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.
Summary: The freq response probably is 160-20k, not the 20-20k advertised, someone should get fired for that little lie. These 'speakers' seem to have a steep rolloff below 160hz, and no response at all below 80hz, no guts whatsoever. Maybe a good set for children, good luck, these speakers don't have protective grills. You better buy a 2.1 speaker set for $25.
Summary: These look pretty nice and sound great for 2.0 speakers. However, they have 3 audio inputs but only 1 works at a time. If you connect a cable to a second it cuts off the first. I wanted to have 2 simultaneous audio sources and these just can't do that. Also, the blue LED is way too bright and needs to be covered up unless you enjoy lingering spots in your vision.
Summary: I bought these with high expectations from all the good reviews online but I've been spoiled by a nice 2.1 setup--Logitech z540 THX. When I got these Genius speakers I immediately noticed the poor quality of the plywood case (chips in case) and the almost-spray-paint coloration of the woofers; they looked cheap. These are fairly large pc speakers so you'll want to make sure you have desktop space available. They do not come with grills.
Summary: Bought these expecting from the reviews and price to be brilliant. Now they do have great sound quality and look very good. However the volume on them is simply crap. My old speakers which I had for 6 years and cost half the price were not as good quality but they could easily out perform these in volume. In the endI managed to boost he volume on my laptop hoever I a unale to do this on my phone or Ipod.