Summary: The audio quality is okay, but I found them to be completely unacceptable for one reason and one reason alone: they hiss. The second they receive power from the USB bus, there's an audible hiss, and it doesn't stop until you mask it with music or something. There's no way I would ever be able to sit at my desk with these things spewing white noise at me. It would drive me up the wall. I would definitely recommend looking elsewhere for your speaker needs.