The 8W satellites are glossy black with orange cones. The left speaker is bare, while the right speaker bears the volume control knob on the front and the headphone and input on the side.
The 16W subwoofer is fairly simple in design compared to its associated satellites. It has a black matte finish. The rear has a knob for adjusting the bass, an input for the left speaker, a power switch, and a power connector.
I used the XPS 2.1 50 with my Meizu M6 personal media player, my T-Mobile G1 with Google Android, and an Acer laptop. The speakers produced excellent quality audio for all of the devices.
The speakers are automatically disabled when headphones are plugged into the headphone jack on the right satellite.
The Hercules 2.1 50 2.1 speaker set is an excellent setup for both games and music. The stylish satellites are attractive and useful. They’re magnetically shielded-traffic from my phone did not generate static noise when it was placed near the satellites, as many other speakers do.
ThinkComputers gives the Hercules 2.1 50 2.1 speaker set a 9 out of 10 score.
– Excellent sound
– Shielded so that interference from phones and such is negligible
– Right satellite and main audio cable is hardwired