Summary: Like some other reviewers have pointed out, these speakers have a lot of static, which can be drowned out when the speakers are on, but when you turn them off (and expect silence), there's a constant static that is driving me crazy. It's not loud enough to be a soothing white noise and it's not quiet enough to ignore. Maddening.
Summary: Hooked these up and from the first attempt, the LEFT side was malfunctioning. Sound was coming out of the RIGHT side just fine, like expected, reasonable quality, volume adjusted fine....but no sound to very little static/noise was being generated from the LEFT speaker when connected. Returned to stock speakers, they worked great, both right and left sides, no problems.
Summary: I purchased these speakers for my small office. I saw the many 5-star reviews and thought I give it a shot. Afterall Amazon reviews have helped me decide to purchase an item so many times before and I've been pretty happy. So what happened this time?!?! The spearkers look great and take up very little space. But who buys speakers based on looks? The volume is set pretty low and the sound coming out of them is very waspy.
Summary: Wanted these because I didn't want speakers that had to be plugged into the wall. The USB as a power source was nice, but upon arrival and installation, the speakers emit a terrible static and interference... but only when plugged into USB. Tried on two computers with same result. When plugging the USB into a wall charger, the problem went away. For my use, this rendered the speakers useless.
Summary: Sound quality is terrible. Speaker makes weird noises when it should be silent. Clipping can be heard, even at the lowest volume setting. Makes awful high pitch noise when used with USB wall-wart. Volume wheel thing on the back is difficult to use. It's going in the trash.
Junk. Had them 2 weeks & the flimsy, hollow, thin-walled jack (plug to PC) broke completely off
Patricia Holstein, Amazon
6 January 2013
Summary: At first, they seemed they would be great. Small with decent sound, for 2 weeks I was pleased. Then, the connection jack wasn't connecting at times, and then the jack broke completely off. I looked at it, since I'd never seen that happen ever with any speakers, and I was pissed to see the sorry quality and inevitability that the jack would snap. And of course, i'm sure the rest of the construction was of the same standards. Pitiful.
Summary: I was expecting clarity based on the reviews for these speakers, but all I got was Humming and Hissing. I'm disappointed because these were a Christmas present for my son. Now I have to return them and wait for a credit to purchase new speakers. I am unsatisfied with these speakers.
Summary: After using these speakers for the last 9 months with decent sound it appears that there is a loose wire in the jack so only mono now. I have to downgrade my original review from 5 stars to just one star.