Yah, it looks like the AS501 replaced the AS500 in Dell's catalog. Pretty much any Dell monitor is compatible with "the soundbar" and that seems to mean either one. And all that "compatible" means is it will clip to and hang from the bottom of the monitor.
That being said, I can't see using them for anything other than a work monitor as they are speakers firmly entrenched in the 'not very good' category and still require a soundcard to drive them. Some people seem to think you connect them to the monitor and you are good to go.
You'd be better off buying some 'real' speakers for any kind of home computer setup, IMHO.
these speakers will work on your monitor,i have the same monitor and the speakers and it has the sound bar with the speakers,the speaker system sound just great!
Here's the corrected URL:
Got an extra 'http' in there, Rose. :smileywink:
Thanks rose_h but what I want is the soundbar, not a couple of speakers. I was looking for the old 14 watts soundbar AS500 but reading the posts I have no other choice than go with the AS501.
I wanted to ask Dell directly but didn't find a technical-questions-mail.
Many thanks to both for answer.
I have the 5650 speaker 5.1 surround set up which I truly enjoy. I found it neccessary to reduce your
bass to around 25% or distortion will be objectionable.
Thanks srvetter but what I want is the soundbar, not a couple of speakers. I was looking for the old 14 watts soundbar AS500 but reading the posts I have no other choice than go with the AS501.
I already have a pair of speakers.