Product Type: Logitech in PC Speakers
Newest Review: ... of time and knew that I couldn't go far wrong with this brand. So, the package arrived and they were unboxed and installed without much... more
Member Name: kylemonahan
Advantages: Cheap, Good sound, Nicely styled
Disadvantages: Short leads on the speakers.
A short time ago, my parents asked me to see if I could find a set of speakers for their desktop PC at home.
Their requirements were simple: Firstly, they had to be reasonably priced - that the various 5.1 surround systems were beyond the budget. So it looked like it would be a 2.1 setup. Secondly, they wanted controls for the speakers which were close-to-hand - so the system would need a controlling device of some kind. Thirdly, it needed an earphone dock so that earphones could be plugged in as and when they were needed.
After a short-search, I stumbled upon this little Logitech system. It ticked all the boxes and it was generally getting good reviews. Plus, the design was sleak and would look well with the other computer equipment that was currently being used by my parents.
I took the plunge and gambled on this little system. I've been a user of Logitech products for a considerable period of time and knew that I couldn't go far wrong with this brand.
So, the package arrived and they were unboxed and installed without much trouble. In this package, you'll find a sub-woofer, two speakers and a control pod. Thankfully, most audio leads nowadays are colour coded (as are the ports/jacks on most computers) - which means that even the most technologically inept could set up these speakers without much of a problem!
The sub-woofer is adequately sized and can be tucked underneath a desk or behind a monitor with ease and shouldn't be too much of an eyesore. The two speakers are nicely sized, and have a reasonably small footprint, which means that they won't take over what little desk space you might have. The control pod is quite small also but can be easily controlled by hand. The only small gripe I had when setting up the speakers was the shortness of the leads which link the speakers to the main sub-woofer. While I managed to position the speakers either side of the monitor, by the time I had finished, there wasn't much length left in the leads and someone with a large monitor might struggle a bit more.
Aesthetically, the system looks the part and although the speakers are lightweight, they do seem to be built very well. The piano black finish on the speakers and the control pod is a great little touch and gives the appearance of quality. (However, it can also be something of a fingerprint and dust magnet!)
So, onto their use. I have to so that I was suitably impressed when I tried them out for the first time. While they're not exactly a BOSE or Bang & Olufsen level of quality, they are very impressive when you consider that they only cost around £15! The sound is clear and there is an ample amount of sound - in fact, you'll probably never have to turn the volume up to max as these little speakers make a great deal of noise.
The little control pod is a great little feature. As well as allowing you to control the volume, the pod also features a little on/off switch which allows you to turn the entire speaker system off when not in use. It is also handy as it means you don't have to go hunting for the on/off switch at the back of the sub-woofer. An orange LED indicates whether the system is on or not. The volume is controlled by a wheel mechanism on the top of pod - this is a great little feature as it allows your hand to gently and smoothly find the correct volume. The pod also sports headphone and microphone jacks - which allow headphones to be easily connected to the system (again, without the hassle of having to plug them into the back of the sub-woofer).
Overall, these speakers are a bargain for the price you pay and certainly deliver a great sound. If you're musically-savvy and can hear every little hiss and crack, then yeah, maybe they aren't going to be perfect for you - but if you're like the majority of users who just want to hear sound, they are all that you'll need.
Summary: Great little speaker system for the price!
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