Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing Expressionist Plus FX3021
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Great little desktop speakers.
R. Daniel Flatt, Amazon
16 January 2014
Summary: Compact but with big sound for my desktop. I put the sub in a pull out shelf meant for a printer (of course, I don't know how you can fit a big printer/scanner in this shelf); it fits perfectly. Being partially inside the desk does add quite a bit of resonance for the sound, so I'm probably getting bigger sound than having the sub out in the open. Overall, they have a well-rounded, crisp sound.
Great sound for the price. Subjectively - less than attractive design.
7 May 2012
Summary: My laptop has horrid speakers, so the Altec Lansing Expressionist-PLUS FX3021 2.1 Speaker System is a very good solution. The bottom line here is that they give you good, well balanced sound for a reasonably low price. My list of caveats may not be important to you, but here they are. The set is not what I would call compact, and certainly not portable. The set up is lightweight but bulky.
Summary: The sound is very detail and clear. For the price range it is at, it is unbeatable. I went shopping at a nearby Bose shop and the bose companion that is at the same price range is clearly inferior to this speaker. Only the more expensive model(~$300) of the Bose speaker can be compared to this pair. I have been using this speaker for 1 and a half year.
Summary: Altec Lansing knows a lot about designing small speaker systems. They've been at the game as long as anyone. (Logitech is the other big contender.) I've owned several Altec-Lansing speaker sets, and they seem to do a good job with the speaker drivers and amplifiers they choose. So the FX3021 strikes me as something of a curveball from them, in terms of both the speaker design and the visual design.
Summary: Paid good money to get quality speakers as a gift for my girlfriend and was embarrassed by these. One of the satellites speakers had a terrible buzz/rattle when sound came through. Am attempting to return these, but cannot get a replacement because they are out of stock - probably for good reason.
Summary: Granted I'm a bit of an audiophile, and have paid more money than this just on speaker cables alone, however I can say I'm rather disappointed by these speakers. My buddy told me to get these for the office - rather he said "get the ones that look like cones!" As it turns out, he was referring to the "octane 7" series and not these, which i can affirm are indeed a good sounding speaker set.
Summary: Well I got these computer speakers for about $52 and I am pleased to say I replaced my surround sound in my living with these. Signal to noise ratio is great when used from my computer or TV. You cam bump these up when watching a movie and they rock out. Shake my living room. Thank god I have a house. For the price, they are great.
Summary: This is my second Altec Lansing Expressionist speakers. I sold my home built computer system together with my Altec Lansing FX3022 Expressionist BASS 2-Way Speakers. Now I am building another PC and since I loved the sound of the Fx3022 Expressionist I decided to try another speaker system from Altec Lansing and the Fx3021 Expressionist have got be dancing again, hahaha. The Bass from the subwoofer is brilliant. I like that the Bass level can be controlled separately.
Summary: I use the speakers for my TV stereo system. I run my TV through Windows Media Center and the speakers sound just fine to me. I have had sub-woofer/satellite combo speakers before, and these sound nothing like the cheap, included speakers most computers come with. These are just about as good as you can get for the $50-100 speaker range. Crisp highs, rich lows. The only complaint I have is the lack of mid-range they have.