"3 Piece Powerhouse"5.0 starson by rjlewis1
Pros: Full Rich, room filling sound, small satellite speakers, wired desktop control unit, powerful bass sub-woofer.
Cons: Satellite speakers are oddly shaped and are not very stable. In the newer series II they come on a stand.
Summary: Having used these speakers for more than five years on both desktop and laptop computers and mp3 players, I can say with confidence that these are the best sounding 2.1 speakers I've heard, producing sound quality that you would expect from much larger speakers.Something Bose is quite good at. The small satellite speakers deliver rich high and midrange sound that is complimented by the powerful sub-woofer/amplifier. The bass can be adjusted from none at all to smooth but pounding max. The wired desktop control is small and convenient, with volume control a touch sensitive mute function, and two 1/8th inch jacks, one for line in and one for headphones. Over the past five years, I've put these speakers through lots of high volume use and they sound as good today as the did when they were new.