Summary: good product, not what i expected though. below expectations this product was made up to be way more than it actually is. there are better products that are on the product for the same price or that are less that are better quality
Summary: The speakers are perhaps the best value out there for computer speakers. I use them with an SB Audigy Gamer and they sound terrific in games and music. I tend to listen to classical music, which is generally pretty difficult for speakers because of its intricacies, but the Z560s handle it quite well. The subwoofer is very powerful, perhaps too powerful if you're not careful with the bass control.
Pros: Not compatible with speaker stands, high-gauge standard wire
Cons: Not compatible with speaker stands, high-gauge standard wire
Summary: Well i just wanna recap you guys reading reviews about people who had them less than a month. Well still the kick butt and ROCK! My sub is alive and kicking at 25% power and satilites at never over 60% (theres no need, they are frigging loud to begin with, no need to pump them full blast.) Just baby them for 2 weeks them go on out on the after and you'll be just fine. I enjoy these bad boys for everything.
Summary: I purchased my Z-560's just over a year ago from now and they're still kicking stong, however I have found some problems with them. I live in an apartment building , so I had to modify my setup. First off, I had the sub-woofer off of the floor which did the trick. After finding I just ran out of room, the sub had to go in the corner of the room, the problem was that it was surrounded by walls. This made the bass totally overwhelm the highs.
Summary: i am *not* a gamer, i like listening to music, and i found that the original location i had the setup in (about 12'x12')was too bassy even with the bass turned down to 'zero'. if i could turn down the base some more, i would rate this a 5. the new location is a much larger space, and the sub is far away (~12 feet) from the other speakers (it's an L-shaped room). this setup sounds *really* good. all in all, i am very happy with them now.