Summary: If you need speakers for you laptop or desktop, you may want to check a small shelf system. After all, these are not portable. Spend a little more money, but get what you want, a solution, not a problem. The interference in these speakers is really annoying, and I don't use my cell or any other devises... I am returning these today.
Summary: This product was defective out of the box. The left speaker wasnt working. This is my second Altec Lansing speaker, I have to agree that they are good speakers with very good sound, as long as they work, my other system lost one speaker after 4 months. All in all there seem to be quality/manufacturing issues.
Summary: I receive a horrible feed back hum when I place these speakers near my CPU, Monitor, router, or cordless phone. Which would not be a problem if I didn't wish to listen to audio out put of my PC in same room as my PC. As it is I my place the safety zone spacing game to be able to hear anything above the hum. They are computer speakers shield the things! Also they preform badly at lower volumes.
Summary: Save your money.... the unit I got had a distinct hum in it, and the smaller speakers sound tinny and tip over easily. What a lousy design. Unfortunately I'll be stuck with the cost of returning this trash. I use Creative $11 speakers on my other computer and they sound better.
Summary: I see that Altec Lansing has decided not to correct the defect from the previous model that causes the hissing in the right satellite. For the same amount, you can get the Creative Inspire T3030 with a wired remote, better sound and no hiss.