Summary: My teenage son listens to a variety of music and has always just used the stock speakers that came with the computer. I read many reviews on these speakers and got them as "a shot in the dark" for Christmas. He wasn't excited at first and we set them up, turned on some music, turned it louder, and louder. I expected them to distort like speakers usually do. THESE DIDN'T! We turned them ALL the way up, heavy bass thumping and it was clear as a bell!!! THAT impressed him!
Summary: for a set of 110v powered speakers, I think these fall pretty short of expectations especially for CV. tone and sound quality are very tinty which can be somewhat covered up by flipping on the bass boost, but then you just have tinty mids with unbalanced bass. they are loud enough that I've not needed to turn them up over 2/3 to hear while working on cars in the garage, so they have that working for them - but overall I expected more.
Great Sound - the second set that we have purchased
Mr. Practical, Amazon
5 January 2014
Summary: This is the second set of these speakers that we have purchased. The first set lasted about 2 years of daily use before they began to have problems, likely with the amp/crossover, and started crackling before eventually failing completely. The speakers sound great (better than our Bose powered desktop speakers) with great bass response and definition. Would have ranked them 5 stars if the first set had lasted longer.
Summary: Well when I started building my own studio, I decided to go cheap on speakers Thus I headed to best buy and picked up a pair of these Now I have no idea if this is intended or not but these speakers do not play anything bellow ~90Hz There is absolutely zero bass So when I was setting up for all this I completely neglected any mixing work I did on these and just did it on my Audio Technica ATH-M50's.
Summary: These speakers are of such fine quality. Worth three times as much money. I love playing music from iTunes on my computer and now I can, thanks to these dynamite, well made, great looking speakers. Music sounds A THOUSAND times better than on the JBL speakers I use with my iPod. And, yes, the speakers are so easy to hook up, unlike, say the Harman Kardon Soundsticks. Cerwin-Vega is a company I'd buy from again.
Summary: I was going back and forth between these and the Bose series. Just to be clear, I was not interested in a set with a subwoofer. I wanted something that did not take up much space on my desk in my office. I was able to preview the Bose but I was not able to listen to these before I bought them. I took a chance on what others had said about them. I am sure glad I went with the Cerwin Vega speakers. They are everything I wanted and so much more.