Bij FiringSquad is een review verschenen over de Klipsch Promedia 5.1 speakerset. De set bestaat uit één flinke subwoofer, vier satelliet speakertjes en één center-speaker. Deze kunnen samen maximaal 500W produceren of 113dB. Verder vinden we in de set een remote en de nodige meters kabel. De reviewer is erg positief over de kwaliteit van het geluid en de gemakkelijke installatie. Het enige grote minpunt is het prijskaartje, 400 dollar is veel geld. De conclusie:
Based upon performance alone, you would think the Klipsch 5.1 would be the runaway champ in the multimedia speaker department. Unfortunately, in today’s economy where the stock markets are at a fraction of their values when the Klipsch v2.400 was first released, economics intervenes. The retail price of the Klipsch 5.1 at $399 or bundled with the decoder for $499 is quite luxurious. Whereas most computer equipment pricing has dropped with time, the Klipsch ProMedia series has remained fairly stable in pricing.
During this time the competition has also increased with the very popular and affordable Logitech THX certified speakers making a strong showing. Yet, the Klipsch still remains fairly unique with its 5.1 system as the Logitech is currently only available in 4.1 form. Is the extra center channel worth all that money? Or would you be better off with other speaker sets from another company? The decision is up to you. Speakers for the computer are getting the point where you will really have to listen and see which sound you prefer. This is how home audio is, where the diversity of choices matches our own diversity of preferences.