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Labtec Arena 685

Labtec Arena 685
alaScore 81

21 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Labtec Arena 685 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

User Reviews  

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it's very nice having something other than the speakers that came with the computer

very nice sound ; for only $xx it sounds like $xxx

volume control on the back ; no headphone jack

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Labtec ARENA 685 27 watts RMS 5.1 Speaker


the bass really pumps, and is adjustable. you can really feel it with your foot in front of the sub.

very nice, epically for the money. can barley tell I paid $xx for these. The cables are plenty long

Almost can't fit them on my desk, the volume is on the back of the sub, not too much of problem, I adjust with my keyboard anyways

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Labtec ARENA 685 27 watts RMS 5.1 Speaker


for those who don't know, the wattage rating is how loud you can turn the speakers up before you get distortion and cracking. guess what those speakers that cost so much more have? yep, higher wattage rating. and better sound quality. these things are...

dirt cheap positional audio. wattage rating is o.k. as long as you don't like to shatter windows with your sound

sound quality is alot lower then the phillips 2.1 speakers i had before these (costed roughly the same price). i think i would rather have the phillips speakers then these ; oblivion sounds TERRIBLE. you have to turn the bass way up to hear a spell...


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Good, but you get what you pay for


I recently replaced these speakers with with logitech's even though these were a fraction of the cost I still don't notice much of a difference in sound. All in all they are great speakers with only a minor problem. They sound much better than the...

Excellent sound, even at high high volume it doesn't distort. Even after 2 years with these speakers they are still standing strong, even after many drops off of my desktop

Now for the only bad things I can think of through all of the years of use. The speakers hum when they are turned up louder. The humming is something that you get used to, but no matter what I seem to do they always hum, and I don't feel that I should...

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Excellent Sound


Recommend it highly. Newegg shipped it to me in 1.5 days when I payed for 3 day shipping!

Excellent sound quality. Extremely easy to set up. Get very loud for it being so small, I play games with the speakers practicly off, mabye 1/5 turned up max

So far none, but you never know how long cheap systems last

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I'm no speaker snob, but these sound great to me. The surround sound is cool in games, and the subwoofer makes explosions so much better.

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Cheap, and they sound good! Reccomeded for soeone on a budget that wants bigtime sound!

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Very impresed.


I do professional audio/visual installations for a living. I have a high end Sib Cub 5.1 dolby system with my main setup and im still impressed by these little things. Incredible sound for such a price.

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BEST hardware buy I ever made


Everything about this speaker set is QUALITY. They won't shake the windows at 45 watts, but sound better than my Onkyo system.

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Labtec ARENA 685 27 watts RMS 5.1 Speaker


Great speaker system!!!! and only $xx! Great crisp sound for not much $$$ I recomend this to anyone looking for a good cheap speaker system!

Product Specifications

With Labtec's Arena 685 5.1 speaker system, you can enjoy 5.1 audio soundtracks on your PC. Its unique Max-X band pass and ported subwoofer design delivers more bass, for more powerful audio. The high-quality flat panel satellites not only look great, they also help save valuable desk space. Simple bass and volume controls allow you to customize your listening experience. With the Labtec Arena 685 5.1 surround sound speaker system, you can take your PC movie, game, and music experience to a whole new level.


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Labtec Arena

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Max Output Power:53Watt
Audio System Nominal Output Power:26.5Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:48 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:5.1-channel
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia home theater speaker system