Summary: These speaker sound great. I had them out by the pool and they got wet so I bought another pair to replace them. The dogs ate the wiring necessitating the purchase of a third pair. They sound good for the money but the iPod dock is pretty limp. It just holds it there, no real stability or anything. Overall a good setup for the money but don't expect a real iPod dock.
Summary: We purchased these speakers as an upgrade to the anemic speakers on our Sharp LCD TV. And what an upgrade! You just don't realize what you're missing until you hear it. Deep, fairly powerful bass, that doesn't get muddy. Crisp, clean, bright highs that never really sound tinny or jangly. Obviously, for this kind of money, not the best I've ever heard, but very good nonetheless. The only reason why I dinged it 1 star was the awkwardness of the MP3 connector setup.
Summary: These are fine speakers considering the low price. The bass is a little boomy due to the subwoofer handling frequencies up into the low midrange. Mid to high detail is fair to good. You won't mistake these for audiophile gear, but they are pleasant to listen to and fine for the price. One gotcha: the control unit that sits on your desk (power switch, volume control, headphone jack, iPod jack) is permanently wired to the subwoofer.
Better than the little boxes that come with your PC
Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 January 2008
Summary: After enduring the little tinny sound of the $5 speakers that come with PC's, I finally decided to ungrade. Now I can actually enjoy listening to some music, or the audio on video. These speakers, with the compact sub deliver acceptable sound for their price. They don't sound like the Bose on a real sound system, but they don't cost like them either. Good value for the price.
Summary: This is a pretty good 2.1 system for the price. The sub-woofer is a perfect size to sit right next to my desk. I didn't think I'd really use the MP3 player dock, but it turns out to be a nice feature. The one thing is that when you put your headphones in, you cannot adjust the volume; it's just one setting unless you change the master volume on your computer itself. The quality is good when it's loud, and can get loud enough for my taste.
Summary: I have a MacBook and a Zune... go figure. The speakers on my laptop leave much to be desired, this is a great addition for a 'not so bulky' setup. As for the Zune/IPod compatibility, well, they may as well say it is compatible with every MP3 player. It is simply a line in mini jack that plugs into the headphone location. In this case, any player or computer will work.