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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much bass, 22 Mar. 2006
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This review is from: Logitech X-230 Multimedia Speaker System - 32 Watt (Total) (2.1) (Electronics)
I bought this speaker system after reading many 5 star reviews. Yes the sound quality is good, the speakers and subwoofer look good and they are well made.
However, the subwoofer produces a LARGE amount of BASS even when the subwoofer volume adjustment is turned to minimum. The problem with this speaker system is that it is not possible to have more volume from the speakers and have the subwoofer at a reasonable level. The amount of bass from the subwoofer far outweighs the mid-range sound/volume from the speakers. The speakers also have a volume adjustment, which controls both speakers and subwoofer, yet this increases the amount of bass in direct proportion to the speaker volume.
I have tried adjusting the graphic equaliser on my PC (in media player and on sound card settings) to reduce the bass although this results in music sounding distorted. I have also used my iRiver mp3 player which has more graphic equaliser options than my PC. The result is much the same, when the bass is reduced, music sounds distorted.
The reason why the music sounds distorted and the reason why this speaker system does not produce enough mid-range sound is because it has only small speakers which are good at producing high-range sounds and a subwoofer only capable of producing low-range sounds; thereby creating the illusion of mid-range by combining the high and low-range. I think this speaker system could be easily improved with a lower minimum setting on the subwoofer volume adjustment.
If you LOVE BASS and want it LOUD (i.e. Dance/house/techno/drum&bass/garage) then these speakers are perfect for you. However, if you want to listen to music such as indie and rock music then I recommend you look for a speaker system with better mid-range sound (and/or better subwoofer volume control).
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Initial post: 4 Jan 2009 17:40:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jan 2009 17:41:44 GMT
Ben Saunders says:
What do you expect for £30? If your an audiophile then fork out on some REAL speakers and a good amp to match, graphic eq's are for shoddy speakers to try and balance out the sound, proper speakers don't need adjustment because the sound is already balanced, why do you think so much work goes into producing albums? is it so we can play them on rubbish sound systems and alter the mix, ruining all the hard work gone into producing them? I think not.

Posted on 17 Feb 2009 08:49:14 GMT
A. Zaman says:
I have the 5.1 system and this users comments are very true, I am happy with the setup, the bass is always on the lowest setting and the sound is more than ample!!

Posted on 27 Feb 2009 15:35:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Feb 2009 15:36:48 GMT
You're quite right, the bass is slightly too emphasised on this setup leaving quite low middle volume. For the money though they're not bad.

Posted on 17 Mar 2009 17:58:56 GMT
Oliferr. says:
Are there any speakers you recommend that are in a similar price range?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2009 09:47:06 BDT
in my opinion you are wrong, as the Creative P380 cost 16 pounds and are much better

Posted on 26 Dec 2009 09:57:55 GMT
mickyDinn says:
Good review, thank you...

oh ye .. to the guy complaining "what do you want for £30" , this is a review m8, you know..like,.. objective point of view on item or some such ...

honestly, some folk
~m

Posted on 5 Jan 2010 10:02:05 GMT
Mjmbates says:
I want to improve the bass on my LCD TV Would this speaker system do this? Can anybody tell me please? also whether the existing cable connections will work.Grateful for some advice Ta

Posted on 19 Jan 2010 20:49:13 GMT
Nick 3029 says:
This reviewer has got it right. As with many cheap products, the bass is ridiculously loud, because that's all that some people want, and it's an easy way of giving the illusion of 'good' speakers. I've got these speakers, and for the money they are good value, but I agree, the bass is so loud I have to have the woofer on zero or thereabouts to be able to hear the rest of the music. In response to the person saying 'if you're an audiophile get a decent system'... I am an audiophile, but I don't have hundreds of pounds for a decent system, and if I did it would be hi-fi separates, not computer speakers. These serve a purpose.

They are great if you love bass. They shake the room. Their other slight defect is that there are quite a lot of cables trailing around and the sub woofer is quite big and heavy. My girlfriend has made me remove the speakers from their ideal location for this reason (goddammit!). I think the system could be improved by making it so that if you want, you can just plug the tweeters in without the woofer, but the way it's set up you can't.

Posted on 4 Jan 2013 16:58:33 GMT
The Letter K says:
does anybody know where you can get the two speaker on its own without subwoofer ?
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