The Ixa Vira 2.1 speaker set has been lying ignored in the corner of our A/V room for a while now and I was constantly postponing writing the inevitable review, as I wasn’t too sure about how a small, cheap set of 2.1 speakers would sound. But now I’m actually glad I finally checked these speakers out.

Smooth looking 2.1 speaker set

Smooth looking 2.1 speaker set

Design and Features
This set of speakers looks quite nice. They’re pretty much like any other 2.1 system, with a boxy, ported 5-watt subwoofer (facing downwards) and two small 2-watt satellite speakers. The subwoofer has this cool blue line in the center of the front side that lights up when you turn the system on and the satellite speakers have nice, rounded corners that make them look pretty sleek.

The company claims that these speakers provide a ‘High Definition Home Theatre Experience’, but the truth is that they work on regular component cables, so they’re not really high definition. The only connectors at the back of the subwoofer are stereo inputs and outputs for the speakers. The input comes with a ‘Y’ cable that has a regular 3.5 mm jack at the other end for plugging into your iPod, PMP Laptop or other portable device. So if you want to connect these speakers to your TV, you’ll probably have to buy another set of component audio cables.

Inbuilt FM radio for the win!

Inbuilt FM radio for the win!

One good thing about the Ixa Vira is that it also has built in FM radio. Obviously, they’ve provided a cable that serves as the antenna, and it works pretty well, as it automatically scans the airwaves for radio stations. It also has a reset button.

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