Excerpt: (1 items) I previously reviewed Altec Lansing’s Expressionist Classic (FX2020) speaker system, finding it to be a stylish system that improves on a Mac’s built-in speakers, but falls short on the audio front compared to similarly priced systems. Thankfully, the company’s other Expressionist model, the $130 Expressionist Bass (FX3022) combines similar aesthetics with much-improved sound quality.
Excerpt: Offering all the bass that comes with a subwoofer without the wasted space on your floor, the expressionist BASS speakers from Altec Lansing prove to be an interesting concept. Instead of a traditional subwoofer, the speakers have a four inch subwoofer located in their bases.
Pros: Stylish design, Relatively good sound quality, MP3 Input
Cons: Poor volume controls, Overpowering bass, Very large size
Summary: The Expressionist Bass speakers are very good at producing clean and balanced audio across the board, and they’re our top pick at this price point. While we loved that they took up a minimum of space, we thought the integrated subwoofers muddied up some of the clarity of our audio during some tunes. Still, for $129, these speakers will be a pleasant addition to any desk.
Pros: Good bass, Clean highs and lows, Space-saving design,
Cons: Distorted at high volumes, Not as clear as more expensive sets, ,
Summary: While the great-looking Altec Lansing Expressionist Bass FX3022 multimedia speakers fall a little short for music listening, their potent bass makes them a better choice for gaming and movie watching
Pros: Sstriking design, Subwoofers built into the base of each speaker