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Date: February 16th, 2003
Article by: Burt Carver (Hardware Reviewer & Newsposter)
Product was donated by: Logitech
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Subjective Tests


As I am not a recording professional, I do not have a skookum audio studio set up with an anechoic chamber to filter out unwanted noise. I do however, have two functioning ears despite what my wife may tell you. I can tell good sound from bad sound. These speakers make good sound. Heck, for a $100, I'm surprised they work! I played a movie through them, I played Nine Inch Nails, I played Diana Krall, and I played Counter-Strike. The speakers didn't miss a beat. They handled the lows, mids and highs with aplomb. Please do not take these speakers as the be-all end-all, but for $100 you really can't go wrong for computer speakers. If you crank these babies up full volume it will sound like your granny choking on a chicken bone, but at moderate listening levels these things rock. The bass is satisfying without being over tuned, as some ported designs tend to lean towards. What are the cons? Well, there are a couple of things that bug me about the speakers. I am not sure if they are legitimate beefs, as they speakers are inexpensive, but here they are. First, the volume control for the headphone jack in the center channel is on the computer. It is completely independent of the speakers, but it can be frustrating in game when the audio starts to get annoying and you want to knock it down a notch. Second, the elves that hold on the grills didn't like my cookies and are picketing my monitor.

 

Conclusion


Well, I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the performance out of these speakers. I have a set of Logitech 4.1 speakers from before, and wasn't terribly impressed with them. These new Logitechs will be taking the place of my venerable Yamaha multimedia speakers, which says a bunch for the quality. For now, they hold the place of honour on my desk.


Pro's

  • Wicked bang for the buck.
  • Compact package
  • Good sound quality.


Con's

  • The light... the Light! (Blue LED nightmares).
  • Headphone volume control.


For the exceptional product, we award the 'great product' award.



My thanks to Logitech for kindly providing the product for review.

 

 


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