Summary: I have had these situated underneath/behind my monitor for 2 years now, and they've been doing a fantastic job for my basic audio needs. They are an efficient investment for your mid-range audio needs, but if you're looking for lots of bass and high volume speakers I would look elsewhere. Some lighter musical undertones may be lost by these speakers, but they still capture the overall musical quality intended for your enjoyment.
Pros: Compact size Cost-effective Light
Cons: Not suited for high volume Can lose some lighter musical tones Easy to knock over
Summary: I bought the speakers because my daughter's laptop had what has to be the WORST sound card ever invented. She wanted to watch movies and could but you couldn't hear a thing. These filled the bill. Wonderful sound quality and no need for a seperate power source since you get the power via 2 usb ports. I liked them so much I bought another pair for my tv.
Summary: I've been in music forever, both as a musician and home recording. I was amazed at the volume of sound that came from these. And the sound is pretty good. There's bass, but the mids and highs are kind of muffled. But it's way better than using the speakers on my Mac. Good for watching tv shows or for doing presentations in a small to mid-sized room.
Summary: I bought a desktop and needed some speakers. I didn't need quality, just wanted basic sound so I bought these. They are small, USB powered (so no outlet needed) and have a big sound range. For the price, they have surprisingly good sound. Remember: these are not for an audiophile or for someone looking for good quality sound.
Summary: I was so sick of the low sound quality from my 13inch MacBook Pro. Lets face it, it's not built for amazing movie/video watching experiences. These speakers were perfect! Granted they are a little large; I found the perfect spot for them so they don't take up valuable real estate on my desk. It was easy to setup and install and there was no reason to configure anything in the sound settings. I was able to "plug and go".