Pros: Good not great sound, nice heavy construction, look great on your desk
Cons: Left speaker will fail you over time. I've had these for around 4 years and today it finally stopped working. Reading other reviews it looks like I got lucky that they even lasted this long. Save your money and spend 200-300 for a quality set of powered speakers, You'll thank me in the long run.
Summary: Speakers were very disappointing. They distorted at relatively low volume and would not deliver full sound that filled the room. Considering the size and power of the speakers, this was really disturbing. I thought the speakers were defective, so I attempted to return them. However I was told that they could not be returned because they contained hazardous materials. This made no sense to me. I felt like I had gotten totally ripped off.
Summary: I bought them to plug my headphones into to listen to rock music on my laptop. It is basically about as good as plugging directly into the headphone jack on my laptop - maybe a little better. My old speakers were getting quite old and not working well. They did however double the volume when I plugged my headphones into the speakers as opposed to the laptop. So I was looking for that with these.
Summary: I ordered these and received a defective pair, one cuts out and doesn't work. I gave them 2 stars because they do look good. I have tried to return them to Amazon, but in the returns it lists these speakers as unreturnable due to hazardous material... WTF? I have kids playing around these and they're speakers, and an amplifier... aren't they?? These are electronics right???
Summary: These are very pretty looking speakers and still have them plugged in after over a year. The problem is that as soon as I set them up there is a grumble when any moderate volume is played with a nice bass to it. They can get pretty loud but with the problem i stated before. Also a side note is that the blue LED light on the right speaker is powerful enough to melt a hole into what ever its aimed at.
Summary: This is the second pair of powered Genius speakers that I've bought, and am no more satisfied with them as I was with the 1st. 1) 20Hz - 20kHz: I never expected them to really reproduce 20Hz, or even 40Hz, but I don't think they even got close. 2) 50W RMS? Where??: Now it's easy to misrepresent such data without overt lying, but the effect is the same; you're offering to potential customers what you cannot, or will not, provide. e.g.
Summary: These are very quiet speakers at max volume! Seriously, I was replacing a pair of logitech speakers that only pushed a total of 2.4 Watts that are almost as loud. On top of that, there is definitely a significant quality loss when turning up the volume... not even close to hi-fi when finally audible.