SoundXplosion Pack Review - The Sound of Music
We first checked these headphones with instantly, stereophonic music, using many formats and ranges, including WMA, MP3s, and CD audio. We included the following genres for testing:
• Electronica (Deep Forest, Deep Forest)
• Classical (Itzhak Perlman, Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for solo violin)
• Rock (Evanescence, Fallen)
• New Age (Enya, Only Time)
• Rap (Eminem, Lose Yourself)
• Jazz (Arturo Sandoval, Hot House)
What was striking was flexibility with Music2Go's USB 3D Sound Configuration tool lent to headphones. Where using fundamental stereo headphone pre-set, the sound was remote and cold, by using fundamental configurations in Main Setting and Effect menus; we were able to reach a wide range of crisp sounds.
Though the advertised range for the headphones is only 17 KHz, the headphone speakers were clear all through the full range, though frequency restrictions became rather clear in certain game and movie scenes. Clearly, those looking to buy 5.1 surround sound speakers are looking as much for flexibility in usage as they are for quality, and though I wouldn't actually suggest these for anybody looking to utilize these only for music, the sound formed by these is not bad at all, and would satisfy most listeners.
Throughout our music tests, we found the sound to be clear. While listening to about all selections, we missed the high-end feeling of the violins, trumpets, and other instruments. Also, no matter how much twisting we performed, many channels didn't should up mainly well. For example, in Evanescence's "Bring me to life", a number of the vocal parts were somewhat drowned out. We tried to tweak the settings to rectify this, but we couldn't get much accomplished. This was the only major weakness we could really spot. Fortunately, bass, drums, and other low sounds were pretty well represented, rounding out the music quite nicely during all of the selection.
Users must keep in mind that in order to get the best sound from this mixture, they must well-known with USB 3D Sound Configuration tool and both Effect and Main Setting menus. Those using these will get that though they get impressive sound from a certain setting with their jazz or new age selections, switching music styles will deliver drastically different results. Where one will sound full and complete, another will sound like its being played inside the barrel of a cannon filled with water.
If these are meant to be utilized with video games and videos, we are not certain that users would be necessary in spending $30 for these headphones. The sound card definitely does its job, and does it well.