Summary: The speakers in my MacBook Pro went bad. Instead of getting them repaired I decided just to get a good pair of external speakers that run on the usb port. These speakers work great and sound great and love the carrying case because i travel a lot and it's very handy.
I am purchasing another pair for a family member. Great portable sound-
17 October 2012
Summary: Overall great sound - Nicely made - Good quality Would recommend the XT1s to anyone that needs good sound quality that is portable. I take the XT1s w/me now when I travel. Their sound output puts the normal laptop speakers to shame.
Summary: I was looking for a truley portable speaker system to pack in my carry-on, which would deliver good sound quality, not weigh a ton, nor take up a cubit when packed. I've several Altec Lansing products for my home and portable iTunes collections, and the sound profiles are pleasing to my ears. (My ears also like some of the JBL products, Bose, and Harmon-Karden, if this helps.) The ONLY disappointment I have with these is that they're not as loud as I would've liked.
Summary: It is a very good product. Suits exactly my needs! It seems that i need to write a novel about this. Good product, easy to use, very decent sound. I strongly recommend it!! Hmmmm, what else? It's great in the morning to watch the new with these speakers...
Summary: No longer available from Altec Lansing, the XT1 was superseded by the XT2, a much inferior product that required a separate subwoofer (no longer available) to provide the same range as the XT1's. If you can find a pair, buy them. They are still the best travel speakers around. Great sound. Nice carrying case. No external power source required. Only "con" is that the design is rather "tippy" and requires a solid surface to avoid falling over at times.
Summary: We all know it, laptop speakers suck! No matter how expensive or advanced the laptop, the speakers are usually the last thing you really care about when you purchase a notebook computer. Things like, RAM, Screen Resolution, and the size of the hard drive take priority. Also, it's easy enough to get a set of speakers, put them on your desk, and get the great sound from them. But the purpose of having a notebook is the ability to take it around with you.