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    Samsung Trution USB powered 5.1 Surround Speakers @ I4U

    A rather odd, but clever idea - speakers powered off the 5V provided over a USB connection.
    USB powered speakers are an interesting space and cable saving solution. The Samsung Trution speakers support 3D sound with a 5.1 channel simulation that is working quite well. The speakers provide 2x 0.4W power. The frequency response is 200Hz - 20KHz and the impendence is 4 Ohms. The measurements of the USB speakers is only 60x100x50mm. The design is nice and the speakers look well made. The clear plastic gives them a shiny and modern look.
    What gets me is that there are two small speakers. So how does it emulate 5.1? I can imagine spatialisation software could create a 3D sound effect, but how exactly do you emulate a sub woofer?

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    Stick them in a barrel? Personally, I think they look ugly as hell.

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    yup, and I have my doubts as to the power idea, theres gotta be a valid reason all decent branded speakers come with AC IMO

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    Yes; just see what happens when a USB device draws a wee bit too much power for the port it's plugged into - *thud* *BSOD* *incomprehensible error code*

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