Summary: These are by far the best speakers I have ever found, especially for the price. I had a real sound system expert in my home who freaked out when he heard the sound coming from my computer. I was listening to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and it sounds awesome! He wanted to know all about them and where he could get a set. I just bought another set for my daughter because she is so impressed with mine.
Summary: This speaker set sounds so much better than the new "Powered" sets that are selling these days....I have a set that was bought new on my Apple "Mini" computer alot of years ago and it fills the room with great sound....bought these used on Amazon and are using them on a small retro record player/cassette/cd recorder by "Crosley" and they made my old records come alive again.....I can't understand why they change things for the worse.......greatful for the seller....
Summary: I originally purchased these for an old computer that I was giving to a friend at church. I had set the system up as a "jukebox", strictly for music, and needed something above typical computer speakers. After listening to them, I decided to get a set for myself. I now run them beside my old Cambridge Soundworks SBS52s and they perform extremely well. It's a shame that Altec Lansing stopped production on this model. They are the best I have found in their price range.
Summary: I've upgrade tower, video cards, sound cards, mother board, GHz, harddrives, mouse, keyboards, coolers and even monitors but still using these Altec Lansing speakers 2.1 Many times i've wanted to buy new/cool looking speakers but these are just working as if its fresh so no reason to switch them off unless you're looking for something to appeal your eyes more. I won't upgrade these speakers until they're completely broken which i doubt at least for another 5 years.
Summary: I like the older Altec Lansings and prefer them used to a new set of other speakers. The bass subwoofers work better, much better. Certain new models also work well, not all of them however. Get the largest size subwoofer you can afford if in doubt.
Definitely a 5-star product, especially for the price.
18 November 2011
Summary: I purchased this product because it was given excellent reviews for the price. I find this system to be excellent, especially for the price range. There is nothing I dislike about it. It is quite versatile, plugging into computer, headphone jack, tv, etc. Since there is a sub-woofer, the bass is rich and the trebles play very nicely, as well, in the smaller speakers.
Summary: Well, I now own two pairs of Altec lancing speakers and I just love them.They are the best for your money.I've owned the first pair for about 10 years now. I saw these on ebay and just had to buy them for my PC in the garage. NOTE: If you get some scratching noises when you turn up the volume,just pull the knob off and spray some WD-40 in the opening of the shaft and work the volume control a couple of times,and this should clean it up.
Summary: I have been using the discontinued Altec Lansing AVS300 speakers on all 3 of my computers for over 4 years. I have also purchased over 6 used sets of these speakers for other users. Everyone loves them. Altec why don't you just continue a good thing when you have one. They were reasonable in price and produced great quality sound for the average person. I try to buy used and keep at least one extra set available at all times.