If you have been looking for some reliable and trusted speakers from a good company, you are at the right place. In this Micca PB42X review, we will analyze this amazing speaker for the ones who are in search of a high-quality speaker.
Because the PB42x is a combination of the upgraded MB42x and an amp, it has a look at both of them. When we looked at the MB42x we thought it was a fantastic speaker for the money, but the Micca PB42X is even better than that.
The PB42X, unlike the passive MB42X, just plugs into the power and your device, and you are ready to go. The speakers have a similar appearance and function. If you are interested in this model, keep reading our Micca PB42X review for more information below.
About: Micca’s updated MB42X featured a new crossover and built upon the already robust and popular MB42. The PB42X is a powered version of the MB42X. A powered speaker simply implies that it has all of the required amplification built-in, eliminating the need for an additional amplifier or receiver.
Micca’s updated MB42X featured a new crossover and built upon the already robust and popular MB42. The PB42X is a powered version of the MB42X. A powered speaker simply implies that it has all of the required amplification built-in, eliminating the need for an additional amplifier or receiver.
The PB42X, unlike the passive MB42X, just plugs into the power and your device, and you are ready to go. The speakers have a similar appearance and function according to this Micca PB42X review.
What comes in the box?
All necessary connection connections are provided, including a 3.5mm jack cable, speaker wire for connecting the parent to the kid, and, of course, the power adapter. A set of basic rubber padding for the bottom corners is also supplied. The “manual” is a single two-sided paper with simple set-up instructions that is more than adequate.
These sound a little different from the original MB42x, but not by much. These feature a forward sound as if the music is playing in your brain, with a tighter bottom and reverb added to everything.
The speakers will reach around 100dB near the field with 15 watts per channel. It is not a nice loud sound, it is terribly loud at that volume. We maintained the speakers at 85dB for enhanced listening, which is fairly loud, yet we never noticed any distortion.
It should be clear by now that the PB42X was never about flashy features or flashy aesthetics according to this Micca PB42X review. So, how do they sound in real life? Setting up the speakers was simple due to the fact that they were powered speakers.
We listened to a variety of music. Overall, the sound quality was quite good, especially considering the speaker’s price. To be honest, we were not quite blown away as much as we had secretly hoped for.
Upper bass was occasionally overemphasized, and certain highs were out of range entirely, due to the 60Hz-20kHz frequency response which is quite normal for a speaker with the tweeter and woofer of this size according to this Micca PB42X review.
The PB42X speakers can go loud, however, there is a significant drop in sound quality at higher volumes. As a result, they are ideal for near-field listening on a desktop PC, and they are also good for medium-level listening in a compact bedroom. They will not suffice for filling out medium/large spaces, though.
Micca does not say what material the cabinet is made of, but it appears to be 3/4 inch MDF. Ebony matte finishes all around, slightly rounded depth running edges, one piece that includes the baffle, which consists of circular cutouts to house the driver baskets.
The design is quite standard for a cheap speaker according to this Micca PB42X review, but it does not try too hard to be elegant and ends up appearing ugly. Overall, they appear to be acceptable. The magnetically attached cloth coverings are simple to put on and remove.
Because they are made of delicate material, they will only keep light trash at bay; they will not stop missiles or prying fingers of the socially inept or impertinent.
In this Micca PB42X review, we have to mention how the tweeter is a snazzy 3/4-inch silk dome that is so glossy that you can see yours truly photographing it with his old phone if you look carefully enough.
Is Micca PB42X worth buying?
The Micca PB42X has a lot of buzz about it, to the point that we were anxious to try them out. Expecting them to perform as well as $200 speakers was maybe naïve, especially given that they are more like $80 speakers with the added expense of the built-in amp.
However, objectively, it is impossible to find any speakers that cost as low as the PB42X and sound as excellent. When listening in close proximity at low/medium levels, they sound fantastic.
You might easily mistake them for more costly boxes in songs that do not push the boundaries or have a lot of musical layers. So, yes. These speakers are definitely worth buying.
Conclusion: Micca PB42X [2023 Review]
This speaker sounds excellent, although not quite as good as the original design with DSP correction, it is definitely worth the effort to install the DSP according to this Micca PB42X review. It can reach approximately 95dB on the desktop with the correction before distorting.
The Micca MB42x is still the greatest ultra-budget speaker we have ever heard of, and it is still available. The PB42x improves on that deal by replacing poor T-amps in most cheap setups with a decent amp capable of driving the desktop speakers. We hope you liked our Micca PB42X review and it was helpful.