Summary: I purchased these speakers from Amazon as a bedroom speaker set to hook into my ipod or computers. The speakers consist of the woofer and 2 speakers. It was very easy to set them up and start playing music on them. The sound quality is pretty cool. It starts getting distorted at a high bass setting but otherwise handles low frequencies and a good choice for students.
Summary: Okay for the money I guess. I find the speakers tend to get knocked down very easily. This is b/c both speakers are connected to a sigle input and the cord is rather short, so when I go to reposition a speaker, one of them inevitably falls over. Sound is pretty good.
Summary: OK, I just used them as computer speakers - no heavy lifting there... so why did one speaker just crap out (static only now) after a year? Best I can say is that it's only being used for mono. very, very disappointed. *next day: speaker # 2 is going now. REALLY NOT GOOD.
Summary: These speakers will sound OK until the circuit board fails, which WILL happen. Known defect in almost all Altec Lansing computer speakers, and one they will not fix or stand behind. Bad company, lousy service and mediocre speakers with a limited lifespan.
Summary: I really liked them, but they only lasted about a year with gentle use. All of a sudden, the right speaker is dead, and the left speaker and subwoofer only emit a VERY VERY LOUD buzzing sound. Even if the sound is turned all the way down, and the unit is not plugged into the computer, as long as there is power to the unit it makes this sound.
Summary: I ended up purchasing mine from Walmart. They are plenty loud and you can feel the bass if you want to. It'll get down to like 40Hz at the lowest (as advertised). I'm not sure about construction quality, but I haven't had any problems. It's nice having a headphone jack on the front and the treble/bass knobs. Only downsides were: The power switch is on the sub and the speakers are hardwired together.
Summary: I bought these speakers not long ago in a sale. Normal price is much higher but I could get it new for around 35 dollars. I wanted something that is not too expensive but still gives good quailty. I knew Altec from before, I had a similar one at home in France that I could not bring to the US. Sound quailty is awesome. I listen to music with strong bass so I love these speakers cause it is just perfect for it. Trance, house, etc. all pass very well.