Connect Focal XS to your Mac through the USB port and hear your music with superb clarity. These speakers deliver such rich, accurate sound, you'll think you're listening to a set of professional studio monitors.
The perfect partner for multimedia
Refined yet practical, Focal XS is an ideal sound monitoring solution for any multimedia application. Whether you work with audio software such as GarageBand and Logic Studio or video applications like iMovie or Final Cut, Focal XS gives your creativity a powerful voice.
Enjoy the music on your iPod
The built-in dock lets you listen to all the sounds on your iPod. You can also control it from across the room with the full-function remote. And switch on the synchro mode at the back of the dock and your iPod automatically synchronizes with iTunes.
- Integrated USB connectivity
- Dock for listening to and recharging iPod
- iPod sync with iTunes via built-in dock
- Active amplifier for speakers and subwoofer
- Full-function remote control
- Auxiliary jack for connecting other audio sources
- Support stands for optimal positioning
- Jet black and anodized aluminium finish
Did you notice?An integrated dock lets you enjoy the tunes on your iPod, while it charges and syncs.
Apple Recommends ForProfessional-quality sound and streamlined design in a speaker system that can connect to your Mac's USB port.
What's in the Box?
- Focal XS Satellite Speakers
- Active subwoofer
- Remote control
- USB cable
- Aux-in cable
- Power cord
- Frequency Response : (+/-3dB): 150Hz - 20kHz
- Connections : Headphone port
- Speaker Configurations : 2.1
- Power : 2 x 30W
- Height : 12.63 in./32.0 cm
- Width : 3.56 in./9.0 cm
- Depth : 5.88 in./15.0 cm
- Weight : 2.2 lb./1 kg
- Mfr. Part Number : JMLXS2.1
- UPC or EAN No. : 3544052690255
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
Ratings & Reviews
Probably the best computer speakers...ever!
I heard these speakers at MacWorld 2009 in San Francisco and I was floored. I had never heard of Focal before so I looked them up when I came back from the show. OMG! no wonder they know how to make amazing computer speakers! these guys make the $180k Grande Utopia EM and some $20k studio speakers!
I ordered a system shortly after and I got it last week. Let me tell you. It sounds even better than I remembered. it's unreal! I sat down and went through every single one of my favorite tracks over and over. This system sounds so clean and undistorted!
I've heard systems with more bass but it's not as tight as the XS. Also, some systems play louder but they are more distorted. I rather get the better sound!
- Written by Annie Q from Montreal
262 of 298 people found this useful
I just purchased these babies 2 days ago. I have owned every brand in my 24 year life span from Sony, Bose, Pioneer, Klipsch, etc. I expected for the price tag an absolute flawless subwoofer and I must say it sure lives up to the billing. It is a beast that hits accurately when it should, does not distort, or prolong the agony of fine listening. It has quality bass and this is what you will get when you buy the Focal XS subwoofer. The 2 speakers not only look systematically integrated with my 24" iMac by design, but completely and utterly enhance the exterior beauty with the pure luxury of clear, crisp high's that I have never heard from a computer speaker. Make no mistake about it if you own an iMac these are the speakers for you. You cannot go wrong. Sure the high end Focal's sound incredible also, but you will dish out five more benjamin bills for a minor improvement in sound quality and the design is lacking. The Bang & Olufsen Speakers aren't bad but they simply do not have the proper design for quality output. They cannot fulfill the potential of their monetary value. The Focal XS are without a doubt, most definitely the best speakers out there based on price, sound quality, subwoofer performance, and enhancing the iMac computer setup. They are the elite. Buy them. …
- Written by Jonathan B from West Monroe
198 of 223 people found this useful
Simply the best speakers for Mac
I have been using XS for a while in the office and I must say that they not only they look good and impress my visitors, but the s ound is just astonishing. Since I have them, I have an ipod permanently docked onto the XS and the marriage is perfect for a 50 square meter office !! Well done FOCAL - but not surprising when you know these guys produced the GRAND UTOPIA - the best loudspeaker in the world...
- Written by Yan L from London
156 of 189 people found this useful
Been looking for small speakers for my iPod touch. These speakers rock right out of the box. I think having the separate bass is the key. Tried the Klipsch but the sound was so much bass I boxed them back up and spent the night listening to music through my iPad speaker. I've had Bose but find the sound not clean enough either.
Focal lets you adjust the bass if you like.
I never review anything but for $600 you can't do any better than these for pure cd sound. Very Happy!!!
By the way, I did have to use lightning adapter with my new Ipod Touch - no problem. …
- Written by Sharon K from Cypress
8 of 9 people found this useful
I HAVE OWN THIS ONE FOR ABOUT 2YRS OVER 5 STARS
I MUST SAY IT IS SO AWESOME, FOR THIS PRICE IT WILL BEAT ALL OTHERS BRAND SUCH AS MM1 (B&W),WHICH I HAVE ONE TOO,BUT NO BASS UNIT.
NEVER EVER CHOOSE BOSE!! NOT WORTH THE MONEY,GO WITH FOCAL OR B&W,OR B&O (NOT WORTH THE MONEY TOO IMO)
- Written by jimmy W from vancouver
30 of 32 people found this useful
Good but not Great
I bought these speakers when they were 1000$. They are very good speakers but not worth even the lower price listed now. I'd take the Bose speakers before these any day. …
- Written by Carl M from Adelanto
25 of 34 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Aaron R from Little Rock
- Dec 22, 2012
No answers yet
This product uses USB to connect to the computer, our setup below requires the use of a headphone jack.
- Asked by Brian R
- Oct 14, 2009
One point to consider - If you use the headphone jack, you will be using your computer's DAC instead of the audiophile-grade DAC built into the subwoofer. Accordingly, It would be best to hook to each computer using USB - perhaps a splitter or some kind of hub will do the trick. …
- Answered by Jack P from Tuscaloosa
- Oct 24, 2009
- Asked by Nikki C from Sarasota
- Nov 29, 2009
It will play but it's not "works with iPhone" compliant
- Answered by Simon C
- Dec 11, 2009
- Asked by Beth P from Tacoma
- Sep 22, 2012
Because the Iphone 5 uses a smaller connector then the previous models you won't be able to plug t he phone to the dock on the focal speakers, but if you buy the $29 adapter you will be able to use the dock on the speakers. On saying all this you can use the 3.5 mm connector from the focal speakers and plug it into the Iphone's headphone connection …
- Answered by Santiago V from Brisbane
- Oct 7, 2012
I like a fair amount of bass in my music (typically listen to electronica/dance/techno-as-it-were). Is this set-up going to provide good low-end?
- Asked by Craig W from Calgary
- Feb 17, 2010
The Focal XS set up reproduces low end frequencies very well and maintains fidelity without any noti ceable distorsion, ( including CDs brought in to iTunes, using iTunes MP3 sampling defaults). With base-orineted music, such as Techno or House, the sub-woofer comes to life and keeps up with large amounts of air displacement, again with no apparent distorsion. I have had my Focal XS on an iMac 24 for about two months now and I continue to be amazed by the overall sound quality …
- Answered by John N from Hamden
- Feb 23, 2010
The Bose companion 5 plays louder but the Focal XS sounds better (it's pretty obvious on vocals)
- Answered by Annie Q from Montreal
- Mar 20, 2010