The Good Very low cost. Reasonably balanced sound.
The Bad Not much bass. Some mid-range colouration.
The Bottom Line Far from high fidelity, the AVLabs AVL314A USB-powered speakers are still a big improvement over most notebook speakers, and cost almost nothing.
The AVLabs AVL314A USB-powered speakers are separate left and right units with built-in desk stands. Their ends are shiny black plastic, while the speakers are covered by clothe grilles. They are clearly lightweight in construction. The speaker without the additional electronics weighed just 152 grams. Each speaker contains a 25mm driver behind its removable grille.
All the wiring is fixed, with four cables going into one of the speakers, one of them connecting to the other.
The instructions inside the box only vaguely referred to the actual speakers, with some of them seemingly related to a totally different system.