Summary: First of all, I will clarify that I did not buy these through Amazon. I bought these back around 2004 for a new system build. I am listening to some Mumford and Sons on them as we speak on a 2009 system build. As far as 2.1 systems go - this set is tough to beat. I have built a lot of systems and heard a lot of 2.1 systems and these are still the best I've heard. The subwoofer has a solid bump to it and the speakers are crisp and clear.
Summary: Best speakers and quality Altec Lansing ever made to bad they don't make these anymore. The only big problem we have is the wire that is connected to the speaker becomes lose in the back of the speaker and there no way to fix that issue.
Decent speakers that could be designed a little better...
A. Chau "KaM", Amazon
20 December 2005
Summary: i bought these speakers so my dad would have some better speakers to listen to his music when he is surfing the internet... it works out well for him because he does not need the speakers to be on every time the computer on... as for me i would not be able to use these speakers because it requires you to turn them off and on every time the power gets yanked...
Summary: this speaker system is excellent for the price. The subwoofer pumps out great bass, and the speakers give off crisp sound. If you listen closly you can tell that they struggle slightly at mid range but overall very good sound. The only con. to this system is that they don't have a headphone jack which on most computers doesn't make a difference because of front panel audio but it is still a nice feature.
Summary: I bought these amazing speakers, about 3 months ago. I paid only $40.00, at Newegg.com, I must have gotten the last pair, WHAT A DEAL! The power these little speakers pump out, is absolutely amazing! You will not believe it! They're really cool looking, and a breeze to hook up. Search around on the internet for the lowest price, you should be able to buy them for $40.00- $60.00. Whatever price you get them for THEY'RE WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Summary: If I told you what Amazon charged me for these (with FREE shipping) right before the holidays--they'd probably censor this review...so I'll just say "WHAT A DEAL"!!! I purchased them just for the awesome price, so I wasn't prepared to "quibble". After connecting them to a aging "boom box", loading a nice-sounding CD, and cranking them up...I was floored!
Summary: I gave these speakers as gift to my parents, to connect to their laptop. They popped in the Pirates of the Caribbean in their laptop and were blown away by the impressive theater like sound, especially from the subwoofer. They liked the speakers so much they want to connect them to the DVD player in their living room, for an inexpensive home theater experience.
Summary: Hello, I purchased these speakers at amazon.com for a knockdown holiday sale price of $29.99 (Oct. 2004), they came in today and I tried them with some basic techno, metal and rock music. The sound quality is good. Also, the set up was a breeze, just plugged in the basic items to each other, and the best part was that the power cord doesnt have a large bulky adapter which would have hogged space at the power outlet.
Summary: I've had very good experiences with Altec Lansing in the past with a 2.0 system sitting in my room. I wanted another speaker set with a subwoofer, so I got these 2100 ones. These certainly didn't disappoint. I really like the clarity and quality of the sound. As for the subwoofer, as a mostly classical/jazz listener, I turn my subwoofer level down so it still is manageable. While listening to rock and such, the subwoofer certainly does its job.