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Makers boost frequency response, bass of computer speakers

Wired and wireless variants constitute the selection, mostly in 2 and 2.1-channel configurations.



  • Wider frequency response range: Makers are expanding this feature to support low-bass to high-pitch audio. Latest releases have 30Hz to 20kHz, but these are mostly for the high end. Mainstream units support 80Hz to 20kHz and account for more than 60 percent of output.
  • Enhanced bass effect: Bass-reflex enclosures are increasingly adopted as these lower the sound range by 20 percent. More than 90 percent of computer speakers from China now use this design.
  • 2 & 2.1-channel types sustain lead: Versions in 2 and 2.1-channel configurations still rule output with a more than 70 percent share. The first accounts for half. Portability and cost remain their advantages over upscale 5.1 and 7.1-channel categories. The last two are more widely used in home entertainment setups.
  • Price & export outlook: Quotes will be stable or rise by 5 percent. Overseas sales will increase by about 20 percent in the next six months as suppliers explore emerging markets in South America and the Middle East. The Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the US remain key destinations.
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