Yeh you have never heard of microlab but more people should have... got these a few months back and I can whole heartedly reccomend them...they are crazy for the price of £70 over here in the UK, you can connect a 3.5mm or RCA aux in too, they have built in EQ and a remote...bloddy brilliant and solidly made too, with thick wooden panels, if Microlab had the mark up of more mainstream companies like M-Audio etc they would quite literally be 2-3 times the price, and still I would be over the moon with the SQ for that price!
I would say these are rather flat speakers, with the soundstage being a little narrow but that is the only negative thing i can say about these speakers! Clarity, mids and highs are all very good...bass even shocked me quite a bit for such small speakers, (bigger than your average set of 2.0´s with their 6.5" woofers!) but I had already bought a used wharfedale SW150 10" subwoofer, and I have to admit this setup really has to be up there for one of the best bang for buck things i have ever bought, compared with my parents B&W 684 floorstanders with an arcam solo neo, this 2.1 setup > Titanium HD really does compete well considering its a fraction of the price, of course it isnt as good and I am not saying that but its a 10th of the price if you factor in the need of a quality amp for the 684´s and you would NEVER guess that hearing the two setups side by side!
If your not a basshead then you will find the Microlab just fine with no sub...its there when its called for but never overpowers or bleeds into the mids, its a very neutral sound with an ever so slight emphasis on the mids, or this just may be everything else I own has slightly recessed mids haha
The only time when a sub really shows its worth is when you put on some dubstep or similar with bass that extends past or near 30Hz then that is where you can sense the Micrlobs start to strain...but they still put on a good show! haha
Also for the price I doubt you will find any powered set that can go louder...they literally shake the house haha...as in i go downstairs and glasses are shaking, and this is WITHOUT the sub (but with bass EQ on 5/8!) and volume on 2/3 and zero audible distortion...very clean sound even at high volume!
At low listening volumes the detail is still GREAT so they make a very nice set of desktop speakers if your on a budget!
This review sums it up quite nicely...
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4112/microlab_solo6c_powered_stereo_speakers_review/index5.html Sooooo glad i went for these, pics dont do the speakers justice, I love the retro look of em´ (wood panels look great!)
I wanna hear some other opinions on these...so please guys if you have them or buy some because of this thread post impressions here...bang for buck speaker king haha
People literally dont believe me when I tell them the price after listening, I have to show them on the net haha!
Edited by danny93 - 5/29/12 at 12:31pm