Summary: Altec Lansing send over some audio love for us to try out. If you're limited to a mono or stereo TV and want a little something more, we may have a solution.
Pros: Can also be used for regular TV viewing, VCRs, DVD, CD, MP3 players, etc., Excellent alternative to TV speakers., Includes a handy remote to adjust settings from the couch., Includes almost all cables you’ll ever need, and very long ones at that., Inexpensively priced for reasonable performance.
Cons: No Aux cable., Power brick may dangle due to the short cable., The subwoofer and front grills are designed to stick out like a sore thumb., Unusual design could expose cables you’d rather hide.
Conclusion: Now we have to look at these speakers on two different levels. As replacements to your TV speakers, I don't think you can get a more complete package for this price. The XA3021's are truly plug and play; you don't need an amp or receiver, or anything!
Pros: Excellent performance for the price, They look cool!, A great all-in-one package to replace your puny TV speakers
Cons: Speaker placement may be a hassle, I thought corded remotes died in the 70's, Volume control is too touchy