Summary: These speakers are definitely NOT worth the money. This is the first Altec Lansing product I've been severely disappointed with. They don't sound much better than my little computer speaker. Oh well. I would try something else!
Summary: I don't know where all of these good reviews come from. The speakers pick up all kinds of electrical noise, and the sound quality is awful. It seems like you can't trust the product ratings on this site anymore.
Summary: I ordered these lower-priced speakers just to give my Toshiba laptop a little boost. I didn't need expensive, high quality speakers, just adequate ones. When they arrived, only one speaker worked. I e-mailed Altec Lansing on October 28, 2011. When I had not heard from them by November 4, I e-mailed them again. In the meantime, the only functioning speaker stopped working. I finally got a reply to my e-mails on December 18, 2011.
Summary: Based on the Amazon customer reviews, I was hoping for decent-sounding desktop speakers that would let me preview music (e.g., from online streaming services like Rhapsody). My expectations were fairly minimal based on the price, but these speakers really sound quite terrible -- tinny and low-fidelity. It's grating to listen to music with these speakers for more than a few minutes at a time. I can't speak for how these speakers would be for other uses (e.g.