Top critical review
on 8 October 2010
I've been looking around for a good, non-iPod pair of speakers for my music player for a while, and after going the cheaper route and being disappointed, I read the reviews for this and decided to push the boat out a bit. And I'm glad I did. The important thing, to me, is that the sound is not only good --- rich and full and yet detailed -- but that it stays that way even at low volumes. I tend to use mine in the morning as I get up,and play the music quietly so as not to wake anyone else . To my amazement, the nuance of the music is still clear and distinct, the tone still warm and full. And that's quite a feat. I'd never thought of it before (I've always been a "Let's see what these babies can do" kind of person) but it really, really matters.
And, yes, I have played them at a decently loud volume and the clarity and....oh, hell, I'll use the word again...warmth are very impressive. So, if you're looking for a really decent pair of mp3 speakers, spend a little extra and get these. You won't be sorry.
LATER (11/10/13) Or will you? A couple of months ago, about to take this set on holiday with me, I went to replace the batteries and...yep, the catch snapped off. It was always fiddly (I had to consult the instructions on how to open the blessed thing) and, as I fiddled, off it came. So, two stars deducted, I'm afraid, for shoddy build.