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I purchased these speakers just over a year ago as the old speakers I owned had been laid to rest by the reaper of the electronic world.
My original intention when purchasing these new speakers was just to get a moderately cheap pair of speakers as something to just make do for the time being, however I was very satisfied with my purchase.
These speakers produce good quality sound which is why they've stuck with me for this past year, well this and their modern and great design plus the quality of this sound hasn't deteriorated at all, this is despite the beatings it's had over the past year too.
I've had nephews poke and prod at it, dropped it down the stairs when moving my computer around and knocked them off my desk more times than I can count (i'm very clumsy) and surprisingly these speakers are still working at the same quality they did when I first purchased them so I can't help but be impressed by that alone.
These speakers do have a volume dial located on one of them too which allows the user to quickly and easily adjust the sound to their satisfaction which I personally find very useful as I am one of those people that hate to keep adjusting their volume via the volume control on the computer, it becomes very tedious and annoying especially when the loudness of different songs/videos is obvious.
I did pay £20 for my pair of Logitech LS11 speakers when I first purchased them from PC World, so I would say to anyone wanting to purchase these that when they're on offer for £10 and I paid £20 then it sounds like a pretty good deal to me, unless of course these speakers are made in Thailand, but that seems like an unlikely scenario to me for speakers like these.
The only problem I've actually encountered with this product is the wires, there are 4 of them which tangle together (including the power cord) and this can be rather frustrating. I suppose one thing that does make up for this though is the length of the wires which means that the speakers can be put within quite a large range of your computer.
Overall I'd say this is a great purchase which is definitely worth the price you pay for them.
These logitech speakers are a fantastic purchase for someone looking to upgrade from built in laptop speakers or fit decent sound onto a crowded desk. These little speakers pack a good punch with strong base, a good high range, and clear middle frequencies - and they can get rather loud when cranked up all the way to eleven! They have a small footprint, but can fill the room with stereo sound, so would be great to fit into a tight spot. They're compatible with anything with a auxillary jack, so I have them plugged into my television with another cable running to my laptop as a 2 for 1 upgrade to my existing sound. These could also be used as extra speakers for a surround sound setup if you want to upgrade later on. They're a great price, and I've always had good experience with Logitech customer service.
Have an Aspire 5732z laptop that I use with an Acer 19 inch monitor. I sometimes connect my laptop up to my Sony tv which is internet enabled and also lets me play games and videos off the laptop on the tv, using the Sony Amplifier I have connected to the tv.
However my laptop is all set up on my dining room table with the monitor, and I mostly like to leave it there as it creates a mess of wires on the floor near the tv and doesn't always work with the tv.
The speaker on the Aspire is tinny, weak and ineffective, so I normally use my headphones. This is restrictive though so I have a few sets of pc speakers, some old ones stopped working for various reasons. One pair I have that work and produce good sound, or good enough is the ever reliable Logitech's this version is the LS11.
You can plug your headphones into the speaker via the socket on the right hand speaker, where there is also the more useful volume control / If you buy speakers, why would you plug headphones into them? They are already in the headphone socket anyway.
DESCRIPTION / USAGE
These Logitech LS11 speakers will cost about £11 on Ebay or £15 in Argos new so they are not exactly going to bankrupt you.
To set them up you just plug the jack into the socket on your laptop or pc, which on the Aspire is green; after you have plugged the power pack into the mains, position the two speakers and it should work.
On the Aspire it goes into the green headphone socket on the left, I think the red socket is for a microphone. It is the same set up as other Logitech pc speakers I have had, it is easy to use but looks a bit cheap and plasticity.
They give a good surround sound effect so you don't just hear from one speaker or the other.
It says 3w but that doesn't give you an idea of what it sounds like. They are not too bassy, and give a clear sound so you can actually hear what people are saying unlike another pair I had which had so much bass everything just blurred into one long booooom !
I spent a lot on that set, whereas this budget set is more practical for short term casual listening. Its okay for things like you tube clips, news clips, wmp music etc.
I have a mediocre laptop that is not anything flashy but manages to do the job, however there are times when I want to listen to music or watch catch up shows to BBC I Player or demand services and end up having to put earphones into the laptop just so I can hear the content, as even with my laptop volume on highest it is still hard to hear everything to a satisfactory standard and especially when the laptop is placed further away from me.
