In use, listeners can close their eyes and forget they`re sat in front of their desktop PC- it almost feels like you`re resting in view of two bigger floor-standing stereo speakers. The sound on offer really is that impressive. Offering stunning clarity, the Concept B 200 USB will treat PC users to detail they may never have known existed. Listening to the Piano melodies of "Ludovico Einaudi`s" Divenire is a treat, with each note produced firmly and precisely.
Changing tune, "The Rolling Stones`" Almost Hear You Sigh comes across as sumptuous, with a swathe of warm bass, clear voice and accurate highs that aren`t too sharp. You could probably pick up an amp and a set of high-end stereo speakers from your local A/V specialist... then again, there`s a good chance you won`t get a dedicated USB sound card that negates the electronic noise created by your PC, or an integrated USB hub.If you`re after a 2.0 PC solution that offers truly excellent sound, you`re very very unlikely to be disappointed by Teufel`s Concept B 200 USB. Such is the company`s confidence in its products, the Concept B 200 USB comes backed by a 12-year warranty, and dissatisfied listeners can always fall back on Teufel`s eight-week return policy. You don`t get much fairer than that."
It's powered by USB, too, so there's only one lead!"
"It's immediately apparent that Teufel is doing something different with the Concept B 200 USB speakers. They're priced like a decent set of 2.1-channel speakers... but as the System 5 THX Select 2 speaker set showed, Teufel doesn't mess around when it comes to providing excellent audio equipment. Rather than connecting to the audio output of your PC, the Concept Bs come with a dedicated amplifier unit, the CB 200 CS Control Station, that connects via USB. The benefit is self-evident; bypassing your PC's integrated (read: rubbish), soundcard.There are two reasons you might want to do that. One, the digital-to-analogue decoding in Teufel's amp unit will almost certainly be better than what your PC can provide, and two, amplifying an audio signal that has already been amplified itself (as a 'normal' set of speakers would) will only ever degrade it - an issue which Teufel's set-up avoids.If clarity, precision and detail are important to you then the Concept B 200 USB speakers will be right up your street. The quality of their audio reproduction is nothing short of phenomenal. There's simply no other way to put it. I'm not exaggerating in the slightest to say that these are the best sounding PC speakers I've ever had the pleasure of listening to by a decent margin. " • Design & Features: 9 / 10 • Sound Quality: 10 / 10 • Value: 9 / 10 Overall: 10 / 10