Summary: The subwoofer is tiny and only moves about half a milimeter while it starts distorting. I think the subwoofer is less than 1 watt because of this. To hear the bass from the subwoofer, you ear must be atleast 1 inch away from the subwoofer or else it will sound bad.
Summary: I bought these speakers to replace the 40 watt sound bar I had bought for my High-Def TV. I bought the speaker bar without the subwoofer and was disappointed. I disconnected the soundbar and connected these speakers instead. The sound is great at 1/4 the price!
Summary: Overall these speakers are pretty decent. The high frequencies are a bit unclear, but acceptable at lower volumes, some EQ adjustments helped even out their response. The lower frequencies from the subwoofer add a nice fullness to their sound.