Given that Logitech desktop speakers have placed top five in all of our reader votes, and their MX line contains the best non-gaming mice and trackball mouse on the market, it’s no surprise that the marriage of the two turned out well.
At $100, Logitech’s MX Sound Speakers are a huge upgrade on both the audio and aesthetic fronts over ~$30 desktop setups, without breaking the bank. With a modern shape and felt grills, the MX Sound are among the best-looking still-affordable desktop stereo pairs around, and perfectly match the rest of the MX line and all the other space grey accessories you’ve accumulated.
Featuring both Bluetooth 4.1 (no AptX) with seamless device switching, and aux out, the MX Sound have all your bases (get it?) covered. Shockingly, I really like the motion-activated touch controls- which put the backlit buttons “to sleep” when there’s no movement nearby.
For a $100 two-speaker system, the MX Sound... sound great. For what most people will use these for- Spotify and YouTube, audio is clear, music playback feels surprisingly full and nuanced, and while there’s no option for a subwoofer (this isn’t for gamers), the rear-firing base tubes do an admirable job and look cool too.
If you’re not desktop gaming, there isn’t a whole lot of reason to shell out for an expensive set of desktop speakers. The MX Sound fill in a new sweet spot for desktop audio with sound, usability, and style that will disappoint no one. Time for an upgrade.