It's been a while since I posted a review, as I've been busy with my day job. But I do have some reviews lined up in the coming weeks. One of my latest purchases is the Creative Labs SBS A120 Multimedia Speakers. With all the craze of Bluetooth speakers, one could easily dismiss a pair of plain old speakers especially one at this very affordable sub Php1000 price. While I'm very happy with my Divoom On-Beat 500 (which I also reviewed) I just needed a pair of speakers to improve the sound of my TV and Laptop, and I’m pleasantly surprised with this bargain purchase. Let's list down the specs:
- 2.1 system (4W Sub and 2.5 W Satellite with 75db signal to noise ratio)
- Connector Type
- Stereo Jack
- Wired Remote Control
Design and Sound Quality
First off, let's get one thing clear. This is a pair of budget speakers so don't expect Bose level of quality. With that said, I’m quite impressed with how Creative Labs was able to sell something like this at such a low price. The design is your typical 2.1 sound set up but quality and finish is actually quite good and it looks like it can last a few years of use. The only thing I noticed is that the cloth speaker cover could get easily punctured and that it is a bit of a dust magnet. My expectations were really low so I was quite impressed with the sound quality that I bought it right away after testing it. It has a good amount of base although I found the mids and highs a bit lacking but still quite good given the price. Connectors are standard but what I really liked was the included computer mouse-looking wired remote that really comes in handy when trying to adjust the volume quickly.
While this may not be the best sounding speakers out there, it is probably the best sounding for its price. I was able to get it for Php 850 but I've seen some deals for as low as Php 699. And at that price it is an absolute buy if only to improve the sound quality of your PC or even your TV. I hope Creative will make future models with built-in Bluetooth and even if they double the price, it would still be a winner.
- Sound Quality
- Wired volume remote
- speaker covers are dust magnets