Pros:Superior sound to built in speakers, small, portable, hard carry case, loud, reasonable price.
Cons: Less weight and wireless. shop around for best price. Controls are tiny.
The Bottom Line: If you can get these under $70, you won't regret it. Buy Them!
I bought mine on E-bay for $29.00 with shipping. Great deal! $69.99 tax at Circuit City. I plugged these in to my new laptop & put in a music dvd and was totally impressed with the sound quality. Next I tried out Star Wars Revenge of the Sith. The sound was pretty good with this movie, however I realize they are not surround sound & cannot handle the wide range of highs & lows from the soundtrack, maybe if they had a small sub-woofer would help. I am not complaining as they are a huge improvement over the notebook speakers. Next I tried out Eric Clapton's Crossroads concert DVD & the sound was very impressive from this also. I turned the volume up to 50 of my laptop & only during Star Wars did I notice any distortion. Also I didn't notice the blue light flashing to indicate lower the volume.
Recommend this product?
The controls on top are tiny and I am not sure they work. I tried increasing/decreasing volume and stopping dvd and nothing happened.
Had notebook plugged in to power so don't know how long battery will last with these plugged in. At least you don't have to lug around a power adapter to plug them in to ac.
If it was possible without sacrificing sound quality & driving costs up to use a lighter enclosure material and make them wireless using the same tech as wireless mice. I think this would make them even better.
I would highly recommend the V20 for anyone using a notebook computer that wants better sound than the built in speakers.