Summary: I bought these for one reason: they're the perfect size to fit under my monitor. I was hoping for passable sound quality, and that's what these deliver. There's no deep bass, and there's no natural highs.
Summary: Monitors?? A pair of $20 speakers would make better monitors. I just graphed these speakers and they're just off by a mile. The mids are way exaggerated. The lows (below 80hz) are cut off. The highs (above 13khz) are cut off. These are monitors?
Summary: build quality is great. the main disadvantages in my opinion are: - excessive bass which is not clear enough & makes the midrange a bit muffled - the cable that connects the 2 speakers is attached to one of them instead of being detachable on both ends, thus being more prone to wear & tear.
Summary: I am not a speaker expert but the sound quality is pretty good. Amazing how much sound comes out of this little item. Very easy to use. The only con is that its overpriced. $400! that's just insane.
Summary: Wow! Honestly my friends came over to my home and was startled with the sound. The first thing they do, they were all looking for the subwoofer. The sound was just big and the bass was strong filling up the entire room.
Summary: Addendum to my initial review: Apparently Bose had a similar unit in Japan for at least 3 years already. This USA version is the low end Japanese 'M2' version. I confirmed this with Bose of Japan. Japan also has a higher end 'M3' version in identical size.
Summary: For their size these are weighty and impressive speakers made of metal, not cheap plastic. Unless you are some sort of bass head you will have no problems with the bass from these little speakers and overall the sound is very impressive. Easily being better than the 2.1 system I was replacing.