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Poll Results: For Gaming: Swan M50W vs Corsair SP2500

 
  • 66% (8)
    Swan M50W
  • 33% (4)
    Corsair SP2500
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post #1 of 8
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Just want some community feedback on this...which would you recommend most for gaming?

I wanna say Swan M50W is better for music, but Corsair SP2500 is better for gaming...but I am not sure...

Also, which is better overall?

PS: I like to keep my sub below my desk...not sure if that makes a difference. Having a volume control that is not on the speaker/sub is also very important..both seem to have it..so they should be fine for that.

Thanks,
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Swan M50W hands down. Only problem with Swans, that I can see, is no choice in color. Not like Corsair has any color choice but black pretty much goes well with anything. Brown wood? no so much.
 
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My issue is that there are like no reviews for the Swan M50W ...so i have no real idea how it performs in gaming. Corsair SP2500 has gotten many reviews with good scores all round....why hasn't any professional done a review on Swan M50W?? too small a company or something?? wish i could find a comparison.
Edited by malikq86 - 11/10/11 at 10:12pm
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have you seen the vid of their unboxing? the last 1 min shows him using them and seems quite nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VloJCtDYBMo
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post #5 of 8
I have a set of SP2500s and they suit my style of music (Rock-mostly) and with 3D surround simulation they're as good as any 5.1 IMO - so great for gaming too.

Key differences:
  • SP2500s have silk tweeters whereas the M50Ws have aluminum tweeters - aluminum has a sharper sound whereas silk offers a warmer sound. (They both have equal pros and cons - aluminum produces ringing and ear-hurting sounds in LOWER quality systems which this is not)
  • SP2500s have a bit more power in the mid-range and highs (56W satellites).

So it really comes down to what sort of music you listen to as different speaker sets would be better suited to different sorts of music.
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I am not a HiVi fan or a Corsair hater but if one is looking for *balanced* SQ for boxed 2.1 speakers then it's not about raw power but design and the Russians concluded as such here with the Microlab H-200 running away with it ^^ I would look at the M50W, Edifier S530D/730D and those H-200s if one wanted to stick to boxed 2.1s
"Crystal Sound": A Comparative testing of active speakers 2.1
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If cheap muddy boom boom for games is all one desires it is no wonder why we have Logitech fans in predominantly pc hardware based (not hifi/audiophile) forums rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post

My issue is that there are like no reviews for the Swan M50W ...so i have no real idea how it performs in gaming. Corsair SP2500 has gotten many reviews with good scores all round....why hasn't any professional done a review on Swan M50W?? too small a company or something?? wish i could find a comparison.

Corsair is all marketing. Boutique speaker makers don't market their products, people just know them by word of mouth.

Ask yourself this, does Ferrari or Lamborghini have to advertise? Have you ever seen a TV commercial by either company? You haven't, because those commercials don't exist, because they don't need to, people just know.
 
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

Corsair is all marketing. Boutique speaker makers don't market their products, people just know them by word of mouth.
Ask yourself this, does Ferrari or Lamborghini have to advertise? Have you ever seen a TV commercial by either company? You haven't, because those commercials don't exist, because they don't need to, people just know.

good point.

BTW - this is the only comparison I have found: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1616308

Post by zechs3...he seems to indicate the sub on the SP2500 is much better..but the mids on the m50w are better.

"Conclusion, the m50w will give you parts of the music the sp2500 simply will not, and the corsair sp2500 will make an AWP sound as feared as you know it is, the m50w simply can not. Speaker snob or basshead the choice is yours. If you have any questions feel free to post em."

In a later post he goes on too say:

So you're saying the M50w are more for musicians and audiophiles whereas the SP2500 leans towards gaming and movies?

"Pretty much, if you listen to music with a lot of acoustic guitar you'll definitely notice a difference. The m50w's are plenty warmer, things can really get real rich. However the sp2500's are brighter... ie

I just listened the TOOL song "The Pot" and Maynard's voice is definitely clearer on the sp2500, it sounds as if he's close, switching back to the m50w's and it's almost disappointing, the singing is far more muffled, until you hear the bass line... night and day - you can even hear the toms clearer. Back to the sp2500's again and, "where did the mid range go"... I wish I could merge the two. Or better yet EQ my own set of speakers.

Watching the Dark Knight is always an enjoyable experience, hah. But seriously the sp2500's high end made dialogue easier to hear, but I get the feeling the m50w is more indicative of way the movie was intended to sound. A matter of preference. "


hmmm..interesting...

EDIT: based on his profile ..it seems like he kept the SP2500...I think the bass is pretty important in gaming...so im leaning toward the SP2500 also.
Edited by malikq86 - 11/11/11 at 12:38pm
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