HiVi is a manufacturer of audiophile-grade speakers. Swans S3W is their simplest model, targeted to users that want a simple yet stylish stereo speaker set for their computers, iPods or portable CD players but at the same time want an above-the-average audio quality. Let’s see how this speaker set performs.

Swans S3W is a very simple stereo speaker set, as you can see in Figure 1. It comes with two speakers, an amplifier, a power supply, a pair of gloves and the product manual.

HiVi Swans S3W Speakers Figure 1: Swans S3W speaker set.

HiVi Swans S3W Speakers Figure 2: Swans S3W speakers.

HiVi Swans S3W Speakers Figure 3: Swans S3W speakers.

The speakers and the small amplifier have a stylish looks inspired by the 1960’s space era design: the speakers are rounded, as if they were props from 2001: A Space Odyssey, while the amplifier looks like Apollo XIII’s landing module.

HiVi Swans S3W Speakers Figure 4: The amplifier.

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