Summary: I have a friend that owns these speakers as well (for about half a year so far). He started having the same problem as I did a year ago. Don't expect these speakes to last.
Pros: Some of the best sounding 2.1 speakers I've heard.
Cons: About half a year after I got them, they started making stack noise every once in a while. The problem remained for a couple of days and then went away. Then about a year later the problem came back, except worse. Now about 2/3 of the time that I turn them on they have the static problem.
Summary: Tried these speakers with my Creative X-Fi Xreame card.
Pros: While it looks impressive the Creative "Inspire" T3100 does not inspire.
Cons: Sound is middle of the road quality with mid level sound coming in muddled and I found I had to set the volume somewhat high just to hear the sound with the sound clearly. I had better sound from my Logitech speakers that cost about 50.00. If you really want to have good sound try something else ...
Summary: I used to buy all my hardware from newegg but no more. Newegg used to have competitive prices and all around policies that catered to customers. They've gone from a great company to a above average.
Pros: Looks good. Price
Cons: Bass is relatively weak compared to my Altec Lansing ACS33BW I bought from newegg 3 years ago for $30 shipped although these have higher wattage.
Summary: These speakers don't sound much better if any better then the ones that came with my HP computer that I bought 6 years ago. They only have the edge with them being able to produce louder sound not better. The sub woofer is nice addition considering what I you pay for this.
Pros: Nice sub woofer. Easy to adjust volume. Small in size. Cheap in price. The sub woofer packs quite a punch and is decent.
Cons: Well I bought these and I just didn't find them all that appealing. The positive reviews here are basically what made me go with these over any other speakers here. I was very disappointed when I plugged these into my computer. While playing music the sound is not to great and is very distorted e...
Summary: I have yet to return these speakers, probably just a defect.
Pros: For the price they sound pretty good. Easy set up with separate volume controls for the sub and satellite speakers.
Cons: For some reason the right speaker has humming sound coming from it no matter what I plug into the speakers (ie-computer or my iPod). It's not really noticeable if I'm listening to music because I have the volume up but if I have the volume down while surfing the net or something the buzzing noise...
Summary: Bought these as a temporary replacement to get me through the next few months until I go out and get a new gaming rig. They aren't bad, but are not the greatest either. Using these to replace a labtec LCS-2424 (wish they were still around, they were awesome). Cable layout is decent.
Pros: Good bass relative to the size of the woofer. Sound is pretty good when using at lower volume levels.
Cons: Testing with some Smashing Pumpkins, and speakers up about 75%, mids are washed away and distorted when bass kicks in. Dang blue LED (at least it isn't very bright).
Summary: I just got these to replace my Labtec 2424's, which, sadly, I can't get anymore. The Inspire's are a good solid sounding speaker for the money, but the on/off knob has developed a crackle when you turn it on and sometimes it takes a second for the full range of sound to come trough.