Summary: I've had this stereo speaker for quite some time now, and I'm very impressed with it. It's amazing how loud this thing can be with only 20W. At about 70% volume it does tend to distort, but that's usually too loud for my tastes. For most laptop users, this is a great replacement for built-in speakers. For desktop users who use headphones, this Yamaha speaker is a good way to get sound out of the computer if you don't have external speakers.
Summary: Nice little speaker. I travel a great deal for work and really appreciate being able to have some music with me. One caveat, since any amp is a current delivery device, the USB power connection option severly limits what kind of sound you will get, but powered via the adapter, definately worthwile.
Summary: Bought for my son who asked for a beach radio which would interface with his Ipod. He doesn't need a radio so this I thought would be ideal. We tested indoor and found nice sound. We found some flucuations in sound at high vol. Nice and compact 1 cable, w/pouch he can carry at least 2 sets of batts. and one cable. Better than a boom box.
Summary: I heard about this unit from a Home Theater newsletter of all places. The reviewer just had to share this item with those of us concerned about the quality of sound. While it does not produce the sound that can be had from a good pair of separate PC speakers, it also does not take up the space nor the wiring menagerie either. That said, the sound is actually quite nice when you are in its 'zone' of listening.