Thanks to the rise of streaming music, hi-res speakers are now less a luxury than a necessity. This month, I look at two headphones and two speaker sets that offer the dynamic range of sound music playback requires, whether you are by the PC, the TV or on the run.
And thanks to Bluetooth, these devices to operate anywhere without the innate distance restrictions set by wires or cables.
Logitech MX Sound Bring Premium Sound to PCs – and TVs
With its high-end drivers and rear-facing port tubes, the 24-watt MX Sound speakers pump out well-balanced music with the right amount of bass, treble and mid-range sound. The black fabric, silver accented, cone-shaped pair of speakers add a dramatic design flair, and that’s what is particularly appealing about these speakers – they work equally well with my PC and TV thanks to their versatile Bluetooth or wired connections.
With Bluetooth 4.1,I was able to connect to external devices like my iPhone, a.k.a. my music vault. But I could simultaneously connect via the supplied cables to my PC to watch and listen video and music streams. Thanks to Logitech’s Easy-Switch technology, it was a snap to seamlessly switch from wired to wireless sources. Logitech clearly had ease-of-use in mind with the built-in motion-activated backlit controls for volume adjustment and the brain-dead simple Bluetooth pairing. I just waved my hand over the controls and they lit up and with a light tap I could raise or lower the volume.