Hercules XPS 2, Cheepy cheerful with excellent sound

Fantastic speakers for the price. Decided to buy these after much researching and i couldn’t be happier with my choice. I’ve tested them with jazz, dubstep, breakbeat, downtempo, classical and rock and the sound is superb with all genres. The treble sounds crisp, midtones rounded and the base is deep. As i like bass i turned it up high on a few tunes to test it and my pounding rib cage concurs, it remained excellent. There is no underlying hiss and the sound quality remains excellent even at high volume. Aesthetically they are also pleasing, they do look quite slick compared to many other speakers. If you are looking to spend about £40 on speakers (the sort of price onwards you would be looking at if you like your music) you are unlikely to be disappointed with this hercules offering. The only minus point against them i can find thus far is the power button being on the back of the subwoofer. Climbing under the table to turn them off is a faff.

Speakers arrived promptly,securely packed and intact. I tried them on my tv but they were not to my liking. The wires are too short and it’s a fiddle having the on/off switch on the back of the sub woofer. The sound effect was not what i was looking for so i tried them on my pc. And they seem more suited to that, mostly because i rarely alter the volume when i’m working. Over all, i think they are more suited to the pc. And are just about adequate for my needs.

Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Speakers

  • Beautiful, slim satellites that fit perfectly into your room’s decor
  • Total power: 32 watts RMS (2 x 8W RMS + 16W RMS) Peak power: 64 watts
  • Speakers are magnetically shielded so as not to disturb your surroundings
  • Headphone jack and secondary line input on the remote control
  • Compatible with PC, Netbook, Mac, MP3 player, CD/DVD player, TV and Game consoles

I was looking for a good little 2. 1 piece set for my newly build pc, i came across this gem, i thought at £40 and with the feedback from other customers i thought ill give them a try. They arrived well packed and quickly, sleek design and elegant in my room, the sound is just incredible for their size. Great product, would defiantly recommend for someone who is looking for a replacement or starter set all together 5 star *****.

Amazing sound for a good price. . I am really happy with this purchase. The quality sound is really good for it’s price, enough to connect to my laptop for watch a hd film or listen music really loud. If it helps, my neighbours told me that they like the music i play :d.

This has to be one of my best buys of 2012. Was very easy to set up and love the sound quality of this systemalso like the bass control too.

Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Speakers : Very cheap computer speakers. Im glad i purchased these speakers,great sound and able to plug into my tv too.

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  1. This review is from : Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Speakers

    Received the item on the next day as it said. Very clear sound event at max volume. Bought it for my livingroom and you can hear it from everywhere in the flat. Recommend it for people with a low budget but still want a decent sound quality.
    • I wanted a small sound system that is easy to move around the house and also has a base control and this seemed perfect for that purpose(i prefer low base). I mainly use it with the tv or my laptop and it does the job very well. Mind you, if you looking for a sound system for a party, this is not strong enough for that and if it is on full blast, the sound is not perfect. I read other reviews saying that due to the shape of the speakers(tall and slim), they can tipple easily. Well, they do tipple if you dont put them on a flat surface or yes, they are a lot easier to knock down, but i did not find it to be too big of an issue. The speakers actually look quite stylish for a small little thing. The cables are quite long too. I gave it a 5star rating because it does exactly what it says: a good mini sound system.
      • This is a smashing purchase. I now have it in my living room and attach them to my laptop as/when i want to have the cinematic or base like feel to a film or music. It’s a mini powerhouse and i think value for money. In a previous review, i read that the blue light is on constantly – that’s true. So if you’re bothered re seeing a constant light then it may irritate you. It’s no biggie for me and im happy with my purchase. Not too big and it’s quite unobtrusive which is also what i was looking for.
  2. Best £40 i have ever spent, spectacular value. . Do you want big crystal clear sound for under £40?. Then stop browsing and buy this speaker system now.I read every single review before buying these speakers and even that amount of positivity did not prepare me for just how awesome they are. Over the last few days i have put them through their paces with pretty much every musical genre from dub step to death metal, jazz to folk and they have met every challenge and continue to impress me. The satellite speakers provide crystal clear mid and treble while that bass box pumps and kicks with room shaking awesomeness. Aesthetically the whole system look sleek and clean and i’ve grown to like the separate wired remote volume control that initially seemed a bit of an after thought in design. The issue with the power switch on the back that others have mentioned doesn’t affect me as i always turn it off at the plugprice was a huge factor in my choice to purchase this product but i would be happy to pay considerably more for something of this quality.
  3. This review is from : Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Speakers

    Hercules xps 2. 140 speakers. . I was really amazed at the quality of these speakers,and highly recommend them,they have made a great difference,i can now hear everything much better with them.
    • First of all let me say thanks to amazon for their usual first class delivery time and everything arrived well packaged. Now for the kit itself, wow what an excellent good looking speaker and sub woofer set up, dinky slimline speakers and an equaly dinky subwoofer. I actually worked in the hi fi trade for 7yrs and know a good sound when i hear one, let me tell you this has an awsome sound and i will never get the opportunity to turn it up more than half way unless i want to upset my n/bours it is that loud. The teble is nice and crisp and bass loud and clear with no distortion, a really cracking sound which i am more than happy to reccommend to anyone.
  4. This review is from : Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Speakers

    Cheepy cheerful with excellent sound. Excellent sound but dodge volume remote. Now have to hold down volume knob to get sound to come out of the left speaker. This started to be a problem 3 months after purchase. The speakers live on top of my fridge for apple airplay speakers connected to an old apple tv series 1 works great (except for the volume knob issue with a weight sitting on top of it to i the aforementioned).
  5. This review is from : Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Speakers

    Lovely looking speakers with great sound quality. Sons music sounds so much clearer and his gaming sounds so much clearer as well.
  6. This review is from : Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Speakers

    Worth paying a little extra for. 1 speakers mostly for listening to music. In that respect most sub-£50 systems disappoint in that they boom and tweet fine, but no mid-range (you will see that in a lot of reviews) – for music no mid-range makes the music sound very thin. Good rich clear sound – bearing in mind the price. These also come with a separate volume control module with a line-in and head-phone socket, which is a nice touch – and i like the design, the tall thin speakers are elegant and the small foot print makes it easier to find a spot for them. I’d have preferred the input cable was jack-to-rca, with rca sockets on the back of the box, but nothing a small adaptor won’t solve and the integrated cable ending a male jack will probably suit most people. Bought from “eoutlet-uk” who provided a very efficient service. The speakers arrived before the start of the amazon estimate.
  7. This review is from : Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Speakers

    I don’t normally write reviews but i had to add that this speaker set is amazing and i am totally blown away by it. The quality of the sound and depth of bass is outstanding and the volume goes up really loud. From reading the reviews i knew i would be getting a great set of speakers but i didn’t expect the quality to be as good as it is. Thinking of buying another set for the living room now. Excellent item, you won’t be disappointed if you buy this set.
    • I bought some wireless speakers at twice the price and sent them back for poor sound quality and went for wired instead. This little set blew me away. For £40 you will not find better sound. Great bass, great mid-range and great treble. Don’t think, just buy – you won’t regret it.
      • I had to ditch my logitech ls21 speakers which had become very fuzzy after 2 years of just occasional use. Very glad i paid more for the hercules speakers. Sound is clear, bass response is good. One or two design points are in their favour, too- very thin satellite speakers take up little room on my desk. The volume control has jacks for earphones and input/mike. Also, the bass control is on the front of the sub-woofer- why on earth don’t all manufacturers do this?. Time will tell of their durability, but i feel they are definitely worth the money, so far.

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