Summary: I bought this system last year and returned it after a few days of music listenning. The satellites were clear and crisp but the sub was just plain awfull, it has a hollow, distant bass sound. When listenning to musics, the kick drum should sound tight and punchy but on the 221 it sounded like a timpany. I got a pair of socks and stuffed them in the bass port and that improved the bass abit (people do this sometimes even on high end component speakers).
Descent speakers for the price -- terrible headphone output
Erik Smith, Amazon
15 November 2003
Summary: Considering these speakers were only $30 at my local Sam's Club, I couldn't really pass them up. I mainly purchased these speakers because of the sleek look and controls + headphone jack on the right desktop speaker. After I got everything set up, the sound was comperable to my other past low-budget desktop 2.1 speakers, but it may seem to not pack quite as much punch as my other speakers.
Summary: These were bought for my dad's computer. He has an intergrated sound card, but the speakers sound great. The only thing i did not like is that the subwoofer is very over powering, and would sound awful from the other room. And the subwoofer does not have a way of adjusting the bass, so it was stuck like that. The only way i could componsate for this is using a program with ajustable base. After that though they sound great.