Product Type: Logitech in PC Speakers
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Cheap Sound System
Member Name: jacketpotato
Advantages: Cheap, loud, simple to use
Disadvantages: Needs a power socket
Logitech S-120 speakers is a pair of budget speakers know as 2.0, where there are two satellite speakers and zero subwoofers and are rated as 2.3 watts, this doesn't mean much to me but I will go on to explain my sound and volume experience. These can be bought for around £12 or cheaper if you shop wiser.
The speaker set is all black plastic with a metal grill over the speaker part itself, through which you can just make out the single speaker in each. On the right facing speaker, there is a simple round knob which acts as a volume control by rotating it and a power switch by turning it down completely. Just below that is a 3.5mm jack if you want to plug in a set of headphones, and on the front below the grill is a ludicrously bright amber power light. The speakers are light but remain stable standing on the desk, partly thanks to three rubber feet on the bottom of each of the speakers.
These speakers connect to your TV, music player, computer, whatever using a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, colour coded green, they also need a power source because they are powered with a mains plug rather than USB.
I think by using the mains power, Logitech have been able to make these speakers more powerful than a USB powered equivalent. These are used in a small office environment and can be heard clearly at around a quarter volume. Continue cranking up the sound and these are easily loud enough to be annoying to others, unless of course you are player great music. From a cheap set of speakers, at the loudest volumes to start causing a reverberating sound from the casing but this is all to be expected.
Also to be expected from something so simple, is a lack of warm sound, these speakers won't give you the deep bass and immersive sound to accompany hollywood blockbusters, but then at this price, they should be used as a budget set for your desktop, the necessity for a nearby plug socket makes it less suitable for laptops though.
So this is a cheap set of speakers with volume loud enough to annoy others around you but otherwise shows unbeatable value. I definitely would buy these again.
Summary: Cheap easy to use and reliable speakers but best for desktop P'sC rather than a laptop