Summary: I bought these YEARS ago and they are still working great! I use them for an mp3 player and mostly for a portable dvd player and they are perfect. They have even been dropped a few times (by accident of course) and I was so worried that they would be done for, but they survived! I fully recommend these speakers.
Summary: Like other reviewers have said, these are too weak. Pros: 1. Very, very cute! 2. Light weight 3. Don't need external power 4. Very portable Cons: 1. Too weak 2. Larger than what I thought they would be 3. Sound is tingy 4. Cord is very short I've had these for a while now, and I was excited about them at first. But in the end I didn't use them very much because I couldn't hear anything unless the room was very quiet.
Summary: Sound quality is great, although I noticed a slight crackle when I move the wire too much near where it's plugged into my mp3. My only real complaint is that they slide quite easily on smooth surfaces because of the rounded feet, so putting them on the shelf above my desk was nearly disastrous. Overall, considering I only paid ten bucks for them, I have no reason to be dissatisfied.
Summary: Wanted to use these to watch TV shows on my laptop. Plugged in to watch "Zen" on PBS. Volume too low. The show was not audible. I borrowed from my kid a pair of "iLuv" passive speakers with audio and USB cable (Sonys only have audio cable) to watch the show and it was way loud. I tried these SONYs for my ipod. Volume was too low. I threw them right in the garbage as it did not pay for me or my time to ship back. Sony must be a poorly managed company. Don't buy these.
Summary: I use these speakers for a small music system in our house. I was surprised at how well these speakers worked. The volume is quite loud and the sound is clear - you can hear music clearly over the whole downstairs of the house (about a 30 foot by 40 foot area). I have the speakers plugged into a USB sound card that is plugged into a wireless media device. We've been very pleased with the speakers. The fact that they don't use electricity saves us money in the long run.
Summary: These speakers are alright. Great volume for passive speakers. Good bass But I do want to caution about a few points. First, because of it's oddly-shaped design, it can sometimes be a little bit awkward to carry them around. They're connected by a split main wire which adds to this awkwardness.
Summary: We purchased these speakers for use in the car with factory installed DVD player (18 month old will not wear the headphones). These speakers are great for all of her Disney movies. They are loud enough for her to hear, while not drowning out radio and conversation in the front of the vehicle. However, there is no bass and very little mid tone. The price is reflective of this. Great item if you want a cheap set of speakers to put out a small sound.
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6 March 2011
Summary: Ok.. if I'm honest, its not like having the London Symphony Orchestra right there in your living room - but that's not the idea here, I'm sure. These speakers make for an inexpensive, easy-to-use, and even reasonably attractive "sound system" (for lack of a better term). They work quite well (leastwise, I am sure they will suffice for the purposes for which you are considering buying them), and sound very nice... and after all - that will do in a pinch.
Summary: These are decent simple unpowered speakers. The sound quality is good for what they cost and their size. The size of each speaker is between a baseball and softball, about 3.5 inches in diameter.