Great looking, great sound, great value.
Having been recommended these speakers by a comprehensive review in a computing magazine I was confident they would meet my needs. I was after a 2.1 system (not 5.1 due to all the wiring, and room remodelling work necessary to hide them!) and this set-up just about provides best bang-per-buck that you can buy. I was slightly nervous about purchasing speakers from a non-traditional speaker manufacturer, but there was no need to be.
The only criticism I had been made aware of was the attachment of the remote operating unit to the speaker cable itself. It took no time at all to gently part the cable for the satellites and adjust them to the correct length for my desk- it was easy. There is no cutting involved and the cable is designed for this very purpose. What was all the moaning about?
The remote is well designed, and the small blue LED is attractive and helpful for reminding you when you have left the speakers on! The speakers themselves are just plain attractive and the satellites are far more good looking with the protective covers off.
Overall, sound quality is 'tight', but I would have to agree with the other reviewers that the bass is consistently heavy,
despite adjusting the attenuation control at the rear of the sub.If you leave your computer running with the speakers on whilst going downstairs to make a cuppa, it sounds like a truck is about to drive through your front room! Or at the very least a thunderstorm is raging outside!
Minor criticism aside, if you are looking for a good looking speaker system at a reasonable price, the Z3 cannot be beaten.