Summary: perhaps I'm just easily impressed (all I've had before were those cheapo $10 throw-aways), but these speakers are just below some rigs I've heard using full out amp/sub-woofer combos. overall really good speakers, but you may be able to do better for the $70 they are asking for them now. if you can get them on sale for +20% off, jump on it.
Pros: -good sound quality and tone range. -bass adjustment knob. really good feature, I use this all the time -long cords. you can put these just about anywhere near your rig and plug it in easily. -nice volume range too.
Cons: at the $30 I got these for, they were an absolute steal. now that they are priced at $70, they have some competition.
First pair I bought were terrible, better the second time around.
12 June 2014
Summary: So I purchased these speakers for my PC as I moved my Logitech surround system to my living room for my TV set (great idea by the way. get a nice set of PC speakers and some adapters and you can have a great sound system for a fraction of the price of a legitimate surround system). Got them in about 2 days (A++ shipping as always with Prime) plugged them in, sounded pretty terrible. Was thinking "whatever they were cheap".
Summary: Great, cheap little speakers for the average computer user, or even someone wanting a little bit more without having to pay over a hundred bucks.
Pros: Really inexpensive for what you're getting. I've had mine for almost 2 years and although I have a studio setup elsewhere for serious audio work, when I come back to these for casual computing I'm not left wanting. They use a passive radiator below a single driver in each speaker, which is pretty good design for this price bracket. It's obviously letting them lower the pricepoint but still provide good low-end performance (I.E. bass response). My volume and tone contr...
Cons: When powering on the speakers using the on/off/volume pot, there is usually a medium volume click or thump as voltage hits the drivers. It's not super loud, but I leave these speakers adjusted to the middle of the volume knob's range (12 o'clock) and turn my volume down elsewhere when I'm not using them. It's jarring enough to wake up light sleepers, but easily avoidable by just leaving them on, or looking at more expensive speakers that have power-on protective circu...