The Ion Desk Rocker USB studio monitors will put out an impressive sound with only 10 watts of power per channel. These studio monitors are one of the few to stay under $100 mark, making them ideal for people on the budget. The Desk Rockers can be used in many set up scenarios, ranging from audio recording to video gaming. If portability isn’t a concern, these might be a perfect pair to own.

Ion Desk Rocker speakers are much larger than traditional computer speakers, but reproduce an exceptional sound.

One of the most common mistakes made when shopping for computer speakers is the exclusion of studio monitor speakers. In the past studio monitors have been in a separate category and carried a price above $500 point. With technology today, companies like Ion have been crossing this barrier by implementing high quality components into basic computer speaker enclosures. At times this act can make speakers look cheap or aesthetically displeasing when compared to other computer speakers.

It is important to point out that speaker specification is what brings sound to life, not the chrome trim or the glossy finish. The Ion Desk Rocker speakers fall under the category of boxy and dull looking with impressive specifications for clean and balanced sound.

The Ion Desk Rockers have built in sound card which can be accessed via USB interface. This option should give you the best possible sound out of your Mac or PC. These speakers also have built in RCA input and 3.5 mm mini jack to cover most auxiliary sources out there. Any of these options will still create full dynamic sound that is sampled at 16-bit, 44.1kHz. For anyone who likes to hear the bottom end of the sound will appreciate the bass boost switch is located in the back of the main speaker. Since these speakers contain 1-inch tweeter and 3-inch woofer they will reproduce clean mid-bass sound, just don’t expect to hear booming bass. In close proximity living environments like the dorms or the apartments, it can be a beneficial thing. Another great aspect of these speakers are the dimensions, measuring 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide by 6 inches deep. These specifications don’t make them extremely portable, but are still less troublesome than 2.1 systems with large subwoofers.

In retrospect Ion Desk Rockers will outperform most speakers in their price range with extra electricity to spare. When considering the sound these little guys put out, most people will be hard pressed to find better sounding environmentally friendly speakers.

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