Sony SRS-DB500 PC Speakers pictures

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Sony SRS-DB500 PC Speakers
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  • Sony SRS-DB500 PC Speakers
  • SRS-DB500 Speaker System (2.1-channel - 300W RMS)

ilovethemonkeyhead

January 27, 2010, 11:08 am

that last picture really puts into perspective how big that sub really is:





OH MY ****ING GOD THAT THING IS HUGE!!!1

morsch

January 27, 2010, 6:49 pm

What an engineering failure. Overpowered and with an absurd subwoofer that's probably larger than most people's desktop PC. Who in their right mind would buy this? Oh but it's got a light that "throbs and revolves in time to the music," well in that case, I'll buy two.

Gareth 4

January 27, 2010, 8:16 pm

It's very very ugly in my opinion :/

J4cK1505

January 27, 2010, 9:48 pm

At first, I thought I had found my next speakers reading this, they within my new price range and look the part, but it soon became apparent that they are overkill. (Allthough that really wouldn't bother me while I'm blasting away at the Helghast)

StuAndrews

January 27, 2010, 10:28 pm

To be fair, J4cK, you could do a lot worse if you want to do some blasting. I admit I really enjoyed whacking up the volume and battling away. For a lot of desktops, though, the charge of overkill isn't entirely undeserved.

J4cK1505

January 28, 2010, 4:22 am

@StuAndrews, firstly, great review mate! I gather these are a really good set of speakers and I could do far far worse. I have my PS3 and gaming PC side by side sharing speakers and monitor. The Sony SRS-DB500 sound absolutely ideal for games and action films, but I listen to alot of varied music and the types of films I watch most often wouldn't benefit too much from the huge bass and lack of quality at lower volumes. While I would usually never say no to extra power and thump, I get all the thump I need from my Sony SRSD211.CEK! This is because my bedroom is Tiny! (about the size of 3 single beds side by side) Yea :/





I don't know, I'm sure these a great either way I might actually buy them unless you can recommend some other 2.1's for around £100. (Needs multiple inputs) a second Aux will do





Yes I have asked before about this but now I've upped my price range a little :)So if you can be bothered your help would be very much appreciated

ffrankmccaffery

January 28, 2010, 4:50 pm

@J4cK1505; if you can do without a sub, Creative's GigaWorks T40 are a great choice and for well under £100 too

J4cK1505

January 28, 2010, 6:17 pm

@ffrankmccaffery yea thanks, I have allready taken a look at these and I gather that these are great quality speakers but maybe I'm deluded but I think a sub is a nessasity. At this rate im going to end up spending around 3 times my initial budget! haha I might take a look at something in the £150 range, I mean otherwise my money will just go on beer!

Martin

January 28, 2010, 7:10 pm

Proper ugly charver speakers, them. I'm another happy GigaWorks T40 owner.

stranded

January 28, 2010, 10:20 pm

"Subtle these speakers are not; but who wants subtlety anyway?"


I want it anytime, anyhow, anywhere. They can not reproduce the "texture" of sound, extremely low resolution, metal sounds like tin can.


"it’s arguably too damn loud for desktop use"


I find their max output level perfect for any use. Neighbors will be annoyed by pure huge distortion only.

richtan

May 1, 2010, 7:35 am

The law of physic states that one cannot get a good bass without a bigger box to house the woofer. So one cannot get good bass and don't want a bigger box. Two, sounds abrasive ? There is a proven concept known as 'burn in" in hi fi. After about 50 hours of usage, the mids and highs become more musical and non abrasive. It gets better and better with usage. Best multi media speakers in the world ? There is no such an animal or object. But this set of computer speakers and several others by different manufacturers come close.

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