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This presumes though that you’ll have these speakers out on your desk for most of the time, but if you are going to have them in one place, then you might as well get a set that sound better than these.
Certainly with some types of music the mm32s make a very decent fist of it, even at higher volumes. It particularly suites gentler more vocal types of music but due to the size of the speakers the mid-range is quite thin and the bass, while detectable can hardly be described as full.
This rather thin sound meant that it was actually quite tiring to listen to after extended periods. I find that the better the speakers the more natural the sound, the easier and more pleasurable it is to listen to it but the mm32s were hard work.
I also found that that despite the iPod being held firmly in place and the connection solid, there was occasions when the sound would crackle and the volume fluctuate for no apparent reason.
Logitech does include a cool carry case for the speakers, which a compartment at the top for space batteries and cables.
Perhaps I’m being a bit harsh on what is a very affordable set of speakers, which can be picked up for only £35, but in this case even that seems a bit over the odds for what you’re getting. For portable iPod speakers, Altec Lansing has more elegant designs, such as the InMotion IM5s and IM7s, though these are considerably more expensive and if you don’t have an iPod there are plenty of alternatives. My overall impression is that the iPod dock has just complicated this set of speakers rather than helped it. As such, I’d spend less and look for a set of speakers that don’t have an iPod dock feature
The mm32s are light and portable and as they are not just for iPods they’re versatile too. However, while the sound quality is adequate in the main, the design is messy and the build quality lacking, so this wouldn’t be the portable set I’d go for.
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