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I don’t normally review anything but thought it would help others. I used to work in the Hi Fi industry running a hi fi shop for many years and have a very nice setup in my lounge, so know a thing or two about Audio
Having looked online at many reviews you often purchase on the many recommendations, this is never a good idea but perhaps sometimes necessary, So I purchased the PreSonus Eris E3.5 and set them up and ran them in. I was presented with a sound that is so uncontrolled in the low frequency, so much so that I could not live with them, this is in part to do with the speaker boxes and lack of rigidity.
The bass is so bad that it just colours everything, you could improve things by bringing them away from walls and use a good pair of speakers stands that are mass loaded but then most PC setups are on a desk and are against a wall. Of course, I know sound is subjective and some will love that kind of bass but I am pretty sure I could make a better pair from a cornflake box, it’s also worth saying that the PreSonus Eris E3.5 are priced as a budget pair of PC speakers and cost very little and I understand that there are also limiting factors like the PC sound card, but unfortunately, I can’t recommend them due to their boomy uncontrolled bass.
Got this item today. Sounded good for all of 25 mins when connected via a line in playing music. Then buzz, crackle, flash and dead. My assumption is the amp in the left unit has shorted. Amazon have been really good and I've risked ordering a replacement. Will see what that one is like but at the moment am not impressed. 14/07/2021-I now have a working set of speakers (well they've been working 3 days!). Sound quality is good. I have good full range hearing and, as such all my devices are set to flat equalisation - and these speakers are set the same. Sound quality is great. No "boomy bass" that I'd read in other reviews and I've played a selection of music through them from Opera to Heavy Rock to Pop and RnB. I'll reset my rating to a 3 from 1 star - not based on the sound quality which is excellent and worthy of 5 stars - but just on my ongoing concerns on longevity and reliability. For reference I'm balancing in a 4m square room and haven't turned the speakers up above a quarter yet. Both speakers are stood on acoustic pads to prevent sound bleed/vibration into the wooden desk on which they're stood.
I am overall, not very impressed with these speakers.
+they have great sound fidelity at medium volumes +compact and look nice +perfect for classical music!
-tweeters crackle at higher volume levels! -bass anaemic -rear firing port creates varying amounts of bass depending on speaker proximity to a wall behind them -speakers can not handle the power of the internal amp (can't go past about 3/4 volume without distorting) -woofers distort at high bass levels -tweeters crackle at higher volume levels!
The description of these speakers does not live up to the actual performance. If you are just looking for a sound system on a computer then there are much cheaper and better sounding active speakers. For use in podcasting setup they leave a lot to be desired.
Great sound for the money. Would have been 5 start... However it went bang after just over a month. Annoyingly Amazon only have 30 day return so had to return to presonus. Took a lot of wasted time with Amazon to get to that point but presonus responded rapidly and have replaced quickly under warranty. Hopefully these won't go bang as the sound quality was better than I was expecting for the money.
I have had the product for a year now and the quality of the speakers has dropped drastically. When using them in a party within 2 hours the speakers volume starts dropping, not sure wether they overheat but they dont handle it well. Sadly i will need to purchase new speakers after just 12 months.