June is the month to get your business organised. Enter today.
Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0
- Punchy bass, Loud, Dark liquid sound
- Lacking a little clarity and definition
As far as computer speakers go, the Promedia Ultra 2.0 is a fairly solid package. It isn’t the best speaker set we’ve heard, but it has a powerful sound that will suit a wide variety of material.
Price$ 219.00 (AUD)
Previously we looked at the Klipsch ProMedia GMX A-2.1 and found them to be an excellent set of speakers. Thus, when the ProMedia Ultra 2.0 arrived we were looking forward to a great aural experience. Whilst not quite up to its predecessor's high standard, this pair of speakers sounds pretty good, and are suited to a wide variety of sources across both music and games.
With a fairly unassuming design, the ProMedia Ultra 2.0 don't occupy a large amount of desk space. This is a slim, black, two speaker setup that fits in well with a modern computer system. They won't win any awards for design, but they look good and manage to do the job.
Keeping with the minimalist theme, there is no on button, as power is controlled with the volume knob. The only other control is a bass switch which works quite well, but should have been complemented with a treble counterpart.
Although Klipsch has gone with a fairly simple design, the sound is anything but small. We were extremely impressed with the power and intensity of the audio that the ProMedia Ultra 2.0 produced. We would describe the sound as dark, with an emphasis on the bass, but it wasn't over the top; rather, it extended deep with a lot of punch. It was the strongest element of the music.
The highs were smooth and fairly well done, although there was a hint of harshness; but the mid range was slightly pushed back, which furthered the rich, warm sound. The sound wasn't as detailed as we would have liked. A certain amount of clarity was lost in complex musical passages and the definition of individual sounds wasn't all it could be.
Positional audio was good, but not exceptional. For a two speaker system the ProMedia Ultra 2.0 created a decent three dimensional sound stage, but it wasn't as well defined as that created by something like the Philips Acoustic Fusion 3310.
We'd recommend this package for music like jazz, hip hop or singer/songwriter material. It handles vocals very well, and gives a deep, liquid sound to the music. It won't be as good with complex instrumentals like classical or heavy metal, but still handles them quite well. It will also be suitable for gaming, with crunching, strong bass, although better positional audio would make them even stronger in this regard.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei P20 Pro review: See it and believe the hype
- 2 Nokia 6 (2018) review: Simple. Solid. Supreme.
- 3 Samsung Q9F Series QLED: Peak performance from a home entertainment heavyweight
- 4 Fitbit Versa review: New look, better price, same limits
- 5 Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 review: Smaller form-factor, higher performance
Latest News Articles
- Computex 2018: G.Skill draw eyes with new 'Crystal-RGB' RAM and new gaming gear
- Computex 2018: CoolerMaster have new a mouse that can count your kills
- Computex 2018: HyperX add RGB to Alloy FPS Pro keyboard and Pulsefire Pro gaming mouse
- Computex 2018: Roccat put their Titan switches to the test with new Vulcan keyboard
- Computex 2018: AMD reveal 32-core Threadripper 2
PCW Evaluation Team
If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.
If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.
Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category
The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
- Huawei P20 Pro review: See it and believe the hype
- Computex 2018: Nvidia launches new AI-focused hardware and software platforms
- Computex 2018: Everything you missed at Asia's biggest tech tradeshow
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?