Summary: I am very pleased with these speakers. I purchase them to use for practicing Play-Along CD's with my Saxophone. They are loud enough and clear enough to hear the background music with no issues at all. Small but very good speakers for the price. Good for in- home small practice rooms, which is where I use them. I would buy them again.
Excerpt: The celebrated audio equipment company M-Audio’s Studiophile AV-40 studio monitors are the mid-range model, providing 40 watts of power between the two cabinets, in compact design. An auxillary input and stereo headphone output are provided one these speakers , which boast an excellent frequency response of around 85Hz (with use of an industry-leading bass-boost button) to full 20kHz, and a good signal-to-noise ratio of >90dB.
Summary: I produce electronic music and master all music in general, and these speakers were exactly what I needed. They are small and sleek, but provide the volume and sound quality that are needed to produce and mix music of all kinds. Here are my thoughts. Pros: + Great sound quality. As expected from monitor speakers, these give listeners a completely accurate representation of what they are producing. + Nice looking.
Summary: I reviewed several different speakers and chose these. I use these for my gaming Laptop- m17x r4. They are connected to an external Sound Blaster Recon3d. The Recon is geared towards gaming and boy these do not disappoint! I choose not to run 5.1 as I would rather have Better Quality Speakers than More Speakers. The Recon's software provides 3D and SBX Pro software that really brings games to life.
Summary: I bought these to accompany a new computer workstation, and I didn't want to go with cheapo speakers or something with a giant muddy sub to make up for cheapo speakers (looking at you logitech and corsair). I don't think there is a better value for the money out there for what these are, and I couldn't be happier with their performance so far. That being said you really need to know what these are and what they aren't.
Summary: These have literally opened up the music that I listen to. Going back through a lot of it, I'm finding things that I never noticed before. Pair them up with a good sound card (I have an ASUS Xonar Essence) and you'll be in heaven.