This Portable Speaker System belongs to the Philips brand, a brand I've grown to trust over the years. They look rather neat, and are advertised as being "powerful and compact," so imagine my surprise (and disappointment) when I purchased them only to discover how poor they really are.
Firstly, I tried them with my MP3 player, and when I got such poor (and quiet) sound quality, I thought the problem must be with my MP3 player itself and not the speakers. After all, my player is a few years old and isn't exactly the best money can buy. So remaining hopeful, I decided to hook them up to my laptop (which was actually the main reason for buying them.) What did I discover? The sound quality was still poor (and quiet). Even at their highest volume setting, the speakers are extremely quiet. So much so, that an average person speaking in the room is enough to completely drown out their sound. Not only that, but you can hear crackling, and static through them, something I really didn't expect from a item from Philips. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting to be able to blast out my Ozzy Osbourne albums to such a degree that the noise makes my neighbours plates vibrate in their kitchen cupboard. But I was expecting better than this. I was expecting to be able to hear, and more importantly, be able to make out the sound.
The chances are I'm being too kind by awarding this product two stars, but as I said they are rather neat and I really do like their design. It's just a real shame that's the only positive thing I can say about them. Philips should be ashamed by putting their name to such a sub-standard product. Yes the speakers were only seven pounds (price when purchased) but they really are just hopeless and try as I may, I can find no real reason to recommend them to you. If you're looking for speakers spend a few pounds more and get a set better than this one.
(I'm a reviewer on Amazon, and my 'better' reviews are copied from there to dooyoo. Please feel free to check out my Amazon profile under my real name of Mr Andrew M Kerr.)
Thanks for reading.