Summary: Boy, these are sweet. Literally plug and play with my imac. love the retro panton styling and there's no software, no install. just plug the master speaker in to the firewire, plug the other into the master speaker, select them in preferences, and bam. like the simplicity, the look, and the sound in my office is great. i had the Harman Kardon SoundSticks before this..
Summary: After doing a lot of comparison shopping for a set of speakers for a laptop, I decided to buy the LaCie Firewire speakers. There were way more positives than negatives and I was not disappointed. When making the decision, I was confronted with 3-4 basic options: 1 - Standard audio output, powered by an external power supply (with or without a subwoofer). I specifically looked at the Bose Companion series speakers without a sub-woofer due to space constraints.
This are very well designed, really nice to look at!
Mark Twain, Amazon
17 April 2014
Summary: There's something very cool about these, I got the FireWire version just to be different, but I suspect there aren't many of those types of devices any more, these are old, but is the design? They're cool, end of. I did contact the manufacturer (a Mr. Poulton) and asked him if he'd kindly make an AirPlay version or, even better, a truly wireless version..
*-*-*-*-*-*Gorgeous set of white speakers*-*-*-*-*-*
Mr. Philip Harkins "If in doubt, Smile! :-)", Amazon
27 August 2009
Summary: Gorgeous set of white speakers with a brilliant sound and fantastic design. The finish is gloss white, with deep black centres, this version from Lacie is powered and connected solely by Firewire, conveniently using a mostly underused socket. Also availiable in a USB powered design, these are compatable with both PC and Mac, rather nicely matching the finish of the latter. In conclusion, a nice pair of mid price, high design future classics.
Summary: I have tried out the LaCie speakers in a G5 iMac, a Duo Intel 2.8MHz iMac and two Windows XP PCs. In all computers the sound quality was excellent. Piano music was well defined and the bass impressive bearing in mind the relative low cost and the size of the units. Great all the way from Pink Floyd to Sibelius. Pity about the first reviewer's experience. Must have speakers damaged in transit or a grotty PC.
Summary: Bought these as I was mainly looking to reduce the number of leads and plugs around my desk. Totaly delighted, not only do they look great beside the macBook, but the sound is fantastic, crisp clear treble and well capable of handling deep bass, even at high volume. Super simple to set up, literally plug and play. Highly recommended.