Setup and test results …
The Teufel Concept E 450 Digital 5.1 surround sound speaker set was tested on the following system:
Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4 GHz
4x 4 GB DDR4 RAM
ASRock Z170 Extreme6+
Asus Strix Nvidia GeForce 980ti
Seasonic Platinum power supply 760W
Samsung Pro 840 Pro 256 GB SSD
CM Storm Stryker case
Asus Xonar Essence STX II 7.1
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
The setting up of the Teufel Concept E 450 Digital made no hassle because of the good connecting cables. In our test room the subwoofer was placed in the left rear corner under the table. The loudspeakers were positioned either on the table or attached with holders to the wall. The room has a width of approximately 3.70 m and a length of about 5 m.
The Power-up also was not a problem. One press at the power button and the white illuminated panel welcomed us with all relevant settings. The touch control worked very accurately and took even the smallest touches. At the beginning, we optimized the already good position of the speaker by making some volume adjustments. This can only be made on the subwoofer panel itself.
The remote control does not offer this feature. Let us take a closer look at the remote control this time. By pulling off the rotary knob the remote control can be opened. From the processing, it would be nice if the remote control would have a little more quality. However, this does not reduces our good overall impression of the Concept E 450 Digital.
When operating you can choose between the functions Volume up/down by turning the wheel, mute by pressing the wheel, and source selection by pressing on the side Button. All operations are accompanied by a red glow of the plastic ring.
If you are afraid to lose the remote control in your tidy Gamer rooms, Teufel has got a little surprise for you. By means of the magnetic foot allows the remote control to be mounted directly on the subwoofer. Great idea!
Next, we`ve dedicate to test the Bluetooth function. This can be activated by pressing the Bluetooth icon. We navigated to the Bluetooth menu on our Android device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, and saw at once the audiophile Bluetooth partner.
We don`t need to provide a pairing code to connect the Concept E 450 Digital surround sound speaker set with the tablet. Even when connecting the PC to the Teufel Concept E 450 Digital everything went smoothly, also without entering a code. This raises the question of the security of the data connection. This can be easily answered. There is none. The manual describes the process of pairing without typing any security code. The only security against unauthorized access, the user has therefore, is to switch off the function after use. There is some good news we can report at this point. If you have paired your device with the Concept E 450 Digital, it is not readily possible by another Bluetooth connection to break into this or to interrupt this. Confirmation of Pairings keystroke would however have been useful and possible at this point.
Next, we test the function of the built-in USB sound card.
The cable is long enough to even connect a laptop on the desk and to enjoy multi-channel sound. We have tried with a Macbook Pro once and were instantly connected.
Unfortunately, the Macbook was unwilling to use more than 2 channels of the sound card, and so we had only stereo settings. However, this did not detract from the fun and so played the iTunes library willingly ‘Gimme some lovin’ from the Spencer Davis Group. The impressive bass was surpassed only by the clear tambourines.
Gimme some lovin’ The Spencer Davis Group
It was the same with Queens ‘One Vision’.
One Vision Queen
For further tests we switched to the PC.
Again the USB sound card performed perfectly. But that’s not all we wanted to see. What elemental force can the Teufel Concept E 450 Digital 5.1 set unleash with our Asus Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 sound card.
After a short test via optical fiber cable (TOSLINK) we moved to the analogue 5.1 input. With so many great movies and music, a choice is difficult. Nevertheless, we decided on a small mix of tracks that are likely to be known to every user. The Need for Speed players among us are likely to know Get low Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and how powerful the bass in this track is. By default, the bass is here still very “conservative”. Some tuning of the settings has ripped us almost from the feet, if we had not sat.
Get Low Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz
But also more recent tracks like ‘Nobody to love’ from Sigma know how to please. Whereby we noticed here that some tuning was necessary too, in order not to allow the bass to be dominant over the heights.
Nobody to Love Sigma
We then caused the diabolical deathblow with R.Kelly`s ballad ‘I Believe I Can Fly’.
I Believe I Can Fly R.Kelly
We can bore you at this point with technical jargon or simply rewrite two words: goose bumps!
Before we get to the actual best discipline, we would like to comfortably watch a few movies … You wonder certainly what movies we had in mind. The usual blockbuster that you consume comfortably with the girlfriend in the evening on the sofa. Pearl Harbor, Battleship, Terminator 4, The Dark Knight and of course Lord of the Rings. 😉
The Teufel Concept E 450 Digital 5.1 set can represent the scenery impressive and also performs very good.
But the main point is and, of course, remains the gaming! As old companion Armed Assault 3 short ArmA 3 is capable of Surround Sound, which we took once in claim.
Somehow fearful, we chose the propelled howitzer M4 “Scorcher” and went into the fray with our team of three. Suddenly a target allocation by radio comes in. Coordinate computer input to the artillery, selected 155 mm high explosive projectiles, charged and … FIRE!
If we had had no ears, we probably would have been grinning completely in a circle!
You could almost hear the striker carried the 155 mm concentrated destruction in the opponents’ position, with a noise that was simply stunning. When the fog had cleared, the woman had annoyed closed the door to our gaming room in the house and we look forward to the spotter in Destination to examine our triumph: without the Teufel Concept E 450 Digital 5.1 set we could never play ArmA 3 again. We owe this to our neighbors!
Teufel Concept E 450 Digital 5.1 surround sound speaker set result and general impression …