Listening to music should never be like the Chinese Whisper – that game we played as children. It should be loud enough to penetrate your ears and settle into your heart so that can you feel each beat and rhythm. To achieve this somewhat spiritual process we need technology and by that I mean we need speakers. These new Elecom portable stereo speaker systems look like a good deal. In places with less space, these can be used as one unit and otherwise can be used as regular left and right amplifiers.
The two stylish Elecom speakers serve different purposes, ASP-CR550P is for iPod whereas ASP-CR550 with 3.5mm stereo mini-plug is for digital players and laptops. The 40mm diameter speakers generate a sound 2W and are powered by alkaline batteries or AC adaptor which when connected to power will also charge the iPod. ASP-CR550P can be yours at $50 and model ASP-CR550 for $37. Available in white, grey and black, these monochromes are perfect to blend with any interiors.