OK if you are wanting surround sound and speakers to party with, forget it. If however, you are wanting a small, convenient, neat value package to travel with, then these are great. The sound is enough to fill a hotel room or an apartment lounge without being a pain to others. They fit neatly into hand luggage and the batteries seem to last forever. I am really happy with these little speakers and at this price they represent great value for holidays and travel. They are neat looking and fold together great and hug your ipod safely. If you are not expecting state of the art but a fab little system that does the job for listening on holiday then look no further, these do the job well. I recommed them, taking all the above into account you will not be disappointed.