Summary: I ordered these speakers because I needed an inexpensive set of powered speakers for my Apple Airport Express. The price was right so I thought, "what the heck." I was surprised at how small and elegant the speakers were. The quality is excellent and the adjustable bass subwoofer is a plus. I am extremely happy with the speakers and would have paid $25.00 more AFTER hearing the quality. Remember, the are not Bose, but Altec. For your computer you can't go wrong.
Summary: I'll go straight to pros and cons: Pros: 1. Excellent bass; my sub volume is only up a little higher than 1/4, could be cranked if necessary, no problems with the sub at excessive volume 2. Cool-looking and very small footprint-wise sattelites (really!) 3. Sattelites sound great at low volumes and very high volumes 4.
Summary: These speakers are definetly the best speakers for under $100 and maybe even better than many that are over $100. The only thing is if you are using windows media player you will have to make some equilizer adjusments but after that they sound great, with nice deep bass and good treble
Summary: I bought my speakers for $29.95 after rebate, and at that price they blow everything similar away. They sound nice, although sometimes I get the feeling I'm listening to two systems at the same time--one with limited bass, the other a subwoofer--while at other times, on different music, it sounds okay. Hard to imagine that the little drivers extend downward to where the subwoofers roll off.
Summary: These are excellent computer speakers for the money. Many of the reviews that talk about bad midtones are, for the most part, true. With standard settings, the speakers do sound flat and leave much to be desired. However, with the use of a program with an equilizer, they can be adjusted to sound very, very good. I am using the Windows Media Player, with equilizer, and have them sounding great now. I had to give up my MusicMatch Jukebox for lack of adequate adjustments.
Summary: I recently purchased these speakers, and while not the top of line speakers Altec Lansing makes, These are good quality 2.1 amplified speakers for someone who wants good sound yet has space restrictions. Definitely worth buying,and easy to install.
Summary: My 4 yr. old Cabridge Soundworks went kaput in the middle of a video project, so i got the 2100 as there were no other high end speakers available in my immediate area (got them from Target of all places..). Many reviews criticize its midrange capabilites, and they do have a point: there's a slight thinness compared to my Cambridge.
Summary: My first impression upon seeing the 2100 series speaker from Altec Lansing was "sweet!" Yes, I like the look of these speakers, but looks are but one of the many important factors into making your decision on what speakers to buy. Sounds quality, I hope, is the number one factor. In that regard, the 2100's sound great. While not as loud as the ... Monsoon PlanarMedia 9 speakers, they do have about the same clarity of sound.
Summary: The tweeters have good clarity and power but not a lot of mid range. They are also small and unobtrusive on my desk. The subwoofer is powerful and crisp but I wish the sub's volume control wasn't in the back--I frequently have to tilt it forward so I can reach behind. The master volume is on a wired remote that is convenient for times when I am not at my PC but not the most desirable control. A knob showing volume level would be better.
Summary: If you live in a dorm or a barracks, this is a nice speaker system to have. The right and left speakers are very small, making it very easy to find a place to put them. Also, the supports for these speakers are made of metal, not cheap plastic. The volume control is a problem area, however, which is why I flicked off a whole star. Every time you turn the speakers on you have to adjust the volume according to your needs.