Focal XS Book provides great sound at moderate price
6 December 2011
Excerpt: (1 items) At one time, having any dedicated speakers attached to your Mac was considered a luxury—forget that most of them produced pretty terrible sound. In the last several years, “computer” speakers have been enhanced to the point where the better models can produce remarkable sounding audio—for a price. And that price has often been in the range of $500 or more.
Pros: Balanced sound in near-field environment, Loud enough for mid-sized room, Good sounding speakers
Excerpt: Focal’s commitment to audio outside of dedicated hi-fi has grown in recent years, and the Focal XS Book Wireless desktop speakers are the latest addition to the company’s more multimedia-focused product range.
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
Excerpt: Based near the foothills of the French Alps in Saint Etinenne, Focal & Co is a respected audio company that makes both complete loudspeakers and, less common for modern speaker brands, the individual drive units inside too.