Genius GX Gaming SW-G2.1 3000 Review
Genius has recently been focusing their efforts on their GX Gaming product line, offering console and PC gamers a wide range of solid devices. Having been previously impressed by their Mordax headset and Gila mouse, I was excited to see what the Genius SW-G2.1 3000 had to offer. After a few weeks of testing the unit and allowing proper burn-in for an accurate assessment, I’ve come to the conclusion that this 2.1 speaker system is rather remarkable for its price range.
The SW-G2.1 3000 features a pretty wide frequency spectrum of roughly 35 hertz to 20 Khz. It has a total output power of 70 watts, with its two satellite speakers outputting 15 watts each and the rather large subwoofer outputting 40 watts. The unit looks pretty sharp, with a glossy black finish highlighted by shots of orange and gold, and the GX Gaming scorpion logo adorns the center of the subwoofer. It features a 6.5″ driver unit with a reflex port in a wooden cabinet, which produces massive, wall-shaking, movie-theater style bass as low as 35 hz. The included controller features a headphone-in and mic-in jack, as well as a volume control and bass control knob. Even with the bass knob almost off, the SW-G2.1 3000 packs a punch, with deep, rich bass and vibrant mids and highs. The controller also features an aux input, and like the subwoofer has rubber feet to keep it from scratching surfaces and rattling when the volume is cranked. The satellite speakers are clearly marked left and right, which is always appreciated, and have color-coordinated cables, so there’s hardly any chance of mixing them up. When powered up, the controller shows a blue LED light.
I’ve tested the SW-G2.1 3000 on a ton of different music genres, and plenty of recent film and TV show Blu-rays that I’ve reviewed – such as World War Z, Arrow Season 1, The Walking Dead Season 3, Pain and Gain, and more. Everything from the deep frequencies of an explosion, to the shrieks of a zombie, to the punch of a gunshot feels powerful and accurate. I’ve also tested the unit during recent and upcoming game reviews, with titles such as Killer Is Dead, Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate, and Grand Theft Auto V. The SW-G2.1 3000’s dynamic sound fully immersed me in these gaming sessions, and I could easily tell where teammates and enemies were in relation to my character by listening to the accurately reproduced soundscape. As far as music goes, I blasted the volume while listening to everything from Eminem to Daft Punk and the new Avenged Sevenfold album. Kick drums sound focused and hit you right in the chest, while toms, guitars, bass and vocals all have nice separation without elements feeling clouded or muddy.
Overall, the SW-G2.1 3000 is another great product from the Genius GX Gaming series, featuring window-rattling bass and crisp highs. The unit is easy to install, and the individual volume and bass controls, along with the dual input, mic and headphone jacks, are appreciated. Although this system is marketed towards gamers, it really is a great system for not just a PC setup, but also a home entertainment system, as the 3.5 inch input jack can accept input from everything from TV, DVD/ Blu-ray players, MP3 players, and of course gaming consoles. The device has a suggested MSRP of $129.99, but the unit can be purchased for about $84 right now on Amazon. At that price it’s a steal, and easily recommendable for anyone in the market for a great 2.1 system.