Review: GOgroove BassPULSE computer speakers

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Great speakers for under $60

The GOgroove BassPULSE speakers look good and sound great. They are among the best you'll find for the money

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Form

The GOgroove BassPULSE subwoofer is 5.63 inches wide, 10.63 inches tall, and 16.38 inches deep. It weighs about 6.8 pounds. The desktop speakers stand about 8 inches high and weigh next to nothing. They are essentially just a clear piece of plastic with the speaker mounted toward the top.

Both the subwoofer and the desktop speakers are infused with a glowing blue light—they also come with green or red lighting instead. It gives it a modern, futuristic look. The blue lights also pulse in response to the bass when you crank up the beat. You can also turn off the blue light if you’d rather your speakers just play sound.

Function

The GOgroove BassPULSE computer speaker system is a 2.1 setup. There are two desktop speakers—left and right—each equipped with a 5 watt neodymium speaker, and one 10 watt side-firing subwoofer unit. The speakers provide 40 watts of peak power.

It connects via a standard 3.5mm audio jack, so the speakers can be connected to just about any desktop or laptop computer, as well as any tablet or smartphone mobile device.

There are two dials on the front of the subwoofer—one to control volume and one to control bass. Below the bass adjustment is a button you can use to turn the blue lighting effects off.

On the back of the subwoofer there is a main power switch for the whole speaker system. There is one port that connects to the desktop speakers, and one that connects the speaker system to your device. The power cord is permanently attached to the subwoofer.

My Experience

I really can’t complain. I’ve owned and tested better speaker systems—but most of them are cost-prohibitive. I own a lot of music and I appreciate quality sound when listening to my music or watching a movie on my PC, but I’m not an audio fanatic enough to justify spending hundreds of dollars for PC speakers.

These speakers look good and sound better, and the price is right. I rarely crank my PC up to 11—or max out the volume for those who don’t understand the This Is Spinal Tap reference—but when I do I am impressed with the clarity of the audio. There isn’t any noticeable distortion until I’m at 95 percent volume or so.

The Verdict

The GOgroove BassPULSE speakers are not the greatest speakers in the world—but they are among the best you’ll find in this price range. For less than $60 you get a decent frequency range with solid bass. The audio is clear and distortion free almost all the way to max volume. The subwoofer is a manageable size that won’t dominate your room or desk, and the pulsing blue lighting effects make the whole system aesthetically pleasing. The sound quality and frequency range probably won’t satisfy audiophiles, but if you’re looking for an affordable set of speakers that look as good as they sound you should check these out.

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