Since neither of these tasks can be accomplished while listening to the iPod, this is a bit unnecessary, but harmless. The real issues I have with this setup lie in its implementation. Can’t swap out cables. He specializes in reviewing audio products, and is obsessed with headphones, speakers, and recording gear. If this hum is coming from the cables, as I suspect it is, there is no way to swap them out short of hacking the speakers open.
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The end result is a surprisingly ungraceful product from a company known for streamlined design and excellent sound.
To be sure that I didn’t have a defective product, I had Logitech send me an additional system. Since neither of these tasks can be accomplished while listening to the iPod, this is a bit unnecessary, but harmless. Oh, and don’t forget the hum.
This makes it logitefh with most any portable player on the market. Speakers hum when connected to PC. Sometimes even the best companies falter.
Logitech X Portable Speaker Dock Overview – CNET
Would I buy these speakers? Unlike dedicated Apple iPod docks, which receive sound through the connection on the bottom of the player, the X uses a loose, short cable to send sound from the headphone jack of the player to the system.
Hardwired cables make a mess. Think of it as more of a ledge that your player leans against than a secure dock. The worst problem with this speaker set, however, is that the cable being hard-wired to the subwoofer prevents you from snaking it through a cable-routing hole in your desktop.
Logitech X240 left speaker doesn’t work. Any idea that would lead in a solution?
It is hard to find a pair of 2. They leave an unsightly tangle of wires on my desk, and despite the sub’s deep bass, they lack the crispness Logitehc love. The cables connect to the system via a 3.
I’m afraid the answer is no. These design flaws are already enough to take this speaker set down a notch in the ratings, but the ever-present speaker hum when connected to a PC it wasn’t present when I used an iPod and the PC connection was unplugged is the main ratings-killer.
Logitech X-240 Portable Speaker Dock
Logitech, with its new X 2. Can’t swap out cables.
Hard-wired to the subwoofer is the player dock, which has a power button that lights up red when in use, as well as a volume knob and a 3. He specializes in reviewing audio products, and is obsessed with headphones, speakers, and recording gear. The Best Password Managers of Creating one strong password that you can remember is hard enough; doing If this hum is coming from the cables, as I suspect it is, there is no way to swap them out short of hacking the speakers open.
When listening to my iPod, I happily hummed along with Bob Dylan’s latest record. The real issues I have with this setup lie in its implementation. I found the same problems.
The worst offense, though, is a hum that is pretty noticeable at moderate volumes when the speakers are connected to a Logotech. We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Become a fan of PCMag. Their cables are also hard-wired into their backs, meaning it is impossible to remove them, and thus impossible to rid them of the annoying hum. For example, I knocked over my iPod twice and pulled the connecting iPod cable loose because the drawer is pretty unstable.
The set’s two satellite speakers measure 6. That’s when the X’s dearth of brightness logittech the mid-to-high frequencies became readily apparent. First, the x204 are hard-wired to the subwoofer, making it difficult to keep them out of sight.