The Eagle Arion ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 speakers have 35W total RMS power with each satellite getting 10W and the sub getting 15W. Total peak power is 70W and frequency response is 20Hz to 10 KHz. The sats each have dual 3-inch midrange drivers and a 1-inch tweeter. The sub has a 5.25-inch driver and it measures 6.7" x 11.03" x 10.25". Each satellite speaker measures 4.33" x 9.65" x 4.77".
The Eagle Arion ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 speakers are the high-end offering from Eagle Tech, but the speakers still come in at around $50 retail making them priced like an entry-level set. The speakers look very good and ship with a remote allowing you to control the volume from across the room.
I am testing the speakers with my computer, but they will connect to any device with a 3.5mm jack and they ship with a 3.5mm to RCA audio cable. The first thing I noticed about the speakers is that they are very large. This is fine if you have large desk with room on top. For me, I didn’t have the room to put the speakers on my desk without having to move things around.
The big issue for me with these speakers was that all of the controls are on the subwoofer. That means to get to the controls you really need to put the sub on your desk too, which is impossible for me. I like to put the sub on the floor under my desk. The satellites need to have controls on them as well.
The cables were a bit short for my set up and I ended up having to use an extension I had lying around to get the cable to reach my PC. Once things were hooked up, the speakers provide impressive sound. The bass was much deeper than I expected given the price of the speakers.
Mid range and high range sounds were also very crisp and sounded good. The speakers were equally at home playing music or when reproducing explosions form my games and movies. For $50, it is very hard to fault the round quality of the Eagle Arion ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 speakers. If these speakers were a bit smaller and the controls were on the satellites rather then the subwoofer, this would be an almost perfect set of speakers for entry-level users.
If you could shrink these speakers down and put controls on the satellites, they would be near perfect. As it is this is a quirky and large set of speakers for desktop use with great sound.
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