Thrustmaster Hercules XPS 2.0 60 review

Less being, quite often, more

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Our Verdict

Its unusual for PC speakers to be this simple and sound this good so it gets the thumbs up from us

For

  • Good sound quality
  • Simple setup

Against

  • A little bassy

The Hercules XPS 2.0 60 have remarkable sound quality for such a deceptively simple set, and enough power to fill most rooms.

The actual speaker boxes are larger than you might expect, but that extra room has been put to good use.

The sound is a little on the bassy side, but considering there's no subwoofer included that's quite an achievement – and the advantage is that if you ever need to move your PC, there's just two wires to unplug and pack up.

Simple setup

Ah, blissful simplicity. Even with those booming bass tones, there's no noticeable loss of clarity throughout the speaker's range and despite the glossy plastic finish, they look quite the part as well.

There'll always be a place for aspirational audio equipment that uses analogue amps and rare metal drivers, but if your budget is somewhat more realistic than your dreams, this offering is just the compromise that's needed between your ears and wallet.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSpeaker System
Speaker Configuration2.0
RMS Output Power30 W
PMPO Output Power60 W
ColourGlossy Black
Brand NameHercules
ManufacturerGuillemot Corporation B.P.
Power SourcePower Supply
Height210 mm
Width105 mm
Depth130 mm
Product SeriesXPS
Compatibility
  • PC
  • Mac
  • MP3 Players
  • CD Players
  • DVD Players
  • TV
  • Games Consoles
Product Model2.0 60
Product NameXPS 2.0 60 Speaker System
Manufacturer Part Number4768148
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.guillemot.com
Package Contents
  • XPS 2.0 60 Speaker System
  • Audio Cable
  • 2 x Connection Cables between Satellites
  • Power Supply
  • Warranty Certificate
  • Printed Manual