It's the one area where gaming on a PC feels like it's a cut above the rest, getting your immersion on thanks to an Ultrawide display. The new BenQ MOBIUZ Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor (EX3415R)
is easily the company's best to date. And it surprises in one area we weren't expecting -- audio.
There’s this thing where you set up an impressive display, be it a TV or a new monitor, and in lieu of dedicated speakers you run the audio through in-built speakers. From there you fire up a movie or TV series, or a game, and immediately notice that it all sounds a little tinny. The voices lack depth, music sounds like it’s coming from a smartphone speaker, and sound effects are devoid of the proper punch. Starting a review for BenQ’s latest Ultrawide talking about audio might be a little strange. Especially on the account of it being a display we’ve been keen to test out for months.
Our Full BenQ MOBIUZ Ultrawide EX3415R Display Review
But, you can probably guess where this is headed.
The BenQ MOBIUZ Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor (EX3415R) features what it dubs TrueSound by treVolo, a fancy name given to an end result chock full of crisp audio detail via a dedicated DSP chip. A sound-space with enough depth for dialogue, sound effects, and music. It all comes through clearly and with a wide stereo signal and great frequency balance. Like an in-built soundbar it's not often you see a display designed for PCs excelling in the audio department. So much so we didn’t even switch to our bookshelf speakers for the duration of this review.