Excerpt: Altec Lansing has been a manufacturer for PC audios, cheaper based home based entertainment systems,headphones and earphones. They went into the market of docking audios quite recently I believe.
Summary: I've had Altec speakers for less that were better than these. These are light weight, the wires are small gauge, and to make matters worse the volume control is on the sub! It's always weird to have to reach under my desk to change the volume.
Summary: I bought the XA 2021 speakers to replace a set of cheap speakers I got at Wal-Mart. I was originally looking for a 5.1 speaker system, but when I saw these, I chose them instead. It was a good choice! The sound is clear and the bass is powerful. Even though they are designed for gaming, I found them good for music (mostly rock) and movies (like The Mask Of Zorro). It was phenomenal! The sound came out well, especially explosions.
Summary: I don't have an elaborate game room setup but I needed something that would be an upgrade over using the TV speakers but yet it couldn't require the volume having to be up too high in order to hear the quality. For the price and based on the other reviews I decided to give these a try. They are awesome! My kids play games like Guitar Hero and Medal of Honor and instantly commented on the quality, especially the base. In the end it fit my needs perfectly.
Summary: The speakers were on sale and I thought what the heck I'll give it a try. Comes with two satellite speakers that can be wall mounted and a subwoofer. Pros: Great for gaming consoles as it hooks directly into your Xbox, Playstation, Gameboy, and PC. The subwoofer has amazing base and gives you that umph that's needed when playing games.
Summary: I bought these speakers as an upgrade to replace the speakers that were included with my computer system. Of course, I must point out that computer speakers are very lame to say the least. The satellite speakers produce excellent sound quality along with the input of the subwoofer. The subwoofer really makes the difference with this set. I received a $20 rebate, which sweetened the deal.