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Hercules XPS-2.030 Black

Hercules XPS-2.030 Black
alaScore 85

1027 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1027 reviews of Hercules XPS-2.030 Black. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Hercules XPS-2.030 Black from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Computer Speakers on Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size


76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hercules XPS 2.120 Speakers Black Gloss 4780592Hercules XPS 2.0 10 Arc White USB SpeakersHercules XPS 2.0 Lounge Speakers

May, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Hercules XPS-2.030 Black


alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Hercules XPS-2.030 Black from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Computer Speakers on Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good reviews.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hercules XPS 2.0 10 Silver Multimedia SpeakersHercules XPS Lounge 2.1 2.1 Multimedia Speakers (Black)Hercules XPS 2.0 10 2.0 Multimedia Speakers (Black)

May, 2016

Expert review by: ThinkComputers (

Hercules XPS 2.1 50 2.1 Speakers Review


First Looks The 8W satellites are glossy black with orange cones. The left speaker is bare, while the right speaker bears the volume control knob on the front and the headphone and input on the side. The 16W subwoofer is fairly simple in design...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Colin Dean (

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...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: James Vozar (

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.

Jan, 2009

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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...

Consumer review by: Sherwood P. (

Very Clear


I made a mistake by getting this model and purchased the Xps 2.0 60 Dj Club a week later which have the depth and punch I was looking for on my Porch watching sports, movies, news,cooking shows and loud enough to cover my backyard with music without...

Basic 2.0 speakers that are very clear for general internet, youtube, presentations, and most movies. I used it outdoors on the porch watching baseball games on TV and they were just OK.. I currently use them plugged directly into my Visio TV in my...

No separate treble bass control, just one knob of which the center spot is the only sweet spot. Thus, there is really only one type of sound that is good. Fortunately, that sweet spot is a very clear with little strain (or bleeding) and a good sound....

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: alite4u, (

Product Quality


I would not recommend this product to anyone unless you can stand the constant thumping of the sub woofer as the amplifier goes into saturation and collapse while at idle! This occurs even with the volume control at the lowest setting. If the...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Guinnyss (

Almost perfect


I own the "lenovo K430 (31092JU) Desktop PC Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit" if i plug the mic jack from the speaker into the back of PC, on boot up my monitor (ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers) get extremely...

Works good, can't complain

none really

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: voltaicsca (

decent speaks


I'd buy them again. For the price, they sound great. These are the perfect speakers for your grandfather's computer so he can hear the AOL noises, or for your luddite girlfriend to listen to Bon Iver.

They sound great for cheap 2.0 speakers ; Bass response is surprisingly good for small speaks. They don't distort as much as I expected them to at higher volumes ; Definitely on the higher end of the low to to middle price point speaks

They are definitely low-end speakers, and sound just a bit brassy. If you have an audiophile bone in your body, don't buy these for anything but a stop-gap, or for listening to talk radio

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: MJ (

Good Sound for its price


The speaker is compact and narrow. It will fit nicely in tight spaces. The sound is pretty good for the price

Wire not long enough and no subwoofer

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Wally, (

Does everything I need it for


Space is limited in a nursing home and my laptop has poor sound levels. This speaker set has plenty of volume to rock into the hall or whisper gently at night without losing the bass. It takes up almost no space yet delivers quality sound for all from...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Audio Line-In Interface: Yes
Bluetooth: No
PMP Docking: No
Signal Input:Analogue / Digital
USB:No / USB 2.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

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