I've been using the same huge speakers and a subwoofer for years on my various PCs but lately found I was running out of room with all the wires and a power lead taking up room. I decided to take the plunge on a set of these usb speakers and they are amazing. The sound is crisp and clear even when turned up full and there's no subwoofer or power lead and plug to worry about. They look stylish and take up so little room you'll forget they're there... until you hear them!!! The best buy I've made in years. I was so surprised I bought another set for a laptop!