Amazon Basics USB Plug-n-Play Computer Speakers Review

4.11 Mixed Usages
4.1 Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy:
4.2 Treble Accuracy:
4.1 Bass Accuracy:
4.1 Imaging & Soundstage:
4.1 Dynamic Range:
Release year: 2019 Rating: 4.4 Warranty: 1 year compact speaker usage: general use best for: desktop or compact space

Amazon Basics Computer speakers have great value for money. They are small and compact in size with only 3” of height. They will fit perfectly in small desks or tables. You can play music, movies and videos and have an enjoyable listening experience.

Our Verdict

Amazon Basics USB Plug-n-Play Computer Speakers have good clarity and overall, the details are quite good even if it is not of high quality. If you prefect small footprint without any hassle of wires then these speakers are great for you.

PROS
  • Clean look
  • LED light gives good aesthetics
  • Very easy setup
  • Good performance
  • Affordable
CONS
  • Not as powerful as bookshelf speakers
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Specification

GENERAL:

Speaker Type Computer Speaker
Number Of Channels 2.0 way speaker
Amplification Type Active Speaker (Built-in Amp)
Power Source AC Powered

DRIVERS

Drive Unit not specified
Tweeter Type N/A
Tweeter Size (inches) N/A
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Midrange Type N/A
Woofer Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Type N/A
Other not specified

SPECS

Power Range 2.4 W
Sensitivity N/A
Impedance 4 ohms
Frequency Range 80 Hz- 20 kHz
Crossover Frequencies N/A

CONNECTIVITY:

Speaker Level Input N/A
Speaker Wire Input: N/A
Line Level Input N/A
Digital Input (Optical) N/A
Digital Input (Coaxial) N/A
RCA Input N/A
3.5mm Stereo Analog Input Yes
Aux Input N/A
HDMI Input N/A
Bi-amp Input: N/A
USB Port N/A
Subwoofer Output N/A

WIRELESS FEATURES

Bluetooth N/A
Wi-Fi N/A
Other

CONNECTOR:

Connector Type USB Type-A
Compatible Connector Types N/A
Speaker Wire Compatibility N/A

AUDIO QUALITY ( TESTED )

Bass Accuracy: average bass
Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy: decent vocals
Treble Accuracy average highs
Imaging & Soundstage: Decent soundstage but not very powerful
Dynamic Range: not specified
Power Handling: Good power handling
Frequency Response: Good frequency response
Transient Response: not specified

BUILD MATERIAL

Enclosure N/A
Finish metal
Color Black, silver

SIZE & WEIGHT

Height (inches) 2.8
Width (inches) 2.6
Depth (inches) 3.9
Weight (pounds) 1.4 lbs
Recommended Stand Height (inches) N/A

CONTROL

Handheld Remote N/A
Control by app N/A
Amazon Alexa N/A
Google Assistant N/A

IN THE BOX

Accessories: speaker, user manual
User manual: Yes
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Details Review

Design:

 

Amazon Basics Computer speaker has a circular base and is quite eye-catching. At the bottom of the speaker Blue LED glows as you turn them on. It has a simple and clean design. The speakers are lightweight and small so they will take up small space in your computer table. They are available in two different color options.

They have a metal finish and padded base that is resistant to any scratch. It uses USB port to power the speakers. If you want to turn them off, then simply unplug the USB port.

Performance:

 

Amazon Basics USB Plug-n-Play Computer 2 Speakers are quite powerful despite their small size. While you should not compare these PC speakers with bookshelf or other high-end speakers, the sound quality is rich and detailed. The speakers have its limitations and we are considerable about it. They have decent loudness, if you increase it to maximum then you might hear distortion.

If you watch series very often, then use the speakers instead of using headphones for long time. Voices are decent and not muddy. The bass is there but it is average. Sound quality is crisp and clear. These speakers are great for general listening purpose where you will not criticize the sound in terms of highs, mids and lows. To increase or decrease the volume use the in-line volume control.

Connectivity:

 

The Amazon Basics USB Plug-n-Play Computer 2 Speakers have USB plug that goes into the USB port for power. Then use the 3.5mm port and insert into PC, laptop or mobile to play contents from them. Connecting these to TVs is not very straightforward because TVs usually come with optical or HDMI ports. You might look for additional device like a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). The DAC should have USB input and RCA analog outputs.

Make connection between DAC and TV port (optical or coaxial). Use 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect DAC and Amazon Basics USB Plug-n-Play Computer Speakers.

Use case:

Just as the name suggests, the Amazon Basics speaker is suitable and designed to use as computer or PC speakers. However, you can use it with your smartphone, tab or with additional device you can connect it with your TV. If you have a TV in a compact space with no room for large speakers, the Amazon Basics speakers will be a good solution.

Cost:

Amazon Basics USB Plug-n-Play Computer 2 Speakers are available under $50. They are cheap and affordable. You will not need any additional device like amplifier or receiver.

FAQ:

How to control the sound?

Along with the in-line volume control, you can use the computer’s volume settings to adjust the volume.

Is Amazon Basics USB Plug-n-Play Computer Speakers good enough?

The Amazon Basics USB Plug-n-Play Computer Speakers is good for near-field listening and in compact spaces. They are great for users who are looking for decent sounding speakers and not the audiophile grade sound.

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