In this piece, we cover branded multimedia music systems, which are on sale in the price range from 3000 to 4000 Rupees. Here you read an in-depth review of the best recommended audio system of top brands such as Samsung, Philips, F&D, and House of Marley. The suggested speaker systems come with smart connectivity options, powerful sound, and punchy Bass.
► 2.1-Channel Samsung HW K20 Speakers System
The Samsung HW K20 Speaker system happens to be one of the best multimedia speakers system in India. The product was launched to counter the popular cheaper brands like JBL and F&D which currently dominate this market. Being an original Samsung product, this product challenges most of the similar products under the 4000 rs price point. At the Gadget Shiksha, we recently purchased this gadget for our office, and in line with our company culture, we reviewed it just like we do with all our office appliances. Here is what we liked about this system:
Value for Money: The HW K20 is arguably the best purchase you can ever make on a tight budget if you are a genuine music lover. Instead of buying the best multimedia speakers under 3000, I would personally recommend that you add up the 1000 rs balance and purchase this high quality, reliable Samsung system. Compared to its competitors, its bass output, as well as elegant design, is matchless. This device is also sturdy and looks durable.
Punchy Bass: The total Subwoofer power on this device is 20 Watts. On the other hand, the two satellite speakers, have an audio wattage of 10 Watts each, thus totaling the system’s sound output to 40 Watts. In addition, the 2.1 Speaker Surround channels keep the sound immersive and clear. For connectivity, this device has a USB slot and analog input port. You can use this Analog port with your television or smartphone.
Elegant Design: The treble and bass knobs are fixed to one of the satellite speakers instead of the subwoofer. Most similar systems have their dash on the subwoofer, however, this is not the case with the HW K20. This exceptional design is probably what compelled most of the guys in the office to vote for the speaker against all other speaker systems on the ballot.
Is this Samsung Multimedia Speaker set the best Choice? The second runners-up in the poll was an MMS-4545B, 2.1 channel Philips multimedia speaker system. Although reasonably cheaper than this Samsung system and equally good looking, most guys still went for the Samsung speaker. This probably has to do with brand loyalty issues. However, for overall performance, cost and looks, I would vote for the Philips MMS-4545B any day.
|Features||Decoding Format: AAC, MP3, WMA | Control Knob for Treble, Bass and Volume | Perfect Deep Bass | Great Sound|
|Sound||40 Watts (10W + 20W + 10W) | 2.1 Channel|
|Speaker||Closed Enclosure Speaker Type | Passive Sub-Woofer | Bass Reflex Sub-woofer Enclosure Type | 5.25-Inch Sub-woofer Driver Size|
|Build||Weight: 5.3 KG | 11-Watt Power Consumption | 0.45-Watt Standby Power Consumption | Gross Dimensions: 362.0 x 348.0 x 344.0 mm|
|Connectivity||USB | Aux (2 Audio Input)|
|Sales Box||Two Main Speaker | Sub-woofer | Audio Cable | Power Cord and Unit|
► F&D W330X Bluetooth Speakers System
The next product that we are going to discuss will certainly blow your mind away. Some website readers recommended it to me during the research of the best Bluetooth speakers. At first, I was skeptical about the F&D W330X Bluetooth Speaker because it comes with a relatively affordable price tag of 3500 rupees. No other product in the market offers so many good features at this price. However, the first few hours with this speaker changed my mind and now I am totally convinced that it is a perfect solution for those looking for a cheap yet quality solution for their entertainment needs.
2.1 Audio Channel: Perhaps, the very first thing to mention here would be the 2.1 channel setup of this speaker system. You will get 14 watts of RMS output from each satellite driver while the output of sub-woofer is 28 Watts. The total RMS output of 56W (14W×2+28W×1) will give you an idea of how powerful this whole setup is. In my opinion, it is a near perfect speaker system for a medium size (hall) room.
The audio quality is as immersive as it can be. Imaging is great and the users will be able to locate the position of different instruments. The high power subwoofer creates extra deep bass levels. Frequency response range of 200-20000 Hz (drivers) and 30-100 Hz (subwoofer) is a clear proof of the audio quality of this device. On the back, you can even find bass and treble controls.
Moreover, the setup requires a potential difference of 220-240 Volts to work. Flexibility in operation voltage makes this sound system suitable for every Indian home.
Premium Design: F&D has designed this product in a noble way. The golden rims on the speaker units offer a premium feel. Pitch-black finish helps the whole setup to blend in the environment of your room.
