Cubik Speakers are well-designed, attractive desktop speakers that we love. They’re an all-digital, hifi pair with sound quality that surpasses the average rectangular set. While best suited for everyday use, they are powerful enough to use at a party (we did it).
Why We Love It
With RedDot and Good Design Awards under his belt, the Cubik was crafted by celebrated designer Young-se Kim, whose desire to take the average speaker design and “turn it on its side and create something new” is what quite literally led to the Cubik. While it’s a seemingly small twist on the average boxy speaker, that’s also what makes it such an interesting piece.
The Cubik’s superior sound comes from its premium Peerless (described as “without equal”) speaker driver, rarely found in desktop speakers, and it’s digital amplification technology that is designed to get rid of outside noise. The sound itself is neutral - not obnoxiously heavy on either the bass or the treble, though there’s a bass increase button for those moments when you really need it. The sound that comes out of the Cubik absolutely crushes your normal, average set.
The set of speakers plugs into your computer (Mac and PC) via USB and you can control your computer’s volume via the keys on the speakers which keeps the speakers in sync. Since the Cubiks are 100% digitally amplified, there is no analog input. This keeps the design simpler and sounding better.
Why We Love It
As much as our setups have evolved over the years, the crapiness of built-in laptop and monitor speakers remains a sad reality. The sound that comes out is, for the most part, drowned out and gross.
I finally caved and bought a large monitor for my Macbook, and all it was missing was a set of sweet speakers. For those moments when you’re so deep in video games, movies or music that you want to crank the volume to a just-beyond-appropriate level that you simply can’t get with headphones.
The Cubik set arrived, and was larger than I initially thought and strikingly attractive.
Average desktop speakers have always been a better option to the default, but it’s hard to find a set that are *both* well-designed and awesome sounding that aren’t prohibitively expensive. I love the Cubik speakers because they are all of the above - a uniquely designed, delightful-sounding, welcome addition to your setup.
We’re at the point now where we have so many options for primary devices (desktop, tablet, laptop, smartphone) and yet all the options have universally crappy speakers. Don’t let yourself get sucked into your headphones.
If you’ve been holding back, it’s a great time to pull the trigger. You deserve it.