Sonic Gear Space 5 | REVIEW

The Sonic Gear Space 5 is the big brother of Sonic Gear Space 3, pricing at the SRP of RM135, I’ve taken this opportunity to give the speaker a test.

OVERVIEW

The speaker packaging was decent, marks all the important information regarding the speaker was well defined. The internal packaging of the speaker is decent, mind you that, I personally feel that, this is considered as a decent when it comes to its price range. The mid-satellite, the subwoofer and the accessories was wrapped with plastic neatly.

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The 2.1 audio system comes with a single unit of Space 5, a user manual, a single multi-function volume controller and a single line-in stereo cable.

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Bluetooth – Line-in mode button.

Unlike Space 3, the Space 5 comes with a large volume knob which serves as the controller of the volume of the audio system. The knob supports wireless Bluetooth as well, line-in and music files via micro SD up to 32GB to be precise. The built quality of the volume knob having a plastic feel rather than a premium feel, as, it is acceptable for its price range.

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The satellite speaker of Space 5.

The satellite speaker is slightly heavier than the Space 3, but lighter than its elder brother, Space 7. The driver used for the Space speaker lineups are all identical and the only thing that, differentiates the quality is the finishing of the speaker grill. The Space 3 and 5 were molded with plastic wheel, the Space 7 was mould with aluminum (premium feel).

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The subwoofer of Space 5.

The Space 3 has all its dedicated controllers located in the subwoofer itself. However, for the Space 5, the volume controller was separated and only bass knob was the only controller given attached to the subwoofer itself. The woofer driver used for the Space 5 is the same driver used in the Space 3 and Space 7. I must say, I like this woofer design, small, yet, cute.

SPECIFICATIONS

Highlighted Feature:

  1. Bluetooth 4.2.
  2. Audio Line In.
  3. Headphone Jack.
  4. Micro SD card music playback.
  5. Bass and master volume control.
  6. 2.1 Hi-Fi audio.

Satellite

  • Driver Size: 2 x 2″ full range.
  • Output power 2 x 7W.

Subwoofer

  • Driver Size: 3.5″.
  • Output power: 16W.
  • Frequency range: 60Hz – 18KHz.
  • Total System Power: 30W.

AUDIO QUALITY

Now, let’s focus on the main agenda of this post. We always opt for the best audio system to deliver an optimum quality for the music genre we used to listen, right?

For this particular audio quality experiment, I’ve used ASUS ROG G752VT to conduct the test.

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Firstly, the mid is strong for this lineup of Space speakers, resulting in a fuller audio output. The vocals are warmer and easily can be caught up even in the minimum volume level. Next, the bass is somehow slightly muddy and worsens when the volume is raised. The Space 5 is a neutral audio system that, has, everything in the right place.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

Advantage

  1. Cheap and affordable.
  2. Decent mid quality.
  3. Comes with desktop volume controller.
  4. Decent bass quality.
  5. Bluetooth and miscroSD support.
  6. Small size of the subwoofer (refer to conclusion part).

Disadvantage

  1. The woofer is light, when at high volume, the sub-woofer will slightly move from its actual placed position.
  2. Messy cables.

CONCLUSION

The Sonic Gear Space series is an alternative option for the audio enthusiasts, looking for a decent 2.1 audio system over the EVO series, which is ruling the audio market for more over than 5 years. This audio system has all the user needs, mainly focusing on Bluetooth 4.2 and microSD support, by which, ease the user to directly connect to the audio system via smartphone to listen to the musics or watch videos.

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Space 5 Maroon.

The price is affordable, slightly cheaper compared to its elder brother, Space 7, this audio system probably the best, in the Sonic Gear audio system lineup. The audio system is not too big, thus, ease the placement of the speakers and the subwoofer can fit, even in a smaller space on the small table.

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