Summary: I bought these speakers when I moved into the dorms freshman year of college because they were cheap. It's now been 11 years and these things are still kicking just like the day I bought them. Little did I know that I would be buying some of the best value speakers ever. They sound great and pack a punch for small speakers. Their sound really fills up a room and some. The only bad thing about these speakers is a slight hiss when the volume knob is turned up all the way.
Summary: I recieved these speakers for free from my grandmother and fell in love with them.... They are absolutely amazing.. Recently I discovered they work better as a combo amp for my bass than my Fender Frontman 15r.
Summary: These are great speaker's for under 50. They grab the high's and mid's pretty well. Sound quality is great. They're big, like one of the reviews about 3/4 the size of a carton of OJ. Dont hesitate to grab these. They may be old but are wonderful speaker's.
Summary: not that i'm an audiophile or anything even remotely close to one... but i know a decent speaker sound when i hear it and these speakers sound pretty bland. no bass, no highs... as many have already stated, just alotta mid-muffled sounds. i really would not purchase this item again.
Summary: I didn't actually buy these speakers, I found them whilst dumpster diving, and they're probably better than any set of computer speakers I've ever bought! The bass is a tad weak, but the construction is extemely solid, although they are a bit on the heavy side. The speakers base is metal instead of cheap plastic, which is kinda nice. Also the sound quality is excellent.
Summary: I wanted a pair of speakers for my desk at work. I didn't want something that had heavier bass (though I love bass, I keep that for my home listening). I just wanted relatively inexpensive speakers that had a crisp sound and decent bass. I also wanted them to look good. These speakers fit the bill! They sound great and I can listen to music at low volumes at work without disturbing others around me. Nice way to take the edge off a stressful day.
Summary: I recently baught an Altec Lansing 2.1 system for my Girlfriend for $50.00 and was blown away at the quality - really outstanding. I needed a 2.0 system for my office as I have no good place for a subwoofer and decided to stick with what has been an impressive brand. I was sad to see that AL has stumbled badly with these speakers - bass close to zero. In order to keep these sounding at all passable I am forced to use really exaggerated EQ settings within iTunes.
Excellent 2.0 Speakers -- but you probably want 2.1!
J. B. Quattlebaum, Amazon
12 November 2003
Summary: I purchased a pair of Altec Lansing's 220 speakers for my son's computer (he is 7 years old and does not need extreme bass for games -- yet!). Desk space was restricted, and these work very well. BUT - since I have a pair of 2.1 speakers at my office (2 satellite speakers and one subwoofer), I need to stress that if you really want GREAT sound from computer speakers, you must seriously consider a 2.1 arrangement.
Extremely disappointing sound quality for Altec Lansing
Bunker Jones, Amazon
3 November 2003
Summary: The quick summary: --inexpensive --terrible sound quality --odd/inconvenient shape I recently wanted some computer speakers on the cheaper end that would provide decent quality audio. Not a ridiculous request. I purchased these speakers from Altec Lansing because they were cheap ($25) and I have been very impressed by A.L. product quality in the past. I was extremely disappointed. There is little to no bass, no high trebles, and only muffled mids.
Summary: These speakers are very good for treble and higher pitched sounds. As you can probably guess, from the other reviews and because it doesn't come with a subwoofer, the bass isn't great. I am not a big subwoofer person myself, and the bass is fine for me. If you want more bass for less money, get speakers that come with a subwoofer. The other thing that somewhat surprised me was the size. I didn't pay attention to the stats and just looked at the pictures.