Summary: I bought these to replace my old 4.1 Klipsch system that sounded like pure magic while they lasted. The Klipsch system had control pod problems and the rubber around the sub speakers died a horrible death. I couldn't see shelling the bucks like I did for the Klipsch system again so I heard some good reviews on these Altec speakers and had to give them a try. Pro's - Easy set up, good volume and fairly clear, attractive design. Nice bass response for a mid price system.
Summary: This 2.1 system performs as I expected a system at this price point would in terms of audio quality. 2.1 computer systems tend to be marketed towards gaming, such that an immersive experience with visceral bass is what they're designed for, and this system delivers on those counts. Additionally, the tweeters provide a surprising amount of detail in the high frequencies, so much so that I can imagine some users might find it a bit harsh (although I just kind of learned to...
Pros: Great tweeters, powerful bass, decent design
Summary: I'm 54 years old and I wasn't looking for big bone rattling bass like most younger people today, but I also didn't think I would have to set my iPod EQ to the bass setting to get decent bottom end sound. For these speakers to sound good you need a full equalizer with at least 5 bands. If you use them with a pc you can get good sound from them (unfortunately I'm not). The bass and treble adjustment is awkward at best.