I simply cannot believe the power of these things, they are incredible. To say they're abit loud is such a massive understatement! Build quality is fantastic aswell, they're built like tanks. Like most PC speakers they're really easy to set up, and the little volume control bit seems a lot better than the ones you usually get. Why only 4 stars you ask then? Well, when you really start to crank up the volume the satellite speakers become abit high pitched in tone, a seperate treble control knob might have been a nice feature, but for normal home use you don't need them up anywhere near that loud, trust me! I previously bought the Logitech LS2.1 speakers, which were perfectly ample for home use, but now I have these I can definetly see where the extra money goes! I strongly recommend you go abit deeper into your wallet to get these speakers over cheaper alternatives.