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. so as always, it's worth shopping around.
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.