Chris Montgomery "English Teacher, Raconteur,..., Amazon
14 December 2008
Summary: This is a great product: I have thoroughly eclectic tastes in music, and I love sharing all those different flavors with friends, family, and students. Unless you really are trying to crank the volume, the Saitek A-200 can totally handle the bass of even hardcore techno or hip-hop. Finding a portable music player that can do justice to those two genres is difficult; classical or new-age music is easy for small speakers to handle, for the most part, but, well, I refer you...
Summary: I travel a lot with my job and I have half-a-dozen different sets of "PC" speakers that I have used at various times. I am a part-time computer musician/producer [you can check out our NOVAkILL CD's here on amazon.com] so I want to have a good, predictable sound. But sometimes I visit a lot of places in a short time and dragging out any of them, unwrapping them, plugging the right one in to the left [or the satellites into the sub], plugging in the PSU and then hooking...
Summary: Very good for it's size. The rated battery life was lower than listed, but that is always expected. The A/C adapter port on the unit was loose and flimsy (got 4 stars because of this), but it doesn't affect me because I use rechargeable batteries. All in all the sound this little unit produces is very good for the size. Do not compare to other high end speakers. Compare to like items.
Summary: Exactly what I wanted. My macbook has awfull internal speakers, it is almost impossible to listen anything unless there is complete silence in the office. The Saitek makes the difference now, and the portability of the 4 AAA batteries is a must. I would give it 5 stars if only it could recharge the rechargable batteries, but one can dream no?
Summary: I just bought these and they are surprisingly well built and sound amazing for what they are. Just like another reviewer mentioned, these should be compared to peers, not to a full fledged desktop speaker system. Additionally, I was very impressed with the packaging and the appearance.
Summary: The Saitek A-200 is probably one of the best PORTABLE speaker right now. Remember, it is a portable speaker and must be compared to other portable solutions, not full-fledged home audio or even multimedia speaker, as even cheap multimedia speakers will trump this little baby at least in bass department.
Summary: I tested this with my iPod (second generation) as well as with my PC which has an external usb Sound Blaster Audigy NX sound card. For comparison purposes, I also own a pair of Creative SBS Vivid 80 desktop speakers, and a set of Creative Gigaworks S750. Pros: - Great looking, unique design - Can use batteries (4AA) or the included AC adapter. - Comes with a nice case for travel. Cons: - Mediocre audio quality. The sound is tinny and harsh.