Summary: These are cheap speakers , but serve their purpose . They cant handle bass or play loud without static . I got them for listening to videos because some are posted very low and my hearing in one ear is bad .
Summary: I now have two sets of this model, one for a co-worker. The buttons on the face do not respond b/c a driver is required that will not install on the protected thin clients we use, but you can turn the volume down from the player. They DO work on a regular station.
Pros: It runs power from USB so no 'wall wart' taking up outlet space. It gets sound from USB so only one wire for both! Good enough for workstation.
Cons: I wish I could find a slightly more expensive (belter fidelity) model. Also would be nice if the volume control was a potentiometer rather than these buttons that do not work on my thin client.
Summary: After weeks of troubleshooting, these speakers turned out to be the cause of seemingly random system freezes. I tried everything, including replacing a possibly good HDD (AAARRGGHH!) trying to track down the issue. Turns out simply having these speakers attached was causing it.
Pros: Simple, no drivers. Truly plug and play.
Cons: Volume control moves system volume by 1 or 2 % each click. Changing volume with the speaker buttons is pointless. If your tower is to your left, you will need an extension of some kind to have the speakers on the correct side with a larger setup.