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.
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: I had the previous pyramid looking Expressionist Bass speakers, which don't seem to be available anywhere now. So when I needed a second set of computer speakers for our second home, I went with these. They are awesome. More streamlined on the desktop, with a small sub cabinet for a real bass punch. These even have bass and treble controls, which changes everything. I would recommend these to anyone. And the price is right.
Summary: Researched a ton of desktop systems from $50 to $500..Do you really need a $500 system?..I pull up music from my computer and jam along with my bass guitar and i wanna tell you..this system is spectacular....The bass response is so good i turn it off so i can hear my own bass licks... I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants quality sound, phenomenal volume and stylish appearance.....No need to spend anymore money on a system when this one does it all.