Received a set of these yesterday and i have to admit even i was surprised at just how small the set is but if like me you have limited space on your desk they are a perfect fit the only downside being that the speaker wires are very short so there’s little option to space the speakers out at either side of your hearing angle. What makes up for this shortcoming though is the quality of the sound as it is truly remarkable that this quality of sound can come from something so small and unassuming looking. I paid just £9 for the set and they are just as good if not better than the last set i bought that cost three to four times the price. I have watched some netflix shows and played shadow of war on them so far and for 2. 1 speakers the sound range is fantastic. The bass is also great and as for the volume levels i’ve only had to have up part way and the sound levels are very good and in no way quiet like some reviews have stated. Be aware that there is no turn off button on this set and the speakers power down when your computer powers down. I honestly cannot recommend these speakers enough and being someone who has always stuck with brands such as logitech i have to say i am genuinely gobsmacked at the quality from trust who i’ve only ever had cheap throwaway keyboards from in the past.
If you want pc speakers with decent bass, or even an ipod/mp3 dock replacement this is great value. It’s already connected to my pc and blasting away. It also has much better sound than my mp3 dock because of the sub-woofer and can be connected to most mp3 players or phones via the headphone jack. Be clear this is not a high quality surround hi-fi for a large room. But is is awesome as a simple, relatively portable sound system for a small room, kitchen etc. £15 gbp – i’m not sure you could find such value for money elsewhere.
For the price these are not bad. The sound has presence, the bass exists and overall they can work when volume is not a requirement. Having said that, the sound is hollow and you need to adjust the equalizer to get any proper sound from them. While these are advertised as 2. 1 speakers, the ‘subwoofer’ is the main speaker and the two ‘satellites’ are just twitters, so location of the large box decides where the sound comes from. This means you should not expect a stereo effect from these speakers as they have to be kept close to each other. Maybe this is the reason for the extremely short wires that connect the satellites to the woofer, so short that i cannot put them on each side of my laptop, unless i keep the woofer behind the screen. Not an option as this is where most of the sound comes from and all the controls are on it. So, if you are after basic speakers and you definitely have to go 2. 1, they are not bad, but maybe you can get same sound presence with other usb powered 2 way speakers for similar price.
Key specs for Trust Ziva Compact 2.1 PC Speakers with Subwoofer for Computer and Laptop, 12 W, USB Powered:
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- 12 W peak power (6 W RMS)
- Powerful sound from compact design
- Compact size, big sound
- Bass and volume control on the subwoofer
- USB powered: No wall power needed
Comments from buyers
“Some bass, short wires, ok for the price., Cheap and good sound. Has the usual hiss when volume is , and easy to set up”
Bought for my tv in the bedroom. Have a large surround system in living room but wanted something a lot smaller but effective for my bedroom. Very compact and doesn’t need a power supply. Just plug in torder headphone socket and usb socket and you’re good to go. Am planning to purchase more for the kids tvs. Really can’t go wrong for the price.
I purchased these for a computer i have just made up for my grandson to play fortnight. I tried them out yesterday after building the computer and they are really amazing for the size and for the money. Don’t expect fantastic blow your head off speakers as they will not do that but they are really good for £17. The little bass box is good too and all the power comes from a usb socket. Ideal really as i have put some usb sockets that do stay on even when the computer is off but i have also added a couple that do go off with the computer and is ideal for these speakers as there is no power switch to turn on or off. Very light in weight and the build quality is not particularly good for a ‘trust’ item. It gets 3 stars from me as the build quality is very hong kongy. Had the build quality been better i would have given 5 stars as they are really good for the price. Don’t let the build quality put you off and this is just my opinion.
Has the usual hiss when volume is dialed to zero, but undetectable if speakers are positioned at a distance. One annoying thing about the product is that when i put my laptop in hibernation mode and the speaker is plugged in, the speakers are still being powered by the usb. Without an audio circuit driving the speaker, it creates the most awful high pitched squeal. I have to unplug the usb cable to turn off the speaker, it ideally needs an on/off button.
I’ve got to say i’m impressedvery small, and easy to set up, it frequency range and depth of sound is surprisingly good. If you have £30 or less to spend then go with thisthis inst the best sound system ever, no of course not but this is based on pricewhy value my review?. I work in theater lighting and sound making sure audio is high quality. I’m a sucker for own audio at home to. I’ve got a thoren record deck, panasonic hifi amp and harbeth and b&o speakers as my main set up, this wont compare to that but i needed something small for my office space and i needed it to be cheap also.
Overall this system only just makes the ok grade as it took a bit of extra effort to get the whole system working as well as i wanted for a pc sound output system. The first thing to notice is the 20w power rating cannot be managed fully from a computer usb. My computer usb only gives out 5w max (5v1a) so the sound initially is a bit diminished, i think this accounts for a large percentage of the1 star reviews. To improve this i got a separate mains usb power adapter and sound output and volume have improved as the mains adapter has 12w max (5v2. 4a)then i noticed the subwoofer unit was vibrating a bit against my wooden base, i have put a 500g weight on top of the unit which has improved this vibration greatly. I did a similar thing with the speakers by putting putty underneath them so they don’t shake about either. Finally i used some equalizer software to improve the clarity and gain of the speaker outputs. Overall it is just about £15 worth.