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Good sound, but annoying noise in standby
on 29 May 2013
First things first, the most important bit, what you'd buy them for - the sound quality. No complaints here. I've been using them hooked up to my TV for PS3 games and watching films, and they pack a punch. Clear mid and high tones, with clean, powerful, tight bass - adjustable so you're not overwhelmed, but with the capability to really get rumbling.
Overall, build quality is decent - they're big, heavy, and feel well made. The size of the box which arrived was surprising!
One gripe is that the plug to connect the satellite units to the sub (a PS/2-style connector) doesn't seem to fit very positively - it works fine, but has fallen out a couple of times when just briefly nudged.
The most annoying thing, though, is an odd high-pitched, intermittent whine from the power supply when the unit is switched off. It seems to make the sound briefly every second or so. It's not loud enough to be seriously annoying in a living room, say, but I used these with the bedroom TV, and the sound at night was annoying - I got into the habit of unplugging the power cord when done with them.