"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!
I decided to get a set of amplified speakers to boost the sound level and quality, and chose these based on reviews and price.
The system consists of a subwoofer, two smaller speakers, and a control unit that looks like a hockey puck. The puck has two long wires permanently attached to it, both about six feet long. The thinner wire is the main audio input, and ends in a 3.5mm male audio plug. The thicker wire ends in a special mini-DIN plug that connects to a mating jack on the subwoofer. The two small speakers each have a wire permanently attached, also about six feet long, which ends in a 3.5mm male plug that plugs into the subwoofer. Towards the speaker end of the wire, the wire splits like zip cord and one half goes to each speaker. This end can be "unzipped" further if necessary. I found that the mini-DIN plug was a little loose in its jack, and if it gets wiggled, the sound can drop out. But as long as you don’t wiggle the jack (by pulling on the wire that goes to the puck), it works OK. The subwoofer also has an AC power cord (about five feet long) that you plug into an AC outlet (120V/60Hz only).
The entire top of the puck rotates as an overall volume control, from no sound to full sound. There is a smaller thumbwheel in the side of the puck that sets the ratio of subwoofer intensity to side speaker intensity, ranging from no subwoofer to so much subwoofer that it’s overpowering. There is also an on/off switch, and once turned on, a blue light comes on in the puck. The switch is a slide switch, and I found that it takes two hands to operate, which is a little inconvenient. The other controls are easy to operate with one hand.
The puck also has an aux input, which is a 3.5mm female audio jack. Plugging something in here (like a music player) shuts off the main audio and plays the aux input. With a Sansa MP3 player, the audio sounds adequate and good for a small room, but it’s not going to shake the walls. The puck has another 3.5mm audio jack for a pair of headphones, and inserting headphones mutes the sound from all three speakers. This might be useful for a TV, because my TV didn’t come with a headphone jack. Using a pair of Sony MDR V6 headphones, I found that the volume was barely adequate even at full volume, and the sound was rather thin since there is no such thing as a subwoofer when using headphones.
To connect to a TV, if your TV has a headphone jack, you may be able to plug the main input (the audio wire going to the puck) into the headphone output and go from there, but my TV doesn’t have a headphone jack. Instead, the TV has an audio line output on the side panel, consisting of two RCA jacks (red + white). You will need an adapter cable to connect the puck’s main audio input to the TV audio outputs. This cable should have a female 3.5mm stereo audio jack on one end, and a pair (red + white) of male RCA plugs on the other end. This cable was not so easy to find locally, so be sure to order one when you order the speakers. In my case, due to the way I placed the speakers, I needed an adapter cable a few feet long, which is readily available from Amazon. They also sell a short version if you don’t need the extra length. If you use these speakers with a computer system, you don’t need an adapter cable. Just plug the main audio input into the green jack on the back of the computer, or into the headphone jack on the front of the computer.
On my TV, the red + white RCA audio outputs are true line outputs, so the line output volume is full and steady regardless of the TV’s volume or mute settings. Therefore it’s possible to turn the TV’s volume all the way down, using the TV’s remote control, and listen via the three external speakers. You also might decide, like I did, to use both the external speakers and the TV’s speakers, because this is the configuration that sounded best to me. By the way, it’s not quite as convenient to mute the TV when using these speakers, because mute doesn’t affect the line outputs. You actually have to turn the main volume all the way down on the puck.
Overall, the sound quality is decent, especially for the price. The two smaller speakers sound a little too bright to me, and the subwoofer sounds a little muddy and boomy, but it’s not so bad and you get used to it. It seemed to me that the system was lacking a little in the midrange, which is why I decided to add some sound from the TV’s built-in speakers, too. Overall, the result is dramatically better than the TV speakers alone. It’s much louder (without noticeable distortion), and much more full spectrum, so I no longer have any problem understanding dialog. Plus, with the subwoofer, movie explosions now sound like real explosions and not like a pop-gun going off.
A small "con" is that the on/off switch is not really on and off. Even when off, the speaker system draws a little phantom power, about 2.4 watts according to my power meter. Compare that to some of my other gadgets that draw so little phantom power (less than 0.1 watt) that I can’t even measure it. I figured, based on my usage and electric cost, that I’m wasting about $2 worth of electricity a year. This doesn’t sound like much, but multiply that by 10,000 or more for all the systems in use and it adds up.
Overall, I’m satisfied with the speaker system and would recommend it to others.