Very stylish set of speakers, lacking in the mid department
H. Brand "MadMax", Amazon
29 September 2004
Summary: 73Watt RMS continuous and 100 Watt RMS Peak sounds great. Speakers really have a great look to them. Don't take up much space at all. Decent Base and treble, though the mid range department is a lil lacking.. YOu might find yourself tweaking your card or software equalizers to produce a decent mid range sound. Luckily I have additional Mid range speakers connected to this system to compensate for this (using a Channel Splitter) I am def.
Summary: Well, I found these on ebay for $90 including shipping, and received them today. The sound is excellent. Much better than my mini-stereo system I use upstairs with the tv/dvd. There are entire instruments that I hear now listening to music that were not picked up at all on my old creative labs system. Unlike most systems designed to be used with a computer, the midrange is quite strong.
Summary: I just got this product today. as look at this speaker system, I just have disappointed with the size. A small woofer, tiny 5-settle speakers. However, as I connected all the speakers and turned on music by Winamp, the sound was loud and clear. not poor to use. One thing that I'd like to mention to you is base is not as good as logitech Z560. no echo-effecting base sound. simply, there's no vibration of the bass sound. BUT !! Nice to use for computer user.
Summary: I'm running these speakers alongside a Creative SoundBlaster Live! audio card and only begin to notice distortion when listening at volume levels exceeding 80%. If you like to BLAST! your speakers, these are not for you. However, if you listen at reasonable volume levels the theater sound will blow you away! Alot of sound for a small price.
Summary: The Altec Lansing 5100 speakers are an excelent value! I wanted surround sound speakers but didn't want to spend over [three hundred dollars]. On the other hand, I did not want speakers that I wouldn't be happy with. This was the perfect choice for me. The sound is a 7 out of 10. They sound great listening to music. Excellent bass and highs, though the mids are somewhat lacking. During a movie, the rear speakers are relatively quiet. Perfect for gaming.
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