I've had these for a couple of years - have used it for my personal CD player and my brother has used it for his laptop computer. I am currently using this for my desktop computer, and I have this running from the mains (can also run on 6 AA batteries). Not the loudest, which is understandable considering the size which, whilst small, is not what I could call mini. A stylish silver with blue set consisting of two speakers and an amp, the sound quality is good, with a cutting edge to it but there is also a bass boost to fill in at the low end with a dial to adjust the level of bass. However, hum is noticeable as the volume is cranked to the higher end of its range, but for casual listening it is well sufficient. Unfortunately, hiss is easily evident with earphones plugged in, which is a shame for when I have to do some recording.
I got these speaker is 2004 and they are still going strong. I have taken them on holiday, to school and they are now my computer speakers. They can be used about every where.
Amazing piece of kit. (been half way around the world) Hardley dented at all.
Unlike normal computer speakers or portable speakers these include a small amplifier with the volume control and added "bass boost " controls. This is really great as the speakers can be on another shelf and the amplifier can be on your desk so you can control them without moving all the time.
The speakers are really great quality and can deliver a vast range of tones easily. Although they are maybe just a little too big to be taken on holiday in hand luggage (they could be) they are still great. They are silver in colour and have light blue mesh over the speaker cones. They are clearly labeled left and right so you can achieve maximum quality of sound.
They are a great design but are maybe a little too chunky.
The amp is about the same depth as the speakers but is a lot slimmer. I don't know the specs for it but I can say it is great. It matches the speakers with the modern silver colour design and the controls are the same light blue as the wire mesh on the speakers. The amp contains a power switch, bass boost button, bass level and volume knobs and even a headphone port for silent listening, on the back it is easy to see where each speaker goes as it is clearly labeled left and right. It also clearly labels the power supply cable. The output jack is supplied built in so you can plug into anything with a 3mm-jack socket. Like a computer, CD player, MP3 player etc.
The amp is great, loud sleek and easy to use. -Bass Boost-
The bass boost feature on the amp really brings true tones to whatever music you listen to, wither its classical or heavy metal it works well. To activate this feature you just press the button on the amp and adjust the bass by the knob.
This is a great-added feature as I really brings the music to life without the need to an effects board.
The whole thing is nicely packaged in a cardboard box with a nice picture of the product on the front. In the box you get the amp, 2 speakers and the power lead (all cables are pre-built in ready to connect to the amp or device). You will also receive fully detailed instructions. -Other Info-
The amp can be powered off of the mains by the cable supplied, or run off of 6 AA batteries (not included). The speakers run off of the amp's power.
These are great speakers for a computer, personal music device or anything else you could find a use for them. Personally my favorite speaker on the market at this price range.
Great style and ease of use.