The subwoofer features a volume control dial on the front, which glows in the dark situations and gives a nice appeal to the eyes. However, there are some major flaws in the design of this speaker system. Firstly, the control buttons and all connectivity ports are located on the back of the main control unit. Therefore, if the user has place the speaker system along a wall, it will be much harder for him to reach the control panel.
The cord that connects the satellite units measures only 1.5 meter in length, which stops the user from expanding the setup.
Connectivity Options: At the back of the sub-woofer, you can find an RCA In and RCA out panel that means this F&D speaker will support audio from most of the set-top boxes and DVD players. There is also a 3.5 mm Aux-in port using which one can physically connect a smartphone, a tablet, or even a laptop.
You will not have to worry for wire mess on its back since the speaker offers Bluetooth connectivity in a range of 30 feet. Pairing a device is easy, but I would advise you to go through the manual before doing anything. One big surprising feature is the presence of UBS port and microSD card slot, which makes this audio system one fine complete product in the market.
- Offers 2.1 audio channel
- Full range driver units
- Total RMS output of 56 Watts
- Subwoofer produces deep bass levels
- LED indicator
- Premium design and sturdy outer shell
- Super-easy setup
- Bass and treble controls
- Bluetooth connectivity, microSD card slot, and full-size USB port
- Short cords
- Track control buttons are positioned on the back
Verdict: You will be able to complete the product setup including connection with your home and personal gadgets easily. However, a day-to-day usage is a bit inconvenient since the control panel is placed at the back of this product. I agree to the placement of connectivity ports, but the control dialers should be at the front. If you keep it too close to a wall, then volume tuning and bass adjustments become difficult.
Now let us talk about the performance. If you can ignore the user interface issue everything else about this device is simply amazing. The F&D is a big brand leads in the market with the best selling audio systems at every price point.
On this sound system, you will enjoy all kinds of audio in natural quality. The gadget is a perfect example that budget limitation is not very important if a brand has the technology and intention.
|Dimensions||140 x 138 x 134 mm (Satellite) and 220 x 243 x 230 mm (Sub-Woofer)|
|Connectivity||Aux-in, Bluetooth, microSD Card Slot and USB port|
► Philips MMS4040F Multimedia Speakers System
The Philips ultra-sound wired speaker is the perfect multimedia speaker below 4000 Rupees If you like listening to loud music in full volume at home. This speaker system is good for music listening, movie watching and partying.
Sound Quality: The 2.1 audio channel promises deep bass and much sharp treble. The combined output of both satellite speakers and the subwoofer is 40 Watts (RMS), which is really high. Audio quality seems to be great, but you may find some distortion on the higher volumes. This speaker system supports a frequency response range of 50-200 Hz.
Connectivity and Controls: You can easily connect two devices with this speaker system as there are two sets of aux ports on the back of the sub-woofer. The top position of USB port and SD card slots makes it easy for the user to connect portable media storage. The speaker system also comes with a remote.
- USB port and SD card slot
- Wooden cabinet
- Remote control
- Deep bass
- Solid build
- FM Radio
- 7 segment LED display
Cons: – Audio gets distorted on higher volume
Verdict: This Philips speaker system offers a lot in comparison to the price you pay. All the sub units are made of the wooden cabinet because of which the audio quality is loud and natural.
|Total Output||4000 Watts (PMPO)|
|Connectivity||USB and SD Card|
|Extra Features||FM Radio and LED Display|
► Philips MMS4000R Multimedia Speaker System
The Philips 2.1 Channel speaker produces superior sound. It has a solid build, too. You can expect deep bass levels on this multimedia speaker set. The sub-woofer unit contains a huge 4.75-inch driver, and both satellite units house a 2.5-inch driver each. This speaker system offers the total audio output of 40 Watts (RMS) that helps it in producing really loud sound.
Connectivity and Controls: At this price, people do expect Bluetooth connectivity on a speaker system. Leaving that aside, you do get a remote in the box that helps in controlling the tracks. Users can also enjoy listening to the music files stored on their portable devices as this speaker has got a USB port and an SD card slot on it. Surprisingly, Philips has equipped this device with a built-in mic that can record audio to the attached USB storage device.
Handling: This speaker system is burdensome at 6KG and also takes a good amount of space on a table. It also features an LED display adjacent to the USB port on the front.
- Built-in Mic
- FM Radio
- USB port and SD card slot
- 25-inch subwoofer driver
- 40-Watt RMS output
|Total Output||40 Watts (RMS)|
|Connectivity||USB and SD Card|
|Extra Features||Remote Control, FM Radio, Built-In Mic and LED Display|