Therefore it came time for me to invest in some speakers that I could use with my laptop and with my iPod, so off to Argos I went.
== Price ==
When I visited Argos they had a few speakers to choose from. However I decided to pick the Logitech LS11 speakers mainly because it looked quite attractive and being priced at £17.99 wasn't bad at all. I didn't want anything too fancy or too advanced, so this looked simple and appealing and managed to stay within my budget.
These speakers are also available from Amazon at £12.50 which is a bargain in my opinion, and wish I had shopped around a bit before buying them!
== Design ==
The speakers have a height of 16.3, Width: 8.5, Depth: 8.1cm, and have 1.5watt speakers. The speakers are not too big or too small; instead I think they are perfectly sized to fit next to a laptop or iPod without taking much room.
I was more than happy with the design and appearance of the speakers, they had shiny silver metal inner speakers that along with the black outer contrast made the speakers look nice and glossy and very modern looking. Even though are priced cheap they certainly do not look cheap, in my opinion they look like a pair of expensive high tech speakers. The speakers have a nice silver metal coloured frame that's located on the outer rim of the speakers and shapes into a curvy design at the bottom to form a base stand.
The right speaker holds the volume control which is a big black circular module in the middle. The right speaker also contains a headphone jack socket which is clearly visible. The left speaker has the logo printed on the front near the bottom and is nice and small, as I personally find big bold logos on electrical items can make them look odd and cheap.
== My Experience ==
The assembling and installation process was a doddle, simply insert the speaker wires into the laptop and its up and running. There was no endless wires hanging around, there were just two wires one into the laptop and one into the speaker, simple and tidy at the same time.
The speakers are easy to turn on and off, and all it takes is a simple click of the volume button, and once you see a green light appear near the volume you know it's ready to go.
And once it is switched on the sound quality is brilliant, I can hear music to a much better standard now and can really hear the bass, the beat and the vocals clearly with no fuzzy crackling sounds. Watching movies and shows on the laptop has become a lot more enjoyable thanks to these speakers; I can hear all the action and voices clearly even when the speakers are placed quite far away. The volume levels are easy to adjust, and even at medium volume the sounds is more than audible from across a medium sized room.
The speaker cables are not too long or too short so they are easy to move around without making a mess or wires getting tangled.
== Conclusion ==
Overall these are great quality speakers, I have had them for over a year and they are still functioning and working brilliantly. From time to time they can get a little noticeably dusty due being black coloured, however a quick wipe with a cloth solves this issue instantly. The sound is clear and crisp, no issues at all with the sound quality. Overall 5 star buy due to the quality and the bargain price tag.
I purchased a laptop about 2 years ago and immediately decided that I wanted to purchase some speakers to go with the laptop. I often play games on the computer and am always playing music so I wanted some decent speakers where I could turn the volume up and it would sound much better than it would if I was playing the music on my laptop. I didn't want to go for really cheap speakers, but I also didn't want to spend silly amount of money on some speakers either. I was intending to purchase a brand I had heard of before as I knew these would probably be much more reliable than an own brand or brand I have never heard of before.
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The speakers are made by Logitech and can be purchased from various different places including Argos and Amazon. The speakers come in one colour which is black, which would look perfect next to my laptop, as this was also black. The speakers claim to be reliable and easy to use, just plug and play! The speakers provide a crisp and clear sound through its shielded, satellite speakers and high excursion drivers. Boasting compatibility with PC's, CD players and MP3 players the sleek black audio system provides an exceptional audio experience. The Speakers are mainly black but do have a silver like cage surrounding the speaker which is the actual stand for the speaker. The silver cannot be removed from the speaker. The speakers are very modern and stylist looking and have a black shiny front to them. The right hand speaker has a volume control, headphone and microphone sockets. The left hand speak just has the Logitech logo on it. The speaker can be turned on and off by the volume control button which clicks when it's on. You can tell when the speakers are on as a green light will appear just underneath the volume control. When you turn this to the left and it clicks again, the light will disappear which means the speakers are turned off. The speakers come with a headphone jack so was really easy to plug into my laptop and also into my iPod as well.
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I purchased these from my local Argos store for £14.99; how-ever you can also purchase them from Amazon. Please note that prices may vary.
