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AmazonBasics Computer Speakers for Desktop or Laptop PC USB Powered

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Detailed Mode
Sound / Sound Quality
 382
sound quality, sound, price, hear, volume
+76%
-24%
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" ...  The old speakers were attached to what I found out was a subwoofer. ... What is a subwoofer for anyway? ... Can't be too important because the speakers are working without it just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced some ancient computer speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased these speakers for my desk to listen to Utube and the sound is Awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  These sound pretty good and are shielded.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker's sound very good as well as being able to control the volume easily as needed.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for personal use and listening to music, and it has awesome sound quality and volume control.  ...  "
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" ...  Great but very clear sounds  ...  "
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" ...  Just save up and buy real speakers.  ...  "
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Sound / Volume
 154
speakers, loud, speaker, hear, turn
+49%
-51%
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" ...  I could barely hear anything standing next to the speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately the speakers only emitted a loud buzzing sound (even on the lowest sound level) from the three separate devices we tried it with.  ...  "
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" ...  I also have to deal with this constant "buzzing" noise once the speaker is at full volume. ... Now at this price I wasn't expecting to fill up my entire living space with noise, but I'm still disappointed with the volume of sound.  ...  "
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" ...  not loud enough  ...  "
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" ...  No matter what I connect them to all I get is low volume.  ...  "
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" ...  Not loud enough  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers just aren't loud enough. ... I don't need them to be super loud, but I can barely hear them.  ...  "
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" ...  Only one of the speakers works and the volume is too low even at the highest setting.  ...  "
Price
 129
money, speakers, worth, sound quality, value
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Sound quality from the speakers is what you would expect for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price you can’t beat it.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing for the money spent!  ...  "
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" ...  For the price I could not complain.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price they are good enough.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price they sound fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic!For the price I was ecstatic about the quality  ...  "
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" ...  Priced right for me.  ...  "
Compatibility & Ports / Device Compatibility
 83
computer, work, laptop, desktop, pc
+82%
-18%
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" ...  So much so that I ordered an additional pair for my other desk top computer.  ...  "
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" ...  USE THEM ON MY MAC PRO.  ...  "
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" ...  We use our computer to listen to books online.  ...  "
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" ...  I originally expected a pure USB speaker system.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price great computer speakers  ...  "
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" ...  Use these speakers with my tv.  ...  "
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" ...  I use for my smartphone and laptop .  ...  "
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" ...  We use them for conference and web presentations.  ...  "
Usage / Ease of Use
 49
easy to set, easy to install, speakers, set, easy to use
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Set up was very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Price was wallet friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  So loud and easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is good enough and set up was super easy.  ...  "
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" ...  They are small, compact, and easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers are great, volume control is easy and simple and the value is worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up too .  ...  "
Product Reliability
 33
months, worked, stopped working, fine, working
+42%
-58%
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" ...  We have had these speakers for less than 2 months, .  ...  "
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" ...  I don’t know if what I got was just defective, or what.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the speakers stopped working after 2 months.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked well for two months then, it just stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  I use them for music production, but after only 2 months - one of the speakers began fuzzing out!  ...  "
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" ...  I returned them after trying for two days.  ...  "
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" ...  They broke within 2 months, so had to throw them out.  ...  "
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" ...  After 4 months of use these just stopped working. ... It's a shame, I liked these up until they stopped working.  ...  "
Compatibility & Ports / Ports
 33
power, plug, port, usb powered, speakers
+64%
-36%
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" ...  I really like that they’re USB powered as opposed to taking up a spot on my surge protector.  ...  "
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" ...  I like size being small on desktop, usb instead of plug and always like a blue light.  ...  "
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" ...  We actually connect the USB port to the one in the car so we don't run down the laptop's battery. ... I am sure we could connect the computer to the autos speakers through the USB on most modern vehicles, but I've never gotten it to work on my 2012 Accord.  ...  "
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" ...  Good basic speakers USB powered.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that they are USB powered so I don't have to plug yet another thing into the outlets.  ...  "
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" ...  Mine Mac is the 2018 model and it has a USB and headphone jack close together so connection is quick and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  from each other, the monitor, PC, outlets, power strip/power sources.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted something small yet fairly powerful, so I got AC version rather than the USB ones.  ...  "
Body / Size
 27
size, compact, nice, desk, speakers
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Very good for my small space.  ...  "
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" ...  These are a nice size to add sound to your lap top.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice, small, compact, but with really GREAT clarity. ... Well, by big I mean like 6 inches tall.  ...  "
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" ...  right size for what I needed  ...  "
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" ...  Small and compact and perfect for me to take to work on my small desk  ...  "
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" ...  They don't take up a lot of room.  ...  "
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" ...  Love these compact speakers!  ...  "
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" ...  I like the small size too.  ...  "
Usage / Controls
 24
control, speakers, button, volume control, speaker
+63%
-38%
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" ...  I like the control knob, I like the sound, I like the length of the cords.  ...  "
