Summary: Bought on sale for $30.Sounds OK at lower volumes, but crank the sound to fill a small 8x8 room and the sound gets tinny and distorts. Ok for Youtube. Sucks for music. Would spend more next time. Not up to Logitech's usual standards.
Pros: Looks good, gives appearance of quality, adjustable volume, tone, headphone jack (like any other desktop speakers)
Summary: *Sigh* I wanted these speakers to work so badly. After reading all of the stellar reviews, I couldn't believe my ears when I plugged these in, especially considering they are much larger than expected. No matter how I adjust the tone knob, the sound quality just isn't that great. The quality of sound is such a huge disappointment--I don't hear any depth in the music like I do with earbuds, the built in speakers on my MBP, or even my 7-year-old portable (Logitech!
Headphone hiss, short speaker wires and mediocre sound.
JONATHAN CLEGG, Amazon
17 July 2012
Summary: I have a pretty specific list of requirements for desktop speakers. My work computer has a broken headphone jack in the front, so i have to use the one in the back. These were to double as an extension cord for my headphones. Also I have four monitors, from the left to right monitor it's about 3.5 feet. I need the speakers to reach from that distance. Finally, i'm no audiofile, but I like the speakers to sound ok. These do none of those.
Summary: Bought these to replace an 8-year old pair of fantastic low-end Harmon Kardon speakers that kicked the bucket. Very disappointed in these speakers. Sound has a tinny echo and sounds muffled, and changing 'tone' doesn't fix it, nor does multiple output devices (laptops, iPod, etc). Also even with computer output volume at max, we still have to turn up the speakers to at least 50% volume or higher.
Summary: Maybe my expectations are simply too high, but I am rather disappointed in the audio quality from these speakers, especially at lower volume levels. Recently my old set of 5.1 Logitech speakers that I use at my office finally gave up the ghost... It sounds like the amplifier gave up. Anyways. At home I have a set of Audioengine A2 speakers hooked up to my iMac. The Audioengine speakers sound amazing, and at $199 they should.
Summary: I've owned a set of these speakers before, and I was very happy with them, worked as they should and I was quite happy with them, therefore I considered buying a second set for my new desktop, but unfortunately the set that I got ended up failing and I was unable to turn them on again after the speakers themselves started emitting strong static noise when I plugged them in, and then suddenly after 20 or so seconds just shut-down.
Summary: I bought these for $15, and they're very underwhelming. Pros: $15 (would not pay more) Cons: Big - they won't fit behind your monitor unless you move it forward. I personally don't care about this, but I see many others who would like to put their speakers behind their monitor. Sound - they sound very tinny. I've had them on for about three hours, just in case there was a burn in period. They still sound tinny.
Summary: These Logitech speakers look and feel good quality, but they have a loud hum when plugged into the line jack. My previous speakers did not have this issue. The bass speakers had a great amount of static when playing music. I am returning them and will not buy Logitech speakers again. If you want good quality, you will need to spend more money on a better brand.