Testing the XPS 2.150 Speakers
Subwoofer: I found the results when listening to music through the XPS 2.150 to be mixed, with a lot of low end not managing to rumble like it should and also lacking in a lot of bass definition all together. However, that being said, it's a tiny little box and actually does have presence for its stature. It does give the impression of there being bass in the room; it's just that due to its inherent limitations it cannot transcend the 2D realm of sound and comes off a little thin.
Satellites: Appearances aside, how do these funky satellites sound? Well, again, like the woofer above they are hamstrung by a very small driver unit and a lightweight magnet on the back of the driver. The resulting sound is mixed depending on the application; there's some smooth mid-range tones coming through and an impressively dark tone for such small speakers. Imaging was actually quite good as well, placing clear and comfortably audible vocals smack bang in the center of the screen.
Gaming: No matter what gaming solution you might have, these speakers will be able to offer a nice jump up from inbuilt TV speakers and will provide an immersing experience at moderate to mid volume levels. Don't expect any noise complaints about these, but that's not a bad thing, is it?
There is also the lack of surround due to the system being a 2.1 solution, which will not be an ideal situation for gamers. But on the other hand, they are very easy to pack up and move around.
Movies: Due to their strength with vocal tones and imaging, these speakers position themselves as a strong solution for the movie buff who's always moving around; no pun intended.
The bass was not a strong point again here, but by keeping the woofer at moderate volume levels this can be aided a little. Overall, the experience when watching movies on the XPS 2.150 is definitely a cut above any in-built TV speakers I have heard and should make the experience that much more immersing.
Music: A difficult area as you have heard me say many times, this due to the complex mix of tones and transients found in most modern recordings. However, the XPS 2.150 delivers musical presence into a small to medium room with most material played back to an acceptable degree. But overloading the woofer dial is easy and must be avoided to keep the low in check.
Overall, there are certainly worse ways to listen to your music, just don't ask too much of the system.
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