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Average, NOT 'Wow' Sound..,
This review is from: Cyber Acoustics 30 Watt Powered Speakers with Subwoofer for PC and Gaming Systems in Frustration Free Packaging, (CA-3602a) (Electronics)
This review is aimed at those who are either audiophiles, very persnickity, or just spoiled by high end systems/sound and are not looking to, or can't, spend 'audiophile' money to get enjoyable sound.
If your looking for sheer volume and don't care about the more accurate nuances of sound, music especially, then these will probably work for you.
Unfortunately the subwoofer doesn't reproduce the deep, resonant lows that tend to be 'felt' and add to true low end accuracy. The 5 1/4" driver and tiny enclosure are the culprit there. Yes, there is bass in general but not natural, accurate, or deep low end below around 60hz. They themselves only rate the system from 55hz-20khz, so it's wasn't a shocker. I even went as far as rearranging my whole setup, placing the sub on the floor, shoved back into a corner. Alas, still no 'true' lows.
The satellites are fine for just blasting sound but fall very short on reproducing what's really there. Flat EQ settings out of the box were not good. The highs were muffled, mids harsh, and a definite hole between the low mids and upper mids. In short, lot's of EQ adjustment. And even then it only get's so good. Ultimately, when it got as even as possible there were a lot of sounds/tones still blatantly missing alltogether. Some stuff you may be used to hearing with headphones, in your car, or on an actual stereo system are so low/muddy in the mix it just isn't enjoyable. Frustrating, actually, when you anticipate a cool 'hook' in the mix and it just passes by drowned out, barely perceptable.
As far as power these do get loud. Um, but it's the kind of muddy/harsh loud that actually get's your hearing fatigued. Not real 'cool', 'fun', or enjoyable IN THE END.
I returned these and went with the Altec Lansing Octane7's. For the price range- Wow. What a difference. I spoke my piece on those as well. Happy hunting..