So where do these speakers really fit in? They don't replace a home cinema setup, but they are better than a standard TV. In reality, the SoundStation3 will probably be most at home in a bedroom where the PS3 acts as a media centre, playing movies, music and gaming. The music option is worthy of note, because once you are playing a CD and the PS3 has retrieved the info from the Internet to display on-screen, it's a great party setup.
At £69.99, this is cheaper and simpler than a home cinema system, delivers good sound with a reassuring boost to the bass. However, when paired with a larger TV with quality speakers, it really is only the bass that you are paying for, and for Pocket-lint, that isn't quite enough.