Summary: I needed some inexpensive speakers to hook up to a turntable, without an amplifier involved. These speakers are powered, meaning they have a built in amp if you will. They worked well for me for the purpose. If I had a complaint it would be that they aren't loud enough unless you crank the volume up to 11.
Summary: These seem to be really good speakers for the price. They have a great sound and they will get loud if you turn them up and they also have bass and treble knobs so you can adjust them to suit your listening preferences.... They don't suit my needs though cause I bought them for my TV and you can't adjust the volume or mute them with the TV's volume....
Summary: After a bit of troubleshooting I determined that it was probably a wiring problem so I took the speaker apart and after more testing it turned out to be a bad solder joint at the speaker terminal on the positive wire from the amplifier. A quick application of solder flux, a touch of the soldering iron and the speaker now works fine. Enjoyed them all day Sunday without issue.
Pros: Good sound, nice cabinets, good controls, multiple inputs (front & rear), headphone output, wood cabinets (good for speakers), plenty of volume.
Cons: The right speaker did not work. Uses an inefficient transformer based power supply.
Summary: First, I went back and forth on giving a 4 or 5 star for sound quality because the bass on these speakers are deep, even on a low setting, depending on which song I'm playing. I have a very little hearing in my right ear when it comes to low tones and higher tones is also limited but not as bad. So when I bought these speakers, it was for more bass, a clearer/sharper treble and I think it has worked almost perfectly.
Summary: No problems after 2 years of ownership and everyday use. The only minor annoyance is the bright blue power-on light -- it is so bright, it actually draws your eye away from the screen. I remedied the situation with a small piece of paper and scotch tape.