This isn't the first time I've purchased this. My last unit was purchased about 6 months back and it still works great. Ordered again, and the new speakers work just like my old pair. The sound quality is better than what you'd expect from a set of speakers that's this cheap and this small in size. Don't expect deep bass or high volume levels, but this is enough to watch movies on your laptop. It'll sound better than most inbuilt laptop speakers. I've seen a few complaints about one of the two sound boxes not working- in my case, both of them work fine. I'd advice against carrying these speakers in your laptop bag. The build quality is not that great (especially the wires), and frequent carrying in the laptop bag might result in the speakers getting damaged. Keep these in a fixed location and be gentle on the wires, if you'll take good care of your speakers, they'll last long- i should know, as I'm using my last pair for 6 months and everything still works great..
Good for small rooms - you need to be about 6-7 feet max from it in case you are connecting it to projector/laptop. I connect it to my egate i9 projector and is good enough for my small hall. I am not an audio expert and needed something basic - not the 4/5 boxes stuff and this was good enough for me.
First pair of speakers didn't work after 1 hour and the second pair, of which a piece from transparent plastic was found broken when the box was opened, ran only for about 4 hours today before it completely stopped. There was no option for return/replacement of second pair. Please resolve my problem.
As you can see, only one speaker works. The other 'speaker' has just the volume control button. Just purchased today so can't speak much about sound quality. It is okay, but wanted the sound from both the speakers.