Okay, as technically minded as I am, I've never really been bothered with sound and so my knowledge of how speakers work is extremely limited. Yesterday I bought some 360w desktop speakers and although I paid under ten pounds for them, I was expecting a bit more. The sound from them is quite "empty" (that's the only way I can think to describe it!) and I can't get them to go much louder than about half way up the volume control, any more and it becomes muffled, and get to about 3/4 of the way up and it's just a loud hissing noise with some music thrown into the background. Finally, last night when I shut down my PC, but left the speakers powered on, I could hear a radio broadcast. I have no idea what station it was, and the reception was very crackly, but nevertheless it was definately a broadcast. I had no TV or radio playing elsewhere in the house. So to sum up: 1) What can I do to make the sound better? 2) Is the muffling because of the quality of the MP3, or is it just that the speakers can't take it (in which case what's the point of making 360w?) 3) Why am I getting a radio broadcast, how do I stop it and how much of an effect is this factor having on 1 and 2 above? Would really appreciate some advice on this!