Logitech Launches MX Sound Bluetooth and PC Speakersby Brett Howse on September 4, 2017 5:00 PM EST
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Logitech has been in the PC speaker game for some time, and they’ve just announced a new set into their portfolio. The MX Sound speaker system is a two-channel PC speaker system which also integrates multiple inputs, as well as Bluetooth 4.1, to allow the owner to provide the improved audio capabilities of external speakers to their PC, phone, and more.
There’s no dedicated subwoofer, which shrinks the footprint of this setup, but the two speakers should offer decent punch with rear-facing port tubes to improve bass response, and 12-Watts of RMS power (24 peak) should provide plenty of authority for the two drivers. The speaker housings are 160mm in diameter, or just over six inches, so these are reasonable sized speakers for a desktop set. The set of speakers weighs in a t 1.72 kg / 3.8 lbs as well.
Logitech doesn’t provide a frequency response chart for these, but compared to any laptop, there will be a big step up in terms of audio quality thanks to the larger drivers and more powerful amplifier, but that’s not all these are made to connect to. Logitech allows for pairing with up to two Bluetooth devices, as well as two 3.5 mm input jacks. This versatility should be welcomed to many who use multiple devices. There’s also a headphone jack, to easily move from speakers to headphones without having to change any settings on the PC or phone.
The MX branding is due to these speakers matching well with the other MX devices Logitech sells, with similar styling cues and coloring to their mice and keyboards. The speakers have fabric covers, and motion-activated backlit controls.
These new speakers will be available starting in October, for $99.99.
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Hurr Durr - Monday, September 4, 2017 - linkWhat`s the difference between MX and G, really? I`ve only been using G mice, with a distant aim of maybe adding G413 keyboard, and my choices have always been for the least garish looking.
Luckily, those also have the standard shape as well.
Brett Howse - Monday, September 4, 2017 - linkThe G lineup is their gaming brand. I prefer the shape of the G mice to the MX myself.
voxware - Monday, September 4, 2017 - linkAre there bluetooth laptop speakers where you can plug them in and run them on power/usb instead of battery life if you choose?
HomeworldFound - Monday, September 4, 2017 - linkAnker SoundCore 2 and above are pretty good for laptops.
JFish222 - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - linkI own the OontZ Angle 3 Next Generation my self. Similar to the Anker, EXTREMELY LOUD (I started with the first gen and it's only gotten better) and great mid/lows for such a small speaker. Doesn't hurt that it will run over 10hrs on a charge.
BrokenCrayons - Monday, September 4, 2017 - linkI really wish AT would reconsider doing speaker reviews. One of the last of those reviews (perhaps the last one) was written by Dustin in 2010 on the Logitech Z305 USB speaker tube. I purchased the Z305 shortly after the review and I still have, use, and enjoy them. Criticism of the reviews were, I think, the reason why they were stopped. Then again, in comments there's always someone complaining about something so even if speaker reviews do end up being subjective, they have helped me in the past.
Murloc - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - linkaudio is a huge field on its own and there are specialized websites who do just that.
Impulses - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - linkThis, plus most speakers by peripheral companies just outright suck once you start broadening your horizons and/or if you don't absolutely need a one-note rafter shaking excuse for a sub (not that it isn't fun as times for gaming, kinda blah for anything else tho).
Look at stuff like the Swan M200, JBL LSR305, or even MAudio MV40 and Samson Media One. They might require a bit more desk space but for the same kinda money (<$250) they'll blow away anything by Logi.
I had a few different setups by Logitech and Cambridge Soundworks back in the day (both 2.1 & 5.1), probably half a dozen different ones up thru college actually... I kinda wish I'd started looking elsewhere earlier.
I had one or two passive bookshelf + amp setups in between too (Pioneer/Infinity/Micca + Emotiva or Topping amp), at least those are still useful in other roles around three house (rear speakers in HT, patio, etc).
Those JBL LSR305 are easily my favorite (and current) desktop 2.0 setup tho, by far. They were recently on Massdrop tho the Amazon price dropped even lower right after (like $240/pair, I paid $260, would've paid $300 easy tbh).
BrokenCrayons - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - linkSounds like you've been through some nice setups (pun very much intended), but for me that sort of quality isn't necessary. I'm happy with a couple of inexpensive USB-powered speakers or a pair of modestly priced headphones since I don't own a desktop and can't be bothered to have a fixed-location sound system. Much of the time I spend behind a screen is done at a couch with the computer on my lap (yes that includes gaming). I won't deny I'm missing out by doing so. It'd just be nice to see AT, my catch-all for a lot of consumer electronics information, run a few low- to mid-range sound systems through some simple tests so I can get a seat-of-the-pants feel for audio quality.
grant3 - Thursday, September 7, 2017 - linkThis product is MSRP $100, that's not "same kinda money" as $250.
It's totally fine to appreciate & pay for higher quality speakers (+monitors +clothes +steaks +cars +etc).
It's also totally fine to be indifferent to the that high quality and be happy with inexpensive, sufficiently functional models.
the "it sucks once you broaden your horizons" comment reads a bit like someone looking down his nose at the unrefined masses. 'Sucks' is subjective, we all have different priorities, and for some people, loud + hyper-accurate sound reproduction is a lower priority than convenience, aesthetics, price, etc.