance Gavin Dance, Phil Collins, Burial, Bless the Fall
– Movies: The Matrix, Requiem for a Dream, Tangled
– Games: Heroes of Newerth, Day of Defeat: Source, Section 8: Prejudice
Typically I’d do a breakdown of each category; Music, Movies, and Games but all hailed the same result. One word: Phenomenal! After running these speakers through the paces you discover one very important thing. Corsair built these speakers to operate in the complete audio range that they can be adjusted to. Most speakers break up on the higher end and have crap sound on the lower end, and where these tend to not have the most robust audio quality on the lower end they make the majority of the speakers I’ve tested look like trash. I found myself using the standard EQ settings but I’d imagine someone out there would enjoy the additional tremble or bass some of the settings can deliver. The only problem I had was something that I discussed earlier and its the controller and its bad viewing angled screen. When playing games it was a pain to have to pick up the controller to adjust the volume. All in all the speakers passed the testing portion with flying colors.