So, I've been messing around with different audio systems, different speakers and pairs of headphones, and every time I do, I realize how good my built in laptop speakers are.
I just don't understand. These aren't advertised for sound, nor are they even listed as a bonus for the laptop, other then the built in dolby decoder (which only works for the speakers, and not any plugged in headphones >.>).
These things respond insanely well to EQ. I have it set up so I can use dolby advanced audio to just change to an EQ that works better with the song. These things sound great with vocals, especially after making EQs for it, though many may find it shouty. They are very clear compared to many systems when I test them with vocals, absolutely no muddiness.
The only possible problem is the complete lack of bass. I'm okay with this, though, because I'm pretty sure that's why it happens to be so clear. I'd easily consider this over a $100 set of headphones (I can only compare to headphones, because that's what I use much more often).
The most confusing part is how it all uses a special edition of realtek that actually sounds good. I don't even know if there is any noise being made by it, because even at full blast, you can't hear anything I would expect to hear from a realtek, not matter what you use. Heck, my E11 makes way more noise then this thing, and the only way I can hear E11s static is by turning it up to full blast.
How are these speakers so good, when they aren't even advertised as having good audio quality? Heck, its only a $600 laptop, yet it comes with some of the best audio components I've seen in a laptop. Heck, all the components outside of audio are worth way more then this, too.