Choiix Boom Boom ReviewPropane -
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Speakers aren't the easiest item to test as all of its qualities are subjective, and I can't just run a benchmark to let me know how well it preforms. Instead, I will use the Boom Boom in several different situations that you might find yourself in while using the Boom Boom. I will test the speakers by listening to music, watching a movie, and playing a video game with them. Then I will rate them from one to ten and compare this to several other speaker and headphone sets. This should give you a pretty good idea of how well these speakers perform.
- Apple MacBook Pro 15" Generation 3
- 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo
- nVidia GeForce 8600M
- 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM SDRAM
- 120GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
- AirPort Extreme 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n
- 8x Slot Loading Super Drive
- Razer Piranha
- MacBook Pro Built-In Speakers
- Panasonic Stereo
Music played on the Boom Boom, which were 320 kbps MP3s, sounds fairly nice and has much better bass response than my MacBook Pro. When the lid is closed, however, the sound quality suffers. Also, when the volume increased, some distortion was apparent, but not nearly as much as other speakers.
Movies watched on the Boom Boom were also pretty full sounding. Most of the loud sounds were fine, but the very loudest did have a hint of distortion. Also, since the speakers in the Boom Boom are very close, there was almost no stereo I could tell, much less 5.1, but that is to be expected.
Gaming was certainly the Boom Boom's weak suit since having stereo is so important in games. While gaming was possible, it wasn't ideal. For a game like Civilization, though, the Boom Boom was fine.