5 A nice pair of speakersSLEEPYLEMON | 30/07/2011 | See all SLEEPYLEMON's reviews (25)Top 100 Clothing Reviewer Top 100 Home & Garden Reviewer These are smaller than the xii by around one third but amazingly they are, or seem, louder than before. The pop up lid is there for protection and to reflect sound out towards you, maybe thats why they sound louder. Charging takes around an hour. If you loved these speakers before you will love these as well. recommended.