"Nice, crisp sound & reasonably priced"4.0 starson by forkboy
Pros: Mids and highs are clear and articulate; good overall sound, especially at low to mid-level volume output; price is good (better when on sale); cords are sufficiently long; have both auxiliary input and headphone input on front
Cons: Bass shy (but what small 2.0 speakers for computers aren't?); would be a better set-up if they offered a 2.1 system with subwoofer; retina burning blue LED; no dedicated power button
Summary: It's awfully easy to carp about low-end performance with 2.0 PC speakers, but short of looking at fairly more expensive options (think Audio Engine or a powerful 2.1 setup) these speakers get the job done better than any other PC speakers I've yet owned.
Both the mid's and high's are competently handled by the drivers. You can push these speakers pretty hard as well and they keep giving back quite well until you push them too hard. When you turn them up the bass takes on more presence and remains pretty tight; doesn't become boomy, which often happens with lesser 2.0 setups or with poorly designed & built subwoofers.
Ultimately I think these speakers work best if you're using them to simply enjoy music while seated at your computer. You can turn them up when a fav song comes around and they should make you reasonably happy in this regard. I find I typically keep them at lower volume levels, select the Loudness option in my music playing software's EQ settings and turn up the bass control know to the 3:00 o'clock position. For my taste this provides sufficient bass, which doesn't become muddled.
I do wish the step-up model from Creative wasn't so much more expensive as I think it's twin-mid driver configuration would likely offer better overall bass performance.
I'd also like to see this sold as a 2.1 configuration with a good subwoofer. It's a real shame Creative didn't elect to go this route.
Lastly, I would much prefer a dedicated on/off button than having the power controlled by the volume knob. I much prefer to set my speakers volume and leave it along, adjusting my systems output via the music player. As such I just leave the damn things on all the time, which annoys me from a power perspective.