Summary: What do you expect for $14? Mine came in a sturdy box, well-packaged. I took all the plastic off, plugged her in and everything works fine. Granted, it's not exactly hi-fidelity sound, but that's not why I got these. I had no speakers at all! So, these cheap speakers fit the bill.
Summary: Typical Chinese crap. Cheap price, but you'll only get a year's use out of it before it starts shorting out. I consider most items made in China as disposable junk that you can only expect to work for a short time. Mine lasted just over a year and then started crackling and varying the volume on me.
Summary: From the time I took these 'things' out of the box, there was a problem. The sound? Tinny and thin, but I paid $20 from Best Buy for them, so I wasn't expecting Monsoon performance. Within 3 months they began shorting out. Then, just yesterday, they began crackling and popping,fading out.
Summary: I purchsed these to listen to music on my Ipod or watch movies on my Kindle Fire while cooking. They are not loud enough to be heard while moving around in the kitchen. They might, perhaps, be appropriate for computer useage while you are sitting at the screen or for listening to music while sitting...
Summary: I bought mine at Best buy for $10 and for the price you just cant beat this. they are the most simple easiest best speakers you could ever wish for with $10 speakers! i love them and would absolutely buy again
Summary: Got these for a Samsung 27" TV to improve the sound. Nice and compact, easy to set up. Sound is not super high quality but an improvement over the tinny TV speakers. They are in the bedroom and the very bright on off blue light is so bright I covered it with black electrical tape.
Summary: They stopped working after 2 or 3 weeks of buying them. Can't see what's wrong with it but the sound doesn't come out. Unfortunately, I bought two sets... and guess what? They both stopped working.
Summary: We have a 13" Toshiba flat screen with intergral DVD player in our kitchen. The sound quality is really bad and we can't get much volume. We just plugged these speakers into the headphone port on the back and what a difference. Great sound and strong volume. You really can't beat them for the price.