superb no frills 2.1 set, but no quality lacking here,
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sadly i am a bit of an audio snob, with a high end receiver and speakers for my cinema room, and have predominantly been a headphone enthusiast at my pc, so as to not disturb others from my bedroom setup, and haven't really gone beyond audioengine a5's for pc audio before, but after owning an all in one pc (until it died) i made use of the internal speakers on that to save space, and sold my audioengines
now i am back onto a normal monitor without speakers, i was hankering after some external sound again, and was literally after the cheapest set to listen to some occasional music - i saw the reviews on these and for £18 thought i couldnt go wrong, but did feel they may be a bit lowly, but was willing to chance, as was wanting for occasional use, and how right everyone is, these are superb little speakers, tinny, which you may expect with size of the satellites, is nowhere to be found, a smooth and heavy sound is emitted belying their price and size, finding the right blend on the subs dial is part of the setup, to ensure you get the sound thick and lush
very very pleased, and i can only compare them to my long gone, but never forgotten altec lansing acs495 2.1 set that i got with a dell computer in 1997, which were quality, these remind me very much of their sound signature
i suppose in the grand scheme of things these should get a 4 star out of 5, but i am going all out here, simply because of the value for money and the low cost, these surpass their cost and logitech have made the purchase feel not short changed, but over achieved, which is rare in this day and age.
p.s. to clarify, on the control pod unit on the wired lead, that acts as volume control and headphone/mic jack and on/off switch, when you plug in some headphones, this cuts the sound to the speakers, which is fine, but the volume on the pod does not control headphone volume, you are reliant on using the software mixer to control headphone volume, and actually, the speakers dont even need to be on when using the headphone jack, they must pass through completely to the soundcard.