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.
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.
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.
Summary: These things are compact. They take little space on the desk, that's the point. Due to this, they can only reproduce rather limited bass. Enough for an acoustic guitar to sound natural, which is great considering the size. But not nearly enough to produce a 'boom' that is felt by your entire body.
Pros: Sound overall. Mids and highs are clear and undistorted. Good stereo separation. Nice look. Choice of connector cables (long and short). Headphones jack easily accessible.
Cons: Not much bass, obviously. Bright blue power LED (tolerable, though). A bit pricey (mine was $98).
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.
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.
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...
Summary: While I couldn't compare these to the half cost Hercules 2.0 Model, I am glad I spent the extra as I was mainly looking for clear crisp voice clarity and I got just enough in this higher cost set. Plenty of Volume but even at low volume levels there is no ear strain.
Pros: I bought these for a Mobile Samsung 23in LCD on my porch. They replaced a 10yr old Altec Lansing 2.0 speaker set which is way more muffled in comparison. Voice clarity was important and the Hercules XPS didn't disappoint. Ball games are very good to listen to from both the announcer and sound eff...