Excerpt: The Good "Sexy," minimalist design. Can run entirely from USB. International power adapters in the box. The Bad Average sound quality; distortion at high volume. Setup issues with USB on (one) example system. Expensive for those who don't need the portability. design We'll take a moment to restate our introduction: the Sound2 Speakers are attractive. From the correct angle, they look like nothing more than speaker cones; in actuality, that's exactly their nature.
Pros: "Sexy," minimalist design., Can run entirely from USB., International power adapters in the box.
Cons: Average sound quality; distortion at high volume., Setup issues with USB on (one) example system., Expensive for those who don't need the portability.
Excerpt: The rather odd-looking LaCie Sound2 Speakers are quite useful for users who have a netbook or regular notebook. However, the design of this USB-based speaker system frustrated us from the beginning.
Summary: In the hard-drive world, LaCie is a megastar – surrounded by groupies and private jets. But in the world of hi-fi, it's small beer. That’s why it’s a stroke of simple genius that the company has partnered with Cabasse, respected purveyor of classy loudspeakers, for its latest foray into desktop audio.