Summary: we bought these speakers to complement a small computer 5.1 system. I have been familiar with Cerwin Vega professional audio products and home stereo products for over 20 years. I have always appreciated the bass response from most of their products. The highs are great and not too bright. The bass is responsive but not too boomy. Overall, they are good bookshelf speakers perfect for a small room (or dorm room), compact area, or for an apartment with sensitive neighbors.
Summary: These speakers replace older Zenith surround sound speakers. I bought them for the additional wattage. And the looks and the manufacturer. I don't know how speakers could be better. I am very pleased with this purchase. I would recommend them to anyone.
Summary: I use these in my mini-man cave to jam with my guitar. They have a very pleasant sound. Just loud enough to upset my wife but not enough to create problems with my neighbors. Obviously will not have enough bass for you low boys.
3 star speakers, but giving 4 stars for the great price.
David Michael, Amazon
17 December 2013
Summary: I paired these Cerwin Vega VE-5M speakers with a JBL ES150PBK sub (great combo for a simple 2.1 system in large bedroom), and I'm hearing more range & balance of frequencies than expected. I'm an audiophile & music producer, so I'm pretty spoiled. Yet these speakers ARE a pretty good value for their price range. I bought them discounted via Warehouse Deals ($95), but they arrived FAST and in perfect shape.
Summary: If you need small bookshelf speakers at a great price, these may be for you. Good as sattelite speakers or stereo speakers which can stand alone. I bought them after reading many other reviews. Tight bass, smooth sound and comfortable highs. Well built. Look good.
Summary: you can spend less money on something bigger than this that will create more bass. However, compare this to another speaker the same size and this speaker will win every time. They work well. I don't recommend them as main speakers. And again, they're a little pricy.
Summary: I'd give 5 stars... but I blew a capacitor in one of the crossovers (one woofer cut out) in the third song @ ~70W & 80dB. I had to return and replace. I'm glad it went the first day and not the week after the warranty was out! Clear sound. Good freq range. Full bass. One of the best desktop speakers one can get. These speakers perform exactly the way I hoped they would & I'd take'em over Bose stuff at twice the price any day.