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Hercules XPS-2.030

Hercules XPS-2.030
alaScore 88

1030 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1030 reviews of Hercules XPS-2.030. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Hercules XPS-2.030 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Hercules XPS-2.030 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Hercules XPS-2.030 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

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Feb, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Hercules XPS 2.1 Lounge speakers


It may not look like a million bucks, but the Hercules XPS 2.1 Lounge speaker system certainly sounds like it costs more than $60.

Very affordable. Clear high-frequency performance. Strong low end from subwoofer.

Wavy speaker design isn't for everyone. Unsightly wired controller.

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Aug, 2008

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

Expert review by: (

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

Product Specifications


Amplification device included: No


Audio output channels:2.0 / 2.1
Frequency range:100 - 20000 / 60 - 20000 / 80 - 20000
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):10 / 20 / 24 / 5 / 60 / 64 / 80
Recommended usage:PC
RMS rated power:10 / 12 / 2.5 / 20 / 30 / 32 / 4 / 5
Subwoofer RMS power:20 / 30 / 35 / 5


Color of product:Black / White
Housing material:Plastic
LED Indicators:Power / Yes
Magnetically shielded: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220 - 240
DC input voltage:5
Power Source:AC
Power source type:AC / USB


Audio output channels:2.0 / 2.1
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:2
Recommended usage:PC / Universal
Speaker placement:Floor / Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker position:Satellite
Speaker type:2-Way
Suitable for outdoor use:N
Tweeter:No / Yes
Woofer:No / Yes

Other Features

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio Output:40
Audio output channels:2.0 / 2.1
Cable Length:70.9
Compatibility:- PC\n- Netbook\n- Mac\n- MP3, CD/DVD players\n- TV / Mac, MP3, iPod, CD & DVD, TV / Mac, MP3, iPod, CD & DVD, TV, Video\n / PC\nMac\nMP3 Player\nCD/DVD Player\nTV\nVideo Gaming consoles / PC\nMac\nMP3\nCD/DVD\nTV / PC\nMac\nMP3\nDVD/CD\nTV
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, XP, Vista, Mac / WINDOWS 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
Compatible products:- PC/Mac\n- iPod, Zune, MP3\n / - PC/Mac\n- MP3/iPod/Zune
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.984 x 0.256 x 0.236 / 10.2 x 3.54 x 2.95 / 10.5 x 9.65 x 9.06 / 2.44 x 2.87 x 7.48 / 2.95 x 3.54 x 10.2 / 3.54 x 2.95 x 1.02 / 8.66 x 5.12 x 4.13
Driver details:1 phase plug driver per satellite, boosting the performance of your speakers\n3” drivers\nMagnetic shield
I/O ports:2 cinch audio input for stereo source\n2 cinch audio output for satellites connection\nDB15 plug for the docking station / Line - in
Mac compatibility: Yes
Material:Aluminum / Wood
Minimum system requirements:Mac.\nMp3.\niPod.\nDVD.\nCD.\nTV. / PC: Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP\n
Number of satellite speakers:2
Power Requirements:220-240V
Satellite speakers RMS power:10 / 15 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5 / 5 / 6
Speaker Power:60
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):5.12 x 6.69 x 7.48
Subwoofer RMS power:20 / 30 / 35 / 5
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):2.28 x 2.83 x 9.25 / 3.54 x 2.76 x 5.51
Type:Bookshelf / Floor-standing speakers / In-wall/On-wall/In-ceiling speakers / Portable speakers

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, Audio (3.5mm) / Audio (3.5mm), RCA / AUX, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick installation guide: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Bass adjustment: Yes
Bass optimization: Yes
Equalizer: No
Magnetically shielded:Y / Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Recommended usage:Universal
Remote Control Type:Wired
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y
Treble adjustment: Yes
Volume Control:Digital / Rotary

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
AUX in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Connector(s):2 cinch / 3.5mm
Cord Length:59.1 / 70.9
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Speaker interface type:3.5 mm / RCA
Wireless technologies:Wired


AC input voltage:220 - 240
DC input voltage:5
Power Source:AC
Power source type:AC / USB

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:2
Satellite speaker mid-range driver diameter:2.75
Satellite speaker mid-range driver size:2.75
Satellite speaker type:2-Way
Satellite speakers RMS power:8


Subwoofer drivers quantity:1
Subwoofer RMS power:16
Wireless subwoofer: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / White
Cord Length:70.9
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:3.5 mm
Magnetically shielded: Yes
Maximum power:40
Power cable length:70.9
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y
Subwoofer depth:7.68
Subwoofer height:9.65
Subwoofer width:5.31
Volume Control:Rotary

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36 / 2.56 / 2.83 / 2.95 / 4.65 / 4.72 / 6.97
Height:7.48 / 7.68 / 7.87 / 8.27 / 8.86 / 9.25 / 9.37
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):2.28 x 2.83 x 9.25 / 3.74 x 3.74 x 4.13
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):6.5 x 8.07 x 9.45
Weight:4.72 / 9.17
Width:2.28 / 2.36 / 2.56 / 2.76 / 3.94 / 4.09 / 5.51