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Altec Lansing iML237 Portable USB Speaker

Altec Lansing iML237 Portable USB Speaker
alaScore 88

505 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 505 reviews of Altec Lansing iML237 Portable USB Speaker. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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 iML237 Portable USB Speaker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 505 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Altec Lansing iML237 Portable USB Speaker

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Altec Lansing iML237 Portable USB Speaker from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Altec Lansing Orbit-USB Portable Laptop SpeakerAltec Lansing IML247 Orbit USB Stereo PC SpeakersAltec Lansing Orbit USB - Portable speaker - USB

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Amazon.com review summary for Altec Lansing iML237 Portable USB Speaker

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 user reviews of Altec Lansing iML237 Portable USB Speaker from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.com.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Altec Lansing iML237USB ORBIT Ultra Portable USB-Powered SpeakerAltec Lansing iML237USB ORBIT, Ultra Portable USB-Powered SpeakerAltec Lansing IML247 Portable Orbit Stereo USB Speaker System

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Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo iML247

 

Easily portable, packable design. USB connector means no need for batteries or charger. Affordably priced.

Audio quality is what you'd expect from small, cheap speakers—weak, with no bass. No aux input or 3.5mm connectors for iPods. No volume controls.

The Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo iML247 is very affordable and very portable, but its sound is what you would expect from a $50 speaker system, with poor bass response and distortion at high volumes.

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Altec Lansing IML247 Orbit USB stereo

 

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.

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.

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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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Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo

 

Look ma, no power cable. USB speakers for laptop-wielding travellers.

Decent sound quality ; Great build ; Good value

Bulkier than all-in-one options

Smaller and more convenient USB-powered speakers are out there at the same price, but few match the sound quality offered by the Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo pair. They won't turn your laptop into something to rival a home stereo, but for watching...

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Altec Lansing Orbit USB review

 

Altec Lansing's Orbit USB is a portable speaker designed for laptops. The captive USB cable provides power and a connection for the built-in sound card. Unfortunately, there's no 3.5mm input for MP3 players.

The Orbit USB's sound quality is poor compared to similarly priced and sized alternatives.

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Altec Lansing Orbit USB stereo

 

A stylish stereo system that packs a nice, punchy sound

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Orbit USB Stereo : Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo

 

One aspect of a laptop or netbook that often gets ignored is that of audio output with speakers that do not enhance your listening pleasure.

Opening the box reveals two cylindrical speaker units individually wrapped, a soft carry pouch with a drawstring fastener plus a couple of sheets of documentation. Rather than brief set up instructions, this documentation deals with warranty issues –...

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Review: Altec Lansing Orbit USB Stereo 2.0 speakers

 

Is it possible to get great sound from add-on speakers for a laptop while also having portability ... and good design? We put Altec Lansing's to the test

All against: honestly? nothing.

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Bluetooth: No
PMP Docking: No
Signal Input:Analogue
TYPE OF DOCKING: No
USB:USB 2.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

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