Summary: Like most everyone else giving these speakers 1 star, my left speaker (the one with the amp) died so now nothing works, and off course this all goes down just after the warranty expires. This is a very common issue with these speakers. Research their forums and you will see that this issue is so big you have to wonder why there is not a class action lawsuit. I'd rather play Russian Roulette then buy these again. Save your money and buy something else.
Summary: I bought this item from another highly reputable dealer, but felt it a duty to write about it on Amazon so future buyers may beware. The first six months it sounded quite good. I must add I am not a connoisseur of music or sound, but am also not a blissfully unaware bumpkin. The bass was a bit heavy, but the over all effect was pleasing. Then a hiss began to develop. Next thing, the left speaker with the volume control went silent.
Summary: I guess maybe I'm not that critical...but several years ago I mounted a pair of these to a cupboard in my kitchen. I connect up an iPhone, iPod, or laptop to them and they sound just fine. I stream Pandora or one of my playlists. No complaints, no issues. Have held up well over time. I think when I bought them people must have felt more positive about them.
Summary: Count me in with the rest of the bunch. Sounded good while it lasted. 3 years after i got them they will go in the trash. Sad really, how a company can get away with this and do nothing about it. Up until it failed i would have been a loyal customer, now I will tell anyone looking for speakers to stay away from this brand. They don't care about their customers, or about the quality of their product. Someone needs to sue them.
Summary: I am one of many who purchased these speakers and were initially satisfied with them until within a year they stopped functioning, apparently the result of an inherent flaw in the internal design. When they gave out, I did a search online for answers, only to discover that countless others have had the same experience, most within a similar timeframe. Consequently I must caution every potential buyer to beware.
I would not recommend these speakers - Left speaker issue
Sheila A. Thomas "gnushell", Amazon
21 June 2013
Summary: Admittedly I purchased these monitors because they were priced moderately. The sound wasn't that great, but they served the purpose as computer monitors for recording. Granted I purchased these in 2010, I was miffed when the volume in the left one died recently. Internet research suggested that these have a defective volume pot. I wrote to M-Audio and expressed my displeasure that these speakers which hadn't even been moved failed after less than three years.