Reviewed by Cleecanth (Currently owns)
I bought these on Woot for only $80 and it was an absolute steal at that price point. At $200, these speakers are slightly less compelling, but still produce spectacular sound even at that price point.
The sound is warm and feels extremely full at all ranges and volumes. Bass is smooth and never overly thumpy for a set of 2 speakers with no sub. Treble is never tinny and is always backed by a nice warmth and fullness I'd rarely expect to hear from speakers without a center channel.
There is a little bit of a sweet spot that can be noticeable if you stand too far the to left or right, but in a desktop setting, this is hardly a problem.
The speakers attach from the right channel to a sound source with a standard mini connection. There is also the option for a TOSlink connector, which is definitely a nice addition for desktop speakers. The two speakers connect together by two speaker cables, which are a little thin for my taste, but since I rarely move my speakers, this is a non-issue, but could be for those who decide to port the speakers around.
Speaking of portability: These are not great speakers for that option. They're fairly large (tall) and heavy, with non-detachable stands. The power cord is broken into two pieces with a somewhat large power brick int he middle. All of which adds up to these being fairly poor portable laptop speakers if you're looking for that sort of thing.
As desktop speakers, though, these are great if you're looking for reasonably priced, great sounding speakers with a fairly small footprint. Everything about them feels high quality and the design exudes quality.
- Design 9
- Sound quality 8
- Connectivity 7