We analyze the best ‘gaming’ speakers | Showcase

It is not the first time that EL PAÍS Escaparate has analyzed products intended for the public gamer, devices that are fundamentally characterized by two things: an original and striking design, and the incorporation of a set of features that make users enjoy an enriching and immersive experience when playing their favorite titles regardless of whether they use a game console or a computer, either desktop or laptop. Thus, and after having made a comparison of helmets gaming and another keyboard gaming it is the turn of the loudspeakers.

what speakers for gaming have we chosen?

The following selection is made up of these four models: JBL Quantum Duo (8), LG UltraGear GP9 (9.25), Logitech G560 (9) and Trust GXT 629 Tytan (7.5). When analyzing and assessing them, the aspects that have been taken into account are:

  • Design: from the aesthetics that they look and also the quality of construction.
  • RGB lighting: All of them light up to the rhythm of the music, making them even more eye-catching. How is this lighting?
  • Sound: how do the speakers sound, if the sound is clean and not distorted, do they guarantee an immersive and enriching experience?
  • Usage experience: If the speakers meet our expectations, what connectivity options they offer, the technologies that their manufacturers have applied, if they include any feature that makes them different, how they are controlled…

Comparison of the best speakers for gaming: this is how we have tested them

To carry out the tests, a Windows computer has been used. Specifically, different video game games have been played in which action and adventure predominate. This has made it possible to verify what their RGB lighting system is like and the sound experience they provide based on the technology they incorporate.

the speaker for gaming LG UltraGear GP9 has been the winning model, even though it does not provide the highest power. It is innovative due to its portable format, which does not prevent it from offering an immersive experience thanks to its technology, a complete connectivity section and a feature that the others do not have: a microphone to speak during games. Also, the app it’s tied to, LG XBoom, works fine.

speakers for gaming LG UltraGear GP9: our pick

With an aesthetic according to the style that the devices wear gaming in which RGB lighting is not lacking, its design is completely different from the others. It is a compact speaker (measuring 376 x 108 x 86 millimeters) and light (1.5 kilos) that incorporates a striking grille in the central part. Its presence not only protects the two radiators, the tweeter 20 millimeters and woofer of two inches that it integrates, also the battery that works as a power source: the charging process is completed in approximately three and a half hours and the autonomy can reach up to five hours according to the manufacturer, although it all depends on the use that is made. give him

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Data sheet

  • Channels: two.
  • internal components: two passive radiators, two-inch woofer and 20-millimeter tweeter.
  • Power: 20 watts.
  • Sound– Quad DAC Hi-Res Audio, SBC, AAC, Dolby Audio, Customizable Speaker EQ (Game FPS, RTS, Cinema, Standard, Custom and Sound Boost) and Customizable Headphone EQ (DTS Headphone:X and Custom)
  • connectivity: Bluetooth, USB-C, 3.5mm headphone output, 3.5mm auxiliary output and optical input.
  • Drums: battery indicator, up to five hours depending on the manufacturer.
  • Dimensions: 376 x 86 x 108 millimeters.
  • Weight: 1.5 kilos.
  • Others: LG Xboom app, built-in microphone, LED lighting, voice commands (Siri and Google), 3D technology Gaming sound.

If the available physical connections are located on the back (a USB-C port, an optical input, a 3.5-millimeter auxiliary output and another specifically for headphones), the controls for its management are located on the upper front part. One of the most striking is the knob, not so much because the volume is controlled from it but because it is possible to activate its internal microphone -as long as the speaker is connected to a source via USB)- and have conversations with other players without need to wear headphones with a built-in microphone. This is, without a doubt, one of its main differentiating characteristics, as well as the use of technology Clear Voice Chatwhich provides remarkable sharpness.

Meanwhile, and from the point of view of sound, it provides one of the best experiences in the comparison by projecting quality, clear and realistic sound, which increases the feeling of immersion despite not offering the highest power. In addition, by including Bluetooth, it is possible to download the free LG Xboom application to the mobile phone or tablet and, for example, adjust and customize the equalization based on the characteristics of each of the titles being played.

