Summary: I've had these for a few years now (only because I can't afford a better set) and I have to tell you, the static on them drives me freaking nuts because I play my music quietly and can't cover up the static noise. It's not a "my cell phone is too close" or "my soundcard is bad" sound, although the noise does get exponentially worse if you have a laptop or cellular nearby. But the point is, they almost constantly have some kind of static sound going on.
Great Sound!...If you can get around the interference.
Mike M., Amazon
17 August 2008
Summary: On display my local Target, these speakers sounded too good to be true for only fifty bucks. Beautiful high-quality sound, a not-to-deep bass from the low-powered subwoofer, and the 'SFX' button (simulates surround sound) just makes these things shine. What really takes the luster off these otherwise brilliant speakers is the lack of electronic interference shielding.
Summary: Overall not a bad product with decent amplification and good base sound. The main problem I have with it is an annoying hissing sound which cannot be avoided. Depending on where you place the speakers, the hissing sound can be minor or absolutely annoying. I am considering purchasing something else because I prefer my speakers to be silent unless something is being played on them.
Summary: Well...it's nice to know I'm not the only one. I've owned these speakers for about a month. Immediately after hooking up the speakers, I too noticed a faint, but very audible "clicking" noise from the speakers. It was faint enough that it wasn't too annoying or distracting. That was until I bought a new computer desk and moved my wireless router next to the speakers. Now, the clicking noise isn't so faint anymore...in fact, you can hear it from across the room.
Summary: Like the other reviewer I must add that these speakers pick up all sorts of intereference. We bought them and they sounded great in my son's bedroom. That is until e hooked up his Wii. The wireless technology that is part of the Wii causes these speakres to squawk and crackle like crazy. Sound is great, until they start buzzing and snapping. Too bad. I am going to return them to Target where I bought them.