Using the Speakers
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I didn't need to set the speakers up before using them and I just plugged the jack into my laptop and turned the volume control to turn the speakers on. The volume dial is very easy to turn with minimum effort. When playing some music on my laptop from YouTube I often find some of the songs quieter than others so I have to turn the volume up a little. I also plug the jack into my iPod so I can listen to music straight from there without having to turn my laptop on. The music comes out of the speakers very clear and crisp without any other noises apart from the music itself. The cable to the speakers is a good length and isn't too long or too short which means it doesn't get tangled up with other leads. I have never had the volume to the speakers up to the loudest volume as the speakers go loud enough for me without the need to have it up any louder. As the speakers are left on my desk at home, they do get a little dusty and as they are black the dust shows quite a bit. A quick wipe with some polish and a duster gets rid of any dirt and they look as good as new again. I've had the speakers for just over a year and a half and I haven't experienced any problems with the speakers so far.
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I think these speakers are fantastic value for money as they are good quality and don't look cheap. The speakers are also long lasting and nothing has failed or gone wrong with them since I have had them. The speakers aren't too big which means they sit perfectly on the desk next to my laptop. I've never used the sockets on the front of the right speaker to listen to music through head-phones so I can't really comment on how good this is, how-ever I think it would be just a good quality as it would be when listening to music through the speakers. I have found these speakers so good that I also recommend these to my mum and she also purchased these about a year ago. As the speakers are plug and play she could do this herself ready to sue the speakers when she plays games on her desktop computer. My mum hasn't had any issues with the speakers either. I think these are fantastic speaker and I highly recommend them to others.
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* 2 x 3 Watt satellite speakers
* Size H: 16.3, W: 8.5, D: 8.1cm
* 1.5W Speaker
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I bought these on sale in Argos costing £14.99 for the pair, reduced down from £19.99, as I was looking for affordable speakers to use when playing music on a laptop. I find that the built in speakers on my laptop sound quite tinny, so I wanted better sound quality when using Spotify and iTunes and also when watching films or TV on the laptop, as I often sit with my headphones in to do this!
I was attracted to these are they were on sale and I know that Logitech is a reputable brand. I have used microphones and webcams from Logitech before. The speakers are compatible with CD players and mp3 players as well as computers, so they are versatile. I have only been using them on my laptop so far but I am glad they are compatible with the ipod, as I prefer to use a headphone jack (like these speakers) than to put it in an ipod dock, as a cheap docking station damaged my old ipod.
=== Appearance ===
I think these speakers look great. They are very compact, at 16.3 cm high, 8.5cm wide and 8.1cm deep, so I am able to place them on top of a fairly small CD rack and I didn't have any problem finding a place for them. My old speakers are much bulkier. These are a shiny black with a silver frame and the design looks quite sleek, modern and minimal.
=== How to Use ===
The speakers need to be plugged into the mains, then attached to the computer via a headphone jack. I find this good as it does not take up a valuable USB port, because my laptop doesn't have so many ports and I like to plug in a mouse, my external harddrive, sometimes my camera or ipod, so USB ports can be in high demand!
=== Sound ===
These speakers sound great. There is none of the tinniness that I get when I play music directly from the laptop using the built in speakers. The sound is clear and full. Apparently they have "high excursion drivers" for clear audio, which didn't mean anything to me, but it must be doing its job! It is easy to adjust the volume with the large round dial on the front. There are no clear volume markings or numbers, so you just have to look at how far you have turned the dial but this is not a problem. You can turn the volume up pretty high - certainly high enough for any reasonable home use in my opinion.
=== Overall ===
For £15 I am really pleased with these speakers. The quality of sound is just as good as from a normal CD player and I am going to get another one to use on my smaller netbook upstairs! I have no complaints and I would highly recommend them.
These speakers were purchased for use with a laptop and to be honest given that they were only £14.99 reduced from £19.99 in Argos my expectations were not very high and in the end I was a little surprised and pleased that they actually exceeded those expectations which is good however given I did not extect a great deal that does not mean that the sound quality is particularly brilliant but the sound is certainly listenable to and there have been no issues regarding performance.
The speakers are functional rather than stylish in my opinion. They are easy to set up through a simple connection and they are also suitable for use with MP3 players as well. Each speaker has a seperate volume control, however this is the only thing you can adjust through the speakers, and two headphone slots. They are nice and portable as well and that is a plus as I would take them if on a weekend break to use with my ipod.
