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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Loud, yes. Good, no.
on January 7, 2005
I bought these speakers based on many recommendations I read around the Internet, most of which made reference to the amazing volume levels you can achieve. However, once I unpacked the system and tried playing some of my music files I immediately noticed two problems: First, the bass produced by the subwoofer is quite "muddy," and makes the bass drums basically indistinguishable from bass guitar. Secondly, the satellite speakers have noticeable distortion in the midrange frequencies, so much so that I had to stop playing one particular song because I was getting headache from it.
I eventually sent these back and picked up the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers and I've been very happy ever since. I don't know if the ProMedias can generate the sheer volume levels, but they definitely reproduce the audio much more accurately.