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.

Source: Logitech

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  • we - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - link

    It's difficult enough to write meaningful reviews of true HiFi speakers, I wonder how one would do so of speakers which don't really qualify as true HiFi. The technical specifications of auxiliary PC speakers are pretty awful and vary dramatically and don't comply with recognized norms and the usage scenarios vary greatly. HiFi speakers always come with specific recommendations regarding room placement and amplifier compatability, but the usage scenario of auxiliary PC speakers hardly has limitations and these variations can influence the sound dramatically. I think the only sensible approach might be a group test. First make appropriate effort to try to get the best out of each speaker, then compare them directly with one another. Direct comparison might reveal meaningful differences.

    I think it would be a good idea if there was an option to add a subwoofer to this Logitech MX speaker. Technically easy to implement.
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  • Xajel - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - link

    I guess we need more Desktop PC soundbars, There's only few ones out there.. and also it might have built in bluetooth audio (along with apt-x or Sony's LDAC), maybe even a USB 3.1 g2 hub with smartphone chargers. Reply
  • Flunk - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - link

    Man, that is some odd-looking design, and $100 is a lot to ask for 12W Logitech speakers. Reply
  • zodiacfml - Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - link

    For the price, it should have included a battery so it can double as a portable Bluetooth speaker. Reply
  • grant3 - Thursday, September 7, 2017 - link

    Speakers are classically round so i'm surprised at someone thinking it's an odd design. Reply
  • Alexvrb - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - link

    Ehhhh I like soundbars well enough but they eat a lot of space. They're great for TVs, and even a fairly cheap soundbar beats the snot out of typical flatscreen display built-ins. But for my desk I really try to limit how much real-estate I lose in the general vicinity of my monitor... especially given that I don't have a ton of room to spare. I need some room to place food and drinks, darnit (I game better when I've had a few).

    For the ol' PC I'm still running an ancient set of Klipsch THX's. The speakers are decent for their compact size, and the sub (aka Footrest Number 1) likewise handles the rest competently. Also anything with a sub needs a hardware knob to independently control the sub, IMHO.

    Now, how about getting the occasional sound CARD review? Creative has their new Sound BlasterX AE5. I think the RGB lights are absolutely a waste of my time, but it looks like it has a nice DAC.
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  • Hurr Durr - Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - link

    And one amp for each headphone channel. I`m seriously considering switching from SB Z and review would be very helpful. Reply
  • Xajel - Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - link

    I have an old Creative 5.1 speakers ( like really old, 16 years of glory ), and these things are really a mess in cable management. specially my desk -while it is large- it stands in the centre (not facing the wall, wall is behind me), cable management is very hard in this case unless I drill holes (which I don't want to do).

    Of course I will not be able to find the perfect thing (which will include digital usb audio input)
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  • milkod2001 - Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - link

    Still waiting for some proper Logitech Z2300 replacement. Any recommendations ? Reply
  • notashill - Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - link

    At this price point you can get a decent set of bookshelf speakers and a cheap class D amp that will sound WAY better at the cost of taking up slightly more desk space. Example: Dayton Audio B652 speakers paired with a DTA-1 amp can be had for $70 total. The tiny drivers in 'computer speakers' are never going to sound particularly good compared to the ~6" drivers you see in any decent bookshelf speaker. Reply

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