Summary: Awesome, if you call this cheap you go out build your own badass speakers. These are not cheap, what the heak, subwoofer here and there and everywhere. (is it important, I really dont know what a subwoofer is). Overall amazing product. Go Sony!!!
One step better than a tinny TV, but don't expect more
25 February 2014
Summary: I can't believe people actually gave this five stars. It sincerely sounds like an alarm clock radio. It doesn't even compare to a cheaper pair of computer speakers. It's ok for adding a little bit of bass to the TV sound, but like other reviewers said, the bass will distort at high volume if the sound isn't very low on the TV. When I tried to play them with a smartphone, dance music sounded awful.
Summary: Unfortunately it was as others said, the subwoofer rattles. I have my HDTV bolted to a stand with two thick glass shelves beneath, on the bottom shelf sat the subwoofer. Some drama building scenes in films had this huge heavy muddy bass that made it impossible to enjoy the film, more distracting than anything else. Even with the subwoofer at half volume the problem often persisted.
Summary: I am amazed at the sound quality of this speaker system. I can't imagine why some people are having problems, unless they have received a damaged item or their system settings are not correctly adjusted. If you want amazing sound quality at an extremely economical price get these!
Summary: I bought this product because I am a teacher and wanted to show my students content related films at the end of the year. The audio was not loud enough without the speakers. The Sony speakers made the difference that I was looking for. They are top quality speakers, new in the box and in excellent condition.