Like many of you I’ve spent far too much time sitting in front of my home PC these last few weeks. This computer has served as my work device, meeting room and entertainment centre during isolation, and during this time I’ve been testing Logitech’s latest desktop speakers, MX Sound.
The design is minimal. The speakers are light grey, possibly designed to match Apple’s ‘Space Grey’ laptops, with a denim-looking mesh across the speaker dome. Each speaker has a very small footprint, so they fit well beside a large iMac on my cramped desk. Computer speakers tend to be either hideous beige blobs, or over-the-top gaming speakers covered in coloured lights. Logitech has chosen a new aesthetic that is quite different to the rest of the market, and I’d say these are some of the best looking computer speakers I’ve tested. Traditional bookcase speakers might suit your room a little better, and may sound a little better too, but at $199 these are a compelling choice.
The left and right unit are each made up of a main, larger dome to house the drivers and a smaller one with a backward facing woofer. The speakers are slightly tilted upward, so when sitting at your desk they’re firing directly toward you. The results are an impressive separation of channels, and a warm immersive sound. The woofers cleverly allow the bass to be deeper than you’d normally find on such small speakers, without overpowering the midrange.
My computer desk is up against a wall, meaning the bass bounces back creating an expanded soundstage. Without the wall as a bass reflection, the bass can fall away a little.