I''ve purchased a few audio products from Majority in the past, and have always been very impressed with the premium experience and the strong performance-price ratio. The DX10''s are no exception, and with the market for...
I''ve purchased a few audio products from Majority in the past, and have always been very impressed with the premium experience and the strong performance-price ratio. The DX10''s are no exception, and with the market for inexpensive desktop speakers saturated by cheaply made no-name products, these are an outstanding option at a very reasonable price.
PACKAGING: The speakers come in clean, well-designed packaging. I''m personally a bit of a sucker for nice-looking boxes, but it''s always good to have your first experience with a new purchase start off on the right foot (and good packaging makes for a nicer gift option).
DESIGN/BUILD QUALITY: The speakers themselves are an all-plastic construction, but they feel quite sturdy--no creaking or cracking. The design is fairly neutral black, but with a little bit of character in the subtly angled speaker grille, and a few other curved "swooping" accents. They look and feel nice for my desk at home, but certainly would not look out of place in a professional setting either. The Majority branding is simple and not too intrusive, appearing in small font only on the left speaker.
The volume knob turns smoothly, has a satisfying click, and is anchored to the internal mechanism (so the cap won''t slide off, like on some cheaper speakers). The legs of each speaker have a pair of thin foam strips to add some friction and prevent sound from reverberating through the desk, so you don''t feel your keyboard buzz while audio is playing.
FEATURES: As entry-level desktop speakers, the feature set is pretty simple. The two satellites are tethered, and the rear of the right speaker has the 3.5mm cord and USB connection. As far as I can tell, the USB is used exclusively for power, so the 3.5mm connection is the only option for audio input. However, there is a front-facing headphone jack as a passthrough, so even if your device only has a single 3.5mm connector, you''ll still be able to plug in a pair of headphones for quiet listening. The cords are all sufficient length to allow you to maneuver the speakers on a desk freely.
AUDIO PERFORMANCE: Really stellar audio quality. Reproduction of the full spectrum of mids and highs is remarkably good for a basic pair of stereo desktop speakers, with very crisp, clear sound. There are no equalizer settings or audio presets on the speakers themselves, so any tinkering needs to be handled digitally; however, the default soundscape is very pleasing to the ear, and does a nice job with a variety of content, including video calls, dialogue-heavy TV shows and news broadcasts, and music (see my video, in which the vocal and instrumental portions of the track are very cleanly delineated.)
The slight upward angling of the speakers helps to produce a more satisfying and immersive stereo experience. As to be expected for compact desktop speakers, the drivers are a little too small to create potent bass, but there is enough for the low-frequency components of percussion instruments and human voices to sound full and true.
As for output, 10 watts of power is plenty considering the distance at which one typically sits from desktop speakers. That said, if you have a larger space and really want to crank the volume, these are definitely capable of audibly filling a small- to medium-sized room.
OTHER: If you register the product online, the warranty extends to three years. Given their build quality, I would be very surprised if I encounter any issues in that time frame, but a free extended warranty is always nice to have in your back pocket, and adds to the overall premium-feeling experience.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, I strongly recommend the DX10''s. They provide everything you could possibly ask of compact 2.0 desktop speakers, and simply feel like a higher-end alternative to other basic speakers, while matching or beating them in price. 5 stars for a definite winner!