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Altec Lansing VS4121
4.8 out of 10

Altec Lansing VS4121

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Overall 4
4.0

Very very bad design. They sound terrible even for $75, that I paid.

Vlad B., Amazon
19 September 2011
  • Summary: First of all, I want to say that I have been having these speakers for more than a year in past. First, it's the most ridiculous design I have ever seen. Didn't notice that when I was buying unfortunately. Cons: 1) Mid-range speakers are pointed downwards (???). Question: W T F ?
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Overall 4
4.0

Good While They Last

david b., Newegg
27 March 2010
  • Summary: Sucks for me. Don't know how long other manufacturers system last, but if you don't want to have to replace after a couple years buy from different manufacturer.
  • Pros: Sound Great While they work. Have had three sets. One for Home MP3 based stereo and two on computers. Two have the three sets have died after 2-3 years.
  • Cons: Don't last. Two of three sets died within 2 years.
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Overall 4
4.0

Substandard, muddy bass

Dave, Amazon
9 March 2010
  • Summary: My cat had recently chewed through my old Altec Lansing ATP3 2.1 system. At first glance, the VS4121 appears to be a more "modern" replacement for my old set (which came out in 2001). I wrongly assumed that the sound quality would be similar.
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Overall 4
4.0

Inexpensive Audio Source

JR, Amazon
10 November 2009
  • Summary: The people at Altec Lansing have produced an inexpensive audio source for any system that could use amplification. Sadly, it also boosts the 60 hertz waveform present in many audio outputs.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so good

William R., Newegg
10 October 2009
  • Summary: I got these today after playing around with them for a day they are boxed back up going back to the store. Buzz is not acceptable and the sound quality is not great. If these were $30-40, I would say they sound pretty good for the price. But for $70, no way.
  • Pros: Small footprint.
  • Cons: Loud buzz from subwoofer even at zero volume levels. No midrange. Tin can treble with a boomy sub but no definition.
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Overall 4
4.0

Was skeptical, but most reviews are true: bass way too loud

Robert G. Williams Jr., Amazon
29 July 2009
  • Summary: I am a big fan of Altec Lansing and have had a few small speaker systems that I've been more than pleased with from them. This particular set seemed very well desinged and layed out on paper. Once I tried them, the sound was decent but not necessarily what I've come to expect from Altec Lansing.
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Overall 4
4.0

Designed Obsolescence

Anonymous, Newegg
23 June 2009
  • Summary: Our landfills are filling up with this stuff because it is easier and more profitable (for the manufacturers, not for us) to encourage replacement over product support.
  • Pros: Bought from Newegg. Sounded good while they worked.
  • Cons: 1 little bad connection in the power switch has ruined an otherwise perfectly good set of speakers. Unfortunately repairing them costs more than they are worth, and the warranty is designed to protect Altec Lansing from having to stand behind their products. Not that they are alone in this. Prior...
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Overall 4
4.0

Where are the mids and highs?

Anonymous, Newegg
5 May 2009
  • Summary: There are lots of other reviews that say these speakers are "good for the price." My response is that 7 years ago, I purchased a 5.1 speaker setup (Logitech Z-640's) for $79.99 (non-discount) that still sound better than Altec Lansing's LVS4121.
  • Pros: They look nice. Bass is ok.
  • Cons: The highs and mids are these speakers are very muddled. I try to get quality speakers -- though I don't consider myself an audiophile -- but these speakers just bug me. I'm using these on the audio-out of my new Samsung LCD, and I actually get a better aural experience by using the Samsung speake...
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Overall 4
4.0

Very dissappointed

Joe, Amazon
1 February 2009
  • Summary: I bought these and was very disappointed with everything. There's a low hum from both the speakers and the sub. The sound is very hollow and overly heavy on the bass. I tried different configurations as well as several locations of the sub which only help very slightly.
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Overall 4
4.0

low frequences too much

Ulujm, Amazon
25 November 2008
  • Summary: I bought this set a long time ago and I am not happy with it. Way too much bass!! even when I put bass low and treble almost max the sound is way to low in frequences. another problem is if you shutdown the bass there is a noise background. a cheap set but not great. I'll not advise you to buy it.
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