Summary: I just bought these yesterday and plugged them up to my computer for speakers to use and they are Awesome. They give an awesome theater sound when watching movies. A concert like experience when listening to music. I would recommend these to anyone. I chose them over the Klipsh speakers I was thinking of getting which were a little more expensive but now that I have compared them these Z553 are great sound like the Klipsh and can blast out a room with ease.
Nice speakers and good sound but wrongly advertised and did not work at first
10 November 2013
Summary: I was not happy with the product when I first got them at all. When I first plugged them in only one channel worked. Not only did they not work but the shipping slip said that they were refurbished but my receipt from amazon specifically said that they were new. Because they were refurbished they were scuffed and scratched all over. Eventually I was able to figure out why only one channel was working.
Summary: First set arrived broken and the second set had terrible sound on all levels and it was painful to listen my favorite tunes. Save your money and buy Klipsch. On the other hand service from Amazon was exceptional.
Summary: Received the speakers and put them together only to realize there is no output to the left channel. Speakers were both fine but the output just wasn't functioning properly. Even with only one speaker working the sound was awesome and the bass was awesome. I already requested a replacement. I'll update my review when I get a properly functioning unit.
Summary: The bass is sufficient, but does not sound good when cranked up (there is a separate adjustment for bass only). With the bass dial in the middle the sound is quite clear and full. Overall a great buy for the price. I also own the Logitech Z906 which are amazing and will blow your ear drums out.
Summary: This speakers are not worth the money. They have a good design but the sound quality is not bad. However the subwoofer is lacking "boom". When I set up my speaker system, one the satellite speakers didn't work. After a few minutes, I concluded the subwoofer to be defective. The output jack didn't work, only the right output worked. I switched the two speakers and the opposite one worked and the one that was working before stopped working.
Summary: Overall they are good speakers for the price. I paid $80 USD. 2 big negatives I found are the Bass is almost non-existant and the speaker wire on the opposite side of the Bass speaker is way to short.