Summary: The Speakers sound great. The manufacturer left out the cord length which I think is too short. They also never responded to an email of mine to customer service if there was something I could do about it. Past speakers I bought from them had longer speaker cord lengths meaning I could spread them out a bit or get them to the shelf I wanted them on.
Summary: Like many people have said - if you just set the sound correctly it's fine. Full sound. It's nice to actually feel the music at my desk when I want to instead of the tin-tin sound of the laptop speakers.
Beware. Manufacturer will not honor warranty unless on their list of authorized sellers.
bsgcic "bsgcic", Amazon
10 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: I've purchased PC speakers at half the price and they sounded great. Stands to reason if you pay more you get more and this is no exception. The bass driver is HUGE! The satellites put out great mid and treble not to mention the look very cool. I have a hearing loss in high tones so I needed the dual controls for both bass and treble. They are very responsive and have them dialed in to suit my ears.
Summary: My original Altecs are about 10 years old and mostly I used them to rock out at home but have brought them with me every year to our lake house with 20 drunk people plugging in ipods and phones and laptops etc.(even though I had these before the ipod even existed). You can really turn them up loud if you need to for parties and yes the base is heavy but you just keep it down on low setting.
Summary: Very comparable to my old Altec-Lansing VS 4121. Does a great job for the price. Wish the woofer had a grid over the speaker to protect it from objects puncturing it so you must be careful. Worth much more than I paid.
Summary: DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME. it is an epic fail. I got screwed by Amazon and the seller on this. The bass is muddy, and it's a shame, because i really like Altec lansing, i still have a discontinued model that work great and have great sound. thinking that these were going to out shine them....nope. Even with the Treble and Bass options, the bass is just muddy.