Summary: This speaker system would get 4-5 stars for sound quality, but it has horrible problems with RF interference. There are two very common cases where you will encounter this problem... 1) Locate a wireless router within 3 feet of the volume control speaker. 2) Have or use a cell phone within 3 feet of the volume control speaker. In both cases, the result will be a non-stop loud clicking sound similar to a Geiger counter or handheld taser.
Summary: I actually bought these speakers from someone on craigslist a few years ago, but I love them and thought I should write a review. Like some of the other reviewers, I experienced the faint clicking sound after I first got the speakers. Luckily it stopped after a short time (I'm not sure how or why, I'm just glad it did!), and it never returned in about 2-3 years. They sounds great for the size and price. Highly recommended!!
Summary: I purchased these years ago from Target. They went down in price and they gave me the difference. Net spend: about forty bucks. They are primarily used for my net-book, although I plug in a small radio into the auxiliary port from time to time. I am really impressed with the sound quality, although I am not anywhere close to an audiophile.
Summary: I've had these for a few years now (only because I can't afford a better set) and I have to tell you, the static on them drives me freaking nuts because I play my music quietly and can't cover up the static noise. It's not a "my cell phone is too close" or "my soundcard is bad" sound, although the noise does get exponentially worse if you have a laptop or cellular nearby. But the point is, they almost constantly have some kind of static sound going on.
Great speaker system -- I'm buying my second one now!
Samuel Clamons, Amazon
17 June 2011
Summary: I bought these speakers because I needed a relatively cheap replacement for my old set, and I've been consistently happy with its sound quality. After two years of use, the volume control knob has picked up an annoying quirk -- there are patches on the knob where the volume jumps to max. I tried to repair it, but it turns out to be quite difficult to take apart safely.
Summary: These are my favorite desk speakers I've owned. I've had them for a couple years now and haven't regretted my purchase. Their sound quality surpasses their price and I would even dare to say they encroach a bit on Bose territory for desk speakers in the pure "audio quality" department. The sub is surprisingly powerful and the separate volume knob allows you to tailor the bass to suit the kind of floor or carpet you have the sub sitting on.
Summary: I decided to buy it, due to name brand recognition. I decided to love it when I first heard them. Good Lows, mids & highs. It doesn't take up much room, just the typical size for desktop speakers. The sub woofer unit is seperate and can be hidden....since bass is non-directional. I highly recommend this unit. You will not be disappointed.
Summary: These speakers are very nice! I bought them used, but they are still a super addition to my gaming rig. The sub is just great and really gives great rocket explosions! Also, the 2 satellites are very impressive for their size. Yes, they are a bit tippy like some reviews have stated. But I intend to actually screw them to my computer desk, upside down. I doubt anyone will really be bothered by this tippyness.
Summary: I replaced an old set of Altec Lansing ACS295 speakers. I think the base was stronger on the ACS295, but adequate on VS2321. I was not looking for full volume music or sound effects. These deliver good reproduction on the nature sounds, jazz, gospel, and classical music CD's I listen to as well as computer or internet generated audio. These Altec Lansing speakers were very reasonably priced. I am pleased with my purchase and would recommend them to like minded buyers.