Summary: I picked these up at Walmart for my mother to use with her laptop. Despite being considerably heavy, and the box boasting their features, the speakers sound abysmal - worse than a cell phone speaker. Highs come through alright, but mids and lows are practically non-existent. They have no depth or clarity at all. Also, they aren't marked "Right" or "Left" so you'll have to seek out a stereo test and label them yourself.
Excerpt: I purchased these speakers for my computer/iPod. I use desktop speakers for both my computer and plugging in my iPod to listen to music at work. I wasn't looking for stereo system quality, just decent sound. The sound on these speakers was just too much like a bad AM radio, I wasn't expecting good bass since there is no subwoofer with them, but the high range was just way too muted. I returned them.
Excerpt: If you are looking for wired speakers that amplify the sound from your laptop or PC and don't care particularly much about sound quality, these are an inexpensive option. I will be returning the ones I bought because I thought that wired speakers would deliver better sound quality than Bluetooth cans. I was wrong.
Cons: Bulky Design, Poor Sound Quality, Too many wires
Excerpt: I purchased this product based upon price and packaging; it looked like a good value. Once I connected the speakers to my PC, I found that the sound quality was not up to my expectation. The speakers have a very tinny sound lacking any base tone. Back to the store they went.
Excerpt: My Dell (XP) died, bought a cheap HP (W8), won't take my surround sound setup, bought these to use. Hope to get the XP up and running down the road even though no virus protection will be available and I'll still have to use the HP for surfing and e-mail, at least all the software, etc. on my Dell will be usable once it's fixed.
They work, but sound and quality is just barely passable.
12 November 2013
Summary: These speakers are what you pay for. They're made of flimsy plastic and feel very light. Sound quality is tinny at best, and absolutely dreadful at worst. If you need sound, and you don't have any other means of getting it, you could get these in a pinch.
Excerpt: Very inexpensive but poor sound quality. My Dell speakers had a broken knob (very common with Dell speakers) and I could not find a replacement. I saw these speakers at Staples for a very good price. The speakers make a cracking sound when turned on and the sound quality is very "tinny".