Summary: Great update from my original altec system. Old system still sounds really good but after 15 years it was time to get something new to go along with the new computer. Good bang for your buck. Have the same comment as others in wishing the cords were longer but so be it, hence the 4 rating.
Summary: I bought these to replace an aging logitech 2.1 system that had a short in the connection between the satellites and subwoofer. I read the reviews on this system and decided to give it a shot. I'll start with the negatives. Yes, there is a low level hiss audible when I'm not playing any audio through the speakers. It disappears when any audio is playing - even at the lowest levels. The cables are short. You don't have many options when it comes to placement.
Summary: Great product for a decent price. Sound is very good via optical. The product is very versatile and you could use this as a surround sound in your home theater. Iv'e never herd of this brand but the quality is good and it could definitely compete with the leading brands.
Summary: stop now if you want to read pages of detailed comments. i'm just highlighting a few things. who has time to write all that crap? 1) cables are MUCH TOO SHORT. the subwoofer is quite large and everything goes through that. so you're sub has to be close to your computer. the cables should be about 3' longer or we should have the ability to buy extensions. they're funky and i guess if you knew how to solder you could probably make your own. 2) the subwoofer is big.
Summary: Great sound quality with lots of power. Really nice looking speakers with a very modern, quality look. My first minor nit is this worthless set of blinking lights on the controller that constantly flash in unpredictable and random ways; very distracting. What the heck where the design folks thinking when they designed flashing lights into a desktop controller? Lame. The other minor issue is that the speaker cables are too short.
Summary: Bought these speakers for my teenage daughter for her bedroom and to go off to college with her. Happy with the sound and the looks. Only negative would be the VERY short chords from the subwoofer to the satellite speakers. The box from the distributor was a little sketchy, both the shipping box and the package with the speakers in them.
Summary: No need to go into detailed about its performance, this is a decent speakers in terms of performance per buck. The only thing that disappoint is the shorter than usual speaker cables. I did managed to overcome the problem somewhat by ordering a Male & Female S-video (MiniDIN-4) cable from ebay for $5.
Summary: The system arrived in a battered box, but it appeared to be protected by the molded styrofoam. I was horrified when I connected everything and no sound came from the speakers! I found out that unplugging the controller from the subwoofer and then plugging it back in would get it to work. And boy does it work! The sound is beautiful and powerful, and it looks great as well.