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Written by Dan McNamara   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Ineo Alienvibes W401 Speaker System
Closer Look: Alienvibes W401
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Ineo Alienvibes W401 Speaker System Review

Manufacturer: Ineo Technology Inc.
Product Name: alienvibes W401 Subwoofer Speaker System.
Model Number: W401
UPC: 736211847331
Price As Tested: $89.99 (Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Ineo Technology Inc.

Are you looking to hang up the headphones for a while and experience the freedom and openness of your computer audio through a speaker system? Well, if good looks, performance and a really good price interest you the Alienvibes W401 2.2 Channel Subwoofer PC Speaker System may be the perfect fit for you. Benchmark Reviews has obtained a sample and put it through its paces.

The Alienvibes W401 2.2 Chanel PC Speaker System by Ineo Technology is a really nicely designed speaker system for a PC user. It is compact, but does produce a very satisfying sound environment. It has a decent amount of amplification to allow you to easily listen to any type of music, get right into video games and even enjoy a movie. The speaker system generated a full bodied sound. You really can hear the crispness of the highs and the bass tones are enough that you can feel them through the table.

This system will be tested using a combination of listening to various music types, running a few specific audio tests that I downloaded from the internet, and when used to play the Crysis 3 MP Beta.

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Product Features

  • 2.2 channels
  • Passive Crossover Networks for Clean Separation of Different Frequencies
  • Premium Quality Tweeters and Subwoofer Drivers for Crisp Highs and Punchy Lows
  • Smooth Response Over Wide Frequencies with Exceptional Imaging and Accuracy
  • Great for HTPC, Video Gaming System, Home Theatre System and more
  • Stylish Design with High-Gloss Piano Finish
  • Manual Control for Volume, Bass, & Treble
  • Power-Saving Thanks to On/Off Switch
  • Subwoofer-Mounted Analog Control for Volume, Bass, & Treble

Specifications

  • Total Peak Power: 110W
  • Total RMS Power:
    • Satellites: 15 Watts RMS x 2
    • Subwoofer:40 Watts RMS x 1
  • Drivers:
    • Satellites: (3"+1" ) x 2
    • Subwoofer: 4" x 2
  • Frequency Response: 35Hz to 20kHz
  • Function: VOLUME / BASS / TREBLE
  • Cabinet Material: Wood +plastic
  • Color: Black
  • Dimension:
    • Subwoofer: W 280 x H 228 x D 220mm
    • Satellite: W 110 x H 246 x D 117mm



 

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# RE: Ineo Alienvibes W401 Speaker SystemCR 2013-03-13 08:20
I find it interesting that the main controls are on the sub unit. In my experience, the sub is usually placed on the floor or even out of sight (which works since our brains can't accurately tell where low frequencies are coming from). Having controls on the sub means the sub must be placed on the desk or at least within reach (i.e. not on the floor). And with only 4 foot cables for the speakers, the sub will most likely need to be centrally located. In my setup, that would be where my monitor sits. At 11" x 9" x 9" (roughly), that would be a problem. It is nice that the speakers have a nice look, but I expect that most people will find controls on the sub unit as a huge drawback.
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# RE: RE: Ineo Alienvibes W401 Speaker Systemkiv 2013-04-30 09:26
If by interesting you mean a poor design choice, then yes, it is interesting. All your points are deal breakers for me. my current speaker system has a wired control unit that extends pretty far from the base unit.
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# RE: Ineo Alienvibes W401 Speaker Systemkzinti1 2013-04-30 11:48
I agree that the controls have the most stupid placement I've ever seen.
This tiny system is made to sit on a small shelf!
If you try and hide the sub, you may never see the thing again.
It appears this system is made for an iPod or tablet.
I'll stick with my Corsair SP2500 with its Ottoman sized sub cabinet, thank you.
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