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This is a review of three sound systems I have had the pleasure of listening to at home and in the shop:
Antec Soundscience Rockus 2.1
Price: $99-$181 at Amazon
Review rating: 3.75/5 stars
Pros: Good sound and great bass.
Cons: Bulky compared to the others, no built-in wireless connections, no built in charging, not as high-fidelity as the Beatbox, more cable tangle to deal with. No remote control
Summary: Pricing varies widely, but a good deal at $99 and ideal for game/action-movie enthusiasts that want a nice PC audio upgrade Not so good for minimalists that want amazing sound without a plethora of cables.
XtremeMac Tango TRX
Review rating: 4/5 stars
Price: $99-$110 at WalMart or Amazon
Pros: suprisingly good sound and very nice connectivity options. Full featured remote control.
Cons: not nearly as loud as the Beatbox and a little flatter
Summary: a good deal for the price and my top choice if you do not listen to music at LOUD volumes and do not need to fill a large room with sound
Beats Audio Beatbox
My rating: 4.25/5 stars
Price: $285-$349 at Amazon
Pros: amazing sound for this form factor, cool/sleek design, basic remote control
Cons: expensive, no wireless connectivity
Summary: if you want the best sound, get these!
Winner: Beatbox (but not by as much as you might expect)
Full Review: to be updated with photos and more details, so post if you have any questions you would like addressed!2.1 Speaker Roundup! Beatbox vs. Tango TRX vs. Rockus, reviewed by J.D. H. on 2012-03-03T17:34:26+00:00 rating 4.0 out of 5