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" ...  The volume control comes in handy for quick adjustment without having to mouse around.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a minor inconvenience but I still would like a push button on/off.  ...  "
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" ...  The volume controls work great and the sound quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality is acceptable, the volume control is easy and convenient, and the speakers are easy to plug in with their fairly long cords.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for personal use and listening to music, and it has awesome sound quality and volume control.  ...  "
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" ...  Is the volume control in front easy to use?  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers are great, volume control is easy and simple and the value is worth it.  ...  "
Parts & Accessories / Headphones
 23
plug, headphones, headphone jack, jack, static
+22%
-78%
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" ...  They have an audio jack for your headphones to plug in.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a distinct hum when these are on and over about 30% volume, i tried plugging my headphones into these to listen to stuff at night at the hum get's ever louder and makes any listening experience unbearable  ...  "
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" ...  2) The headphone plug has a lot of static if I attempt to use it.  ...  "
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" ...  Just a bad product or I gotten a bad pair of speakers even through the headphones they suck  ...  "
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" ...  I know it is not coming from my computer because the $5 headset does not do this.  ...  "
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" ...  Perhaps using a headphone might work okay, but as speakers without some assistance, they just aren't up to the job.  ...  "
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" ...  I figured out it was the audio jack.  ...  "
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" ...  However, lots of hiss when you plug headphones into the jack on the front.  ...  "
Parts & Accessories / Cable
 23
wires, wire, speaker, cord, cords
+35%
-65%
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" ...  Left speaker no longer works due to faulty wire.  ...  "
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" ...  I figured out it was the audio jack.  ...  "
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" ...  The only negative thing, and it may correct itself, is that the wires are very stiff. ... The stiff wires make it hard to position the speakers the way I want.  ...  "
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" ...  But the cable between the speakers is short if you have two monitors as I do.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound coming out of them is fine otherwise, and the cords are plenty long to reach my computer on the floor and the sides of my desk.  ...  "
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" ...  They need to fix their wiring.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems they need a buffer or shielding on the wires or something.  ...  "
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" ...  They tip over just from the weight of the wires.  ...  "
Usage / Setup
 22
easy to install, setup, install, set, works
+100%
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" ...  Set up was very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup is easy.  ...  "
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" ...  So loud and easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers were easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy install and they looked nice on my work desk.  ...  "
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" ...  bright blue light if your looking for a black and blue setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't want to spend much but what I got was great :) Easy install, easy use  ...  "
Service / Returns
 22
returned, refund, stars, returning, back
+14%
-86%
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" ...  May I send them back, PLEASE???!  ...  "
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" ...  garbage did not work , had to return it  ...  "
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" ...  I returned the speakers for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned didn't work  ...  "
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" ...  Returning them for replacements.  ...  "
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" ...  But they didn't cost enough to warrent sending back.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd send them back if I weren't outside the return window.  ...  "
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" ...  Not even worth returning.  ...  "
Service / Marketplace
 20
basics, thank, basic, seller, refund
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Thank you Amazon and to the seller for standing behind your product.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon is truly Amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging: Amazon Basic packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  again pleased with amazon basics brand,  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon speedy service also  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you for having this available for purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging: Amazon Basic packaging.  ...  "
Features
 20
blue, bright, led, obnoxious, indicator
+45%
-55%
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" ...  The little blue indicator light is VERRRRRY BRIGHT and about three thicknesses of masking tape over it ALMOST makes it tolerable.  ...  "
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" ...  The light is actually blinding.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems like a nitpick, but the blue ON light is ridiculously overpowered.  ...  "
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" ...  As others have noted the blue light is distracting.  ...  "
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" ...  Only issue is the obnoxious blue light that illuminates the entire room when on. ... The light is obnoxious  ...  "
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" ...  Also, it has an annoying blue light on the front. ... Don't they know blue lights are bad for your eyes?  ...  "
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" ...  It was very difficult to open and untangle, and the blue light that indicates it is on is blinding.  ...  "
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" ...  They also have a very obnoxious blue LED light to indicate they are on.  ...  "
Body / Fit
 15
put, small, fit, black, desk
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Fit my needs perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  This fit the bill and working good so far, I am happy.  ...  "
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" ...  The simple fix is to cover the light with several small pieces of paper.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed sound from the PC in our conference room and these were inexpensive and fit the bill.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect fit for my purpose at my home computer desk.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for something basic and these fit the bill.  ...  "
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" ...  He’s happy but now I’m using my ear plugs to listen to my iPhone lol  ...  "
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" ...  Fits perfectly on my small desk!  ...  "
Usage / Gaming
 13
use, games, would, movies, videos
+85%
-15%
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" ...  headphones for gaming.)  ...  "
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" ...  If you're looking for something with a lot of power for gaming or rocking the room, yeah, would pay the extra money and go with something with a little more horsepower.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought these a few months ago for my gaming setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for use on games, movies, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m not a gamer though so I can’t say how they’d be for that.  ...  "
