Genius Intros $150 Speaker System for PC Gaming

If you're looking for a good speaker system to compliment your library of PC games and movies, Genius has released the SW-G5.1 3500 here in the States for $149.99 USD. It's a 5.1 surround sound 80-watt RMS speaker system that promises gameplay advantages in first-person shooters over your standard off-the-shelf solution.

According to the specs, the system contains one 6.5-inch subwoofer (5 ohm) providing 30 watts of "heart-thumping" bass as low as 50Hz. There are also five 3.5-inch satellite speakers (4 ohm) which can be hung on walls thanks to their hook design, pumping out 10 watts each for positional audio. A remote control is provided for convenient volume and bass adjustment.

"The 5.1 surround sound setup of the SW-G5.1 3500 gives gamers an advantage in first person shooter games by allowing them to pinpoint enemy locations by sound alone," the company said on Tuesday. "Gaming on regular stereo speakers only allows users to discern between right and left. The 5.1 sound enables gamers to listen to opponents' footsteps from all surrounding directions."

In addition to the remote control, users can adjust sound and bass from the control panel on the subwoofer itself. Control options also include a STANDBY and an AUX/5.1 CH switch function, which enables users to flip between gaming and music listening. On the front is a headphone and microphone jack, and on the back are three RCA jacks with 5.1 CH color coding and an additional AUX 3.5-mm input.

"Offering booming bass, crisp middle to high range sound, and the flexibility to connect to gaming, music, and other entertainment devices, the SW-G5.1 3500 surround sound speaker system epitomizes the high-quality that the GX Gaming Series represents in a louder more versatile design," the company said.

The Genius SW-G5.1 3500 system is now available in the US and Canada for the suggested retail price of $149.99. It's part of the company's GX Gaming series which can be seen here.

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  • emdea
    these speakers are a joke "as low as 50hz" LMAO
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  • ChiefScooter
    So I need some advice here. My computer is on a desk against a wall. Behind me is nothing but open room (the room is a loft). My issue is with surround sound speaker setups, I just don't know what to do with the rear speakers! I had a set a while back that had stands, but this is rather clumsy, as the wires go across the ground and then up to my computer in some way. I have a wheeled office type chair, so rolling over the wires happens quite a bit, and I worry about damaging them. I got a plastic floor saving mat, but laying that across the wires still isn't ideal, and it's an eyesore regardless.

    I suppose what I am asking is: what do you all do for mounting your rear speakers in your computer room?
  • amuffin
    Maybe you should get some virtual surround sound headphones^^
  • amuffin
    You can also get some speaker stands, those will help you mount your rear speakers.