Summary: I was hoping to keep it for the good price and portability. However, other than piano and accoustic music, everything else if just off. And I am only a casual classical music listener. If you really want to ENJOY music, look into more expensive, better speaker.
Summary: I am going to return this product. It is compact, simple and light. I like it how it looks. But it does not pick up sounds as much as I expected, especially higher ranges. The violin sounds thin and poor, coming from far away. This speaker set also does not pick up some sounds that my built-in computer speakers can. However, the lower sounds are full and rich, you can enjoy it.
Summary: I got these when Amazon sold them for $40. The pros and cons are as follows: Pros: - Nice design, portable, 110/220 v hence good for overseas use too. Cons: - No bass to speak of. - If you don't put in batteries the AC powered speakers require you to hit the volume button multiple times. There is no way to remember your last volume level settings. - No on/off switch hence only option is to unplug the a/c cord to the unit.
For treble lovers - NOT for bass listeners. Poor ergonomics
Kiyo M., Amazon
15 August 2008
Summary: I've had this for quite awhile now. While these portable speakers do look nice... to be honest, overall, I wasn't entirely blown away by it. This speaker is definitely treble over bass. If you listen to classical/piano then you will LOVE the clarity on this. The treble is quite high. The vocals are clear but I find the music to be quite flat. If you listen more to rock or music requiring bass, you're not going to be satisfied.
Summary: Audio quality is fine for a small speaker. Volume is fair -- could be better even from drivers this small. However, ergonomically, the design is fair. The audio and AC adapter jacks are located behind a cover -- the cables can only be plugged in when the cover is open. Because the cover also acts as the on-off switch, the only way to turn off the device is to first unplug the cables. Downgraded rating due to design, not due to audio response.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Good Sound Quality
Cons: Difficult To Set Up, Poor location of jacks, Poor power switch design
c joy "book lover/ dual android/apple user", Amazon
8 June 2006
Summary: I waited for almost a week to receive these speakers and was anxiously awaiting them.Unfortunately, they were defective. They would not play on batteries because the little spring was squished behind the plastic and so, could not make contact with the batteries. they were truly beautiful speakers, well made with an excellant hard case for their protection. Unfortunately, I was the unlucky one though.They have excellent reviews on the net.
Summary: These speakers are a great product but it has limitations. I use them while playing talks to a group of people in a hall. I have used them with small groups (under 30) and larger groups as well (over 50). I use them with an Apple iTouch and when the audience is small (under 30 and the hall is small) it is sufficient but if you want to have a larger range then sound doesnt go far enough. The speakers can be operated on power as well as replaceable batteries.