Summary: This is my 2nd Altec Lansing VS2421. The first set eventually did perish after 7 or 8 years of heavy metal use, so I was happy to find this set available on Amazon. The only problem I have with this unit is that Altec Lansing has discontinued production, which makes no sense to me. On the pro side the sound is clean, and there's an adjustable woofer which is very nice.
Summary: Altec lansing is always a good choice when it comes to speakers. These speakers are loud and clear. The external volume control is awesome. Would definitely recommend these to a gamer or music lover.
Summary: I was completely blown away by the sound of these affordable speakers! I hooked it up to my laptop and got the richest, deepest sound that you could imagine! I HIGHLY recommend these speakers!!
Summary: This speaker sound is just awesome they have Bose quality without the Bose price tag. The only drawback is the cables to many of them, but if you can hide the cable or ignore them you won't be disappointed
Summary: I bought this identical set up 5 years ago for about $50 from a retailer. The volume control wore out and to no surprise. I use it constantly on top of my desktop as my sole entertainment system. I am always adjusting the volume so the loud sequences during action scenes doesn't boom too loud and disturb my roommate. I have always had higher end car and home audio, designing the systems myself.
Summary: i cannot believe the sound that comes out of these! The subwoofer and the two speakers make movies into that surroundsound experience on my computer. I love the ease of the volume control and the microphone works great, at least no complaints during video calls. The only problem is the same as a lot of people have mentioned, if the cell phone is close and you are getting a text or call....you'll know. But over all, excellent product.
Summary: For the money spent these speakers amazingly good. The sub is not overpowering, which is a problem with quite a few computer speaker systems. Speaker placement is not critical with these. You can achieve a suitable stereo image with the speakers placed most anywhere on you desktop. The remote volume/power is super handy. If you need a decent system for practically no money then I would recommend these.