Pros: Large desktop speakers. A definite improvement from standard speakers
Cons: No way to turn off the speakers from the controller. Makes "popping" noises when on standby. Plastic (cheap) enclosure for the satellites.
Purchased these this week, and had them replaced with another set - which exhibited the same flaw.
Two may be a curse, but they both did the same thing so I would be wary.
When on standby, the speakers issued a very low sounding 'ticking' sound (every 3 seconds or so), and the subwoofer exhibited a medium-frequency humming noise.
(no, not interference - tried with computer off / router off / different rooms...same deal).
I expect that this is a build flaw, but for the price, not something I was going to put up with.
Also - given there is no way to power down the system from the control (besides from unplugging from the wall), it was unacceptable.
Now - when actually on, the speakers were actually pretty good. I would say "pretty" good, as the soundstage wasn't as bright as I would have expected, given the size of the drivers. It certainly wasn't immersive.
The speaker wires were also those cheap 1mm black / red wires - I would have expected something slightly better for this level of speaker.