Summary: I was looking for a truley portable speaker system to pack in my carry-on, which would deliver good sound quality, not weigh a ton, nor take up a cubit when packed. I've several Altec Lansing products for my home and portable iTunes collections, and the sound profiles are pleasing to my ears. (My ears also like some of the JBL products, Bose, and Harmon-Karden, if this helps.) The ONLY disappointment I have with these is that they're not as loud as I would've liked.
Summary: I just bought these speakers, and I was a little disapointed to find that they were only powered by the laptop itself. What, then, is the point of having the auxilary port on the speakers for an Ipod, when Ipods are essentially extensions of the laptop anyway? But I have found that Belkin makes a plug for charging your Ipod which plugs into the wall and includes a USB port on it. Using this works great to power the speakers away from your computer.
Summary: Better quality components than I expected. They've definitely improved the product since I saw a client's speakers and was motivated to buy my own. I wish they could pump out a little more volume, but they work well for a room of 30-50 people. After more than 5 1/2 years, they still work flawlessly!
Summary: Does what it's supposed to do - good sound rendition in even larger rooms --relatively easy to hook up --- BUT Unstable upright position of spkr design -- concern over falling over too many times -- how long before it works something loose. OK - works right now -- we can rate it as above -- good tunes but design flawed.
Summary: I love these speakers for travel since they have a nice case. My only complaint is that they do not stand up well - always falling over. The sound is excellent and I am happy with te purchase overall.
Summary: I purchased these speakers so that I could bypass the lackluster integrated speakers on my laptop, and I have to say, I'm impressed with their performance. The mids and highs sound outstanding, and the bass is reproduced very well, although it's not a hardcore thumping bass. Definately leagues ahead of my laptop's speakers, but if you have a laptop with an integrated subwoofer, or the name brand of your speakers is advertised anywhere on your laptop, then pass these up.