View topic - Corsair SP2500 Reference 2.1 Speaker System Review


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I went over to Skip's when he

I went over to Skip's when he got these speakers and we did some quick listening in game, digital music, and vinyl. The speakers produced a great sound. The uppers and lowers were not overbearing and the low was big, but not boomy. My big negative against them was the lack of customization of EQ settings and being stuck with presets. The presets would probably get you close to where you would want for EQ settings. I am just a big audiophile and musician, so I like to have complete control over the settings.

As he said, these would be perfect for dorm/small apartments. I am considering these myself for my small apartment. Currently, aside from my headset, I am using some old speakers from the 80s that go with my turntable.

Posted by TheDestroyer on 5 September, 2012 - 01:12
I'm glad you liked them when

I'm glad you liked them when you got a listen. I'm kind of a bass guy (mid-bass actually), and I love the tight response on the low end. I've been good with the Reference settings, so the lack of EQ hasn't bothered me. The Creative Labs driver suite does have a decent EQ module, IIRC. It's been a while since I've had a "full" sound card. I use my Mac Pro for my music listening, and an external USB sound device from Creative Labs for gaming.

Love having an audiophile in the house. Sounds like we need to find an evening to fire up some tunes and a couple of beers.

Posted by skipclarke on 6 September, 2012 - 01:21
Totally. I got some new

Totally. I got some new vinyls of classical and some random jazz and brought them back to my place. I need to swing by anyway. I'll hit you up on the IRC.

Posted by TheDestroyer on 11 September, 2012 - 06:02
Thank you for the thorough

Thank you for the thorough review skip. Even though I got a set of SP 2500's a few months ago, I found myself comparing notes. The only two small gripes I have are the lack of mounting options for the speakers-as in maybe two threaded inserts each to facilitate mounting brackets would have been great. I was close to drilling them but settled sitting them on their stands sideways under my speakers because of eyefinity & non height adjustable monitors(see picture below), which worked out fine.

I also disliked the lack of an equaliser on the remote as I don't really like any of the pre-sets. This is not really an issue as I connected my 2500's to a Xonar DX, so I use the Asus software equaliser instead.

These minor issues aside, they are phenomenal speakers and well worth the money.

Posted by dr1v3n l1k3 stol3n on 5 September, 2012 - 09:20
I can see the lack of

I can see the lack of threaded mount as being an issue. My old Logitechs had the threaded mounts, but in the years I had them, I never used them. Turning the SP2500s on their side was a good solution for me, until I went "3 over 1". I do agree that the set doesn't allow for a custom EQ. I would imagine that would be hard to set on a "controller" interface. I'd rather start with one of the presets on the speaker set, and then make fine tunings within WIndows. I am glad to hear that you agree with the overall assessment of the set. They are really a great piece of hardware.

Posted by skipclarke on 6 September, 2012 - 01:25