Does that mean the implementation on your particular review unit is broken? Or is it that none of the presets seem to affect the speaker sound quality?
The speakers themselves, like any laptop speaker, are a bit limited for 3D emulation. They do decent "out-of-phase" 3D stuff ok, but the sound isn't as "diffuse" as a laptop with down-firing speakers. Audio is good on the Voyager a1600; crisp and clear up to 100%, but that 100% is a bit lower in volume compared to some other laptops I have played with.
I personally favor Nahamic audio options; those make a huge difference, whereas Dolby and DTS implementations tend to not fare as well, and I'm not sure why; might just be my ears.
I was unaware that streamers liked laptops. I am reasonably aware of a good many streamers who whinge and whine about having to use a laptop, and avoid it wherever possible. Is this a real market that Corsair are trying to cater to, or just an attempt to throw Elgato at the laptop market and see if it sticks?
The laptop looks half decent as a regular gaming laptop, albeit the price is terrible because Corsair but hey, that's completely normal for them at this point and it doesn't seem to deter everyone because Corsair are doing pretty well, financially.
I'm aware of a tonne of users that aren't 100% what I would call PC enthusiasts, that use their laptop for streaming and podcasting. They also seem willing to pay a bit more to get exactly what they are after, so I think Corsair did really well in taking this design direction, not only in meeting demand, but also identifying that that market might be bigger than some consider. Elgato already shows how big streaming is; they wouldn't exist without it.