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Crystal USB Speakers – ooh look, ma, shiny…


OK, so these Crystal USB Speakers are extremely dull and boring. Well not dull perhaps, but not bright. Well maybe bright in a blingtastic sort of way but…ah fergetit! They attracted us because a) they’re cheap and b) they’re ‘acoustically engineered’, which impresses our simple and small brains mightily. Man, we’ve got to stop drinking that sugary kool aid mix. $39.99.

 The acoustically engineered technology is designed to direct sound waves towards an adjacent chamber. As the high frequency sound waves are shorter than the length of the chamber, the phase difference between the in-coming sound wave and the speaker driver diaphragm approaches 0 degrees (in phase). This allows the driver to respond more rapidly to the higher range shorter signals. Conversely, as the wavelength of the base notes is much longer than the chamber, the phase difference approaches 180 degrees (out of phase). And as the diaphragm is ‘dampened’ for the base notes, it delivers a more pronounced low to mid range sound and thereby improves the cohesive audio experience.

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