Scope of Delivery
The Helium 600 are delivered as usual in a color printed cardboard box. Not really relevant for the end product, but worth mentioning is the carrying handle on the top of the box, which makes it very easy to transport the speakers.
Inside the box you will find, besides the two satellites and the subwoofer, a short product overview and a connection cable with cable remote control. The cable is a total of three metres long and has a 3.5 mm jack plug for the player, a cable remote control in the middle and two cinch plugs for the speakers.
Design and Workmanship
As far as optics are concerned, Genesis tries to create a carbon look: both the subwoofer and the two satellites are completely covered with a carbon foil that offers an appealing 3D effect. This looks modern and requires less maintenance than large-area high-gloss paint, which is sometimes used for the same purpose.
The loudspeakers are largely without contrasting elements, the only optical improvement being the control panel on the right side, the bass reflex tube on the left side of the subwoofer and, of course, the drivers. Apart from that, the loudspeakers are completely based on smooth surfaces in the aforementioned carbon look.
The Helium 600’s manufacturing quality is solid: the carbon foil is cleanly applied everywhere and the transitions at the edges are as clean as possible, but at the corners they can sometimes be seen on closer inspection. In addition, the construction is quite simple: For example, broken edges would have been a better choice.