"This Best Selling Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System (CA-3602a) Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
Enjoy the thunderous bass response from the CA-3602a speaker system by Cyber Acoustics. This three-piece system includes two 2-inch satellite speakers and a 5.25-inch subwoofer with a throw voice-coil and tuned port for an enhanced response. The sleek design of the satellite speakers will compliment any desktop computer or any small entertainment system. Conveniently control the speakers using the desktop pod that also has a headphone jack and auxiliary input.1-Year Warranty.
Keep in mind that the volume on your output source, equalizer settings, sound card, programs you may or may not have that improve the sound quality will effect your speakers performance. Don’t forget to tweak all that… (I use the program “hear” for my mac)
The desktop pod is great (Which has controls for your bass, speaker volume, aux jack, and headphone jack.)
I recently returned the Logitec Z240 which was crap. The bass is a joke and sound was flat. If $40 is your budget look no further go with this! It’s terrific for music, streaming Netflix, dvd’s ect..
This is the first time I have ever bothered to review a product, but am so pleased with this particular product I thought I’d share.
I will defiantly be purchasing more of these units for other rooms and bathrooms for ipod use…..just order it
One more thing…People why do we rate products one star due to shipping discrepancy or amazon customer service??? Sure go ahead and mention it in your review, but don’t let that affect your overall rating…You are rating the PRODUCT, not Amazon…(at least that’s why I use the reviews as a resource for purchases)
I was familiar with Cyber Acoustics before I bought these and had used their smaller two piece systems and one 3 piece as well and overall I was very impressed with the sound quality of what I had heard.
Therefore I shopped Amazon to save $10 or more over my local Office Max and also have a greater selection to replace my old computer speakers and started with a CA two piece that looked slick but uncharacteristically were awful. Great thing about Amazon, easy free returns and exchanges so I stepped up to these and have been very pleased.
I will simply say this; I am a musician with a very picky ear for sound. I do not like to listen to any music on anything that is not high-end quality. The first pair of speakers I ever bought as an Adult for my home sound system was a pair of ADS Speakers that in 1988 cost $700 (I was a kid). Speakers make your system, period.
My review of these is simple; if you are wanting to save some cash and/or have a regular sized office you will love these speakers for several reasons:
They sound great up to a more than reasonable high-end Volume and Bass setting without distortion that is plenty loud enough to piss off your office or house mates (or the spouse) and possibly even your neighbors and they have a few simple but very nice extra features. The peak sound is very high but doesn’t sound good, however, if you need this much volume you need to spend a few hundred dollars and look elsewhere. BOTTOM LINE: This system rocks and has great sound.
Nice Features: The sound wheel which you can set on your desk and allows you to turn the speakers on and off with I personally love. You can also adjust the Bass with it and the Volume as well, very easy to use and if these controls were on the Sub woofer I would not have even considered these. Another very nice feature on the same wheel is an AUX IN and HEADPHONE JACK IN which allows you to simply plug in your iPod and/or Headphones with ease and without the need to unplug your speakers from you computer in giving you extra jacks which I really like. The little plastic stand for your iPod is nothing to really comment on but is a nice feature as if nothing else it allows you to clear a small space on your desk for you MP3 player.
My uses: iPod plug and play through the Aux jack (comes with a nice cord to plug into your AUX jack and iPod).
Directly listed to iTunes though my computer including watching an occasion TV Show or Movie on iTUnes or Hulu.
Streaming sound and normal computer sound applications.
All the 5 STARS represent the sound and product for the price which is how products like this should be rated in my opinion. That is it would not be a 5 Star rating if the price were three times what it is.
I challenge anyone considering buying a system like Bose Companion 3 to try this first. You won’t regret it. I will never overpay for quality desktop speakers again, and I would consider a full-sized home theater system from Cyber Acoustics if they made it.
For those looking for the system’s specifications, I’ve listed them straight from the box:
30 watts total RMS
62 watts total system peak power
Short auxiliary chord, in addition to computer input chord
Audio Quality: The speakers are fine for video games, youtube, or background music. More than enough bass from the subwoofer — a bit muddy perhaps — but bass depends A LOT on where you put it and the shape and furnishings in the room. Decent as they are, these speakers are not quite the audiophile quality that some reviewers seem to think (please go to a high-end audio store and listen to REAL speakers for an afternoon.) I would not choose them for a dedicated music listening experience but I’m sure some people would find them perfectly fine for that use. A little EQ helps, though (they need a serious boost in the lower midrange but a notch in the upper bass in my room – classic EQ for a 2.1 system). They can produce plenty of volume for a small/medium room before they start to distort.
Features: The satellite speakers have a small footprint and should fit where you need them to; they are about 8 inches tall. Unfortunately the cones are exposed — a mesh or grille would have been nice. The breakout volume control for your desktop is very convenient and has controls for master volume, subwoofer volume, on/off, and has headphone-out and aux-in jacks. There are no controls on the subwoofer which is OK since you’ll probably want to put it on the floor. Cables seem sturdy and are long enough to have the sub on the floor and the satellites on an upper shelf. Hookup is straightforward.
All in all a good system for a great price.
***If you haven’t used a product for at least a week, DON’T REVIEW IT!***
- Sound quality exceeds that of other systems’ that are 4x the price (over $150)
- Volume control is incredibly convenient/easy to use
- Ability to control the bass is essential and perfect
- Crisp and clear to the point where you can easily determine the quality of a video/audio.
- BOOMING bass that can also be as subtle as desired
- You cannot blow these speakers out if you try
- Very very durable and solid design
- Great-looking system with even better performance
- You will never be satisfied with stock speakers again and will miss these ones when you’re at home
- You roommate and other buddies will always want to use them
- You might become hard of hearing from wanting to listen to them too loud!
All in all, I couldn’t be happier with these speakers!
For $40, this is an excellent value. Sure, I certainly wouldn’t qualify as an “audiophile”, but I do know what sounds good. All ranges, bass, mid, treble on these speakers are of decent quality with these speakers.
I have these hooked up to two Macs, also using Joesoft’s Hear, a sound enhancement program that perks up the fullness of the sound (and yes, right, somewhat artificially). Most likely, using this will forever bar me from ever becoming an audiophile but who cares when the sound is fully adequate at such a low cost. (Update: I have found Bongiovi’s Digital Power Station, which works with iTunes, as a less intrusive sound amplifier that makes these speakers even better.)
I also own a set of Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 2.1 Speakers, which are also of good value. But for $70 more I am not sure they are that much superior to the Cyber Acoustics unless you love earth-shaking bass in your movies and music. The CA’s also have great bass and if you are not a bass addict, they offer easy controls to dial it down.
Unless you are a demanding audiophile, I don’t think you can go wrong buying these (and certainly audiophile quality comes at a much higher cost). If nothing else, attach them to the backroom TV or computer and you have a cost-effective backup sound system.
But realistically, those usually working at a computer station want decent sound quality at a cheap price. Let me know if you find something better. Technology is certainly getting better and better.
I’m writing this as a wannabe audiophile, not as a common listener. The sound quality is great and certainly the best in this price range. The lows are awesome and aren’t distorted no matter how loud. The mids are slightly muddy, but nothing to get worried about. The highs are really crisp.
Conclusion: These are great, and if you don’t have the cash for the Bose Companion Series Speakers or anything in that price range and above, then get these!