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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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  • 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?
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  • amuffin
    Maybe you should get some virtual surround sound headphones^^
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  • amuffin
    You can also get some speaker stands, those will help you mount your rear speakers.
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  • killabanks
    i'd say get wireless rear speakers and just mount them to the ceiling unless thats too high
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  • ChiefScooter
    Wireless would work, if they can be found. And how do you power them? Still need wires, unless they are battery operated. I guess to do it right, the wires need ran in a conduit through the floor or ceiling... Too much work for my tastes, anyways. I did what amuffin suggested and got some nice headphones.

    Still, sometimes I like to play my music high, and a nice surround setup would be nice for this. Ah well.
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  • wanderer11
    I'd like some speakers that are short enough to put in front of my monitors without blocking the screen.
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  • emdea
    these speakers are a joke "as low as 50hz" LMAO
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  • gorlacon
    emdeathese speakers are a joke "as low as 50hz" LMAO
    Agreed, what can you expect from "gaming speakers" though? Just get a pair of bookshelf speakers and a small 25w/ch amp. You can get both for about $85 if you shop online. Hell, you can even add a powered subwoofer for another $100 if you feel like it but it's not even necessary as most bookshelf speakers (even under $50/pair) can go down to 35-40hz comfortably.
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  • 4745454b
    Yup. Pretty much a joke. I didn't see anything in there that made me think these were worth that much money. All 5.1 systems help you locate enemies, not just these. 6.5" sub down to 50hz? Yawn. My old z5300 for $200 new are better then this setup.
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  • nino_z
    ChiefScooterSo 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?
    I have 5.1 in my room and this is how i solved the problem. First i went and bought audio cables. White ones - so they are not visible. I then mounted the proper entrance and exit after measuring the lenght i need. It's all quite easy but involves basic soldering. Once i did that i used them on the edges of my walls for the most invisible and confortable way (since the speaker cables are waaay too short). Then i mounted my speakers on the wall angles and voila - i now have badass 5.1 sound perfectly mounted. It will take about 3-5 hours of work so i did it on a sunday and it does help to have a buddy to help you with it. But it's totally worth it in the end.
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