Summary: These are decent speakers, but the digital noise they put out as a result of poor circuitry and nearby electronics (I.E. a laptop!), makes them pretty difficult to use at times. For $20 you can do better.
Summary: Im reviewing these as portable speakers and realize that as such i must have realistic expectations. Let me get straight to the point and recommend the orbit speaker, by altec lansing. The orbit has better sound, is much more portable and better build quality.