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: I bought these speakers a few years ago and they were terrible. Altec Lansing used to make very good products, they don't anymore. These speakers are cheaply made even for there price point. The sound was horrible, I have a hearing condition called tinnitus and these speakers made it flare up so bad because of the terrible high pitch treble these speakers gave out. It was like the treble was always turned up. I returned them and stay away from them.
Summary: I wanted this cause I thought it was small and would be good to travel with. Well we hooked it up to my laptop and the sound was actually a tad lower than the laptops speaker. We took them off the laptop and was going to put on our other speakers and then we had no sound and the computer locked up. We had to return them. I had to shut down the computer and restart.
Summary: Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo 2.0 Speakers are probably among the best PC speakers of their kind. I don't know: I don't possess any of them, but based on the reviews here I shall probably buy some in the course of the next few months. What alarms me is that on the Amazon website the page for these speakers http://www.amazon.co.uk/Altec-Lansing-Orbit-Stereo-Speakers/dp/B004TMTRPY/ref=sr_1_7?
Summary: Having previously had Altec Lansin Speakers and Knowing their reputation I was sure these speakers would perform well. Unfortunatly this was not the case. On pluging the speakers into my HP laptop they soon kicked in and I must say the sound Quality was very good butt, as I turned up the volume they began to cut aout and when I was only 3/4 up the volume slider the speakers stopped working.