Finally, we can only summarize the tests and experience our views on each system. We would also like to answer the question of whether we have found a system that will be the market leader and will be good enough for all of the old ATX3 users to find a reason to replace it.
Let's start with the S2 Creative
. The S2 probably does not compete in the right weight category. First, they are significantly smaller physically than most systems at this price level. While this is definitely an advantage with regard to their ease of placement, it is a drawback that limits their capabilities in the bass field. Also, the sound quality that this system outputs is not sufficient to compete with a category with systems such as the X-13 or even the VS4121 from Altec Lansing. The S2 can not stand the load of content, and their treble exceeds the sharpness limit our ears are ready to accept. We certainly liked the presence of the AUX input and the headphone output on the speakers, features that add a lot to the comfort of use. For users who are looking for a system that will not protrude or occupy a lot of space, and yet be easy to use, the S2 may fit. But as far as sound quality is concerned, we can not recommend it to the alternatives in the market.
We will move on to X-13, which has already felt quality from the very first moment, even before we connected it to the computer. The X-13 does manage to give Fite a direct comparison to ATX3. In the sound tests alone, we believe ATP3 is still preferable. In short, the bass of the X-13 is certainly more successful, but in the rest of the scale, the X-13 simply is not at the same level to declare it as having the same quality sound. At the same time, it is undoubtedly a system with Sound
Very good in relation to the category, and sounds good enough to be one of the leading systems, and the only ones to check if you are looking for an 2.1 system at this price level. In fact, even for those who are looking for an 2.0 system at this price, because they do not like to deal with the bass power at any time, we recommend testing the X-13, whose bass integrates with the other frequencies much more smoothly than most of its competitors.
In addition, once you put into the equation the other advantages of the X-13, such as the wireless remote control which is a feature not seen much in this category, the display on the bass unit, and the possibility of switching between the two inputs, X-13 jumps one level forward. The wireless remote control, and the timer option that comes with it, allows the X-13 to adjust to the use of not only a computer, as there is no need to be near the system to control it. We would like to see an audio input to an external player on top of one of the satellite speakers, and a connection headphones
Next to her. In our opinion, to users who can do without a connection headphones
On the speakers, among all the systems we have encountered in the category so far, the X-13 is undoubtedly the most cost-effective.
Considering that the X-13 are the best speakers currently on the market with a badge priced at $ 400-500, and although they are still not a good enough alternative to ATP, we decided to give them the editor's badge.