Well I may be a bit unfair here, but I though this monitor would have built in speakers. Having said that, speakers were not mentioned in the Amazon review, so I guess its my fault for not realising. However, there is an optional audio cable available, according to the manual, but nowhere (that I can see) to plug it in, so thats something I don't understand. Regardless of this, the monitor is very good, pleasing appearence, excellent picture, easy to set up, and it comes complete with a power cable and a VGA cable, which is a bonus, as a lot of monitors don't. Regarding the lack of built in speakers, I have set seperate speakers up, which work fine, just means a bit more clutter on the worktop.