Summary: Although I originally purchased these speakers to go with my husbands' laptop, we decided to try them out on my computer instead. They are not very powerful, but they do the job that is needed. I am sure I will eventually upgrade for my desktop but these will be perfect for my desk at work.
Summary: These speakers where to be part of a build for my wife using an Intel i3-4130T and Asus B85M-G. Since I had purchased a set of Altec Lansing Speakers for my son a few months before and was impressed by them I took a chance at these inexpensive computer speakers. The speakers have a great sound for the price, are clear without crackling or other annoyances that I recall from computer speakers. The setup?
Altec Lansing IML247 Portable Orbit Stereo USB Speaker System
Brendalyn Martin, Amazon
26 March 2014
Summary: These are the best speakers if you are on the go or if you need to change them back and forth between systems. I bought one for my laptop and the quality was great. So I bought more for my other systems.
Beware. Manufacturer will not honor warranty unless on their list of authorized sellers.
bsgcic "bsgcic", Amazon
16 September 2013
Summary: The manufacturer Altec Lansing will NOT honor their 1 year warranty if the seller is not one of their "authorized retailers or resellers." I purchased the Altec Lansing VS2621 speaker system new on Amazon on Nov 1, 2012. Here is the link to the product on Amazon.com: Altec Lansing VS2621 2.1 Channel Speaker System . Today is Sept 10, 2013. The subwoofer, as has been reported by many other reviewers began to emit a loud humming noise even with no inputs connected.
Summary: Needed to boost the sound from my laptop but didn't want to spend an outrageous amount of money. I have other Altec Lansing speakers for my PC and they are great, so I took a chance with these orbit speakers. Excellent quality, delivers the boost I wanted, and they're portable so they travel with me wherever I take the laptop. Am impressed. Am recommending them to family & friends. Cannot beat the price!