Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1by Antec

  • Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1
  • Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1
  • Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
79%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The powerful speakers deliver excellent sound with no distortion.
  • The price is fair for a product of this quality.
  • The satellites are anodized aluminum to reduce vibration.

CONS

  • The 3D feature is more effective with games and movies than it is with music..
  • Finer bass control is needed on the remote pod.
  • The remote pod cable is short.
The Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 from Antec features two satellite speakers, a subwoofer and a remote control pod. The satellite speakers are encased in anodized aluminum to reduce vibration and rated for 25 watts each. The subwoofer is rated for 100 watts and contains all the connections. The system attempts to meld 3D surround sound with high-fidelity quality using its patented 3Dsst simulated surround sound technology. A remote control pod adjusts volume, selects the music mode and toggles between digital and analog inputs. Depressing the pod's button activates a mute feature. All cables are included.
NameSoundscience Rockus 3D 2.1A5+SoundSticks IIIe10 ExclaimZ600 Bluetooth Speakers
ManufacturerAntecAudioengineHarman KardonEdifierLogitech
Techwalla Score
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90%

The speakers sound flat-out fantastic.

The speakers sound flat-out fantastic.

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85%

These are great speakers which will assuredly raise the output quality of many enthusiast computer systems

These are great speakers which will assuredly raise the output quality of many enthusiast computer systems

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80%

There's no question it's an excellent speaker set, but the pricetag is awfully steep for a consumer 2.1 system.

There's no question it's an excellent speaker set, but the pricetag is awfully steep for a consumer 2.1 system.

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60%

Okay, so music doesn't sound accurate and the 3D effect isn't so hot for actual surround sound audio. So what good is it? It turns out to be…

Okay, so music doesn't sound accurate and the 3D effect isn't so hot for actual surround sound audio. So what good is it? It turns out to be surprisingly good for games.

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The cables used to connect to the satellites may be of good quality, but they're fairly short and made positioning a bit difficult on my des…

The cables used to connect to the satellites may be of good quality, but they're fairly short and made positioning a bit difficult on my desk.

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If anything, the Rockus 3D is a striking audio solution for PC and console users.

If anything, the Rockus 3D is a striking audio solution for PC and console users.

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Now, if you are like me you're thinking that no amount of DSP is going to fix the sound coming out of a couple of plastic speakers. Think ag…

Now, if you are like me you're thinking that no amount of DSP is going to fix the sound coming out of a couple of plastic speakers. Think again. The soundscience rockus 3D 2.1 speaker system’s satellites are made entirely from anodized aluminum.

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The Rockus 3D|2.1 differentiates itself visually from its competitors with a number of unique touches, such as the cylindrical anodized alum…

The Rockus 3D|2.1 differentiates itself visually from its competitors with a number of unique touches, such as the cylindrical anodized aluminum satellites and a tall and thin subwoofer.

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