Well, as I posted earlier, I ordered an eMac on July 21st and was waiting for it to get here. When that one got here (8 days after I ordered it), there were scuff marks on the front and the internal speakers didn't work. As this was a brand new (not refurb) Mac direct from Apple, I was not happy and set up a return and replacement with Apple. I sent in the defective eMac on the 30th of July. The new eMac shipped on the 3rd, and didn't arrive until the 11th, today. I was very happy when I saw the FedEx man carrying the box on the sides and the bottom was barely holding shut on that single piece of tape. The box was in the worst condition imaginable, it had obviously been opened, and the top and bottom pieces of styrofoam were broken into six pieces. At least when I took out the eMac, there were no scuff marks, and when I turned it on I heard the bong from the internal speakers. But, right after the startup sound, I thought I heard a faint hissing coming from the right speaker. I ignored it the best I could because I wasn't about to go through another replacement with Apple. We went out for dinner while it sat encoding a video. When I came home, the hissing was even louder and now it's coming through both speakers. Even if you hit the mute button on the keyboard it doesn't affect the hissing at all, and I tried switching inputs in the sound controls because I thought it might be playing the microphone through the speakers, but that didn't help either. I'm really dissapointed in Apple lately. Their tech support absolutely sucks, and so does FedEx.
My advice: If you're going to buy an eMac, don't order it from the Apple Store Online or thru Apple over the phone. Go to the Apple Store and transport it home yourself.