15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Lack of shielding is a major problem,
This review is from: Cyber Acoustics CA-3001RB 3 Piece Subwoofer and Satellite Speaker System (Black) (Personal Computers)
I'm giving these 2 stars because the sound is not horrible, although you certainly should not expect deep sub-bass or high-quality sound.
The real problem is the lack of shielding. As others have noted, the speakers pick up radio frequency interference. Mine make a -loud- and very alarming noise a fraction of a second before my cell phone rings or gets a text message. They also make a strange sound when airplanes fly overhead. Additionally, I get a low hum from them when music is not playing.
Since these are not sheilded, they may also cause problems (interference) with CRT monitors, but I cannot verify this as I have LCD's.
All in all, I would definitely NOT recommend these.
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Aug 20, 2007 6:11:13 AM PDT
Do you have nextel/sprint, or one of those phones with direct connect? I have the same problem on a pair of Altec Lansing speakers. I'd blame the cell service, not the speakers.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008 5:55:42 PM PST
Daniel L. Bateman says:
My $150+ Tivoli radio does the same thing, cell phones seem to spew off all sorts of RF when they're about to ring.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›