The lifeblood of a good entertainment or a gaming system flows through the speakers and reaches the listeners to give them a total immersion in the moment. However good the system may be, if the sound quality fails to keep up with the rich video output, then the total viewing experience just falls flat. A good sound system stands on three legs clarity of sound, loudness and fidelity. Absence of even one of these is enough to make the experience rather pedestrian. The Intex IT-1650 BT is a 2.1 channel setup made up of one subwoofer and two satellite speakers. It delivers clear audio even at high volumes without any sort of distortion.
It has a wide frequency response of 20Hz ~ 20kHz and has a combined peak RMS output of 20W. It accepts input from multiple sources but carries no FM radio on board. The system carries a 1-year warranty. In this review, we will check whether the Intex IT-1650 BT justifies its online price of Rs. 1,849/-.
The Intex IT-1650 BT is a 2.1 channel speaker set which is made out of acoustic-friendly materials and delivers a rich sound output. The setup is made up of one main subwoofer unit and two satellite speakers. All the speakers appear to be well-built and are well-designed. The controls of the system and all the ports and connections are located on the main subwoofer unit. The subwoofer is a cube sporting a matte black finish all over. It stands on four rubber feet to avoid any vibrations from creeping into the sound output.
There is a big air-intake hole on the face of the subwoofer set in a white pill-shaped frame. There is nothing else on the subwoofer’s face. The controls are located on the right side. There are two rotary knobs to adjust the bass and volume. Rest of the buttons have a digital interface. The satellites are also rectangular in shape. But their faces are dominated by big circular design elements which spill out of the sides. They are finished in white and chrome and have a futuristic look to them. All-in-all the design review of the Intex IT-1650 BT stands up to close scrutiny well enough to get good marks for the design.
The Intex IT-1650 BT is a 2.1 channel setup which includes a separate subwoofer for a spectacular bass output. The mids, highs and lows are all taken care of by the satellite speakers. The 2.1 setup also allows for some degree of surround sound with the proper setup of individual elements. The frequency range of the subwoofer is 20Hz ~ 200Hz and that of the satellites is 160Hz. to 20kHz. The subwoofer has a peak sound output of 10W and the satellites have a peak sound output of 5W each making for a combined sound output of 20W.
The acoustic-friendly materials used in the construction deliver a deep, crystal-clear sound. All types of songs sound good on these speakers. The system also accepts inputs from a multitude of external sources. This system is also Bluetooth-enabled and supports wireless streaming of music up to a range of 7-8 meters from the source. This eliminates the ugly tangle of cables and makes up for a tidy listening experience. The system also accepts input from multiple external sources such as the USB and AUX input. The included remote control works quite well in controlling the system from a distance. The Intex IT-1650 BT delivers good sound quality.
Inside the box:
· Intex IT-1650 BT Sub-Woofer
· 2 Intex IT-1650 BT Satellite Speakers
· Remote Control (Battery Included)
· 3.5mm Audio Cable
· User Manual
ü Portable form factor.
ü Included remote control.
ü Bluetooth enabled.
ü Multiple input sources.
ü Acoustic-friendly materials used in construction.
û No FM-radio.
û No SD card slot.
û No LED display on the main unit.
The Intex IT-1650 BT is a well-built set of light-weight and portable speakers which deliver a good sound output. The 2.1 channel also enables for a surround sound effect. The speakers stand out with their acoustic performance. The bundled remote control provides the convenience of operating the system from afar. But it also misses on a couple of points with the exclusion of the SD card slot and the FM radio. This review clearly points out the fact that, in spite of these missing features, the Intex IT-1650 BT gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4Stars.