Summary: I bought these for one reason: they're the perfect size to fit under my monitor. I was hoping for passable sound quality, and that's what these deliver. There's no deep bass, and there's no natural highs. The one tiny speaker has been equalized to reproduce more than it's naturally capable of doing, so it sounds fake. As long as you don't expect too much from these speakers, you'll probably like them.
Summary: Monitors?? A pair of $20 speakers would make better monitors. I just graphed these speakers and they're just off by a mile. The mids are way exaggerated. The lows (below 80hz) are cut off. The highs (above 13khz) are cut off. These are monitors? But they are cute and they do produce quite a bit of bass for its tiny size. It has these hard plastic drivers behind the front firing drivers that compress air that exits perpendicularly out thru thin double side slits.
"Ok for such a tiny speaker but not worth the $'s"
15 April 2011
Pros: Tight, clean sound, very small so very portable, probably best tiny speaker out there
Cons: Price of course, they are well made of great materials, but I do not think they are worth over $400 once you pay the taxman. I guess the bass is good for such a small speaker but it's not very good really. No subwoofer out put, this would make it fantast
Summary: I am not a speaker expert but the sound quality is pretty good. Amazing how much sound comes out of this little item. Very easy to use. The only con is that its overpriced. $400! that's just insane. I have owned sub $100 speakers that had a comparable sound even though its not as small as these Bose speakers. I guess that's how the Bose brand is. Bottom line, if money is not an issue for you, these speakers are excellent. Otherwise, don't even bother with them.
Summary: Wow! Honestly my friends came over to my home and was startled with the sound. The first thing they do, they were all looking for the subwoofer. The sound was just big and the bass was strong filling up the entire room. They couldn't believe the sound was coming out of just a pair of speakers without any Sub. Well, they are all very interested in getting one until I told them the price. Then they felt MusicMonitor was not worth that much money.
Summary: Addendum to my initial review: Apparently Bose had a similar unit in Japan for at least 3 years already. This USA version is the low end Japanese 'M2' version. I confirmed this with Bose of Japan. Japan also has a higher end 'M3' version in identical size. That one comes in silver or black - AND is capable of running on 4AA batteries that goes inside the base and runs at 2watts using batteries. Plugged in, they are 20 watts/channel.