I've been through my fair share of speakers, and this is by far the best i've come across for such a low price. these 2.1's are superior to some, more expensive 5.1 speakers in the market today. the sub controls the bass, and can be adjusted easily, and even with hard drum n bass tunes with the bass maxed out and volume up all the way, the sounds is still clear with VERY LITTLE distortion. i bought these over 3 years ago, and they still sound as good as the day i took them out of the box. if your looking for a good 2.1 system, this is the one, hands down.