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9.1 out of 10

Focal XS Book

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Focal XS Book Review

Ken Rockwell
28 October 2012
  • Summary: These are great little plastic speakers for where you need them to amplify themselves and just disappear. They have no bass; I'd prefer the sound from a cheaper satellite system with a bad subwoofer than these speakers run with no subwoofers at all. These speakers are fine for voice, and sound fuller played in a larger room as opposed to a desktop on which I used them.
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Focal XS Book Desktop Speaker System (Playback 56)

8 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The Focal XS Book is a two unit powered speaker with relatively compact dimensions (11” high x 4.5” wide x 7.9” deep). While aimed at the desktop market, where each speaker would normally be placed to the sides of a computer monitor, it’s compact dimensions and neat wiring also lend the XS Book to other uses. For example, you could simply use it with an iPhone, Android or iPod as a basic music system.
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Overall 8

Focal XS Book Wireless

What Hi-Fi?
21 October 2013
  • Conclusion: A thoroughly listenable set of desktop speakers with stacks of detail and Bluetooth convenience, if not the last word in excitement
  • Pros: Great scale, Good stereo sound, Detailed and dynamic, aptX Bluetooth connectivity is a nice touch
  • Cons: A little dynamically restrained, Bass could be better
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Overall 10

Focal XS Book review

5 February 2012
  • Summary: We reckon these Focal XS Book speakers are trying to channel some MacBook desirability. That’s no bad thing. Certainly the design fits; they stand tall and look smart. The Focals’ footprint is certainly within the boundaries of acceptability, but at nearly 30cms tall and 20cms deep they may not fit every desk. There’s a volume dial on top, plus 3.5mm and stereo audio inputs. And with Focal’s audio heritage, we had high hopes for the sound quality.
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Overall 10

Focal XS Book

What Hi-Fi?
1 February 2012
  • Conclusion: A potent-sounding speaker, which brings hi-fi listening to your desktop
  • Pros: Sensational scale and presence for a desktop speaker, detailed, dynamic sound, good stereo image
  • Cons: Could be too big for some desktops
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Overall 9

Expert Review

8 October 2012
  • Summary: Prix en boutique (hors frais de port) Focal XS Book Wireless - Black Iacono 249.00 € Enceintes multimédia - FOCAL - XS Book Wireless noir - Enceintes PC multimédia UBALDI 207.00 € Focal XS Book Wireless - 2.0 Materiel.net 189.00 € Enceinte Focal Xs Book 2.0 Wireless Blac 3 Suisses 249.00 € Focal Enceintes XS Book Wireless Noir Materiel.net 189.00 € Voir tous les prix !
  • Pros: Le design et la discrétion, Des haut-parleurs de bon niveau, Une restitution sonore énergique, Des basses généreuses, Une bonne tenue en puissance
  • Cons: Léger manque de définition sonore
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