Summary: For thirty bucks, these speakers were worth the purchase, even though they blew out after a year. Buying these every year or two is still cheaper than purchasing an expensive set of "professional" speakers. The sound quality was decent, although I am not an audiophile.
Pros: Very cheap, looks great, and decent sound quality for its price at sane volumes
Cons: You can't crank these up to an insane volume like you can with more expensive speakers, but they're plenty loud for any sane use, and still sounds fine above that. The cables are kind of a mess, as there's a lot of wires that are all routed through the control dial that's supposed to lay on your ...
Summary: For the price these are great speakers. They sound good for the size, not tinny, with alright mid and high range. Though there is some distortion at higher volumes this system performs surprisingly well.
Pros: Decent sound Can Control volume separate from computer. Powered system
Cons: The sub woofer is a little on the light side, if its not turned up almost all the way its hardly noticeable. Short cables between speakers.
Summary: Others reading this review should understand that I went from Dell stock speakers to this. I'm not an audiophile, and am not terrible picky with sound. I'm pleased with my purchase so far, I just am surprised about how certain action intense scenes go.
Pros: slim speakers fit nicely on my desk, the subwoofer can kick out some major sound... I honestly don't mind the dial control. It's not heavy, so it might take some time for it to learn to sit still right side up.
Cons: Until it hits rather low frequencies. I've had trouble with certain action scenes like in Lord of the Rings where everything other than the bass plays perfectly. I've turned the bass down majorly, even off, but it didn't help at all.
Summary: I use this in the bathroom and hook my phone up to it, so for the placement and what it's used for I would give it a 5/5. If it were used as a computer speaker system or hooked up to my xbox, I would say 2.5/5.
Pros: Good, clean sound. Mostly Treble, the speakers are very crisp and sound great. Woofer is ok, even at the "highest" setting with the sub controller it doesn't have much "oomf" behind it.
Cons: Woofer is weak. It's to be expected for a ~$30 sound system, so I wasn't expecting much out of it.
Summary: Honestly, you get what you pay for. If you do not have huge expectations from this little setup, you will be happy. I use mine at work where a bigger system would be a waste. It's perfect for what I need it for.
Pros: Low cost. Decent sound. Love the volume control.
Cons: Low frequencies are weak. While watching movies, I've had to crank down the bass to keep it from overpowering the sub.