The Technika 2 speakers are a powerful and attractive add-on for anyone who's after a bit more volume with their laptop, pc, ipod or even so you can hear the soaps a bit more clearly on your tv!
As a DJ im used to music been played at ridiculously loud volumes so my perception of what loud music actually is may vary some what to what someone else may think! Anyway to cut a long story short I purchased a pair of these speakers a couple of months back costing around £10 It wouldn't have even been worth returning them even if they didn't work at all because of them been so cheap..
The first reason I purchased these were the design, they go perfectly with my packard bell lj71 laptop which also comes in a sleek black and silver finish so straight away it was like the perfect match and then not really needing much persuasion to part with my £10 note I soon became another satisfied customer!
The Technika 2 speakers run of a 14v power adapter and includes a 3.5mm stereo headphone cable which easily connects the speakers between any standard headphone output. There is also a connection between to the two speakers so you can decide whether you want one or both plugged in. There is also a tone control on the side of the main speaker which controls the level of bass or vocal which you hear on the output, along with this there is a volume control on the unit which drastically increases the output and saves the hassle of having to resort to your media device to turn it up or down.
The speakers are black and thin and stand up without problems, my only problem is they sometimes seem to get in the way and because they are so lightweight it only takes a slight knock and there on the floor and again dispite the numerous clashes with my tile floor they still perform as well as they did when first purchased.
I have used these speakers on a day to day basis and by just having the volume halfway up it can be heard all around my house, they have also performed really well for small house party's and general monitoring when DJ'ing. These are by no means on the scale of reputable branded speakers on a higher price margin however for the price you pay and the long lasting performance that they deliver there really is nothing but value for money and customer satisfaction!
Having played almost every genre of music through these speakers there doesn't seem to be any restriction for how far the capability actually goes, however the speaker cones themselves aren't too big so there's always the question of asking what are we really expecting? The top hats and vocals are very crisp and clear however does muffle when they are used on a full volume, they do deliver a good degree of bass however the tone control needs to be adjusted acurately to receive the best output!
So there you have it, a pair of attractive speakers which fit nicely in to a laptop bag which deliver a good volume and quality of sound along with a nice price tag. Tempted yet?
I regularly listen to music on my PC as I surf the net, Facebook my friends or write reviews for Dooyoo and Ciao, I now have a very good set of speakers for my PC which come with their own bass unit and sound fantastic, previous to them I had a set of Technika 2.0 Stereo Speakers which looked good and performed ok but were not really up to the job I wanted them for.
I paid only £11.99 for these Technika speakers so I cannot really fault them too much, they would do someone fine who perhaps just wanted them for gaming use or to listen to a bit of music at a low volume whilst using the internet.
I have a wide and varied taste in music but when it comes to a Saturday night and getting ready to go out with the girls it has to be a bit of dance music for me and this is where these speakers with an output power of only 9 watt started to struggle.
Any bass at all in a track and the sound had to be turned down or the vibration and distortion became unbearable, the sound reproduction at low levels was fine but they became very crackly at higher levels.
The speakers looked good and were a perfect size at 24.5cm in height, 18.5cm in width and 9cm in depth and if only they were up to the job I would have stuck with them a lot longer.
I have passed them on to my little niece who uses them to listen to some music and just typical PC usage and they are now a year old with two owners and have given us no trouble so if it is just typical PC usage then perhaps these will do you fine but if you want to pump some serious tunes through them they will fail you on sound quality.
The speakers come with a 3.5mm jack connection which can easily be plugged into the back of your pc but can also be used with other items such as MP3 players and IPods and the likes but again the sound quality when used to listen to music at louder volumes isn't very good.
After a recent terrible computer virus our internal pc speakers just decided to stop working. We tried everything to get them going again but to no avail. As my husband is a You Tube fanatic and missed browsing through and listening to many clips I decided to treat him to a new set of external speakers. Not really wanting to spend too much on them but obviously wanting to get quality worth buying, after much research I decided to go for the Technika 2.0 Stereo Speakers at £9.97 from Tesco.
The speakers came well packaged in a cardboard box along with the 3.5mm jack with lead and the power supply lead and a small instructions leaflet. They were easily unwrapped and equally easy to set up and install.
These speakers are quite tall, slim and attractive and actually look really good standing proudly at either side of our monitor. Each speaker measures approximately 24.5cm in height, 18.5cm in width and 9cm in depth, although fairly tall they are pretty compact and don't take up much room on the desk. The speakers are matt black and slope back slightly giving them quite an elegant, stylish look.
The speakers come with a 3.5mm jack, which can easily be plugged into the back of your pc. They are plug and play and are very easy to install. Once you plug the speakers in you are prompted to accept the new hardware and off you go.
One of the speakers, in my case the right hand one, has a small on/off power button on the side along with a volume control dial, a tuner control dial and a small blue power on light. The speakers give 9w of sound, which I thought was quite respectable for small plug in speakers. Being multimedia speakers means that not only can you use them for your computer but you can also use them for portable devices as well. We have tried out my son's Ipod Touch use these speakers as well and they worked really well.
Overall I would definitely recommend these speakers. They were easy to set up and look really good. The sound quality is brilliant, my husband even tested them at full volume (much to my dismay) and even then there was very little distortion. They have a good deep sound quality to them with no tinny sound quality at all, all too often small plug in speakers can give quite a tinny sound, but these definitely do not. I like the fact that there is a sound control on the speakers themselves, making it much easier to control the volume, rather than having to use the controls on the computer. I also liked the fact that there was just the right amount of cable. Previous speakers we have had seemed to come with way too much cable, causing an untidy tangled mess, but these ones did have plenty cable, but it was easy to neatly hide the excess cable. Of course I can't forget to mention the super price tag too, £9.97 from Tesco, a super buy, easy to use, look good and give super sound quality. Well done Tesco!
I work in retail, however had not been made aware of this particular brand.
That aside , i was dissapointed when I connected these stero speakers to my laptop.
I sampled them listenening to Coldplay - Viva La Vida, the bass just wasn't there to be honest. On the plus side the vocal were reasonably clear, but thats all I could really get from the first hearing.
Given the price of these speaker I suppose it can be argued what do you expect for 13 quid...maybe im being harsh, I dont know?
On the 2nd listen I selected a track from Sigor ros, the melody was claear through out but lacked any kind of bass
Build quality, is plasticky and the 3.5 mm jack would not connect firmly without me keeping reconnecting it.
I actually like the fact that the cones on the speakes are uncovered (this uasually means that the sound will be clearer and more unmuffled?)
in practise even this is just a gimmicky design, and does not aid in the sound quality in any way.
dissapointing even given the price.
I would only reccomend these to someone who has a £13 budget who doesnt mind the bad quality.