After reading several reviews of these speakers I decided to finally bite the bullet and get them. I was NOT disappointed. With a huge 505w RMS this system has a lot of volume for all your cds', movies and games (without the usual loss of quality). The sub woofer is certainly the highlight for me, the bass reproduction is sharp, accurate and never drowns out or muffles the music (much like some of the cheaper logitech systems). The control pod and remote control make manipulating the output easy with a large amount of customisation options to keep the surround sound effects sounding their best. Although at the higher end of the price scale the Z-5500's are a well worth while investment, a strong recommendation to anyone considering a high end sound system for their PC or console.