Summary: The Good: Crazy good bass for a desktop set. It looks pretty cool and it pretty responsive. There isn't any lag like my old logitechs. Works well for music and games. The Bad: The sub for this is freaking massive. Like seriously. Think big then multiply that by 1.5x. I pulled it out and immediately said "wow". It doesnt fit all the way under my desk because of a support bar but thats okay its pretty.
Summary: Ok... I received these speakers today. I have been playing them for about 4 hours. I am a musician I listen to several genres of music from classical to jazz, hip hop, alternative, latin etc. After adjusting the treble and bass (which I don't think most people who are complaining did) I was able to achieve a decent balance of highs/mids/bass. You have to play with EQ'ing to round it out. I tested the mid range and highs by listening to classical music.
Summary: Good speakers overall. Handles high volume very well, bass is strong and sometimes overpowering, im not a sound pro but i think it lacks a little in the mids. 300watts of power is enough for anyone i think. I gave it 4 stars because the bass is sometimes too strong and the quality of sound from the speakers isnt the best!
Summary: Even though I returned this Sony Speaker system I was impressed with its performance. I used it for a replacement of my Sony Bravia Television speakers as they are very weak which is typical of the LCD TVs. I only returned them as I wanted more performance. I bought a Bose system from Costco of which I am fairly happy with. It does the job but later down the road I will probably go extreme and upgrade to Pioneer Elite receiver and Klipsch speakers. Cheers!!!
This sound system will blow your mind, and then your ears.
Tom Vykruta, Amazon
6 November 2011
Summary: These speakers will blow your mind! Crystal clear highs, deep, undistorted bass, and no need for a giant complicated receiver. I threw away my receiver and 5.1 system and am using these now. I use them for my digital piano, as well as for music listening. In a 1000sq ft apartment, I can't even turn them up all the way, they get too loud. I purchased a similarly priced, higher end Harmon Kardon sound system and compared the two, the sony's blew hk away.
Summary: The audio quality from these speakers and subwoofer is very good. I went from a two speaker set with no subwoofer. This is definately a big step up. I think my biggest problem with the audio is that I'm more worried about waking up my daughter, who's bedroom is above my computer room, or man cave. You won't have any problems with the sound or base. I listen to music quite frequently and have had several speaker systems over the years.
Summary: These Sony speakers are well worth the price but as some reviewers have mentioned the mid-range is weak. This makes sense as they don't have strong mid-range support in the speaker size. The thing that is very impressive is that the sound of the speakers is very clean and tight - extremely accurate with no buzzing. This is true even when there is a lot of low-end bass going on - it is hard to get the speakers to "clip.
Summary: I was in a hunt for some good speakers after returning from a trip to finding my pair of Harman Kardon HK195 speakers had croaked. Devastated at the loss, I began the search for comparable, if not better, speakers. Originally I limited myself to a price range capped at $100, however after coming into some money that was raised to about $150.
Summary: The sound quality and power level of these speakers is amazing for the price. If you are looking for great sound from an Ipod or other music player, look no further. Since these speakers are self powered and need to be plugged in, connecting them to the powered speaker outlet on an amp or high end stereo is a no no, which is why I only rate them a four. It seems there should be a switch to allow them to be powered from an external source if desired, but there isn't.