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Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim

Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim
alaScore 89

191 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hercules XPS 2.1 40 SpeakersHercules XPS 2.1 40 Speakers

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim Mutimedia SpeakersHercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim Mutimedia Speakers

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim review

 

Hercules' XPS 2.1 40 Slim speakers are so named because of the tall, slender satellites which aren't much thicker than an average paperback novel. Despite their slim appearance they feel sturdy and aren't in any danger of falling over.

Hercules’ affordable XPS 2.1 40 Slim speakers are indeed remarkably slender, but they sound noticeably worse than the competition. Avoid.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Michael Kwan (mobilemag.com)

REVIEW – Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim Speaker System

 

One of the main reasons why someone may choose to abandon their desktop computer in favor of a notebook-only experience is the added portability that a laptop can offer. You can take your notebook PC with you everywhere you go, effectively freeing from...

With a retail price of only $59.99, the Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim is certainly a substantial upgrade over something the Speakal iPig. Ironically, the latter costs about $40 more. I guess "cute" comes at a premium.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Kristofer Brozio (dragonsteelmods.com)

Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim Speakers Review

 

Up on the review block today I've got arather inexpensive set of speakers from Hercules called the XPS 2.140 Slim. The name comes from the fact that they're 2.1 of course, 2speakers and a sub woofer, but also because the satellite speakersare thin and...

Decent sound ; Low price ; Well made and look good

Cords could be longer

DragonSteelMods gives the HerculesXPS 2.1 40 Slim Speakers a 4.5 out of 5 score.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Jeff Bordeaux (gadgetreview.com)

Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim Speakers Review

 

The Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim Speaker System is an affordable and attractive way to outfit your computer.  Not perfect across a variety of scenarios, the Slim 40′s do their best to compete with the onslaught of similar products.

Positively slim and attractive ; Lightweight and affordable ; Sounds great connected to a PC/Mac

Not so nice across varied scenarios (TV, iPod, Gaming) ; No convenient on/off switch ; Too many wires

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Dan Cohen (geardiary.com)

Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim Speakers – Review

 

I tend to use my iMac for everything from music to tv to movies when I am in my home study. And why not? After all, the 24″ screen is great for TV and movies. (And the 27″ will be even better!!) There are, however, a few things that make the experience...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Niki (reevoo.com)

Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim

 

Looks good and sounds good, very smooth sound, to an extent.

Once you put the volume really high the sound starts to crackle, which is normal, but I like my music LOUD and it's point before it crackles is just a bit below what I wanted.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Michal (reevoo.com)

Hercules XPS 2.1 40 Slim

 

- good value for money - quite rich, good sound - design - won't take much space, ideal for a small room

- weird 'remote' solution - a bit flat sound if speakers not directed at me

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (ebuyer.com)

Great Product!

 

Best speaker set I have come accross for the price, plugged straight in and even works on my TV! Superb build and sound quality. I would definitely reccomend this product

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Martin (reevoo.com)

Hercules XPS 2.1 40

 

Fantastic Speakers, I have them plugged into my XBOX 360 & have added a new experience to my gaming Very easy to install and also purchased some extra Speakers cable to extend them out a little Got some from ASDA @ 3 quid and it means my speakers are...

Could do with the speaker cable being a little longer, but no biggy, as u can buy some standard black speaker cable and just cut and extend, tidy up up with some black tape to join, U would never know

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Billy (reevoo.com)

Hercules XPS 2.1 40

 

Cant fault them, just plugged em in and away u go, sound quality for what they are is fantastic

None really!!

Jun, 2009
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Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplification device form factor:Built-in
Amplification device included: No

Audio

Audio output channels:2.1
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):64
Recommended usage:PC
RMS rated power:32 / 44
Subwoofer RMS power:16

Design

Colour of product:Black

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.1

Other features

3.5 mm stereo line cable:Y
Audio output channels:2.1 / 5.1
Mac compatibility: Yes
Number of satellite speakers:2 / 5
Satellite speakers RMS power:16
Speaker power:8
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):130 x 190 x 170 / 165 x 240 x 205
Subwoofer RMS power:16
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):58 x 235 x 72 / 90 x 140 x 70

Packaging Content

Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Magnetically shielded: Yes
Remotely operated: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Cord Length:1.4 / 1.8
Line-in: Yes
Line-in connectivity:3.5

Power

Power Source:AC

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:2
Satellite speaker type:2-way
Satellite speakers RMS power:16 / 8

Subwoofer

Subwoofer RMS power:16

Technical Details

Certification:RoHS
Colour of product:Black / White
Headphone outputs:1
Magnetically shielded: Yes
Number of products included:1
On/off switch: Yes
Remote control type:Wired
Remotely operated: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary

Weight & Dimensions

Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):58 x 72 x 235
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):165 x 205 x 240