Focal / JM Lab Focal XS Book

  • Focal / JM Lab Focal XS Book
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  • Good sounding speakers.
  • Loud enough for mid-sized room.
  • Balanced sound in near-field environment.


  • No remote control.
  • No support for USB.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Advisor on 70

Based near the foothills of the French Alps in Saint Etinenne, Focal & Co is a respected audio company that makes both complete loudspeakers and, less common for modern speaker brands, the individual drive units inside too. Read: more speaker...

By Macworld Australia on 80

For all the tricks and capabilities the Mac has mastered, audio quality from its speakers is not one of them, in fact, up until recently external computer speakers did not have the best reputation when it came to sound performance either.It was a gap...

By AVguide on 90

The Focal XS Book is a two unit powered speaker with relatively compact dimensions (11” high x 4.5” wide x 7.9” deep). While aimed at the desktop market, where each speaker would normally be placed to the sides of a computer monitor,...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Focal XS Book is a very nice stereo speaker kit that delivers high-end audio. There is, however, room for improvement in the product's design. That's a shame, as these speakers were serious five-star contenders!...

By on 100

If you spend a lot of time in front of a laptop or desktop computer, chances are you'll want a little background music.But your average computer's built-in speakers sound about as endearing as a flu-ridden reject. Your best bet to improve this...

By Macworld on 80

At one time, having dedicated speakers attached to your Mac was considered a luxury—forget that most of them produced pretty terrible sound. In the last several years, “computer” speakers have been enhanced to the point where the...

International Review By on 80

Laten we eerlijk zijn: 299 euro spenderen aan een compacte desktopluidspreker is een investering die niet iedereen over z'n hart zal krijgen. Nochtans krijg je er bij de Focal XS Book heel wat voor terug. Zo vinden we het design, de afwerking en...

International Review By Ere Numérique on 85

Fruit d'un champion hexagonal de la Hi-Fi, les Focal XS Book sont à la fois d'un look original, tout en restant relativement discrètes et offrant des performances de bon niveau pour un prix encore...

International Review By on

Мощный комплект создаст отличный звук на...

International Review By Les Numériques on 80

Un bel ensemble stéréo, assurément haut de gamme mais dont l'ergonomie n'est pas optimale. Dommage, c'était un candidat sérieux aux cinq étoiles....

International Review By MacGeneration on 65

Les XS Book de Focal sont une paire d'enceintes au format bibliothèque et prévues pour être posées sur un bureau. Le constructeur français promet un système "simple et ultra-performant", le tout pour un prix...