Photo courtesy of Joey Roth
October 10th, 2009 – I had heard about these speakers before, but wasn’t sure if the product would ever come out. After all, trying to sell 2.0 computer speakers that, while they look amazing, might not entice the masses who listen to poorly encoded mp3s. If the name on the front doesn’t say Logitech and didn’t cost less than a hundred dollars, then it’s fail and too expensive.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, at $500, audiophiles might ignore them thinking that they were just another high-designed, low-powered piece of consumer level crap. After reading Gizmodo’s review of them, I’m happy to report that they are not.
The speakers are, as the name suggests, made of ceramic with carefully chosen internals and an external amp with gain fader. There isn’t a subwoofer, but for critical listening, and not ear bleeding volumes, the low energy won’t overwhelm everything else.
Head on over to Gizmodo for the full review. At $500, it’s going to be pretty expensive for some, but they sound like they may actually be quite the bargain for the performance. My old computer speakers are giving out, maybe it’s time for an upgrade.