Recommended, but be aware the company, Altec, has been sold off, complicating customer service.
B. Conner, Amazon
23 June 2015
Summary: Speakers sound great. The volume pod has silly lights that have a random or chasing pattern when you are not adjusting the volume. I really wish there was a way to disable that. The manual that comes with the speakers mentions a link to their website where you can register the product for a warranty...
Summary: These speakers are awesome!!! I got them in July for my birthday a few months ago. I use them daily. My wife saw the sub and said "Oh no!... You are going to disturb the neighbors!" (She was right!) They are not perfect, so only four stars (would be 4.5, if that were an option).
Summary: Great update from my original altec system. Old system still sounds really good but after 15 years it was time to get something new to go along with the new computer. Good bang for your buck. Have the same comment as others in wishing the cords were longer but so be it, hence the 4 rating.
Summary: I bought these to replace an aging logitech 2.1 system that had a short in the connection between the satellites and subwoofer. I read the reviews on this system and decided to give it a shot. I'll start with the negatives.
Summary: Great product for a decent price. Sound is very good via optical. The product is very versatile and you could use this as a surround sound in your home theater. Iv'e never herd of this brand but the quality is good and it could definitely compete with the leading brands.
Summary: stop now if you want to read pages of detailed comments. i'm just highlighting a few things. who has time to write all that crap? 1) cables are MUCH TOO SHORT. the subwoofer is quite large and everything goes through that. so you're sub has to be close to your computer.
Summary: Great sound quality with lots of power. Really nice looking speakers with a very modern, quality look. My first minor nit is this worthless set of blinking lights on the controller that constantly flash in unpredictable and random ways; very distracting.
Summary: Bought these speakers for my teenage daughter for her bedroom and to go off to college with her. Happy with the sound and the looks. Only negative would be the VERY short chords from the subwoofer to the satellite speakers.
Summary: I love them. Sound is great, bass is heavy, good range of highs, mids, and lows. Bring a sexy look to my desk and meshes nicely with my lcd and other equipment. The only thing I had my fingers crossed for was that buzzing I read about.
Summary: These speakers sound great, and look good. As previous reviewers have noted the cables are a bit short and not extendable, so you have to select the right place to put all the pieces. There is a very small amount of hiss audible when the system is on and nothing is playing, but it is not a problem.