At lower levels the sound quality is pretty good, it lacks depth when it comes to the bass sounds but other than that at the lower and mid levels on the volume control the sound is pretty clear and importantly an improvement on the quality of sound from my laptop internal speaker. The volume does have a pretty good range, they can certainly be used if you are playing back ground music in a room with lots of people talking. However when you start to crank up the volume the quality of sound does deteriate quite a bit and it becomes a bit tinny and loses definition.
Overall if you are just looking for a cheap set of speakers then these are not bad. I can imagine them being suitable for someone at Uni in a small room who plays music through their laptop on spotify as they will certainly be able to cope with that sort of usage. These are worth considering so those who want a cheap option that will be reliable as I have had no problems with them at all.
I bought these speakers from Argos a few months back as I recently got bought a laptop. I was told that these were excellent computer/ 3.5mm speakers, which they are. They look nice, they sound good and most importantly they're not bank breaking. The speakers come in a box, properly packaged with a full instructions and information manual. Like most people, I didn't really read the information booklet (it's not rocket science :D) I found that they are quite easy to attach. You just insert the green lead into the headphone slot in your laptop, they fit all 3.5mm slots, so they would be easily accessible to ipods and phones. They can also be attached to TV's, however I find that TV speakers are pretty loud to begin with. My laptop is quite quiet so when these started playing my music very loudly, I was impressed. To be honest, I was expecting it to have a better bass, but like I stated in the title, they were reasonably cheap!
The speakers are black with a silver outline, an obvious speaker ring in the middle with a sleek, stylish design. The speakers have an adjustable volume controller with an additional headphone slot for attaching portable MP3 devices. The speakers are split into two separate pieces. I find, that this is very useful, and common for desk usage which delivers and equal sound. I don't see these speakers as being suitable for HD televisions, or as a high quality sound processor. When I was searching for speakers to buy, there were lots of choices, but as I had a budget, my choices were limited. When looking through the Argos catalog in store I noticed that these had a 4 star rating for sound quality. There were speakers that cost a lot more than this with a much lower sound quality star rating. However, lacking HD capability and fancy features and controls this sounded much more appealing price wise. I never hesitated when buying them, they were appropriate, sleek and they suit my room.
As far as the sound goes, it's not brilliant. However, it's not terrible. Modern technology these days is always changing, so in my personal opinion this is quite standard technology. I can't see these as being overly popular, but in people in my age group (teens) might appreciate the bargain and see it as loud is loud (I certainly do!) They do go quite loud, their not floor shakers but they are loud. I find that by putting my computer sound max and speaker sound low the sound is perfect for me. I often leave my music on overnight as it's calming. These have lasted me a few months now and I have not noticed any design or manufacturing faults to this date, and hope that they will last me a while.
Like I said, these cost £19.99 from Argos, but they are also available from local entertainment stores and Logitech online. The price may be considerably more depending on location and delivery. Overall, a good quality product, serving me well. Not recommended for outdoor and hall usage (sound might not be loud enough or high enough quality). Mostly recommended for home usage. A recommendation from me though, 4 stars! X x x
When my new PC arrived back about a year ago, the monitor that came with it didnt have built in speakers. I was on a tight budget but really wanted some decent sounding speakers for it. I saw these in a catalog, they looked nice, were cheap, and they had the feature that I wanted the most - A volume knob.
I've had them for a while now, the sound quality is really good, nice and crisp. They look just right next to my black pc and monitor. I listen to music quite alot and the sound is good from them. they don't have much bass but for a little extra you can buy the set with the subwoofer for the added bass if you really want.
The wires are quite long so you can arrange them how you want, but not *too* long so that you are left with a tangled mess to go with all the other wires you probably will have from the computer.
I would definately recommend getting these for the price, they sound really very good.
I first came across these speakers when looking for something relatively small and easy to transport when I moved into Halls of Residence at university. After pouring through the array of options available in every appropriate store, big ones that looked nice, small ones that looked cheap, weird shaped onces that were ridiculously overpriced... I finally found these ones. Logitech LS11. Small, sleek, mains powered speakers at a wonderfully affordable price.
Firstly, I was (as typical for an 18 year old girl I suppose) attracted by the aesthetics. A black rectangular speaker in a silver frame, with a 2inch high-excursion metallic driver on the front (giving it that hifi feel without the cost) and a blended in black knob for volume and power, was subtle enough to go unnoticed on my desk, (matched the silver laptop) and didnt look made of cheap and tacky plastic like many of the lower-value speakers around today. Since I bought them I've also seen them in the same black but with a very elegant white swirly flowery pattern in the top right hand corner, and with pink or blue frames instead of the silver as I purchased. Meaning these speakers can be found to suit most peoples style and decor.
