Pros: I've had these speakers for a number of years and they're the best speakers I've heard. If you can find a pair of these in good condition, I recommend you buy them.
Cons: The speaker wires aren't long enough for the large room I have them in, but that was easily solved by buying some speaker wire and soldering it between the speaker wires that came with it. It doesn't have an input for television.
Beware. Manufacturer will not honor warranty unless on their list of authorized sellers.
bsgcic "bsgcic", Amazon
11 September 2013
Summary: The manufacturer Altec Lansing will NOT honor their 1 year warranty if the seller is not one of their "authorized retailers or resellers." I purchased the Altec Lansing VS2621 speaker system new on Amazon on Nov 1, 2012. Here is the link to the product on Amazon.com: Altec Lansing VS2621 2.1 Channel Speaker System . Today is Sept 10, 2013. The subwoofer, as has been reported by many other reviewers began to emit a loud humming noise even with no inputs connected.
Summary: Unit arrived with (1) speaker not working.Offer was made to replace item,it weighted to much.Repaired item myself.does just as expected.No other problems with unit.Remote control is excellent.Would buy another one if needed.
Summary: I have been in the IT business since 1973 (yes I'm old). I currently own/operate an IT services company. In my opinion the Altec Lansing speakers still offer the most bang for the buck of all the different brands that I have tried. The bass is solid the sound is clear and well balanced. The controls are straight forward and work as designed. I have had other good experiences with other brands but paid more for them as well.
Summary: Sound quality is great, the bass is alright (ideal for college students in dorms... but will still hit the neighbors, haha) The satellite speakers could be better quality, but the sound is alright... durability is ok, but you wont be moving them around that much, so mount them and it will be all ok.
Summary: For the price of the Speakers they are worth every single dime! No complains what so ever. Throw away the batteries that come in the remote. Place the sub in a wooden furniture and you'll get some really hard hitting bass! Recommend for anyone on a budget looking for a good set of speakers for a basic home theater.