Product Review: Genius SW-T2.1 1800 2.1 Touch Speaker System

 

The Genius 1800 2.1 Touch Speaker System is a fantastic sounding set with touch controls, separate bass and equalizer with input and output right on the control speaker for a fully featured sound system with great immersive sound.
Ease of Use, Performance: 24/25, Look amp; Feel: 23/25,
Features 23/25, How much I enjoy 25/25

Total: 95/100

Sound does not get much better than this, when you cannot really tell where the sound is coming from other than in that general direction, those are good speakers. The highs are clear, bass is nice deep and you can really feel it for good rock and roll but the mid tones are also very clear and overall well balanced.

Sound and audio components are a hard thing to review because you have the audiophiles who say you have to spend a lot of money to get decent sound. Then there are people like me who are looking for a good buy and when I find one I brag about it, the Genius SW-T2.1 1800 is a fantastic buy.

The sound is great and clear for all the varieties I played, rock mostly but I also check out a variety to see how well it does. A few jazz songs, a few classical, some voice greats like Harry Belafonte and the Blenders make for a good mix of music so I do think the speakers work well for a wide range of tastes.

The Genius SW-T2.1 1800 2.1 Touch Speaker System is a great sounding speaker set but has plenty of features as well; two connections for both input and headphones as well as equalizer and bass controls on the right speaker for starters. The SW-T2.1 1800 set comes with the two satellite speakers and bass subwoofer with a power cord, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable and a 3.5mm female to RCA cable along with a manual in 23 languages.

The two cables that come with the speaker set are nice for all those extra connections but the one speaker you have the controls on also has an input and headphone output for a really good feature. The headphone connection is a common one on speakers and systems but the input is not and is really nice for using an MP3 player like the Sansa View.

The powered control speaker is a touch screen with LED readout for volume, which equalizer setting the speaker system is on and bass adjustment. The equalizer has five settings; Flat, Jazz, Rock, Classic and Pop but a couple just don’t sound right like Flat or Pop. Classical setting puts a lot of bass while Jazz seems just right to me, but that is just my opinion, you can select which you like.

The Bass adjustment is a nice feature but is found on most decent subwoofers, just not one that is a digital control; it is usually a dial on the back of the subwoofer. But on the Genius 1800 it is right up front for convenient adjustment while you have the set in place where you want it instead of having to reach around the back of the subwoofer after it’s in position.

The subwoofer is a large pressed wood box with a plastic back that has the two circuit boards attached, one for the power and the other the controls and audio circuit. The audio circuit has a nice large heat sink for the power transistors on the audio circuit board so there will be no overheating with this subwoofer.

The subwoofer is a 6 inch 30 watt 3 ohm speaker with the usual placement in the subwoofer wooden box as well as the added cardboard tube for the reflex port. The bass is nice from this subwoofer and has plenty of power for floor thumping sound when you’re using your Genius 1800 speaker system.

One feature I like is the fact that the wires and cables come off the subwoofer so when you move the subwoofer around there is nothing attached to it. The two satellite speakers have a two inch speaker under the cloth covered front and there are some control stuff for the touch screen and LED panel on the right speaker.

The two speakers are attached to each other and have a 15 pin VGA connector that connects the cable onto the subwoofer while the audio cable has the 3.5mm stereo end. Setting up the system is as easy as placing the units, connecting the power cable into the subwoofer and a wall outlet and plugging in the 3.5mm stereo plug to your PC, MP3 player or other audio source.

The subwoofer has a power switch on the back to shut off power to the whole set and the right speaker has a touch switch to turn off the set. Adjusting the volume, changing the equalizer or adjusting the bass is simply a touch and swipe of the finger but I have found I sometimes will push the speaker a bit too hard. I often apply enough pressure to get the touch slide control to register but a few times I push too hard and start to push the speaker.

The speaker control also has a mute button that is handy but the input is what I like for that quick connection to another source on the side. The headphone connection and the input is a regular stereo 3.5mm jack and allows you the added connections for your home entertainment.

The base of the right satellite speaker could be a bit heavier but this was the only problem I found with using the Genius 2.1 1800 speaker system. I really enjoy using the speaker system and have to say I am very impressed with the sound and quality of the system especially the audio performance.

I highly recommend the Genius SW-T2.1 Touch 2.1 Speaker System for a great set of 2.1 channel speakers with volume, equalizer and bass adjustment. The simple touch adjustment is a nice added feature along with all the others for a great buy for your home theatre, game console or computer.

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