  • The best: its portable design and the integration of a microphone.
  • Worst: Slow charging process and improvable battery life.
  • Conclusions: its small dimensions and low weight do not prevent it from offering great performance despite the fact that its power is not the highest. In addition, it should be noted that it incorporates a microphone with echo cancellation and DTS: X technology for headphones that reproduces virtual 7.1 surround audio with good results.
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speakers for gaming Logitech G560: the alternative

The Swiss firm usually gives its products a different and especially careful design, and this 2.1 system is no exception, especially due to the futuristic aesthetics shown by its two satellite speakers. Meanwhile, the subwoofer bet on a classic style and its dimensions that are 404 x 255 x 207 millimeters can make it difficult to locate, especially if you have space problems. Regarding its connectivity, these are the available options: USB port, headphone jack and Bluetooth 4.1 technology.

next to the loudspeaker gaming LG UltraGear GP9 offers the best experience and its 120 watts RMS promises a lot. In addition to this power, it should be noted that the sound they produce denotes high quality and that the system, in general, performs well at different frequencies, without noticing anything strange. Of course, it is convenient to download the free program on the computer Logitech G-Hub For two reasons. The first because it is possible to adjust different aspects related to this audio, such as the activation of the equalizer, the presetting of certain options (intensification of the bass, FPS for first-person games, those dedicated to the battlefield…) or activation of surround sound. The second, because the lighting of the satellites (both the front and the back) can be customized through different effects and color modes in a comfortable and quick way.

speakers for gaming JBL Quantum Duo: best value for money

Along with the set of speakers, a power cable, a USB cable and an audio cable, all 1.5 meters long, are included in the box. In addition, by integrating Bluetooth, they wirelessly play the songs that, for example, are stored on the mobile phone and tablet. In black color and with a manufacturing quality that is perceived as durable as in the rest, they take up very little space, so they are ideal for desks where lack of space can be a problem, since their measurements are 89 x 210 x 176 millimeters.

In this case, the two units share the available controls, among which the button that activates its RGB lighting through three effects stands out: it is not only projected from the front but also from the sides, creating a more impressive visual effect than You can increase the brightness level. And how do they sound? They make good use of their 20 watts of power, although if you compare the impressions they ‘transmit’ in this respect with speakers for gaming LG UltraGear GP9 -with whom they share identical power- those of the Korean do it a little better. This, however, does not prevent them from providing a more than successful experience in games: distortions are minimal and the sound has the hallmark of Dolby Digital technology. The feeling of envelopment, without reaching the level of other more advanced proposals, does not disappoint.

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speakers for gaming Trust GXT 629 Tytan

It is made up of a subwoofer and two satellites, being able to throw a maximum power of 120 watts. In practice, it is best not to ‘force’ it and increase the volume to the maximum because it distorts a lot and the sensation is that the sound seems canned. If this aspect is taken into account, the experience improves remarkably.

It can be used not only with a game console (Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 models), but also Smart TVs and computers, both desktop and laptop models. In this regard, the setup and commissioning process is not complicated, nor is getting familiar with the remote control (batteries included) that comes in the box. It is comfortable to handle, feels very light and, as it incorporates a reduced number of buttons, the learning curve is very simple. With these buttons not only the volume is controlled, the bass is adjusted or the ‘mute’ option is activated if necessary. It is also possible to activate and regulate the RGB lighting with LEDs projected by the subwoofer. The result is striking, since the range of colors that it proposes offers the following colors: white, light blue, yellow, purple, green, red and blue. You can combine them all at once or choose just one.

Finally, note that the subwoofer is made of wood and that the system includes a function that saves energy thanks to its standby mode. In this case, if the speakers are on, but the game has stopped and more than an hour has passed, they are ‘deactivated’. They turn on automatically when you resume the game.

*All purchase prices included in this article are current as of September 22, 2022.

[Recuerda que si eres usuario de Amazon Prime, todas las compras tienen gastos de envío gratuitos. Amazon ofrece un período de prueba gratuito y sin compromiso durante 30 días.]

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