Speakers are an integral part of a good gaming or home theater setup. No matter how good the display is, or how advanced the gaming system is, if there is no sound then the experience is incomplete. A good sound system always enhances the cinematic experience.
The iBall Seetara B1 is a sleek and affordable 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speaker System. It is available priced at Rs. 2,625/- in online stores. It supports multiple inputs and a remote control with direct track selection is included in the box.
· Total Peak Output: 28W
· S/N Ratio: ≥ 70dB
· Frequency Response: 55Hz ~ 20kHz
· Separation: ≥50dB (1kHz)
· Inputs: 230V AC
· Total RMS Power Output: 14W (Woofer-8W, Satellites-3W each)
· Sub-woofer Driver Unit: 4” 6 Ohm
· Satellite Driver Unit: 3” 4 Ohm
· Distortion: ≤1% 1W 1kHz
· Control Panel Functions: Power On/Off, Mode, Volume, Play/Pause, Next and Previous
§ Woofer: 15(W) x 26(H) x 27(D) cms.
§ Satellites: 8.6(W) x 15(H) x 8(D) cms.
ü Portable form factor.
ü LED display on the front.
ü Included remote control with direct track selection.
ü Built-in FM radio.
ü Multiple input sources.
û Glossy black finish is a dust magnet.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· 2 Satellites
· RCA Cable
· Remote control (Battery Included)
· User Manual
The iBall Seetara B1 is a set of 2.1 surround sound speaker system made of good quality plastic and wrapped in a glossy black finish. It consists of 1 subwoofer and a couple of satellites. The glossy finish looks sleek and looks more expensive than it actually is. The front face of the subwoofer and the satellites are made out in matching design which gives them an attractive industrial look. The sub-woofer features a generous LED display which shows track, volume, and source information.
The iBall Seetara B1 Multimedia Speaker controls are conveniently placed on the front panel of the sub-woofer. The volume dial is big and is located prominently in the center of the subwoofer’s body. The round buttons on the remote are raised like blisters which give a satisfying click when pressed and these type of buttons last longer than the conventional rubber buttons usually found on remote controls.
The iBall Seetara B1 is a multi-channel speaker setup which consists of 1 sub-woofer for a punchy bass and two satellites for treble highs and lows. In addition to sounding better, this type of a setup also gives stereo surround sound effect. The Seetara B1 manages to do this quite well. The bass is punchy and the highs and lows are clear. Of course, this won’t be able to match the more expensive setups available in the market, but at its price point,
it gives the best value for money. The frequency response starts from a low 55 Hz. and tops out at 20 kHz. The setup pumps out music at 28 W! The supplied remote with direct track selection functionality works extremely well with no reasons to complain. The iBall Seetara B1 has FM radio built in which is remarkably clever and quite a handy functionality.
The speaker set supports multiple inputs which include USB, SD/MMC as well as Auxiliary input. With such a wide selection of inputs available, the user is spoiled for choice. It is rather clever of iBall to include all these modes of input and certainly increases the usability of the speakers set.
The iBall Seetara is a well-built set of 2.1 surround speakers, jam-packed with clever and useful features. Few, if any, sound systems in this price range support multi-input. The quite handy remote control and the built-in FM radio are just the cherries on the top of good sound quality along with an attractive look.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 5 Stars.