I have been using these speakers now for more than 6 months and there is absolutely no issues with the build quality or sound. The price was really economical and sound quality is unmatched for the price I payed – Rs. 600. With compact form factor and cute looks the speakers are an ideal match for people who like to watch movies, online youtube videos, listen to songs. These are ideal to use with desktop or a Laptop.
I generally buy premium hardware and components, but these were an exception, these tiny USB speakers are ideal to use with my laptop or PC. The speakers we are reviewing today are F&D V520. The speakers are available with all major e-retailers like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal.
Review Best USB Speakers Price Rs 500 to 1000 – F&D V520
Before we deep dive into how these speakers perform, I would like to tell you a brief story – Why I bought these tiny speakers ?
Before actually buying these speakers, I ordered the more expensive JBL Jembe 2.0 speakers to use with my desktop. The JBL Jembe costs Rs. 3,200 and was one of the best speakers which you can buy in that price range. Unfortunately one of the speakers died after 2-3 months of usage and I returned it back to Snapdeal after JBL failed to honor the warranty.
JBL speakers are very nice looking, not very large and can be perfect companion if you are looking for 2.0 channel stereo speakers with a 3K budget. While I was disappointed, I researched and decided to buy the cheap and good F&D V520 after reading 100s positive review about these speakers.
I was Looking for Following Qualities from Speakers :
- Compact Form Factor – Don’t want to block space.
- Good Sound – Treble and Bass.
- Adequate Loudness
- USB Powered – no need to use external power.
- Can be used with a laptop or desktop PC.
- Fit for watching Movies , listening to music and playing games occasionally.
F&D V520 are great and for the price they are able to satisfy all the above needs. I rarely rate products as 5 star but F&D speakers are one of those low cost, excellent quality products which offer exceptional sound quality at dirt cheap rate.
Design & Looks
The speakers are very small the size of a typical pen stand, I was surprised to the size initially but they proved to be little monsters when I plugged them to the PC. You don’t need an external power source to use with these speakers, simply plug the USB cable into USB 2.0 or 3.0 port and you are good to go. Despite powered by USB port they are quite loud.
What are the Cons for F&D V 520
- No Volume Control Knobs
- No Adjustment for Treble or Bass
- They don’t come with enhancements like FM support
What are the Major Pros for F&D V520
- Very Compact form factor – You will be surprised to see them, check the image they are barely equal to a pen stand.
- Offers Deep Bass – not like a 5.1 channel woofer speaker system, but good enough for a 2.0 stereo speaker
- Clear Loud Voice – The voice don’t crack if you increase the volume even at 90% of the max volume.
Compared to JBL Jembe 2.0 Stereo Speakers considering JBL is at 10
- Sound Quality 9 of F&D V520 Vs 10 of JBL Jembe
- Loudness 8.0 Vs 10
- Treble – 8.0 Vs 10
- Clarity – 7.5 Vs 10
- Bass – 8.0 Vs 10
- Size is less than half of the JBL speakers
- Looks and design is also good.
Verdict – A Must Buy Product
I use the Sennheisser MX 470 earphones and Sennheiser PX 80 headphones, previously used the Edifier 5.1 surround channel speaker system which I packed up due to the nasty wire web created by the satellite speakers. To have a neat and clean desk for work and if you have space constraints you can look at buying compact speakers like the F&D V 520.
Considering the price difference between the two speakers F&D are a killer deal and offers superb quality for the money. If you are looking for USB or even non USB speakers I would suggest to try out the F&D , you will love the exceptional sound quality and the low price you pay for them. I may add a sound record sample to the article to get you the feel of sound sometime later, but for now you will have to trust my word on the sound quality.
You can also check out the higher model of F&D V620 which is priced close to Rs. 1200 and also offer great sound quality like the F&D V520. Other good choice for USB speakers is Logitech Z120 they are also tiny cute speakers which look really good on a PC desk or along with a laptop. Sound quality of the Logitech Z120 is also good but I prefer the F&D V520 more. If you are looking for best speakers under Rs. 1000, F&D V520 are the best.
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