Product Type: Logitech in PC Speakers
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Bang for Your Buck
Logitech X 540
Member Name: jstinger100
Logitech X 540
I am currently sitting here writing this at my computer whilst pumping out some Fat Boy Slim, all courtesy of the Logitech X-540 speakers. What else can i say other than WOW, simply WOW. I was presented them as Christmas gift about 2 years ago and i can honestly say they are the finest set of PC speakers i have ever been lucky enough to own. Everything about them is simply superb; the sound quality, the noise, the base, their appearance, their value, i could go on for days.
Enough singing its praise for a moment though and down to the review itself. And where better to start than the shear noise these speakers are capable of generating. With an RMS power of 70 watts and a peak output of 140 watts, we are talking some serious bang for your buck. And considering that buck is under £60 then you really do have some seriously fantastic value speakers. With 5.1 surround sound and a brilliant sub woofer to boot you really will enjoy doing anything from listening to music and watching movies, to plugging them into your television and indulging in some online gaming. I have even used them for parties and they have performed superbly, a number of people even asking that i turn down the noise.
In terms of the quality of the sound itself, you will not be dissapointed. Music and sounds in general are both crisp and clear, and the sub woofer really can handle anything a club DJ can throw at it, truly translating those heavy baselines into floor pumping euphoria.
The speakers utilise a 3.5mm jack, which provides a fantastic array of options in terms of how you choose to use the speakers. I personally have mine hooked to my PC, but you can just as easily plug them into television sets or game consoles to add surround sound to your viewing experience.
The set comes with 5 speakers, all with a designated role, whether it be rear, front etc, as the sound produced is then different for each speaker according to where it is positioned in order to provide the best overall experience possible. I have tried to ignore their guidelines and move the speakers about how i see fit, but it really makes sense to do as Logitech advise as you won't achieve optimum performance any other way.
In terms of practicality, the speakers are extremely versatlie and convenenient. Wires are of more than ample length, so the size of the room you are using them in will not be an issue. They also all come with their own individual base which can either be swivelled so that you can stand the speaker up on its own or have it mounted on a wall. It really is designed with customer preference and customisation in mind. Brilliant.
The set also comes with its own seperate volume control, which is attached by wire to the subwoofer. The wire is again of ample length, so room size is not an issue, and the console itself allows you to control both the level of base and the overall sound level. Again catering to specific customer preference.
Build quality is exceptional. Admittedly they are composed of black plastic, which of course is not to everyones taste, but this does have a number of advantages. Primarily that they are strong and very durable. I have dropped a number of them, but have never had any issues with cracking or any damage what so ever to speak of.
Overall you simply cannot go wrong with Logitech X-540 speakers. Considering the price, the sound and the quality, i defy anyone to find themselves a better deal currently available on the market. Birlliant stuff, get ordering.
Summary: I cannot recommend them enough.