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Altec Lansing VS3251 5.1 Surround Speaker System - How Do They Sound? - Continued

James checks out a value oriented 5.1 speaker kit from Altec Lansing for gamers on a budget.

| Speakers in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Nov 12, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 74%      Manufacturer: GECUBE

Delving deeper into the range

 

Altec Lansing VS3251 Surround Speaker System

 

Bass performance is respectable from the 25 watt 5" subwoofer. While not going particularly deep or loud like a subwoofer should, it does produce 'some' bass, which is good to report here.

 

Volume control ranges from zero to maximum with zero being more like the max and the actual max being really quite unusable, akin to a squirrel trying to claw its way out of the bass unit. So let us exercise caution when adjusting bass.

 

Altec Lansing VS3251 Surround Speaker System

 

On another note, for a small environment where as a gamer you simply need to hear what's going on around you on a dedicated 5.1 system, I think this system could provide, as a gamer does not need a speaker to have good timbre to the sound or produce a subtle upper range with neutrality across the spectrum. They want to hear how far away the enemy is, via the fantastic 3D positioning technology available these days thanks to the immensely involved EAX algorithms used to position individual sounds within an artificially created 3D environment.

 

So, from the point of view a gamer has, why not? These speakers can do all of that and they have 'enough' power for this use. To support this theory I was in EB games the other day, which is a dedicated gaming franchise and the only system they had in store were these. Yep, that's right and they were going for $70 which is a steal and leaves plenty of change for that much needed GPU upgrade.

 

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