Summary: i bought this to plug it into my ipod and listen to interviews. the sound is clear not muffled at all. picked up even the quieter parts. i needed something to have by my bed while i recovered from surgery and loud enough to cover a bedroom. it is small great to pack.
Summary: I really like these little speakers. I have three sets around the house and use them with my iPod touch. I do not like using ear buds, and the loudest these iPods & iPhones go are not much. These little speakers without batteries or electric cords give just enough extra sound. Would I say they were bose speakers, no. For inexpensive little speakers these are fine.
Summary: the speakers advertised are not what i paid for. i received an old dusty set of stone-age speakers (not even the same brand as advertised) that barely put out any sound. i was completely dissatisfied in this purchase.
Summary: I bought these speakers, foolishly expecting them to be at least a little better than my tinny laptop speakers. Unfortunately, that was not the case; they were so quiet that even with my computer's sound turned up all the way I at first could not tell if they were even working. I suppose if you just need speakers for some incredibly basic reason then these do function, but if you want them for any kind of enjoyment, seek elsewhere.
Summary: The sound is very poor but this is a nice solution for let's say listening to your iPod while you cook... if it's right there next to you. Also, the sound quality is not so good either. However, this are pretty cheap speakers so you are only receiving what you paid for.
Summary: My first warning should have been the branding: the word "COBY" stamped on these speakers is clearly meant to be mistaken for "SONY". Hilarious. Anyway, I have no opinion of the sound quality of the speakers because the cable broke while trying to remove a piece of packaging tape from it. Just pulled apart -- the wire and the plastic insulation, everything.
Summary: I bought these speakers to use with my laptop. They sound fine -- when they work. The sound quality was what I'd expect from small passive speakers -- and it was better than the laptop's built-in speakers. However, after a month or so, one of the speakers stopped working. I found that twisting the cord could get it to work sometimes. Soon the other one went, and now no amount of twiddling will bring it back to life.
Summary: Shouldn't even be called "speakers." I attached these to my netbook whose speakers are not great but are better than these little things. These made the sound muffled and I am better off using the netbook speakers instead. Do not bother.