Positives: Looks pretty cool. I bought it for two reasons and one was that I thought the design was really cool and it really is as nice as it looks in the picture. The volume knob is really awesome. I always like the knobs better than up/down buttons and such. The blue glow is nice and not blinding at all. It is actually like a 'glow' rather than a 'light' which is nice. Its pretty cool to have the mic/headphones jack too because my PC is a decent bit under a desk that I don't like climbing under to plug in. Which is the second reason I bought it and what is going to lead me to the negatives.
Negatives: The headphone jack hums pretty badly. I also bought a new pair of headphones and wasn't sure which was the cause but after plugging directly into the PC vs into the gogroove speaker it was obvious that it was this thing. I'm pretty tolerant of things like this but its even kind of bad for me. Which kind of ruins this for me and I will probably be looking to replace this a lot sooner than I had hoped.
The next bad thing is the sound itself, no headphones, is really not that great. There is no low end at all. And to put this in to perspective, I am not exactly an audiophile at all. I've been using these little usb speakers that came with my old Gateway PC from like 10 years ago. This was meant to replace those but those honestly sound a lot better.
This is going to sound really negative but to be honest... I'm not real sure what good this thing is for anyone. Its too big to really pack up and carry around with a laptop or tablet and the sound quality is about the same as most laptop speakers anyway. It looks nice on a desk but the sound quality is not good enough to be the sole desktop speaker.
If you have a separate subwoofer and some L/R speakers to go along with this, maybe might be useful. It makes a decent center speaker I suppose.
Also I just want to point out the tilt is a great idea. It needs more though. Unless you're like 12 feet tall the speakers are still pointing very much toward the ceiling. So if you read this GoGroove, Re-engineer this to have about triple the angle on the tilt and add something to give it a little more bass and you'll have a really nice little soundbar style speaker set here.
But if you're looking for something cheap but decent enough to manage your desktop's sound (or even laptop/mobile device) then I'd look elsewhere. It is a bit tough because of how flooded things seem to be with these mini usb/bluetooth mobile type speakers to find decent desktop solutions without paying hundreds on overpriced audiophile speakers... I'm thinking about just going old school and building up an old analog stereo system! :(
- Product Dimensions: 41.9 x 7.1 x 5.6 cm ; 680 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 862 g
- Item Model Number: GGSVUBR100BKEW
- ASIN: B011DJCX4M
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 15 February 2018
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