Summary: This Altec Lansing VS2121 computer speaker system not only sounds good with you computer but also great for your main audio system on your TV. Great lows from the Sub and excellent highs from the side speakers. Great bang for the bucks. You won't be disappointed.
Not the quality to expect from an name like Altec-Lansing
G. Martin, Amazon
4 March 2012
Summary: Sound is not too bad although a little nasal in the high end and the bass is way to boomy and mushy. I finally stuffed the sub-woofer baffle with a piece of Styrofoam and put duct tape over the baffle opening, essentially making it an air-suspension speaker, and then it treated bass more like it ought. My main complaints, though, are: 1. Has a crappy connector to the sub-woofer which if bumped in the least cause the whole unit to stop working.
Summary: Got these as a gift and love them for the great sound. For the size, sound and bass exceed my expectations. But it did not take long for the first interference problems to occur. First the occasional "POP" then "hissing" and "crackling" noises. This can be loud and happens intermittently for no apparent reason. Most annoying when you are trying to go to sleep. Many times I had to unplug the speakers to silence them. For that reason I'm selling this speaker system.
Summary: I agree with many of the reviews of cell phones interfering with the speakers. I have had both a RAZR and now myTouch from T-Mobile and the phone being within 5 feet of the speakers causes interference, totally unacceptable in my opinion. Other than that, the speakers work well and sound great, but I would not get these again.
Summary: These speakers are fine for the price; HOWEVER, if you are looking for shielded speakers, look elsewhere. While in the product description it cites "magnetically shielded" as a feature, I have had trouble with my GSM phones (AT&T network, both a Sony Ericson and iPhone). The sound quality is decent for the speakers, but the interference from GSM handsets makes these speakers an affordable, yet unsatisfying choice.
Summary: I use these at work and only have one complaint, since they don't have a ground prong on the power cord, it picks up radio stations. I radio station problem is rare, my guess is that I live in Florida where it is always around 95% humidity and with that, seems to make the radio stations barely audible if masking it 100%. I find that the speakers "clicking" because of my cell phone is actually a plus.