Unlike home cinemas, desktop PCs generally live wherever there’s space for them and arranging the various speakers and hiding the wires is a chore too far. As a result many people prefer 2.1 systems that benefit from being small, affordable and easy to setup and many companies produce a range systems of varying quality. Sony is just one of these companies with its new 2.1 speakers, the SRS-DZ10s, that come in at a not inconsiderable £85 [around $200].
..Though stylish and eye catching, the SRS-DZ10s fail to provide convincing all round performance. Music playback is mixed with rather weak mid-range and an overly powerful high-end. They’re not really suitable for films and gaming either. They’ll do a reasonable job for the style over substance consumer, but there are plenty of alternatives that provide superior quality and better value for money.
Published in: Multimedia on 2007-02-21