Focal XS Satellite Speakers Review

For audiophiles out there, today might be your dream read. Because today I’m featuring what could be some of the most high quality computer speakers I’ve ever seen. Which is mostly good, but provides some negative reactions as well.

Features

  • Integrated USB connectivity
  • Dock for listening to and recharging iPod
  • iPod sync with iTunes via built-in dock
  • Active amplifier for speakers and subwoofer
  • Full-function remote control
  • Auxiliary jack for connecting other audio sources
  • Support stands for optimal positioning
  • Speaker type: 2-way shielded multimedia
  • Drivers: 3 in./8 cm paper cone midbass; 0.75 in./1.9 cm mylar dome tweeter; 6.5 in/16.5 cm paper cone
  • Frequency response (+/-3dB): 39Hz – 20kHz
  • Nominal power: 2 x 30W + 1 x 70W
  • Max. sound pressure level: 104dB SPL/1

What’s In The Box

  • Focal XS Satellite Speakers
  • Active subwoofer
  • Remote control
  • USB cable
  • Aux-in cable
  • Power cord

What I Like: I already mentioned before, that these are easily the best sounding computer speakers I’ve ever listened to. If you’re shopping around for pure sound quality, I almost gurantee you won’t find a better set of speakers than these.

The USB connectivity, and the iPod-iTunes sync dock is a nice touch. Also has optional auxilliary jacks for listening to other devices.

What I Didn’t Like: The old expression ‘you pay for what you get’ definitely rings true here. The Focal XS Satellite Speakers run a whopping $599.99. So you’re looking at a major investment if you are truly interested in these speakers.

For something that costs $600, it has a very simple, and dull design. The subwoofer is plain black, and sits on four pegs. There’s not electronic interface, or readouts. The speakers are black as well, and sit on silver stands. Again, nothing sleek or fancy about them.

Bottom Line: If you have an extravagant amount of money, or work with a lot of audio for your job then I could easily recommend these speakers. Again, the quality will send shivers up your spine. However that’s just about all the system has going for it. Which is why I really can’t recommend these for the average consumer, or someone who isn’t going to get a lot of use out of them.

Focal XS Satellite Speakers Page

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