BOOMBASS

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - NANDAGOPAL RA­JAN

There is a spe­cial re­la­tion­ship be­tween wood and sound. No won­der then that sound from a wooden speaker is al­ways bet­ter than what would come out of a plas­tic speaker box with the same spec­i­fi­ca­tions. The 2.1 Wood Speaker from Envent is no dif­fer­ent, though here only the woofer is made of wood. Envent says the satel­lite speak­ers are in a wooden cas­ing, though it is not vis­i­ble out­side.

This stylishly de­signed set of speak­ers will fit eas­ily with any PC set and take up very lit­tle space on the desk­top. The re­ally stand­out de­sign el­e­ment for us was the LED light on the vol­ume dial which adds a new di­men­sion to the speak­ers. How­ever, at times you can get dis­ap­pointed with the flimsy feel of the speak- ers, for in­stance with the cheap-look­ing pins.

The sound is soft and has a full bass with­out hav­ing any ex­tra con­trols for the same. In other words, this is not some­thing you should buy if your main pur­pose in life is to make life hell for your neigh­bour. But the set is ideal if you like to hear coun­try songs and blues. And, of course, movies. There is a on/off but­ton at the back of the unit, which we thought would have been bet­ter at the sides or in­cor­po­rated into the vol­ume dial. The vol­ume dial is smooth and in­creases vol­ume with­out any of the noise you usu­ally as­so­ciate with 2.1 speak­ers.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

Ideal for soft mu­sic.

GG ENVENT 2.1 WOOD SPEAK­ERS

` 3,599

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