Pros Incredible imaging; close your eyes and the individual speaker sound sources disappear. Nothing but a broad, natural soundstage.
Cons Footprint a little large for cramped desktops.
Summary None of the low-volume graininess of my previous speakers; fade-outs disappear cleanly.
These little guys are ACCURATE! I'm using them to track with PC studio software and then mixing down on my main studio monitors. The AV40's are extremely close in sonic character to my bigger speakers so very little EQ'ing is necessary. My CD and MP3 collections have new life. All in all, I'm extremely pleased and would recommend them without reservations>
Pros The sound quality is absolutely amazing: clear, clear, clear, at any volume. I had bought an Altec-Lansing 2.1 system (VS4121BLK) for $100, which was great loud but terribly muffled otherwise. So I returned it and bought the AV40 for $150.
Cons They eat up a lot of desk space. It's annoying that the on/off switch is only on the back, though at least the speakers don't seem to have any noticeable hum when left on.
Summary These sound just as good as (if not better than) the much-more-expensive Bose speakers in my living room and car. Very impressive.
"Awesome Sound!"on by fgonz2008
Pros Clear true sound, powerful, great craftsmanship, heavy & solid. Look cool with DELL XPS PC
Cons Short cables
Summary 1st bought Altec Lansing FX4021..bad choice for apartment dweller due to bass from sub overpowered mid range. Then bought these at Best Buy and true beautiful sound. Can add bass with Itunes eq and may add the Altec sub some day but for now rock, salsa, R&B, reggae sound great. Can handle Rap too but may not have enough bass for some but I dont have to worry about neighbors banging the wall. Looking now for some longer cables and nice stands, Matches my DELL XPS PC even down to the blue light around the volumne. Sound so great I'm losing too much sleep mixing songs on the PC.
Pros Very nice sound, incredible clarity, and good bass. Sound clear and undistorted at high volumes.
Cons Perhaps not enough bass for some (although tbh, ive found the songs actually sound better with the lower bass...and im a bass enthusiast)
Summary I recently ordered these, and i was blown away by how good they sound. I was originally worried that there may not be enough bass (as some reviews had complained about the lack of it), but i decided to go ahead and get them anyway, and i couldnt be happier with them. They have a very good depth of sound, give a nice warm feel to the music, and are very very clear, even at high volumes. They also look very nice, although they are bigger than normal desktop speakers. About the bass: this was my primary concern, and as i said before, i didnt even notice a lack. If you truly find you need more, then just get a subwoofer. For the money, these are the best computer speakers out there.
Pros Sound quality!!
Nice bass even though it's not a subwoofer system.
Cons There relatively big for pc-speakers (doesn't trouble me though)
High Price (But it is definitly worth the money)
Summary If you want the best sound quality out of pc speakers en you don't care to spend about $100,- this is the perfect choice.