With working from home becoming all but normal these days for many people so a product like this totally makes sense. Many desktop speaker systems are really aimed towards gamers or are just overly large that they take up so much space on your desk. Drop has come out with an affordable desktop speaker system that does not take up a whole lot of space and is quite easy to use.
As I said on the previous page the best way to explain these speakers is that they sound very good for their size and even though they are small you can easily fill an entire room with sound using them. The sound is quite accurate, but the lows and bass are not as powerful as other speaker systems that I’ve used in the past. You do have the ability to connect a subwoofer to these speakers to turn them into a 2.1 system, which would help with the lack of bass.
While I do like these speakers there are some things that did bother me about them. First the cable that connects the two speakers was pretty short, so short that I couldn’t but these speakers on either side of my 49-inch ultrawide monitor. This wouldn’t be the biggest deal, but that cable is proprietary to these speakers and I cannot get a longer one. Also the lack of a physical power button and volume controls is a bit weird for a desktop speaker system.
I think if you are someone who is running a single monitor (under 32-inches) and want a small and accurate speaker system the BMR1’s are a solid choice. Right now you can pick these speakers up directly from Drop for $129 (add $25 if you want the grills). Overall ThinkComputers gives the Drop BMR1 Nearfield Monitors an 8 out of 10 score.
– Small footprint
– Easy to setup
– Crisp and accurate sound
– Can fill an entire room with sound
– Both 3.5mm and Bluetooth connectivity
– Can add your own subwoofer
– Cable connecting the two speakers is short
– No physical power button
– No volume controls
– Bass not that impressive