The Creative Sound Works SW320 is one of the new additions to the Cambridge Sound Works 2.1 Speaker strategy, which founded on what Creative's website tells, should be regards into the Music listening speakers class. So, is this strategy actually a worthwhile purchase for those of you who are more concerned in nice musical reproduction than positional sound for Games? Read on, and search out...
Adjusting up the SW320 was not so much of a trouble, though similar to entire other Speaker systems it necessitated a plenty of box unpacking & cable/stand attaching. Later attaching entire the pieces both I only had to place them & link the Subwoofer to the Speakers, power supply & Soundcard utilizing the cables furnished. There is too a “remote” volume control of sorts that shares the similar cabling as the Line In cable does.
As an analog 2.1 system you will (not) be surprised to familiar that the SW320 is instead limited Input wise, arriving with a single Line in slot as you may have looked. The picture beneath shows entire the links on the Subwoofer.
The Sub woofer arrives in a robust wooden enclosure, which if Sound Works are to be thought will answer in strong bass output & diluted distortions. Being ranged at 12 watts RMS the strength of the sub woofer was pretty unexpected,
at least equated to that of the Sub woofer on the other systems I have in build, the DTT 2500 & Inspire 5300, at same Bass level adjustment – though this is a somewhat unfair comparison given those are together 5.1 systems as the SW320 is a 2.1.
Consorting to the specs the system can go bottom to 42Hz, which should maintain most happy regarding what it prices. Quality wise the Subwoofer was not as beautifully as that with the other systems stated given the tendency for it to be pretty boomy at times (Could be alleviated slightly through moving it to a more disclosed place, though this diluted the strength). That said on a perfect strength level it was instead impressive entire things regarded (As described in more detail later).
Playback of CDs or other digital audio formats was pretty beautiful. The CDs I tried rated from Lord of the Rings (The Bridge Of Khazad Dum track in special looked to bring out the bad in the Subwoofer), Entire Recall, Titanic, The Empire Strikes Back, Rambo ii, Blade (The previous 2 or 3 dance tracks at that) & the MP3 Soundtracks of various Games I have set up.
Quality of playback was excellent & not so dissimilar to that of the other, more costly, systems I have, though as observed the subwoofer did acquire a bit so boomy at times throughout sure tracks, which may be a cause for concern for some, or not so much of a trouble who only similar to the subwoofer to be powerful & simply experienced less detail being so important.