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Excellent sound quality from small-ish 2.0 speakers,
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This review is from: Logitech X-140 Multimedia Speakers (2.0) (Electronics)
Having read the other reviews for these speakers, I thought I'd give my opinion. I bought these to replace my Logitech R-10s because of their lack of clarity and bass response. What's the point in having compact speakers that don't sound good enough to make you want to listen to them?!
My first impression was that these X-140s are a bit bigger and a lot heavier and more substantial. They look and feel like they're built to last. They have two extra features too - a tone control for treble/bass balance, and an aux stereo minijack input on the front so you can connect an MP3 player without disconnecting them from your PC.
The X-140s are two-way as you can see through the metal grilles. The top tweeter cone takes care of high frequencies while the bottom cone takes care of the bass. Splitting things up like this gives much better clarity and bass response. The sound quality of these is sooooo much better than the R-10s without taking up much more desk space. The most impressive thing is the stereo imaging - these really create a realistic sound field if you sit in the middle.
Another major plus for me is that they come with a standard mains plug rather than one of those bulky transformer plugs like the R-10s which take up way too much room and usually stop you using the next-door sockets.
Some other reviewers have commented that these speakers don't go very loud. Well, I'm not sure that you can expect to use 2.5 watt desktop PC speakers for a house party. I want something that sounds really good without taking up too much space. If I wanted serious volume/bass I'd need something with a subwoofer, but then it takes up loads of space and irritates the neighbours! And these are only £15 which is a major bargain.
To summarise, I am really happy with these. They're well made, built to last, give excellent sound for their size/power, and look like they'll last for years. You have to give 5 stars for getting all this for £15.
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Initial post: 11 May 2010 15:56:37 BDT
Mrs. J. Smart says:
Spot on comments,this review has sold me on these speakers.
Posted on 30 Aug 2010 22:59:05 BDT
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Posted on 30 Aug 2010 22:59:59 BDT
M. Bolessa says:
Hi, are these speakers plugged into the mains or are they usb connected to your laptop or PC?? x
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2010 11:40:35 BDT
These speakers are mains powered. They connect to your PC/laptop using a standard 3.5mm stereo (headphone) mini jack.
Hope that helps,
Posted on 18 Jan 2011 19:35:13 GMT
Mr. R. Lloyd says:
just some corrections on the technical side. the speakers are 1-way, using a single 2.5" wide range driver in each of the 2 cabinets. The 2.75" "drivers" are actually passive radiators with nothing but a cone and a surround. These do the same job as bass reflex ports but sound cleaner :-)
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2011 00:18:55 GMT
Thanks for clarifying - the official description says "Innovative two-driver design" which from what you say is a bit misleading. However, these passive bass ports will still give the desired effect!
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2011 00:36:30 BDT
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Posted on 19 Oct 2011 16:23:29 BDT
F. Cottle says:
I am very disappointed at the quality of the sound from our 32 inch Sony TV in our bedroom. Would these speakers be an improvement?