I bought a pair of these a few months ago for use at work, which is a waste, I know. I'm in Cubicleland, so I rarely get to open them up, but...I'm here on my own this Saturday, and good gracious almighty Bob, I'd forgotten how much kick these things have. If anyone's looking for a moderately-priced set of iPod/laptop speakers, definitely check them out. Even being subless they kick copious arse. For $100 you'd be hard-pressed to find a better-sounding set.