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: Plug it in, connect to your computer or MP3 player, turn it on - decent quality sound comes out, and that was all I was looking for. It doesn't take up much room on the desktop, the cables are long enough to allow me to place all the components in convenient places, and the sound quality is good enough for me (at age 61, my hearing may not allow me to notice any sonic shortcomings). My only comment is the cheesy MP3 player "holder" on the control unit.
Summary: I bought these speakers to use in my dorm room. They are good enough and serve the purpose. They get loud enough and provide enough bass. When the knob is turned to the maximum, the bass gets all wobbly and cover the middle and the treble sounds, but if configured just right, it can mimic the club noise.
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.