"Good speakers for price"4.0 starson by Mahadragon
Pros: Highs, lows, cheap price
Cons: Mids, not much else
Summary: The best part of these speakers is the tweeters. They sound quite detailed, allowing me to hear sounds that I didn't notice before. The lows are also quite satisfying. Bear in mind, these speakers are sub $50 and the woofers are only 3". Do not expect earth shattering sound, but do expect something around 55-20,000hz. You'll be able to hear most of the sounds from music and movie quite well.
The mids are a little bit boomy and muddy. I wish they were boosted more like on my Bose Companion 3's. This enhances the movie experience, but this is just me. I think this is the weakest part of the system.
Bass is surprisingly good. I found myself looking up and being surprised that so much bass could come out of speakers so small. It sounds cliche but it's true. Bear in mind, I'm the previous owner of a Cambridge Soundworks 2.1 system so I've already been there done that as far as tiny speakers with big sound go and this one impresses me! (for the price I paid).
I love the way the speakers look on my desktop. They have a glossy piano black finish which looks very sleek and contemporary.
I wish there was a screen covering the bass port located on the top of the speakers to prevent things from falling inside. The volume control knob is large and easy to turn. Both this knob and the tone control have detents which stop around the 12:00 mark so you know you are at the mid-way point.
The right speaker is connected to the left via an RCA type jack. If you want to extend the length of the speaker wire you'll need the appropriate extender.
This would make a decent upgrade for a TV which has cheap built-in sound. For $50 this is a very good speaker system, but do not expect to get sound quality that will rival 2.1 systems.