Secondly, the quality attracted me - I have trusted many logitech computer products over the years, although invested in their speakers and felt that the quality we had received in the past was sure to continue into these products. Peak power at 6 watts was alot higher than even the more expensive speakers around it (particularly the novelty ones) and I was told by one of the shop employees that the sound system was, infact, as crystal clear as having been a far more expensive set. After using them for a few months I can guarantee the sound is almost entirely crystal clear, the volume entirely adequate for my room and even, on occassion, to cover a flat party - meaning a lot of power in these little beauties. And, despite some negative reports, I have not personally come across any issues with using this product.
The features were the final tempting aspect - I personally like to have speakers with an auxillary input, so I can plug in my ipod and suchlike (particularly useful for flat parties, as the speakers are small enough to be easily moved to the kitchen) and a headphone jack for easy use when trying to be more conspicuous. The other feature that mainly interested me was the cable management system, with all the cablehidden away, the only ones to deal with are the mains power supply, the aux cable and the cable connecting the two speakers. Particularly in a small room like mine at university, the idea of cables spilling everywhere is a nightmare and the handy design at the back of the speakers allow some of this excess to be wound away to clear up the desk. All in all, perfect for my needs.
Finally, the price. At RRP £14.99, it is definitely at the bottom end of the speaker pricings, but it rivals even my full hifi system at home for quality and clarity and volume is more than adequate.
Overall I'd recommend these speakers as a quality set of speakers for use at a desk or in a kitchen, or anywhere where you dont want to entertaing every room in the house, and for an entirely reasonable price what can go wrong? Definitely worth a go!
Working as a tutor and relying heavily on powerpoint and video presentations to aid my lessons I always need a pair of reliable speakers to be able to plug into the tower deck of my computer to accompany the presentation. When my trusty previous pair which lasted me over 5 years broke down beyond repair recently I went out to by a new pair and after recommendations from work mates and online went for the Logitech LS11 set.
I have used a wide range of Logitech products in the past, mainly their line of video gaming products, and after good experiences on those counts had no problems trusting the brand again. Also ordering for £18 off amazon I thought this was a very fair price especially considering the daily use they receive.
The first thing that hit me when I removed them from the box and began to assemble them in my classroom was how stylish they looked, certainly more stylish than more expensive products I have been looking at and they look every bit the price thus giving off a good impression. I am sure as well they will look equally as good in any living room PC or next to a music docking station. The black and silver design with subtle markings as seen in the picture thus makes the speakers aesthetically pleasing,
They can be used with a variety of products including standard hifi's, pc's and even portable music devices. Ideally though they are designed for use with PC's. You can even use them as a docking station for an ipod to play songs through there or any other MP3 player and there is a headphone jack too if you need to keep the noice down.
At 3 watts the sound is not going to rival the speakers likely to be with your current hi fi or tv unit so don't consider them as an out and out replacement for that purpose. The sound is crisp, clear and even at the loudest it stays consistent and is perfectly suitable for use with a personal PC, or as I use them, to play to a class of 20 or so clients.
I have used these for around 5 weeks now on a daily basis and have no issues so far, they are light and portable which is ideal for moving around the office and it is a breeze to set them up and get going. An all together hassle free experience.
The price helps too and I wouldn't look much further for a simple, cheap set of PC speakers!
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I bought these speakers for my PC after years of using a cheap Mikomi set. And so after doing a bit of searching I came across these. Now these what these speakers lack in bass they make up for with there sleek design and overall functionality
As you can tell these speakers look very stylish and sleek with the clean piano black finish and silver stand, also they are a perfect fit on a small desktop.
