These speakers work great with my laptop. They get louder than I had anticipated. Wal-mart's price on these was $39.99 plus tax so I saved a few bucks purchasing online. Small and compact! Understand, these are not Bose speakers! If you want that type of quality then go spend the money. If you just want to watch video, listen to some music, or watch a movie and want to do it for an affordable price in a compact size, these speakers may be for you. I'm no musician, I don't have an ear for sound like many people seem to think they have. I just like what I purchased. A cinch to install. Just plug'em in and they're on. At least that's what happened for me. Cords are somewhat short, so if you need long connections please take that into consideration. I hope this helps you make the appropriate decision for your needs.