Summary: The sounds great, I got these on sale from 150 to 100 or something like that, and it's always got this fancy light show on, I can turn it off by turning it off or getting batteries for the remote (I havent yet)
I love the interface, you click treble then spin the wheel to raise or lower treble and...
Pros: Fancy light show
Cons: special connectors only for these sony speakers
Summary: This was my very first set of non-crap quality speakers. I have to tell you, i was very pleased with the sound of these, and they still amaze me at times. They are a good sounding pair of speakers for 100-130 dollars. Perfect for movies, music, and even gaming.
Conclusion: Googling around we've found the SRS-DB500 on sale at much less than the RRP at some retailers, and once again us UK consumers seem to be getting shafted (no doubt thats due to VAT) with the typical Dollar=Pounds black goods exchange rate, as the unit is on sale for $199 or less in the US.
Pros: Rich & booming sounds for games, music or movies., Simple connectivity to all your multimedia gadgets.
Cons: Large subwoofer seems like overkill, 200 notes seems like a lot.
Conclusion: Overall, the Sony SRS DB500 is a good set of 2.1 speakers that will trample on lower priced non-competition, however it has stiff competition from the likes of Logitech and their Z-2300 which seem to come in the same around Â£110-Â£140 price bracket as the DB500.