Just got these speakers from Amazon for 89.99inc. Overall very impressed with the sound quality for the price. If you can get over the styling then I would highly reccommend.

Couple of questions though:-
- why does the balance in the sound preferences effect the sound volume. I noticed the speakers were balanced to much to the right but when I looked at the balance slider it was positioned in the middle. When I moved it left it reduced the volume and to the right increases the volume a lot. I would expect the volume to stay the same and just the balance to move from left to right.
- help states I should still be able to select 'internal speakers' from the output menu but this option is not showing. Do I have to unplug my external speakers everytime I just want to use the internal?

Thanks