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Altec Lansing iML237 Portable USB Speaker

Altec Lansing iML237 Portable USB Speaker
alaScore 89

499 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 499 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Altec Lansing iML237 Portable USB Speaker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 499 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Altec Lansing IML247 Orbit USB stereo

 

Altec Lansing already offered a single housing monaural speaker in its Orbit line of portable speakers. But now it's doubled up with the latest model, the Orbit Stereo--a pair of USB-powered speakers that snap together into one long tube when not in...

The Altec Lansing Orbit Stereo IML247 PC speakers snap together for travel, cost less than $50, have a single USB cord for power and audio, and play louder and sound significantly better than the internal speakers on most laptops.

The speakers sound crunchy (distort) at higher volumes and the bass is pretty thin. There's no volume control on the speakers. And the lack of a 3.5mm input means that you can't use these with any non PC/Mac audio devices, such as an iPod or smartphone.

While the sound quality of the Altec Lansing Orbit Stereo speakers isn't likely to blow you away, the travel-friendly and affordable USB speakers do sound significantly better than the internal audio found on most laptops.

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Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo Speakers Review →

 

The Altec Lansing Orbit USB speakers offer a great sounding set of drivers producing very dynamic sound that sets itself apart from the competition, but come just a bit short in terms of streamlining the user experience.

Very well built ; Very good sound quality in general ; Fantastic price ; Easy to deploy

Difficult to clean up ; Slightly congested sound ; Limited to being USB speakers

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Review: Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo speakers

 

The majority of the speakers that are built into laptops are not very good, which is why consumer audio companies continue to come out with speakers for those of us who are sick of hearing our music played out of the tinny stock ones. The problems with...

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These speakers did in fact blow me away.

 

These are great speakers that will work for any 3.5 mm jack if you can supply power. They are great for small rooms and personal listening. Very portable. Also they feel well built and not "cheap". Updated on Sep 17, 2011

I found CNET's review to be harsh and inaccurate. These speakers are very portable and have amazing sound quality. I did not experiance and scratchy sound at higher volumes and for a device with no "sub" it has really good bass support. There is no AUX po

At the moment I can't find any cons other than if you plug the USB in one port on your computer, it will have to reinstall the drivers for each USB port

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Altec Lansing Orbit USB iML237

 

The sound in the speaker we got (maybe it was defective) was surprisingly disappointing for the price.

My husband LOVED that it was just one tiny little thing, and he hates cords, and he loves a clean desk. So this was perfect for him in that respect

I couldn't handle the sound at all. It just sounded tinny and somehow harsh. This one went back to the store and has been replaced by great sounding speakers at two-thirds the price

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"These speakers did in fact blow me away."

 

These are great speakers that will work for any 3.5 mm jack if you can supply power. They are great for small rooms and personal listening. Very portable. Also they feel well built and not "cheap".

I found CNET's review to be harsh and inaccurate. These speakers are very portable and have amazing sound quality. I did not experiance and scratchy sound at higher volumes and for a device with no "sub" it has really good bass support. There is no AUX po

At the moment I can't find any cons other than if you plug the USB in one port on your computer, it will have to reinstall the drivers for each USB port.

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Good for price

 

Great sound but not loud enough

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Not Worth it

 

Sound not better than my 14 inches laptop

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Excelent Addition To My Laptop

 

These are some great little speakers. They are very easy to set up and get them going. I like that the extra cord is easily stored in the back of the speaker to give them a clean appearance. I'm very happy with my purchase.

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Great usb speakes:)

 

I am pleased with the sound quality. These speakers enhanced the speakers on my laptops. This was my first time purchasing speakers for laptops and I not sorry!!!. I purchased two sets. :)

Product Specifications

Configuration

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer: No

Connectivity

PMP Docking: No
Signal Input:Analogue
USB:USB 2.0

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wired
Speaker Type:Active
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