A great speaker hub. reviewed.
There arnt that many, notebook or laptop speakers out there that look good and give good sound, most are cheap and nasty looking, or even over priced. But logitech have done wonders with this little speaker hub.
Frist the boxing of the item is fantasicly done, giving clear indications to what you get, and what it does, as well as the whole insides are well packaged, and compacted down. inside you get the speaker hub, power adapter with EU/UK plug switcher, a usb cable adapter *will get to this* and a manual.
The hub its self is a good weight, and very compacted, looks sleak and goes well with most laptops ive compared it agenest, tho at the momemnt its with my MSI wind notebook, and it doesnt look out of place at all. The idea of moving the speakers length ways is brill, fits around most screens. And the bass on this beast is pretty nice, tho not the best output, BUT this is for a laptop and is a hub based system, so its pretty brill for the small package. The sound quailty is very nice, no distorition, no fade, or any type of issue, its very clean. Ive used this for music and for gaming, both came out very well, and very responsive. a good addition to this is the usb hub at the back and webcam stand. The usbs can run at 2.0, tho the orignal usb has to be conntected for 2.0 speeds. theres 3 of them, and plenty for a laptop! The webcam stand that connects to the front is a nice idea, tho most laptops i have, and on the market have there own, and let alone it only really fits logitiech ones, but u can rest one on it, thers allways blue tack =). The other nice part about this is the volume dial, it acts as a power button as well, and has a really nice orange glow, and looks nice to look at. Over all its a nice little kit what you get.
Tho there is downsides. it requires its own power source, which doesnt make handy for portible use, so if you want this for on the go, there wont be NO go! This is purely for home use, but i wouldnt take it outside in case of ruining it anyway ;)
The other down side is the length of the cable. its quite small, BUT its a god send as well, depending on what laptop your using, the cable can be to small and doesnt reach, or it fits perfect without over hanging cable. THO if it does need a adapter there is one, but its HUGE! so best bet find a nice small one to give your cable extra length =)
Over all the product is lovely to look at with its meshy fabric covering, gloosy plastic stand, glowing light on the side, and the sliding speakers.
This could be well used for a Compacted home room, for use with a pc. Like students or even people with small rooms that have a pc in there, want a good gaming sound, but dont have room for a 5.1 system. Just go for one of these beasts! There cheap now days and do good justice for it.
Thanks for reading!
This product is a sort of oversized, extendable, well-constructed and good-looking toblerone that sits behind your laptop screen and pumps out surprisingly loud and high-quality sound. At the original £70 price it would have been good value. The £16.95 I paid constitutes an utterly astonishing bargain.
Easy as pie to set up, you just plug it in, wait a few seconds for the computer to recognise it and then start to laugh as you start to play some music and simply cannot believe your good luck.
As the source is compressed MP3, MP4, 128Kbps radio streaming or the kind of third rate CD player you get in a laptop, you're never going to get the best quality sound no matter what you spend but, for so little outlay, the AudioHub gives you something that is well-balanced and way, way, way more than acceptable with excellent clarity throughout the range, warmth, depth, a very decent thud at the bottom (you wonder where it's coming from) and a lack of distortion even at high volumes no matter whether you prefer voice, electronic or orchestral sounds.
Firstly, some reviews suggest a lack of volume. Not so. This thing is loud. But, as the volume control does not completely over-ride the one on the application you are using (iPlayer, iTunes, Spotify, We7, YouTube etc.) you should remember always to turn the volume control on tat application right up to full and then use the AudioHub to adjust the loudness, otherwise, it stands to reason you won't get much out of it (because less than 100% will be going in).
Secondly, to get the best out of it, you should also remember to set up the Windows enhancements. Do this by right clicking on the little speaker symbol in the tray, click on "playback devices", click on "AudioHub", click on "properties", and then click on "enhancements". You can then choose from four options - the easiest and most useful of which is "bass boost and low frequency protection".
Problems. Well, it's not particularly portable on account of it's size and weight and the fact that it needs to be plugged in of is own accord. Nevertheless, if you use you laptop mostly in one place as a desktop substitute, it will totally transform the way you enjoy and use it (with a minimum of clutter and wires to boot).
In short, having heard some other dull, lifeless and screechy products on offer for far more money, I was expecting the worst from the AudioHub and ended up massively pleased.
PS. This product is out of production now so it's all end of line stock. Unless you want something more portable, my advice is to buy one while you still can.
This Speakers made my room a Club!
The Big Con: The Speakers use a usb to connect to the PC, there is NO other way to connect anything to the speakers other than the usb (no auxiliary for you my friend)
A Pro from the Big Con: But, the usb concludes to a good thing because it's like the Speakers use their own audio card and there is a dunatotita at any time to use either your integrated speakers or the Audiohub Speakers. Why important?, because in Skype you can you the auxiliary port with some headphones without any problem or disconnecting the AHS (=AudioHub Speakers).
Clear Pros: Very clear sound, very loud!
Pros or not: I have a 12.1" business laptop and without stretching the AHS they look like surrounding it perfectly, and they look perfect surrounding both 15,4 and 17 (tested both). It also works perfectly as a HUB, you lose 1 usb to gain 3, I use another HUB(with 4 ports) on the AHS usb port and works perfectly fine.
Clear Con: I have both Vista Business and Ubuntu and there are no drivers for Linux, that's quite a bagger. So, Linux use only the one Speaker and not in full quality!
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Logitech audiohub 2 speakers
I've put an excellent rating, but in the begining it might have been a very different rating. I've recently bought a toshiba laptop, and the inbuilt laptop speakers are very poor. That's the reason I bought the audiohub in the first place. I like the look and style of it, and the performance, with its built in subwoofer gives a rich, full sound which I love. However, at the start the audiohub gave nothing but problems,crackly sound and a cutting off after a few seconds. My laptop is windows 7, and a compatability issue was the problem. But logitech support centre and microsoft between them were able to solve the issue. It took about a week, the sound now is brillant. I would recommend the audiohub, but be prepared if you have windows 7 for some problems.
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Space-saving, noise-filled genius!
I bought this speaker system on the back of other positive reviews, and I am not disappointed. The system saves massively on space and delivers rich, clear sound; deep true bass combined with crystal clear treble and ample mid-range to satisfy the most discerning listener. Its USB hub (3 ports) ensures that you gain 2 ports instead of losing one, while its cable tidy hides away those loose leads. Considering its size, the system can easily fill a medium room, whatever your taste in music, and you won't be using half the space in your room to do it!
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