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Poor quality sound
on 25 March 2010
This is a set of travel speakers designed primarily for use with an iPod, which sits squarely in the middle of the thing, charging up as it plays all your tracks out loud to you. It also has an LCD display for the time. It does NOT have a radio. It comes with a nice carrying pouch.
But it can also function as a speaker set for any other make of MP3 player as well - although for some reason Memorex don't tell you this. There is an input socket at the back which allows an auxiliary device to play through the speakers too. The problem is that Memorex don't supply the lead (even though they are ridiculously cheap, being nothing more than a small headphone pin at both ends, easily available on Amazon). Admittedly the empty space where the iPod would have been sitting looks a bit odd, but it can be used by those of us who don't have Apple products then. But if the lead was included, it would mean that they could be used as laptop speakers too, for instance: 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug to 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug 1.2M
What about the build quality? It's completely plastic, with a nice appearance but a cheap feel. It's a very light unit - something that will be seen as a good thing by some, although it's never a great sign for a pair of speakers to be too light as it tends to indicate a lack of quality in sound, which unfortunately proves to be the case here, too. The trebles are thin and lack definition, while the bass (if you can call it that) is anaemic and shallow, almost non-existant for the most part.
I understand that most people buying this will not be too concerned by the sound quality, as it is perfectly adequate for those who are satisfied by mere volume rather than clarity. BUT if you're buying something, why not shell out a few more pounds and get something with substantially better build and sound quality, like the equivalent products from Altec Lansing for example?
I'm not able to recommend this product to anyone who expects good sound - it's adequate, and nothing more; it sounds like cheap computer speakers.