A couple of days ago I blogged about possibly (hopefully) the world's most expensive speaker,, so I guess it makes sense to write up a , Kikkerland's Woodchuck iPod/computer speakers.
Thing is, Kikkerland's Web site doesn't list the Woodchuck, but I see it's on Amazon going for $13.99 a pair. So I guess I can't complain too much, but the sound is so weak, bassless, trebleless, and dynamically compressed the Woodchuck is without doubt the lamest sounding speaker I've ever heard. Kinda sounds like the speaker in my Panasonic answering machine.
Granted, the Woodchuck's thin, "wood-grain" cardboard cabinets are kinda cute, but they do require some "assembly," that is, you have to fold them into their pyramid shape. There's a skinny cable, terminated with a 3.5-millimeter plug, sticking out of each speaker's backside.
So maybe it's just not possible to make decent sound for $13.99; the lowest price speaker I've heard that AE2s ($199/pair) just about every day, they're my computer speakers.. I in fact, do listen to the
What's the worst-sounding speaker you ever heard?