Summary: 10 Years later, these speakers are still serving me well. Can't believe how well they have held up to abuse. The "remote" (actually a set of controls on a long wire that connects to the base unit) is a nice touch, and keeps you from having to fumble around under the desk for the volume.
Summary: These speakers and I celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2013. I use them everyday. They continue to work well. Sometimes the activity light on the controller might go dark, but the speakers still work. The subwoofer is powerful and will wake your neighbors if can wake your neighbors if you use it with high bass.
Lasts Forever!! 9 Years Old and Still Going Strong!
22 July 2013
Summary: What can I say? These speakers are built like a tank. I have had them for 9 years, and they went through multiple moves and packaged multiple times. Hell I was blaring music on night and a lightning storm shut down power and it wouldnt come back on, I just hit the movie button on the controller and it came back on.
Great sound its ashame i can't find them anymore awesome bass
L. N. Peccina, Amazon
8 April 2011
Summary: I have looked all over for these and no luck i bought a case of them really cheap for flea market resale hooked them up to an mp3 player and they sold in 15 minutes. im lucky i kept a couple pairs they have been rocking my office for a good year and actually sound better now then before, if you can find these believe me they are worth the purchase.
Summary: WOW SOUND! We have owned this gaming/surround sound set for years. We were so disappointed in a particular Bose System that this was our second choice and ended up working out for the best. After years of use, we experienced a problem and pin pointed it to maybe a lightening strike because our Wii was also having issues. I do not believe this item is any longer available through Altec Lansing, so we searched the internet and found a new one through an independent seller.
Summary: In my office we've had everything from this set (which I bought for $19.95) to speakers costing up to $349. These get the most compliments and are the coolest looking 2.1 set out there in my humble opinion. Hard to go wrong, even for $50. You won't be disappointed!
David G. Phreaner "Jake, the Gentle Currents Cat", Amazon
24 April 2005
Summary: Apparently these are discontinued or for some other reason unavailable. I found my set on ebay. Do what you have to do to find them. I bought them on acution for $25 plus $15 shipping. If you find them for $50, still buy them. These are low-end (in price) with a very good sound. As I write this, I've been listening for about 15 minutes. Way better than standard issue computer speakers. Way! They look funky, so if appearance is an issue you may want to pass.
Summary: I rarely write reviews, but for the XA3021 I have to login and put a few lines. For $20, this is the best buy ever for me. Incredibly clear response on all frequencies, strong bass and hiss-free. You can't go wrong with this one, unless you can't find a place to put the odd-looking speaker pieces. I wish they chose a more modern design.