Logitech X-140 Computer Speakers

I recently bought a set of Logitech X-140 computer speakers for my desk at work, and so far, I’m impressed with them.

I know what you’re thinking — why did someone who links to awesome stuff 7 days a week spend just $25 on a set of computer speakers for their office?

Budget issues aside, the simple fact is that these speakers aren’t in use all that often. While I usually listen to music at my desk with headphones, there is the occasional time I can turn things up, and the built-ins on my MacBook Pro just didn’t cut it.

They sound better than the JBL Duet Speakers they replaced. The hardware is nicer, too. Since they are heavy, they don’t get pulled over easily, and the cables are much thicker, which I like. The X-140 comes with a standard two-prong plug, unlike the JBLs, which used a giant wall wart. When space under your desk is at a premium, that’s a nice feature.

The X-140s are quite big. At 9.5 inches tall, they are a lot bigger than most other desktop speakers in this price range. The set comes with a 3.5 mm auxiliary input and headphone jack on the face of the main speaker, between the volume and “tone” knobs. That second one really just adjusts the amount of low-end sound the set produces.

If you are on a budget and need some decent speakers on your desk, check them out.