Summary: As soon as I received these speakers they went directly into the kitchen. Now those recipes that were in video format could be heard over the hustle and bustle. These speakers are great, and sound terrific. The only knock (if it is one) is that they sort of *pop when unplugging them from the Firewire port. When these babies are plugged into our Macbook, if we wanted to, the whole house could clearly hear what's being played.
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: I think many reviewers already mentioned: great Apple-like design, portability, decent sound and firewire connection(one less USB cable clutter). I will mention other noticeables. The bass is pretty weak but at current 8W output with no subwoofer, how can you complain? Other than the weak bass, the sound is great! I am hooking this baby up to my Mac mini. I love it! One reviewer was wrong though about the Apple remote. YOU CAN control the volume using the Apple remote.
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.
Summary: The first thing you notice about these little speakers is their beautiful design. They look as though they were designed to sit by my Apple laptop. (Sorry, I'm a fan-boy.) They get their signal from the Firewire port and not the headphone jack. My one criticism is with the cable itself. It's permanently attached and thick and ropey. It's an ugly contrast to the beautiful design of the speakers themselves.
The first FireWire Speakers EVER, and the LAST you will ever need!
T. Lowe "Apple luver", Amazon
24 December 2007
Summary: The LaCie FireWire Speakers deserve all of the hype that they have received. Just visit [...] and you will see the over 10 awards that these first-ever bus-powered FireWire Speakers have received. Personally, I think they are amazing! I received them as a Christmas gift and can't wait to use them every chance I get. They have such great quality and it makes you feel like you are sitting next to the artist of the music you are actually listening to.
Summary: As advertised, they look great were easy to set up with my mac mini. The sound is pretty damm good to. Bass and treble sound was pretty impressive for the size. If you don't want to deal with a power source which I didn't these are the ones for you.
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..