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I purchased these speakers from currys a while ago and have used them every day since. I love listening to music and these speakers are perfect for any music lover.
Now, the review:
The quality of these speakers is very good, they produce good sound quality at both high and low volumes and do justice to pretty much any song. Although these speakers don't go very loud, they go plenty loud enough for most people and are definately loud enough for home use.
The bass subwoofer that comes with these speakers is great. The bass is very clear and sounds amazing! On the back off the subwoofer is the output for the main speakers, as well as a bass control meaning you can have very loud, floor shaking bass or slightly quieter bass for when you don't want the floor to shake!
The only other things to talk about with these speakers is the iPod/MP3 player dock, the two input cables and the ability to change the main speakers. Firstly, the iPod dock. The iPod dock is a great addition, doubling up as a volume control and power switch which can easily be accessed as it sits on the desk. It fits perfectly with an iPod touch and means the song can be changed easily, while looking great. Finally, the dual input cables and changeable main speakers. Having two input cables means that the speakers can be plugged into both an iPod and a computer at the same time, without the hassle of swapping cables. The ability to change speakers, although not neccesarily something that was intended, is also great as it means users who are not as happy as I am with the current speakers can change them without buying a new subwoofer and everything.
The Logitech X-240 was my first iPod dock with speakers - a great handy option for parties. People don't need to bring their own CDs along - just their phone (As well as some other mp3 players), which can be plugged into the dock and you can get a nice loud full sound to bring the party to life. I have since found that the Bose dock produced a sound that outshines these, but you are paying 4 or 5 times the cash to get a flashy Bose model.
I picked these up as they were cheap and whilst not being the most attractive piece of kit on the market, it definitely isn't the worse either. The kit consists of a dock, 2 speakers and a sub-woofer. The sub-woofer is very good quality for the money, giving a strong solid bass, however as the satellite speakers are not the best, this can sometimes drown out the treble and other sounds in your music. However the bass is adjustable, so you can see the great bass as a positive still.
There is a remote, but unfortunately this is hard wired to the unit - I don't really see why it has to be in this day in age, but it is and for me that is a fair sized negative as if you have to get up to grab the remote, you might as well go to your iPod which has a more functional interface.
Overall, this is good for those wanting dock speakers on a budget, but is a less attractive option for music purists.
I got these speakers from curry's the other day and I found them brilliant. When I opened them I found them well packaged and easy to set up, although at first there was a couple of things that I couldn't work out what they were for ! I immediately plugged them into my iPod and the sound quality was brilliant. The sub woofer is really good and can be controlled so it has lots of bass, or not very much bass depending what you prefer. The main downfall for these speakers though is the ipod dock. It comes with several holders for ipods, none of which worked with the ipod nano 4g or 5g ! However, the speakers do come with a long cable for plugging them into any standard headphone jack meaning I can use it with other makes of ipod dock, this cable also means you can use the speakers for your computer at the same time as having your ipod plugged in if the dock works with your ipod .
Logitech X-240 are a set of 2.1 (two satellite speakers and a subwoofer) compact speakers. They have a total power of 25 Watt; 15 Watt for the subwoofer and 5 Watt for each satellite speaker. The wired remote for the power and volume of the speakers also doubles up as a MP3 "docking station".
The set up of the speakers is relatively easy. The satellite speakers have a 3.5mm jack that plugs straight into the subwoofer. The wired remote is built into the subwoofer but has a long wire so can be moved onto a near by desk. The wired remote has another 3.5mm jack that plugs straight into the computer. Now your speakers are set up. I found this whole process to be easy, and there were instructions in the box if needed.
As mentioned above, the wired remote has a volume control, a power button and a "docking station". The subwoofer also has a volume control to change the bass of your multimedia.
The reason I have written "docking station", is that it is just a plastic shelf that your MP3 player can sit on. This docking station has bits of plastic that go into the shelf to hold specific iPods in place with room for a charger underneath, but these set of speakers neither charge the iPod nor play music when attached to it, so bare that in mind when you read docking station. A line in cable is needed to plug into the wired remote.
The sound quality of these speakers is suprisingly good. When watching movies, the speakers offer crisp sound and the subwoofer is especially good for action films. For music, the speakers do not fair up as well as other speakers in a similar price range, but are still decent. The bass is good for some music, but not all; you often need to change it for different songs.
I like this set of speakers as well, because the satellite speakers can be taken from the subwoofer and be used in audio devices without power. The sound is a lot quiter than it is when plugged in but offers better quality sound than that of say a mobile phone.
The price of these speakers is reasonable, I got them for £24 at PC world because the price was displayed wrong. I think RRP was roughly £30. Even at £30, they are good value and decent multimedia speakers for your PC.
These speakers are a good buy if you ask me. At the time I paid about £50 for them which I deemed expensive but worth it, and so now that they are cheaper I reckon they'd be a steal!
I use them with my computer every day consistently and they have never let me down, the bass on them is phenominal, although this can annoy the people you are living with as it is ver powerful and travels through walls etc. Thankfully on this aspect it is easily adjustable on the back and can be turned down or up accordingly.
They come with a soobwoofer and two side speakers and a volume control panel all of which are great and can provide a small surround system and the control is great for use with the pc etc as you would expect with modern day speakers.
The sound quality is great and these speakers do go very load indeed. The come in the colour of primary black with a silver trim and therefore suit pretty much any modern day computer, moniter or tv, and speaking of the latter they are great to use with because they really enahance the veiwing experience for a family movie or something.
The only downside would be that the plug into the soobwoofer can be interfered with and if your foot kicks the cable it may disconnect it a bit,
I purchased these speakers on behalf of my dad for when he got his new media centre system. The general requirements were for some movie viewing and listening to a large music collection. I chose them due to the price and the make (Logitech all the way!).
Upon recieving them I must say that the sound quality is brilliant for their size and price. They can be very loud if you want them to be without any distortion and there are good balanced levels of bass (although unfortunately you cannot change the bass level).
I havnt tried the ipod dock, but I'm sure it would be very simple to handle and a bonus addition to the setup.
My advice is if you would like a good reliable set of speakers that you wont have to replace for the forseeable future, and you need them for a bedroom or small living area then they are perfectly suitable for the job.
The stow-away MP3 cradle makes the Logitech X-240 speakers more than just a great speaker system for your computer. Connect your digital audio player with the included auxiliary cable, or use your own USB/power cable to sync, charge and play digital music from your iPod, Zune, PDA or mobile phone. Dynamic, real-time bass equalization maximizes bass response from the down-firing subwoofer while high-excursion drivers provide rich sound from the slim, stylish satellites.
|Product Description:||Logitech X-240 - speaker - with Apple cradle - For PC - wired|
|Product Type:||Speaker - with Apple cradle - PC multimedia - 2.1-channel - wired|
|Localisation:||English / United Kingdom|
|System Components:||2 speakers, subwoofer|
|Nominal Output Power (Total):||25 Watt|
|Audio System Max Output Power:||50 Watt|
|Response Bandwidth:||40 - 20000 Hz|
|Speaker System Details:||2 x satellite speaker - 5 Watt
1 x subwoofer - 15 Watt
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|