Not enough volume capacity. Just barely louder than the computer's built in volume control
Teresa Melendez-Miguel, Amazon
29 July 2013
Summary: I bought these thinking they were like the ones I had gotten before for my son. The others have to be plugged into an electric outlet and go into the headphone jack of the computer. These do not need to be plugged and go in the usb port of a computer. The others have a headphone jack built in and these don't, also the others have a button to put up the volume and they go pretty loud..
Summary: I bought these because I wanted cheap speakers that would be better than the speakers inside my computer. It's true, they are better than those, but I definitely put my standards too low. The wires for these speakers are weak, so a low of the time, the left speaker doesn't work unless you support it with something else. Then, a LOT of the time, the computers that these guys are hooked up to don't even recognize these as speakers.
Summary: These are a great concept. Cheap speakers that are USB-only and have volume/mute buttons on the front of them. I *really* wanted them to work, since they sounded nice, and I liked the one-plug connection. The one-plug connection was nice because my laptop's audio out and USB ports are on opposite sides of the laptop, and the stereo-jack-and-USB-connection speakers are difficult to use with my laptop. Anyway, these speakers do not seem to have volume control in Windows 7.
Summary: Didn't check the reviews online and after receiving, couldn't adjust the volume (a common problem). Using Windows 7 pro, home, and enterprise, none give good control. It is either mute or loud or very loud. To make is soft, I have to open the mixer each time I turn on the computer and set the specific sound player down. Spend a few more bucks and buy a better speaker.
Summary: I bought these to work with my MacBook Pro, since I wanted to keep the audio jack free and run off the USB feed. Well, even after adjusting the audio settings, these only play sound from iTunes, and not from Chrome. So, Hulu, Netflix and web games are muted. iTunes is fine if I just want music, but frankly if that was the case, I'd just put on headphones or something. dont buy if you want to hear web based audio.
Summary: My laptop speakers were horrible. Even with the volume turned all the way up I could hardly hear a thing. So I bought these for when I was watching shows or movies on the laptop. Well, I can certainly hear it better now.....from the other side of the house. There only seems to be 2 volumes for these speakers. Louder and Loudest. Even with the volume only on 2 (of 100) it is almost too loud. Any lower than 2 and you cant hear anything.
Summary: Pros: They work well, were incredibly easy to install, and I like the USB power which means I don't have to block up another spot on my power strip. They are exactly as described and pictured. Cons: They are WAY WAY WAY too loud. The lowest volume on the speakers, matched with the lowest volume on my computer, is a good volume for during the day - but in the evenings when the house is quiet they sound like BLARING.
Summary: PRO: Very nice sound. CONS: Speakers uninstall regularly. Computer must do a full re-boot to recognize them again. Left speaker works a portion of the time, but the majority of the sound comes from the right speaker only. Bottom line - for $12, they have worked off and on for six months. I should have applied that $12 to a pair of nicer speakers that would both work all the time.