Summary: I purchased a pair of these a few years ago and they've been outstanding. The sound isn't incredibly powerful, but for the size and wattage they do fine. I used these primarily to play music while selling records at various record shows. I used them quite extensively.
Summary: Bought them about a month ago. They're really decent speakers, especially considering the price. I'd recommend them to anyone and I'd buy them again if ever I needed new speakers. Definitely a good buy.
Summary: Some people have dissed these speakers, "They sound like 30$ speakers". Yes they do but these were for work where I can't be too loud anyway. I am very happy with them and would suggest to a friend. I bet they would sound GREAT with a subwoofer!
Summary: I wanted a pair of decent but inexpensive portable speakers. These fit the bill for me. I use them primarily on a porch in the summer, when we're having a fire in our outdoor firepit. We just want "background" music from the MP3 player -- I'm not trying to win a stereo war with the neighbors.
Summary: I thought that I would get more sound out of these speakers based on the shipping weight. They sound "ok". Im a little dissapointed with Altec. The last speakers I bought from them were amazing!
Summary: After reading the reviews, I expected much more from these. After all, Altec Lansing is a respected name in speakers. The audio produced by the pair in our suite sounds horribly lifeless. Many other speakers in the same price range have a superior sound.
Summary: I bought two sets of these speakers, one pair had very low volume with fairly decent sound and the other had very poor sound. Even though they were the exact same speakers they sounded completely different. I have found such inconsistencies common among other Chinese made electronics.
Summary: The Altec Lansing VS1520 speakers are just okay - nothing special. You are getting what you pay for...$30 speakers. The volume is limited and the tone is tinny. They are fine for an office where you wouldn't want to turn the volume up very high and don't want to bother others.