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72 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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"You don't get much deep bass, and we heard some boominess in the upper bass; we also thought the X-230 sounded better from a few feet away than up close, making them less than ideal for nearfield listening. But for $50, the X-230 impressed us. We wish we'd had these ten years ago."
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90
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 5
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Stereo
Includes
Subwoofer
Connections
3.5mm stereo
Controls
Yes
Type
Includes
Connections
Controls
Stereo
Subwoofer
3.5mm stereo
Yes

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72 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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90
rtrompert
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
pachm
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
70
frankspin
The sound on these is a little unbalanced. The subwoofer can easily over power...read more
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