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Hercules XPS-2.030 Black

Hercules XPS-2.030 Black
alaScore 90

1400 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1400 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and reliability. The size and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, size, reliability, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Hercules XPS-2.030 Black is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Hercules XPS 2.0 60


The biggest complaints about sub-$100 computer speakers are that they distort too much and lack decent bass response. So it's a pleasant discovery that the Hercules' XPS 2.0 60 ($99.99 list) speakers suffer only from high-volume distortion, and thus...

Balanced, crisp output. Articulate bass response. Sleek design. Affordable. Adjustable treble and bass

No remote control. Distorts at high volumes

The XPS 2.0 60 sounds better than you'd expect from a $100 speaker system, but it has distortion issues at high volumesand there's no remote control.

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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.

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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


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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...

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Hercules XPS 2.1 50 2.1 Speakers


2.1 speaker sets-the kind with two satellite tweeters and a single subwoofer-are very popular with those whose hardware doesn't support 5.1 or 7.1 audio, or those who simply don't have room for those elaborate setups. Hercules' XPS 2.1 50 speaker set...

Excellent sound ; Shielded so that interference from phones and such is negligible

Right satellite and main audio cable is hardwired

The Hercules 2.1 50 2.1 speaker set is an excellent setup for both games and music. The stylish satellites are attractive and useful. They're magnetically shielded-traffic from my phone did not generate static noise when it was placed near the...

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Hercules XPS 2.150 Multimedia Speaker System


James takes a look at a multi-purpose 2.1 speaker kit from Hercules which won't break the bank.

It seems Hercules is aiming itself towards the budget end of the market these days, which might prove to be a cunning move with all the financial troubles facing the world.

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XPS 2.1 40 Slim Speakers- PC Games


It seems that sound has become quite important nowadays, and I don't just mean the sound of a real world environment. Digital sound is also important too, be if from your PC, MP3 player, iPod, DVD player, video game console, or whatever else you choose...

After my time with the XPS 2.1 40 Slim Speakers I would have to say that they are not bad at all. If you are going to put these on a computer or office desk to listen to your PC or MP3 player then I really can't see any issue picking them up. They are...

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Slimline Speaker


The Hercules XPS 2.0 40 Slim Speakers are a great deal and perform just fine. They free up a lot of space and the remote volumn control let you place the speakers behind the monitor and not have to reach around to adjust the levels. I've now ordered 4...

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tv speakers much better


sound is terrible

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Great for the price


Inexpensive workable speaker solution. Excellent value for what you get, the volume knob is nice, good sound although nothing exceptional.

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control:No / Yes
Subwoofer:No / Yes


Bluetooth: No
PMP Docking: No
Signal Input:Analogue
USB:No / USB 2.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

Construction:Multi-Part Speaker Set
Signal Connection:Wired
Speaker Type:Active / Passive