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" ...  These are not gaming speakers and I would not use on my main system, but these are great for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  These were almost a perfect solution for sound for a simple gaming system.  ...  "
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" ...  Honestly I don't know how they are for gaming but they work good as surround for Blu-Rays  ...  "
Compatibility & Ports / USB
 13
speakers, power, pc, usb powered, powered
+62%
-38%
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" ...  Good basic speakers USB powered.  ...  "
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" ...  ↑ USB so I can plug them into a USB hub  ...  "
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" ...  USB power is great, turns off with the PC.  ...  "
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" ...  I was excited to find these speakers as USB powered and at a decent price.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, they are just fine and handy as it is USB powered, meaning I don't need to find space to plug in another brick adapter on a crowded power strip.  ...  "
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" ...  USB works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Has USB plug in.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed new PC speakers that were low centered, a volume knob, USB powered and quality sound.  ...  "
Body / Build Quality
 12
wires, way, stiff, like, get
+42%
-58%
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" ...  Who ever wrapped these in plastic had to be totally stoned . ... The wrapings made no sense and for the most part protected nothing verly good use four letter words  ...  "
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" ...  They tip over FAR too easily (like .  ...  "
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" ...  The bottom is angled way too much so they won't even stand up.  ...  "
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" ...  The only negative thing, and it may correct itself, is that the wires are very stiff. ... The stiff wires make it hard to position the speakers the way I want.  ...  "
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" ...  They broke within 2 months, so had to throw them out.  ...  "
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" ...  It broke when I got them.  ...  "
Sound / Bass
 11
sound, base, treble, speakers, music
+73%
-27%
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" ...  While these aren't the high quality, full sound, deep bass speakers .  ...  "
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" ...  They won’t produce a ton of bass that will make your chair rumble if that’s what you’re looking for.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the compact size with decent sound, i wish it had bass and treble controls but great value for the price pleasantly surprised.  ...  "
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" ...  Not only was there PLENTY of volume, they even have a much deeper bass than the old speakers ever did.  ...  "
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" ...  Need base or want for gaming look to a different set w/ a sub-woofer or a good set of headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Can’t believe the bass!  ...  "
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" ...  Do not expect to get much bass out of these but for the price you can not beat it.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn't have an amazing amount of bass for my dancehall, hip hop and soca music needs but we good.  ...  "
Software / Apps
 11
work, try, tablets, alexa, volume
+55%
-45%
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" ...  Worked well with a Windows 10 machine.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these speakers to try with Amazon's Alexa tablets.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased these for my laptop when watching Netflix/Hulu been using them for a month now, no complaints.  ...  "
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" ...  They work great with Windows 10  ...  "
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" ...  No need for drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  No need for drivers.  ...  "
Service / Delivery
 10
well, time, promised, packaging, damaged
+100%
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" ...  They arrived when promised, were well packaged and I'm very pleased with them.  ...  "
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" ...  After the first package got damaged it arrived very fast  ...  "
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" ...  No dislikes whatsoever: shipped this was around $14.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time and works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  It came in a timely manner and was well  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent delivery time.  ...  "
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" ...  Fasst shipping as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time!  ...  "
Body / Comfort
 10
side, light, got, eyes, ears
+50%
-50%
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" ...  These are harmful to ears, do not buy.  ...  "
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" ...  It would sometimes work when you twist it and pull it to one side, but as soon as you let go of the tension it wouldn't output any audio.  ...  "
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" ...  Volume was not a good quality and very soft if it is not right by your ears.  ...  "
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" ...  I got fed up with the constant clicking/pops.  ...  "
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" ...  It broke when I got them.  ...  "
Body / Design
 9
something, look, extremely, distracting, simple
+56%
-44%
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" ...  and very attractive looking.  ...  "
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" ...  good product do its job with simple design  ...  "
Usage / For Workouts
 4
+75%
-25%
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" ...  These are build heavy, I think they will be a good pair.  ...  "
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" ...  we just needed some cheap speakers for a computer for training and these fit the bill nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  They work, but its still pretty quiet with headphones.  ...  "
Usage / For Travel
 3
+67%
-33%
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" ...  These work nicely with a laptop PC and if you're traveling and want to listen to music in your hotel room, just pack these in your suitcase!  ...  "
Usage / Capacity
 3
work, office, job done, hear, get
+100%
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" ...  It’ll for sure get the job done for anything office or desk related in a enterprise environment  ...  "
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" ...  Now I using in my little quiet room its work fine.  ...  "
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" ...  They don't take up a lot of room.  ...  "
Performance / Power
 3
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I like that I don't have to fumble with the power.  ...  "
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" ...  Blue LED to indicate power on.  ...  "
Service / Packing
 3
basic, amazon
+100%
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" ...  Packed very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging: Amazon Basic packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging: Amazon Basic packaging.  ...  "
Service / Defective Delivery
 3
damaged, fast
+100%
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" ...  After the first package got damaged it arrived very fast  ...  "
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" ...  Item arrived in perfect condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Item arrived in perfect condition.  ...  "
Battery
 3
charging, wall, static, speakers, port
+33%
-67%
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" ...  One set died completely and the other had one speaker go dead.  ...  "
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" ...  My only complaint is that when you are charging the phone the speakers create static.  ...  "

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