Everybody likes to listen music. Is there anyone who does not? To make our listening experience better, we buy expensive headphones, speakers, and sometimes compact speakers, when you’re not satisfied with your laptop’s sound quality. Many people prefer to carry compact speakers while travelling. Also, if you’ve very limited space on your desk then compact speakers would be good for you. Today, we are going to review HP 2.0 Compact Speakers. I’ve been using them for more than 6 months and to my mind, this could be a best affordable option to enhance your laptop’s sound quality. In this HP 2.0 Compact Speakers review, I am going to highlight highs and lows of this gadget.
Before starting the review, let me share my personal experience, I’ve been using HP 2.0 Compact Speakers for more than six months and so for I am quite satisfied with them. Though, my laptop already has Bang & Olufsen (B&O), a renowned electronics company, speakers that offer a very high quality of sound but their sound level is not so high. That’s the very reason, I tried HP 2.0 compact speakers and luckily they are doing their job perfectly. One thing that I didn’t like about them is beyond the volume level 60, sound distorts and becomes very annoying. So let’s discuss highs and lows of HP 2.0 compact speakers briefly.
The brand HP offers a variety of compact speakers: Bluetooth and wired, to choose from. And HP 2.0 compact speakers are one of those who have received more acclaim. People acclaim this product due to two major reasons: the very first reason is their price; you can get them at the rate of Rs. 500- Rs. 600 or $10-$12, and the other one is their perfect sound quality under certain sound level say 60, in my case.
HP 2.0 compact speakers come with a glossy finish and elegant design. They fit in perfectly with your laptop. Their dimensions are (width×height×depth) 68.07 mm × 77.8 mm × 63.5 mm (each) and weight is 270 grams due to this compact size, it’s very easy to carry them anywhere. At the front side, you’re getting HP branding with left and right speakers sign.
Let’s come to the main point, if I talk about their sound quality then it’s quite impressive under volume level 60, in my case, but beyond this volume level sound distorts and becomes annoying. You will get two speakers and total output 2W, 1W each, that can produce up to 70 db sound; that’s way better than laptop’s.
If you’re expecting to get more than 70 db sound then you will need to increase your budget a pinch. However, HP 2.0 speakers output is good enough for a standard size room.
They have one USB port and one 3.5 mm audio jack. At the bottom, you have a green light power indicator.
This is how sometimes I use my HP 2.0 compact speakers. If you’ve a mobile power bank (Candytech CT101 – 4400 mAH Power Bank recommended – I’ve been using it for two years and quite satisfied) then you can connect your smartphone to your HP 2.0 speakers. How cool! Just insert your HP speakers’ USB port in your power bank USB port and put 3.5 mm audio jack in your phone’s audio port and enjoy the music.
It’s obvious that in Rs. 500 – Rs. 600 or $10- $12, we’re not going to get everything perfect for example beyond the volume level 60, music becomes noise. Here are some other lows of this product –
HP 2.0 compact speakers don’t have grill to prevent dust which would be a problem. It’s very difficult to clean dust from speaker cone.
You will need to hide speaker wires behind your laptop or computer.
There is no power ON/OFF or volume control button on the speakers. You’ve to control everything from your computer/laptop. The speakers switch ON/OFF with your computer.
If you’re looking for a pair of speakers to just boost up your laptop’s sound then this pair of speakers can do the job. HP 2.0 compact speakers are perfect for those who want to listen high quality music under limited budget. Don’t expect anything outstanding from them, they’re just between laptop speakers and 2.1 channel speakers. It’s a value for money product due to its price.
I hope, this will help you make a decision.