Pros + Satisfactory sound quality, vocals were very clear and detailed
+ Hard plastic and metal grill in front
+ Setting up was very easy
Cons - Lacks Bass
- Occasionally Muddy
Summary One word to describe the overall sound quality would be satisfactory. In every song, episode, or movie that I watched, the vocals were very clear and detailed. In lighter rock and acoustic songs, the instruments sounded very clear and had a certain amount of depth to them. On the other hand, when I tested these with somewhat heavier rock (not metal) songs, hip-hop, and some contemporary music, the bass was lacking (or if you are audio-savvy, "considerably" lacking) in the overall sound. I also noticed the percussion and the bass were drowning out the vocals or creating a slightly muddy feel that lasted throughout the entire song.
In the speakers, there are two knobs, one to adjust the volume and the other to adjust the tone. The tone adds the background effect of the instruments and the voice to the song as a whole. That being said, it seems to have no effect after it is adjusted past the midpoint, and when listening to other media such as interviews or late night talk shows, one may even have to turn it down because it seems to capture too much background noise and interferes with the voice.
When it comes to rating speakers that are priced below $50, the value for the price is one of the most important criteria for me. Although there are several criticisms that I have regarding the audio quality of the speakers, the "bang for the buck" factor is what clearly supersedes them and changes my overall rating from three to four stars. If you are purchasing these speakers if you are on a budget, or for simple and casual listening, the aforementioned criticisms will be negligible and you will enjoy these speakers for a very long time. However, if you listen to fast-paced music, consider yourself to be an audiophile, audio-savvy, audio crazed, or whatever you call it these days, these speakers may not fit your criteria.
To the few of you who may have a hard time deciding whether to purchase these speakers or pass, consider what your personal audio demands may be and (more importantly) how much you are willing to pay to obtain that quality. I will say this: For the lower end price range, these speakers have the best audio quality, the best build, and the best durability and longevity. It will go above and beyond to satisfy your needs for simple listening and entertainment. If you do not think these speakers will meet your needs, considering saving up for a more expensive unit, as these are truly the best speakers for those who are on a budget.
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Pros Lots of bass and clarity. Tone knob works well, it can remove the bass completely if wanted. Great price and build quality is great.
Cons Maybe not for people who desire looks over quality.
Summary Highly recommended. Lasted me 5 years now and still going strong, they are almost a match for my Bose Sounddock II and reasonable volumes. They hardly distort either only if you whack all the way up.
Pros Good Sound
Portable (Speakers fit together, Integrated AC Adapter, Permanent Heavy cable)
Good Bass (For a 2.0!!)
Cons Poor Bass (Compared to a 2.1)
Summary I have two sets of these and greatly enjoy them. I find they are the best speakers you will find for under $100. Even better than many of the Bose 2.0 speaker setups I've heard. Great sound a bass for a cheap 2.0 setup. Deep sound, no cracking, loud (uncomfortably so if PC output is at full, and speaker at 3/4 or higher). Enough to fill a small room easily, let alone a computer desk. Good for music and movies. They fit together too, their backs perfectly fitting together, so they are decently portable despite their size. Just stick them together and wrap the cables. Easier than some other speakers that are rounded, have wall warts, and a few flimsy cables that all disconnect and get lost or broken. Definite must if your budget is under $150.
Pros nice sound when you're near with your PC
Cons not very good when you are are far from your PC
Summary I have experienced Bose and Creative PC speakers, so far they are very good but if you need a speaker that will not occupy lots of space and have a nice sound and save your money, I recommend to buy Logitech X-140
Pros I look for Logitech products and like almost all of them. I like the controls on the front thats about it.
Cons Choppy sound not clear and distort easy
Summary The model before this the X-120 2.1 were so much better than the X-140 2.0 Not only are the X-140 twice as big but they certainly dont sound nearly as nice as the previous model for half the price. Why down grade the previous model? Disapointment for the price....sorry...keep looking