Summary: These Creative N400 Portable Notebook Speakers are a major upgrade, especially if you like to watch movies or listen to music on your notebook. The sound is crisp (unlike most laptop speakers) and true at all volume levels. I recommend downloading a freeware mixer/player called AIMP to go with these speakers... lots of great things you can do with your music and sound!
Summary: These speakers are great for the price. They look good, they are portable and most importantly, they sound great. I purchased 30 sets for my workplace and I have had all great reviews from my coworkers...and trust me, when buying for your coworkers there are always people who complain, so take my word for it these speakers are great and i am buying some for my home.
Summary: These speakers are very portable and come with a nice little cloth zipper case. Each speaker has one cable, and each cable is about 2ft long. They are at least twice as loud as my laptop speakers and provide a very deep and full sound for their size. I have used them with plug-n-play on about 10 different computers and laptops. They work just as easily on MAC OSX as they do on Windows XP, Vista and 7.
Summary: I'm not sure why someone else couldn't get these to work with Windows 7. It literally was plug and play for me, and besides, if you just google windows 7 and n400, you find that creative has made a driver for windows 7. These speakers are wonderful! I have an old set of creative speakers (like from 6 years ago), and was hoping to find a more portable set. These are perfect for my needs.
Summary: My main reason for purcahsing these speakers was to not have to deal with any power cords, since these Creative speakers attach via USB cord only. What I didn't expect was how fantastic they would sound for such a simple set-up. They have a much smaller foot-print then I thought they would - meaning they don't take up as much space as it looks like they would based on the images, and video-demos of them.
Summary: Great value for money, and for the price I would say they are great sounding, loud, and have an excellent build quality. To be honest I like the sound of all creative stuff.. Now for the negative bits - a little bit difficult to install if you are using windows 7. I gave up with the installation CD, and went to the creative website to download the beta windows 7 driver from there.. took some time, but all working well now.. Overall great value for money.
Summary: Great sound but don't expect them to blow your head off impossible with usb powered speakers software is bit fiddly to install but well worth it the best speakers i have owned would not think twice about recommend them to anyone