Summary: Do NOT BUY this speaker set! It is a Hercules product which should be of good quality. But that is only in theory, not in reality. The sound was awful and it kept giving out in the right speaker. All in all producing a bass heavy sound lacking in the midrange and highs. And that one is the 'active' or powered speaker, so imagine it is supposed to be the more powerful and efficient speaker of the two. Instead we see just how bad a poorly made audio product can be.
Summary: Hooked the speakers up and was immediately impressed with rich full sound. Then, almost as immediately, my pleasure was disrupted by by the main speaker cutting in and out intermittently. Have now been fiddling with the connections for over 10 months without any permanent solution to problem. Also, mp3 player only plays through one speaker period. No amount of fiddling with wires even temporarily corrects this, seems to be by design.
Summary: I give this speaker one star because the sound quility are really bad. the bass is very messy and the mid range are very unclear, the high range is bad too. I bought this due to its nice look, but without sound, it worth nothing, I am not sure why so many people say its sound are clear and craspy. I also have a JBL Duet2 PC speaker which cost me only $50, this Hercules speakers has no comparation with the JBL Duet2, the JBL sound is so nice and clear,bass is good too.
Summary: UPDATE: the very first set we have are a year old and are working fine, and sound good. My son saved up his money to buy a second set for his mom's house. the amplifier died inside of 30 days and they'd only work for 15-30 seconds. Returned them for another set, which has handled nicely by amazon. The replacement set has started showing the same failure mode after 6 months.
Summary: I have changed my rating from 4 stars to 1 star because I powered the speakers off when I left for a week and now I can not get the left speaker to come on at all. The speakers worked very well as you can tell from my original review (see below) however I now have to invest in yet another set of speakers. You should avoid these speakers and purchase some that actually work all of the time.
Summary: I ordered and received these speakers in August 2010. I don't really have anything to say about the sound quality that hasn't already been documented by other reviewers. I do, however, have intimate experience with the warranty and replacement process. Within about four months, the speakers emitted a loud crack and stopped working altogether.
Summary: These speakers looked and sounded great out of the box... One week later I came home to this loud combination of humming and crackling. Somehow these speakers died while not in use and plugged into a high quality surge protector. DO NOT buy this product.
Summary: Des pseudo-enceintes Hi-Fi bass-reflex en bois pour un PC ? Idée géniale ... à condition que l'ampli intégré suive ! 1er jeu d'enceinte : je déballe, je branche, je monte et je descends le volume ... parasites dans l'enceinte gauche (clairement une déficience d'un composant dans la section de puissance de l'ensemble). Peu à peu, l'enceinte gauche commence à ronfler ce qui la rend inutilisable à faible volume. Joie et bonne humeur.
Summary: J'ai été bluffé par le son de ces petites enceintes pas chères. Mais j'ai aussi subi le coup de l'enceinte muette. Trois semaines après leur installation le bouton d'allumage ne fonctionne plus, et je n'ai plus de son. Je tente un retour sous garantie, mais je suis déçu par le fabricant - il doit y avoir un problème de conception ou contrôle qualité si cette faute se reproduit régulièrement. J'aurai dû faire plus attention aux commentaires déjà présents sur cet article.
Summary: Comme tous les produits fabriqués en chine: je ne suis pas surpris que ma paire d'enceintes, Hercules soit tombées en panne en ayant eu une utilisation trés courte, car restées emballées prés d'un an dans leur emballage. Vraiment de la mrd. Quand? les vendeurs afficheront-ils le lieu d'origine même en payant plus ce serait fabriqué en France ou en Europe et nous ne serions pas déçus. A déconseiller vivement.