Setup and Usage
Getting the speakers setup was pretty simple just plug in the speakers to the subwoofer and then plug in the power to the subwoofer. Finally take the 3.5mm to RCA cable and plug in your audio source, for us it’s our computer. I did notice that the speaker wires were quite short, even the power cable. If I had the subwoofer placed on the floor there would be no way for me to place the speakers where I wanted them.
Once I had the system setup I used them as my main computer speakers for about 3 days, listening to all types of music and playing a few games. I was actually surprised at the system as it really can output a lot of sound! More than enough to fill a room, you could use it as speakers for your HTPC in your living room, use them with a CD player, or even as better speakers for your TV.
I think the reason that these speakers do sound really good is that each of the satellites have 2 3-inch drivers on them and normally on 2.1 units the satellites have smaller drivers. Sound that came out of the satellites was very clear, but the subwoofer did get a bit distorted at times. I also noticed a slight buzzing noise when I would not be playing any music, although it was barely audible it was still there.
The LCD on the front of the subwoofer is nothing more than show really. The VU meter is for the subwoofer and nothing else. Since there are controls on the subwoofer I guess Eagle wants you to put the subwoofer on your desk, which takes up room. I would rather have the sub on the ground and out of the way.
For a $50 system you are definitely getting what you pay for in the Eagle Arion Soundstage Speakers with Subwoofer. They do reproduce sound very well and can sure put out a lot of power. Setup and operation is very easy and you can use this system for many different applications.
Although the system did sound pretty good there were some things I did not like about it. First the length of the speaker wires, as I said if I wanted to put the subwoofer on the ground there would have been no way I would have been able to connect the speakers and place them where I wanted them. Also the LCD on the subwoofer is more of vanity than everything and it is not often you see controls on the subwoofer either.
But for $50 you’re really not going to find a system that sounds this good. With all that said ThinkComputers gives the Eagle Arion Soundstage Speakers with Subwoofer a 7 out of 10 score.
– Good sound quality
– Speaker wires are short
– Controls on the subwoofer
– LCD on the subwoofer isn’t that great