Summary: I was amazed at how good these are for the price. (I paid a little over $7.) My 5 stars takes price into account--of course there are better and more powerful speakers, but for a lot more money. The sound is quite nice, even for casual music listening. They are much more than adequate for listening to tv shows and such. They are quite small, an advantage for me, and the case is plastic.
Summary: Amazing for the price. Sound great, nothing special, but at $8 I would buy again. Loud enough, they have worked perfectly for several days now. Shipped to me within the expected delivery date. They look nice, slightly futuristic. They don't need a wall, plugs right into the computer. Good for avoiding tripping hazards and also good for on-the-go laptops. Five stars.
Summary: We've had these speakers for over a year now and they are the best we've ever owned. Great sound, little to no feedback, and they can easily be hidden so they're not in the way. Simply plug in and you're good to go on most computers! We rarely turn them up very loud so that likely helps with keeping them functioning properly. When we switch to headphones we simply unplug the audio jack and then plug back up when we're done with no issues. Well worth the cheap price!