In short, yes! Although better than most PDA speakers, it falls far short of handling music audio quality well. At work, I hook mine up to a pair of the cheap speakers that come with a PC (because I got nice ones for my PC). That works well enough. But then if you want to rock, get those Klipsh PC speakers. I would stick to speakers designed for PCs because they have a shielded ground (regular audio system speakers are not). Not sure if those that don't would damage your PDA, but unshielded ground speakers can ruin a monitor when connected to a PC.
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I would stick to speakers designed for PCs because they have a shielded ground (regular audio system speakers are not). Not sure if those that don't would damage your PDA, but unshielded ground speakers can ruin a monitor when connected to a PC.
It's actually not the shielding that damages the monitor, but the magnets, but I digress... wellsjs is right that you should not use standard audio speakers. First, because you won't get any more volume out of them (maybe less) than the internal speaker, and second, because present a greater electrical load than the Clie is designed for. They very well could do serious damage, or drain the battery VERY quickly.
Radio Shack actually has a pair of small fold up amplified speakers with a retractable cord (stock number 40-1430). $20 and nicely portable, not the best audio quality, but not bad for what they are.
I bought the Radio Shack speakers you suggested above. Good solution to the low sound volume problem. The speakers are bigger than the T665, but they have a case and the cord is retractable. Sound is what you'd expect, not great, but good for their size; and better than the Clie speaker. I think they just meant for us to use earphones.
By the way, I filled up the 128M Memory stick with 33 128M MP3 sound tracks including about 90 min. of songs. Pretty nice!
Running with Hold slider on turns off the screen and saves the battery. PDA functions are the main event, but the audio player is a nice plus for the T665.
BY THE WAY again: Could Sony make a software tweak and get more volume out of the Clie speaker? It needs a little more volume anyway.
It would be nice if there was a patch available from Sony or someone else that would allow more sound volume. Anyone have any ideas?