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Altec Lansing 221

Altec Lansing 221
alaScore 72

192 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 reviews of Altec Lansing 221. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Altec Lansing 221 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of Altec Lansing 221 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers on

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Altec Lansing 221 Amplified Speaker SystemAltec Lansing 221 Amplified Speaker SystemAltec Lansing 221 2.1 Computer Speakers (3-Speaker, Black & Silver)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: KaoMAN (

Altec Lansing 221


The five senses: taste, smell, sight, sound and physical feeling. While the first two usually do not apply, the last three senses certainly need to be considered when describing someone's computing experience. Sight is covered by the monitor and touch...

Sep, 2003

Expert review by: Nathan Glentworth (tweaknews)

Altec Lansing 221 2.1 Amplified Speaker System


Beautiful crisp music whether classical or death metal, immersive gaming, good looks and POWER!! These were all characteristics of computing that I was missing until I was introduced to these compact, yet amazing sounding speakers. Upon the opening of...

Amazing sound Clarity ; Great Looks ; Very Good Bass ; Solid Construction and Quality ; Compact Construction ; Very Inexpensive

Needs a subwoofer volume control ; Maybe a slightly bigger subwoofer

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: Frosty (

A Great Buy


Superb clarity, powerfull bass, attractive enclosure,

bass can be overwhelming, no treble/bass knobs

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: input (

altec 221 the creative beater.


look cool,powerful punch,deep bass.

not a prob but control on sat speaker.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: lena (

What can you expect for about $30?


price, ease of setup

dominating subwoofer, lack of control

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Great for Dorms


small, great sound, very easy to hook up

subwoofer not shielded, bass is a little loud

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: Ken McKinney (

Altec Lansing 221


Very good sound, excellent quality and looks good.

No separate treble/bass adjustment.

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Great speakers!


excellent sound, great bass, easy setup

no remote

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: RTF (

Reasonable 2nd-notch budget speakers


These speakers are definitely bass heavy, especially using Creative cards(which boost and muddy up the bass themselves - for real overall sound quality better to go for an M-Sound if you have $, or the new Chaintech card...or a Turtle Beach barring...

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: bridge (

ALTEC LANSING 221 20 Watts 2.1 Speaker


great set of speakers, if you are looking for a cheap, good sounding sub/desktop speaker combo, go with this. I bough these at sams club for only 30 bucks... (cheaper than new egg??????) and i have been very happy with them. it would be nice to have a...

May, 2004

Product Specifications

You count on your PC for a little bit of everything - listening to music, playing games and watching movies. You deserve a speaker system that brings music and games to life. A system like the Altec Lansing 221. The 3" full-range drivers pump out clear highs while the 4" long-throw woofer pushes out the bass so you don't miss a single wham, bump or thump of your favorite music or games. It's the three-piece desktop system you've been looking for - at a price that fits your budget.


Manufacturer:Altec Lansing Technologies/Hewlett-Packard
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Altec Lansing


Color:Black / Silver

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Max Output Power:50Watt
Audio System Nominal Output Power:20Watt/25Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:35 - 18000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:2.1-channel
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia speaker system