I was a little surprised to read the last and critical review of these speakers. True, if you pay more money, you will get better speakers, fact of life. But £25. would barely pay for a pair of high quality speaker cables, let alone the speakers themselves! I am using the speakers with a Rega RP1 turntable, Arcam Alpha amp (yes the first in the series, now nearly an antique) and 16 amp mains flex for speaker cables. The bass control does need to be turned up a bit, but the speakers sound remarkable for the money. I haven't used the 'bell wire' cables supplied, but I suspect that if you do use these, the sound will be thin. If you cannot run to quality speaker cables, mains flex is an economic alternative.
It is also important to remember the GIGA rule (garbage in garbage out). If the speakers are being fed with a low quality and thin signal, they will sound low quality and thin, even if you are using high end hi-fi speakers.