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Altec Lansing 221

Altec Lansing 221
alaScore 69

192 reviews

Sep, 2018

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 69/100 = 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 4.0/5 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 System

Sep, 2018

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

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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

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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

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Big Bang / Small Package


These speakers have great range for upper low-end PC speakers (35 Hz ~ 18 kHz). Playback classical music on these little gems and I think you'll be impressed. However, they ARE only 2.1 (Stereo & Subwoofer), so look elsewere if you need surround (duh)...

Sep, 2003

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Nice Sound


Purchased these speakers after reading several review and as it turns out they seem to tie the Z-340's by Logitech both having trade offs. The only bad thing I can say is they don't have a bass control knob. If you want that then the 5.1 Version has...

Aug, 2003

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ALTEC LANSING 221 20 Watts 2.1 Speaker


Note to buyer: these speakers have no bass or treble controls. I found the bass to be overpowered and muffled, and ended up returning the speakers, because I disliked the sound so much. Another minor thing. All of the cables are perminatly connected...

Aug, 2003

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Bought these to replace an older pair of Altec Lansing 2.1 speakers. Quality is great, had to turn down the subwoofer volume, though. They are good-looking and the power button is a nice upgrade from the old volume/power dial they used to have.

Jul, 2003

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ALTEC LANSING 221 20 Watts 2.1 Speaker


Great set of speakers! Connected in seconds and the sound was incredible! I upgraded from some cyber acoustics CA-2022 2 piece and its like the difference between night and day. These put out some awsome sound and great bass. These are a deffinite must...

May, 2003

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221 System


A very good deal, for the money you cant go wrong. Although no sub speaker volume control, it still shows its a real 2.1 system.

May, 2003

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
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Altec Lansing


Colour:Black / Silver

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Speaker System

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