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Genius SW-V2.1 1250 review

A cheap and cheerful 36 Watt 2.1 gaming speaker system

Our Verdict

For

  • Cheap
  • Solid build
  • External control box

Against

  • Not the most powerful speaker system out there
  • Highs and mid ranges not as good as the low bass frequencies

Genius has a reputation for putting its own spin on certain technologies and bringing a cheap alternative to the market. Sometimes this works out well, and you can save a lot of money going with Genius' version without compromising too much on quality. Other times you're left with a sub-par product.

Thankfully the Genius SW-V2.1 1250 is in the former camp – this is a solid 2.1 speaker system that provides some pretty good sound quality. This can mostly be attributed to the large subwoofer with a 5.25-inch driver.

With a total output power of 36 Watts, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Genius SW-V2.1 1250 is underpowered, leading to a rather weedy output. Thanks to that subwoofer, however, the system had a decent weight and punch during our tests – especially when watching action movies and playing games.

The external control box makes it easy to control the treble, bass and volume of what's being played without having to scrabble around underneath your desk. It's a nice feature that's often neglected in speaker systems at this price, and we're pleased that Genius saw fit to include it.

Verdict

The Genius SW-V2.1 1250 is never going to compete with a 300 Watt monster such as the SonySRSDB5002.1, but at almost half the price it's not a bad buy at all if you're on a budget.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSpeaker System
Speaker Configuration2.1
RMS Output Power36 W
Brand NameGenius
ManufacturerGenius, KYE Systems Corp
Product ModelSW-V2.1 1250
Product NameSW-V2.1 1250 Multimedia Speaker System
Frequency Response20 Hz to 220 Hz
Manufacturer Part Number31730749100
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.geniusnet.co.uk
Marketing Information

A superior speaker system design for powerful hi-fi sound quality with strong bass enhancement, the SW-V2.1 1250 is the latest model released by Genius and is great for gaming and music listening. SW-V2.1 1250 provides 36 watt total output power with a powerful 5.25" subwoofer driver and 3" full range magnetically-shielded satellites delivering accurate and natural sound.