Hiya folks, I know xmas has just passed but the January sales are here! Great for bargains, no? OK. i'm now in the market for some new speakers, preferably something great sounding with a small or tiny footprint. And just to throw a spanner in the works, they need to be MOBILE! Now, I've always loved my five year old H/K Soundsticks but they kinda died on me.. so I like a change. Currently I'm looking at the new Bose Micro MusicMonitor M3 yeah.. they look like the M2 but they're not! And they're out in the stores here (in Japan) and they sound absolutely fantastic!! Before, I didn't know about their specs, it turns out they're are a two piece set, unlike a my old H/K's. Plus they fulfil all my requirements - yes they will work of batteries (AA cells x4). Oh, before anyone dis the product, here's a review on engadget. Please bare in mind those M3's ain't out every where yet. Also, here's some comments from people who've actually brought them (sorry in Japanese) Now, I'd like your alternative suggestions please, I know there are other options that's why I'm not actually made the purchase yet. And those M3's are a touch on the extortionate side when it comes to parting with me dough! They're tagged for ￥49,980 (approx $455!!!!) Thanks.