The Antec soundscience Rockus speakers are a 2.1 setup that has a pair of satellite speakers and a big subwoofer. The volume is controlled by a round controller that sits on your desk. The satellites measure 5.7" H x 6.3" D x 4.7" W and the sub is 13.8" x 10.6" x 7.7". The total weight of the system is 18.7 pounds. Total power output is 150W with each sat getting 25W and the sub getting 100W. Connectivity includes 3.5mm, RCA, and optical digital.
To test the Antec soundscience Rockus I hooked the speaker system to my PC via the same analog plug that I always use for speakers on the back of my desktop. The satellites are large, but easy to place on the desk unless you have a really small space. The subwoofer is large though and it has all the connections for the system on the rear.
I would have liked to see longer cables; the cables were a stretch on my large desk. The Antec soundscience Rockus speakers are designed to be used for any sort of content from music to movies and video games. The first thing I noticed is that the bass is deep and sounds great. I like to be able to feel the explosions in my games and movies and the big sub will let you do that.
While the bass is deep and thundering, the satellites are very good and have quality sound. The bass never overwhelms the mid and high range sounds so even if explosions are going off you can still clearly hear voices. The speakers have a 3Dsst mode that tries to simulate surround sound and a larger environment with only two speakers.
My room setup isn't ideal for this sort of tech. Generally, it works best with a wall close behind you so the sound can bounce back to your ears from behind. That said the 3D mode was interesting if you are a fan of that sort of tech. I prefer to simply use the speakers in normal mode. I have never used a set of speakers that had faux surround sound that actually sounded anything like the real thing.
These speakers are at home playing games watching movies, and doing anything else you want. The controller is easy to use and the speakers look good too. In all these are very nice speakers and most people will love them at the $199 price point.
The Antec soundscience Rockus have deep bass and good overall sound making them worth serious consideration if you need new PC speakers.
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