As for there functionality there is the headphone jack and another nice little feature is the MP3 player Input allowing you to use the speakers like the speakers in a docking station
Although these speakers can be used for larger electronics such as TV's unfortunately these really aren't a great replacement for a proper 2.1 or surround sound. These are just primarily good PC speakers which allow you to listen to music without any cracking
There is only one problem I have with these speakers is that occasionally the sound from one speaker will just disappear just to come back a minute later. Its not a ruinous fault just a noticeable one
Overall If you want some competent affordable speakers you cant go to wrong with these
My partner and his friends are DJ's....apparantly. My definition of their so called ''DJing'' is them sitting around MY laptop during the football, darts, snooker etc. and mixing their own tracks! I was on the fence about what I was more sick of hearing, their creations or their constant moaning about how crackly my laptop speakers made their music!... The CHEEK! After a while of thinking it over, I realised that no matter what, there was not a chance that I was going to stop them playing it but I could stop the constant drone of their moaning, so off I popped to my local Argos store to buy a decent but fairly priced pair of speakers (no way was I going to pay a fortune for something that was going to destroy my hearing and my sanity!).
Taking a quick flick through the in store catalogue my eyes settled on a set but even though they were cheap, they didn't look too easy on the eye. A further glance down the page brought me to these Logitech LS11 speakers for just under £18.00. Rather nice, so off I went and purchaced them.
Taking them home, I couldn't get near them for a good few hours as I was pounced on nearly as soon as I walked through the door to see what I had bought, as soon as my partner seen the box, he scrambled to get to it, took it and that was the last I seen of him or the speakers until later that night! (I still heard them though - amplified!!).
When I did finally get to them, my first impressions were that even though they were a bargain price, this was not reflected in the quality. The speakers themselves looked rather sleek and shiny, black with a silver metal frame surrounding them which also formed the base. On the left speaker was the Logitech Logo and situated on the right speaker, is the volume control button and headphone jack, which shows that they have evolved with the times as some speakers that actually allowed you to perform this, used to house it at the back which was rather a pain, this is much handier.
The speakers are easy to assemble, even though I didn't personally see them for dust during this phase, the box was left lying around for me to dispose of so I was able to get a quick peek at the instructions. Basically, two wires coming from one of the speakers, one into the computer, one into the other speaker and away you go!!!
As far as sound performance goes, I am not the best at explaining but I will give it a go in my terms!!!.... Loud, Crisp and Clear! (Sorry!).
Overall for the price that you pay for them, they are well worth a shot, I know that they must be decent because even I can understand some of the lyrics coming from them, trust me that is an art when you have to listen to what I have to. Even with the music coming from them at full blast for 99% of the time, I have never noticed any fading, crackling, loss of volume or any other signs of problems,
These speakers can be bought from Argos for around £18.00 or even better, on amazon.co.uk within the vacinity of £10.00!!! Even better!
I chose these speakers after a long time choosing the right speakers and i found it difficult because speakers are either really expensive or really cheap with no sound quality. These were £17 when I bought them and look very nice and neat they are black and silver and would go with most desktop computers. They produce a very good sound for the price you pay and we are very pleased with them. It was easy to get to work you just plugged them in and they worked. It was the same brand as our webcam witch we are also pleased with. I would recomend these speakers to someone who dosn't know very much about the technical things about producing good sound because you do get good quality from these. On one of the speakers they have a standard earphone placement that works and I can't see them breaking anytime soon and i use them everyday well i hope they don't. Just one thing though the plastic cover were you turn the volume up and down does come off easily when you play with the volume. It is simple to put back on again and press it back on and it has only happened once and it didn't break it.
I've recently bought these computer speakers after having a look at several different websites and reading reviews. I was looking for some relatively cheap speakers that still produced good quality sound and these are definately the right speakers. I paid about £17 for these and it was definately £17 well spent.
These are really easy to install, literally just plug into the power and the PC and away you go. The design is great, the gloss black with the silver finish and the exposed speaker element really look good. I thought these had the potential to look cheap from the photos but Logitech have produced a good quality product here. The only downside is the cabling! There is alot of excess cable which you have to tidy away to maintain a clutter free desktop, but thats the case with alot of desktop PC speakers.
The sound quality is actually very good. These speakers produce a good full sound on games, online TV (iplayer) and music. Clearly the bass isnt as strong as a 2.1 or 5.1, etc set of speakers but for the money these speakers delivery very good quality sound that is perfect for day to day use. They produce a reasonable volume, again not the loudest, but the volume range is fine for normal use.
The connectivity is good as well. These speakers also give you the option to plug in headphones or an MP3 player via the jack connections on the front of the one of the speakers. Handy as you dont need to fiddle about plugging and unplugging connections on the PC itself.
In summary i think these are a great buy and would definately recommend them for someone looking for decent day-to-day computer speakers.