It’s safe to say that the built-in speakers that we get in many of todays monitors are not exactly what I would call outstanding. Generally they are ideal for the system audio output that we get in say Skype, Windows and other various applications, however if you’re thinking about watching a film or listen to music through them, you really are better off either using headphones or simply getting a proper powered speaker system.
Whilst there have been one or two panels that have cropped up over the last few years that boast better audio, they have not really been all round performers with less attention to detail going into the visual performance than we would typically see. As one of the leading monitor manufacturers in today’s market, AOC have announced the arrival of two new 23.8″ IPS panels which have been paired up with a set of ONKYO speakers in the base to give a far richer audio experience.
The two monitors, which are virtually identical to each other feature LED backlit IPS panels sporting full HD 1920 x 1080 resolutions with a 5ms response time, VGA and two HDMI inputs (one with MHL support) and two 7W speakers from ONKYO. The difference between the i2473Pwm panel with an MSRP of around £159 and the premium i2473Pwy at around £189 is the addition of Miracast wireless capabilities, allowing users to connect their mobile devices to the display and stream content directly from their phone or tablet without the need for any wires.
Both panels are available to purchase now, with the aim of bringing clearer and more defined audio to the monitor market.
Source: Press Release