Good sounding speakers for the money, subwoofer makes good bass clear enough. Speakers can sound a little tinny in mid range, but it's hard to find this quality in a low to mid price set up. Pushing the volume quality holds up well. Doesn't have any built in up-mixing capability, you need a proper 5.1 source. I find these kind of mid price speakers too easily get interference from cellphones nearby. Same deal here, my cellphone has to be a metre away or more before it stops making interference. Only high end stuff seems to be properly shielded (even then not all the time). So this was a good addition to my gaming PC when my 5 year old creative 6.1 system finally failed, this sounds a lot better.