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.
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: 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.
Summary: I don't need all the surround speakers--too many wires!--so I have been looking a long time for a reasonably priced 2.1 setup. This is absolutely it. Paired with a Creative Blaster Live card, the bass is unbelievable, and overall sound reproduction is amazingly clean and detailed for the money. [Got my set for 29.99 plus tax at another site, sorry Amazon]. Just buy it. There'll be no regrets.
Summary: First, I was very sad when I received them, because the main speakers are so small that they does not present the same things as they are in the website. However, when I put them to my computer, I was shaked by their sound. I can not believe that such small speakers can produce this clean, balanced sound.
Summary: I have been looking for a set of speakers like this one. Hooked up with ease and listening to iTune from the internet is a blast. Subwoofer a bit too large but I find a good spot underneath the computer desk. Satellite speakers looks cool and the seperate volumn adjust is very convenient. If you don't need surround sound, this is a good choice. I got (...)and a free set of earphone. Good deal!