This is a great set for the money. They were easy to pair as soon as I figured out that you have to turn them both on at the same time. Right out of the box, you will need to charge them for the first time. I just popped them in the box and plugged in the box with the encluded usb cord. This box is much more portable than a lot of the sets with the large charging stations. This will easily fit into a purse or laptop case with no trouble. My son-in-law just bought a set for a little more than I paid, and his charger was HUGE! Less is more when it comes to carrying a charger with you as you travel. Oh, and the sound is great too!