Summary: I spent a great portion of my working years (I'm retired now) in the audio business and I amazed at how great these Hercules XPS 2.0 60's sound. I hooked them up to my LCD TV using the TV's "headphone out" mini plug into the mini plug input in the speaker. That way I can turn the speakers on about two-thirds of the way up and then use my TV's remote control to totally control the volume.
Summary: unbeatable natural sound at this price point, compared to Maudio & Alesis... I have three pairs of these and they all work great. My advice to those having issues is to leave them powered "ON" at all times. Low cost monitors seem to acquire damage much more quickly when they are powered on & off frequently.
Summary: Firstly, I'm not an audiofile but I have evaluated a lot of speakers and headphnoes. These speakers are incredible and I'm extremely impressed with what I got for the money. I bought these and a pair of Klipsch with Sub and I thought the Klipsch sounded awesome until I did a direct comparison. The Hercules speakers were a clear winner. They don't have a sub but they don't need one because they generate rich bass that is not over powering like the Klipsch.
Summary: While I'm not an audiophile, I am a musician who cares about the quality of the sound coming out of his speakers. I was looking for good-quality home computer audio that does justice to my music production while costing less than $100, and the Hercules XPS60s are just about perfect. The speakers boast incredibly clear mids and highs and have a solid bass foundation that can completely fill up my small living room.
Summary: I had some M-Audio AV30s for about a week. I loved how they sounded, but I noticed a slight rattle in my left speaker. Turns out one of the covers on a capacitor had come off and was rattling around inside the speaker. Needless to say I returned them and decided to try something else. I must say, these speakers sound just as good if not better than the AV30s. They have plenty of thump with very crisp highs.
Summary: Very good sound quality. Adequate base. Not so boomy which I hate. Resonably clear high and mid-range for this price range. Build quality is quite good with some weight. On the back, the connector with RCA connector would be more convenient but I can live with the bare wire connections like this set has. Overall satisfied with the purchase.
Summary: I have been searching for a good set of speakers for my PC. I had a set of Altec Lansings which had terrible sound quality (maybe they were old). I researched this and was quite sure I wanted 2 speakers without the subwoofer. I just did not have space enough for the subwoofer. I went back and forth on what brand to purchase and landed on the Hercules 2.0 60. They were easy to hook up, easy to use and have been a very nice addition to the PC.
Summary: If you're looking for a set of computer speakers that won't take up much desktop space and provide great sound, check out the Hercules XPS 60 2.0 speakers. These speakers are rated at 30 watts but pack plenty of sound. The XPS 60 set are a two-piece audio system without a separate subwoofer. The bass is created by a port at the rear of each speaker when placed close to a wall. The bass is good, but not great.