Summary: Brilliant little speakers! Don't expect state of the art stereo sound reproduction, but these speakers do a very good job. Transformed my tinny sounding lap-top into a respectable sound machine and so much better than feeble usb powered speakers. Arrived two days after order was placed. Highly recommended.
Summary: The main reason I bought these was to get decent sound from my laptop, for short breaks away in hotels and the like. They do sound loud enough to fill a room, albeit not for 'party' type situations, but certainly for background ambience. There's a bit of distortion should you turn them up to almost maximum, and the tone knob does work well. The sound goes from bass and muddy through to a noticable more trebly and clearer tone.