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4.0 out of 10

Altec Lansing 221

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Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing 221

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Overall 6

Good satellites, not so good sub.

dsquare, Amazon
21 February 2004
  • Summary: I bought this system last year and returned it after a few days of music listenning. The satellites were clear and crisp but the sub was just plain awfull, it has a hollow, distant bass sound. When listenning to musics, the kick drum should sound tight and punchy but on the 221 it sounded like a timpany. I got a pair of socks and stuffed them in the bass port and that improved the bass abit (people do this sometimes even on high end component speakers).
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Overall 6

Descent speakers for the price -- terrible headphone output

Ricardo, Amazon
15 November 2003
  • Summary: Considering these speakers were only $30 at my local Sam's Club, I couldn't really pass them up. I mainly purchased these speakers because of the sleek look and controls + headphone jack on the right desktop speaker. After I got everything set up, the sound was comperable to my other past low-budget desktop 2.1 speakers, but it may seem to not pack quite as much punch as my other speakers.
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Overall 6

Good sound, but too much base

Towert7, Amazon
16 November 2002
  • Summary: These were bought for my dad's computer. He has an intergrated sound card, but the speakers sound great. The only thing i did not like is that the subwoofer is very over powering, and would sound awful from the other room. And the subwoofer does not have a way of adjusting the bass, so it was stuck like that. The only way i could componsate for this is using a program with ajustable base. After that though they sound great.
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