Just having a desktop computer or a laptop is not enough. If you want to enhance your working or entertainment experience, you’ll need a pair of powerful speakers.
And okay, you can use the speakers on your computer.
But let’s face it, the quality of sound that you get from a top-tier desktop or laptop speaker is unmatched.
Would you like to get yourself some great speakers to go with your computer? Then you might want to continue reading on.
Two of the best laptop speakers on the market that we are looking at here today are the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and the Logitech G560.
At first glance, the build quality and the design on both speakers seem top-notch. But which of the two should you take home?
In this review, we take a closer look at the design, build, sound quality, and many more features to help you to make a better choice.
Without further ado, let’s dive straight in!
The design and build
Both the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and the Logitech G560 have the same basic design in that they feature two satellite speakers and a subwoofer.
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers have been around for the better part of the last decade and even while you may argue that they are not modern like some options in the market, the quality of sound is unmatched by many modern speakers today.
These PC speakers come with THX certification. This simply means that the speakers have gone through rigorous tests to ensure top quality of build and sound.
Let’s now take turn our focus on the Logitech G560.
Both the right and left speakers are easy to figure out. At the back of the speakers, you can find the letters L for left and R for right. The right speaker features a Bluetooth button and a power button.
Each of them has a 2.3-meter connection cable that looks thick and strong.
At least you won’t have to worry about the cables getting cut easily.
Logitech speakers have a light sink which is sure to take your music experience to the next level as the LEDs blink to the beat of the music.
The Logitech subwoofer features a matte finish and robust build.
Another cool feature of the Logitech is the headphones jacks on the back of the right speaker. This can come in handy if you share a wall with others and don’t want to disturb the peace.
As for the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, the build quality also doesn’t disappoint. Unlike the Logitech which has a more edgy and sharp look to its design, the Klipsch subwoofer has softer and more curvy edges.
Everyone has their preferred look when it comes to design. For someone who likes sharp and defined edges (on the subwoofer), you may want to go with the Logitech. Keep in mind that the satellite speakers do feature a more rounded look though.
However, if curvy surfaces especially on the subwoofer are for you and perhaps even if you have a desk that is designed with curves you may want to go with the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1.
Both the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and the Logitech G560 score high marks when it comes to quality build. The wires connecting the speakers are strong and sturdy, the subwoofers have a robust and beautiful finish.
However, there is no denying that the Logitech has a far more modern and stylish look. Plus if you want to enhance your music experience, Logitech offers some pretty cool light action thanks to the light sinks.
Size and weight
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and the Logitech G560 differ in terms of dimensions as well as weight.
Height-wise it is the Klipsch ProMedia that takes the crown. It has an 8.5 inches tall subwoofer while the Logitech has a 7.7-inch tall subwoofer.
That said, Logitech has a smaller width than the Klipsch ProMeida. It is 4.6 inches wide while the Klipsch ProMedia is 4.2 inches.
The Klipsch has more depth though at 5.67 inches and the Logitech at 5.0 inches.
But which one is bigger?
That title will go to the Logitech G560 which weighs in at 19.7lbs while the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 weighs 15.2lbs.
Logitech G560 is a much larger and heavier speaker than the Klipsch. If size is a determining factor to getting computer speakers and you prefer the more compact look, the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 is the way to go.
The Audio and Output
One of the striking features of both the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and the Logitech G560 is that while they are relatively small-sized, compared to some computer speakers on the market, they produce a quality of sound that would be expected to come from much larger speakers.
Let’s look at some numbers to illustrate this point.
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 has a minimum frequency of 31Hz and a max frequency of 20kHz. It is also has a sensitivity of 106 decibels.
It has decent high frequencies, but where it shines is in the low to mid frequencies. And due to the inbuilt microphones in the satellite speakers, these speakers provide a better quality of sound at high frequencies compared to many tweeters in the market.
But how does the Logitech G560 compare?
Well, it produces a minimum frequency of 35Hz and a maximum of 20kHz. The speakers have a sensitivity of 103 decibels.
The Logitech G560 thus offers a higher quality of output at high frequencies. That said, these speakers are not the best at the bass range of frequencies.
If you are searching for more bass then you may just want to go with the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1. Granted these may not be the newest speakers in the market but they do deliver high-quality output. For the best output at high frequencies, Logitech G560 is your best bet.
Software and RGB lighting
One of the standout features that set the Logitech G560 apart from the competition is its cool lighting.
There are four separate lighting zones that you can select for the lighting options over the speakers.
Its Bluetooth features also mean that you can connect a Bluetooth device and still enjoy a cool light show with your music. This is great if you plan on hosting a party.
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 doesn’t offer the same level of fancy lighting that you get with the Logitech. But if this is not a feature that you would take seriously, then you would be good to go with the quality of sound from the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1.
As far as looks go, the Logitech is more stylish plus it takes your music to a higher level thanks to its cool lighting features. If this is the kind of thing you would want for your desktop or laptop speakers, then you will love the Logitech.
The Logitech G560 PC speakers will set you back $370 on amazon while the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers cost $124.
A huge price difference. So is it worth it to pay a lot extra for the Logitech or should you just settle with the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1?
The Logitech offers some pretty cool features and comes with a more modern design. For instance, you get Bluetooth and led lighting. The sound is crisp and clear.
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 doesn’t offer the same lighting features as the Logitech and doesn’t have Bluetooth, but for the price and the deep bass and clear output, is it worth it?
As far as pricing goes, the Klipsch ProMedia is a clear winner. If you are looking for crisp clear sounds with deep bass, for a fraction of the price of most modern PC speakers then you can’t go wrong with the Klipsch Promedia 2.1.
Pros and cons of the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and the Logitech G560.
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Pros
- Loud and vibrant sounds especially in a medium-sized room
- Well built speakers with plenty of power
- Provides clear crisp sound
- Huge bass
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 cons
- The speakers are hard-wired to the primary cable
Logitech G560 pros
- Powerful output
- Powerful and deep bass
- Crisp clear sounds
- With a booster, you get a lot more power
Logitech G560 cons
- Not the best separation between the mid to high frequencies
So which of these two great PC speakers should you have on your desk? Well, the truth is it comes down to personal preference. If the quality of sound and deep bass is what you are looking for and want to save on cash then the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 is what you need.
However, if you are like more modern designs and features such as Bluetooth and having LEDs blink to the beat of the music, then definitely check out the Logitech G560.