Summary: Same as previous reviewers. I have had these speakers for a couple of years and each time I plug them in, they make me cring. There is absolutely no bass response. Most computer speakers today sound better than these.
Summary: These speakers are excellent for what they are. Most USB powered speakers require two cables, one for the USB power and one to plug into the sound input of the computer. This one sends the sound information over the USB cable; great for transportability.
Summary: The builtin speakers in my laptop sounded better and louder than these speakers. The Sony's highs are muddy and the volume does not go very loud (yes my laptop volume was all the way up). If you want extra laptop speakers for your presentations with clients look elsewhere.
Speakers stopped working days after warranty expired
Troy Riedel, Amazon
30 July 2004
Summary: I am an instructor. I needed a speaker system with a very small profile for international air travel. A friend of mine, who works for a major computer company, recommended these due to their size (though he did warn me the sound quality is average).
Excerpt: You will not get audiophile sound with these speakers, but they are quite and improvement over the speaker typically installed in your laptop. They will put out a great deal of sound, more than I expected. It is a very compact package that does not require batteries. It installed quite easily.
Excerpt: If you are unsatisfied with the tinny sound of your laptop speakers, you can hook up to some external speakers, but then you are tethered to s pair of extra speakers with the attendant extra wires and power supplies or batteries. Sony has come up with a clever idea.
Pros: Compact portable external speakers, no batteries required