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Although not a relatively established or particularly reputable brand, Konig is known for providing very basic electronic hardware of robust design and high reliability. The Konig 2.0 Speaker Set is an extremely basic pair of speakers ideal for a desktop computer or MP3 player.
Relatively vanilla in design, these plastic speakers are very cheap at around just eight pounds a pair, which is the ideal amount that someone who isn't a DJ, music aficianado, avid film buff or sound engineer should be paying for a pair of speakers. They have a sturdy, though easily removable base which means they are difficult to knock over by accident but also fairly portable, a design plus, fortified by their notably sleek aesthetic and light weight. Despite the latter feature, they also have the capacity to provide fairly powerful volume and deliver surprisingly good bass response.
Power, volume, on and off. This is very much the bare bones of the speaker system world. No need for manuals, driver CDs, installation menus or an adaptor, these are straightforward, plug and play speakers ideal for the average joe to enjoy through a standard audio jack. The port of which is particularly sturdy, and I've never had the slightest problem with the cable coming coming loose.
Probably needless to say, there is no battery back available, so you can't really take these things out in the woods with you, unless you have a 3-pin power source, other than that, the Konig 2.0s make an ideal set of computer speakers, provided you don't wish to space them out too far, as the unchangeable speaker-power lead doesn't stretch particularly far.
The speakers are aesthetically pleasing and will match most decor. If you're fussy though, they are available in both black\silver or black\white themes, and for the same price, you'll be relieved to hear.
As far as basic cheap stereo systems for desktop PC, these have got to be your best bet if you're going for substance over style, and trying to save your pennies. A good, strong pair of speakers that are great for the money. Very much recommended.
A couple of weeks ago my laptop speakers broke which wasn't exactly a disaster quite on the scale of a hurricane or a tsunami but, nonetheless, a few choice swear words were shouted! I know speakers aren't really that important but I play a lot of music through both my laptop and my ipod, and I like to be able to hear it as I'm moving around my house (luckily I don't live in a mansion, or even anything that somewhat resembles a mansion)! As money was a bit tight (it was a week until payday and I'd just booked a holiday for May) I ended up searching for a cheap set of replacement speakers that would do the job. After browsing for about five minutes (I have a very short attention span when it comes to technological products) I selected a set of Konig 2.0 speakers and placed my order through the Amazon website.
Now Konig wasn't a brand I'd ever come across but they did seem to be the cheapest speakers on offer that had a decent write up so I decided to give them a go... after all, all brands have to start somewhere. Konig manufactures and sells competitively priced consumer electronic which have the aim of making your life easier and more comfortable. The brand's website suggests it's quite successful in many countries both within and outside of Europe but it doesn't appear to be widely stocked in the UK except on web stores. They offer a range of electronic products including audio, camera, computer, gaming, security and television products to name just some of their range. I managed to get hold of the speakers through Amazon and there are other online stores available which do stock the Konig products.
The speakers have plastic bases and backs and are black in colour, while the actual speaker part is grey in colour. Overall they don't feel the most sturdy and nor do they look the most expensive; however they don't appear to be overly cheap which would be implied by their price. Each speaker is 7cm in width, 20cm in height and 7cm in diameter so they are quite small but this does mean they're easy to store and also easy to travel with if need be too. The speakers are really light, their boxed weight is advertised as being 699g so each individual speaker is probably just under 300g which makes them very light indeed - again this means they're ideal if you want to carry them around in your bag all day or anything.
The speakers were incredibly easy to set up and use, the whole process took me a couple of minutes with the majority of my time being spent getting them out of the box! The control panel on the speakers is incredibly basic which means they are very simple to use indeed as it just features a power button and a volume button. The on off switch is a simple push in, push back button which is so simple to operate while the volume is controlled by a rotary switch that you turn for volume. The sound quality is really good considering the price, it's very clear and there's no distortion evident at all. The volume range is excellent too and even when the volume is turned up high there's still no distortion to the sound at all.
The technical information includes the fact that the frequency response is 100 Hz to 20 K Hz (which might as well be written in Japanese for what it means to me)! The connection that comes with them is a 3.5mm stereo jack lead input which is also suitable for direct connection to an ipod, MP3 player, laptop or computer. They also have a standard three pin mains electric plug as well which is where their power comes from. The only downside is that the wires aren't overly long and the speakers can only be around three feet apart from each other which isn't ideal if you want the sound to spread around a room more. The actual power cable isn't too bad and I can deal with that but it would be nice to spread the speakers.
They're advertised as being ideal for computer users but also suitable to use with an MP3 player or other audio devices. I've had these for a couple of weeks now and I can honestly say I've had absolutely no problems with them - the sound quality is crisp and clear, the volume control is easy to use and the speakers themselves look good enough! There really is no way I can fault them in terms of functionality or performance. I paid £8.55 for my speakers and they were bought through the Amazon Market Place. I haven't been able to find them cheaper elsewhere and, quite frankly, I think this is a really good price. I've been using them with my ipod and with my laptop, they work perfectly fine with either and I had no problems getting my ipod of play through them. All in all, the full five stars for Konig!
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