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Pros Rich Bass and incredible sound for a $100 speaker system Good looking great price
Cons only real con is the glossy back on the satellites but thats not a real biggie
Summary system outputs greats sound and fills my whole suite really nicely, and has a smooth base tone to it. At first I was reluctant to purchase but i don't think ill look backThis review was modfied by poster w 11-01-13 03:47 AM
This review was modfied by poster @ 11-01-13 03:24 AM
Pros -Good sound -Takes up less space then a 5.1 system -Quite loud -Good bass for a computer set up
Cons -None that I can think of
Summary I bought these to replace an aging Creative 5.1 setup that I was sick of trying to make room for. These sit nicely on my desk on either side of the LED and have some really good sound to them for a 2.1 setup.
Pros Cheap (got them for 49.99) Subwoofer provides nice deep bass Bass control is on the speaker
Cons One-way speaker design hurts the performance of the satellites
Summary I've been looking for a budget computer speaker system for the bedroom and have gone through 3 sets now and settled on these - not because they sounded the best, but simply because they offered the best value at the price I paid.
First, the sub is surprisingly pretty good. With just a 4" down-firing driver and 6.5" non-powered passive radiator in a fairly small sealed box with just 21w going to it, it hits pretty hard and can go pretty low. I actually turned it down from the 12 o'clock position that it was on to about 10-11 o'clock as I felt it was overpowering everything else. The sub in the Edifier M3300SF (one of the sets I've purchased) has a 6.5" driver with 30w, but it was a little underwhelming despite it's specs.
Each satellite has two identical 2" dome drivers, one facing the front and one facing the back for a "3D sound" experience, but I think that's rather gimmicky and doesn't really add anything in most cases. The lack of tweeter makes the sound kind of flat in the mid-high frequencies. If Logitech would've went with a 2-way design with a dedicated tweeter, it would make the sound more dynamic and the high frequencies wouldn't sound as muffled.
As usual with Logitech, the build quality is good. It's just too bad that Logitech continues to go with one-way speaker designs as it would turn this set from good to great. These are not audiophile speakers by any means, but they should sound good enough for most people.
Other sets I've purchased were the Cyber Acoustics 3602 and the Edifier M3300SF. I returned the CA 3602 speakers because there was rattling noise in the left satellite, so the build quality didn't seem quite as good as Logitech or Edifier. Overall, I preferred the sound of the Edifier M3300SF, but they cost $22 more. If they were even 10-15 more, I would've kept the Edifiers instead.
Build quality - 4.5/5 Sound quality - 3.75/5 Value (at the price I paid) - 5/5 Overall - 4/5 (not based on average)
This review was modfied by poster @ 12-28-11 04:32 PM
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