After playing with the SI-5 Gen2 speakers for few hours, it was very easy to envision the above situation. These ultra thin, crisp sounding portable darlings stood up well under volume testing, not distorting a Dolby soundtrack on a movie DVD off of a laptop unless cranked up all the way.
The SI-5 Gen2 speakers come in a clear, plastic packaging which holds the two speakers, two stereo 3.5 mm mini-jack cables and a USB cable. Setup of the speakers was very easy via the fold down stands on the back of each. While setting them up, its easy to notice how light the speakers feel together, they weigh under a pound and individually measure 6.5 x 5.25 x 0.75. One noted detraction here the speakers felt fragile because they were so light, which may be a turn off for some.
With the speakers set up and the audio jack hooked to a laptop, digital audio player or the like, the fun part begins. Sound quality during testing, as mentioned before, was superb. The SI-5 Gen2 uses NXT flat panel loud-speaker technology to produce quality audio in a wafer thin design, giving the same depth and clarity you would find in a traditional pair of decent computer speakers.
In addition to the NXT technology, the SI-5 uses a low power amplifier which reproduces bass sounds very well. The speakers also have a 3D surround sound feature which projects the audio from the front and back of the panels. This gave the illusion of no dead spots, as Sonic Impact calls them.
Overall, it was very hard to find much to fault on the SI-5 Gen2 speakers. The rich quality sound, easy portability and base price of under $50 make them a very attractive item. If you want something better then your headphones or small laptop speakers, these very definitely could be the way to go.