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    Altec Lansing FX3021 Expressionist PLUS
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post #1 of 19
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Are they any good? I am planning to get one by the end of January, hopefully.

Will it be better than my 9 year old Altec Lansing ACS45.1?

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Edited by rocstar96 - 1/15/11 at 8:40pm
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post #2 of 19
Better most likely, but a superior difference unlikely. The set is good and well reviewed amount those who like to game, but for those who like more clarity and superior sound, logitech speakers tend to mud up the bass a bit.

I personally have not heard them but that is what i hear. Overall i would get them only if i could get them cheap.
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They suck.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lilraver018;12027660 
Better most likely, but a superior difference unlikely. The set is good and well reviewed amount those who like to game, but for those who like more clarity and superior sound, logitech speakers tend to mud up the bass a bit.

I personally have not heard them but that is what i hear. Overall i would get them only if i could get them cheap.

So its good? My room isnt that big anyways.


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They suck.


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post #5 of 19
I have the ACS495, which has the same subwoofer unit as your set does, and I've noticed even my aging speakers have cleaner bass than most of the logitech units I've heard.

I'm using my Altecs till they die.
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I bought them, had them out of the box for about 10 minutes, took them right back.
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Ok, ok.

So what do you guys recommend? Preferably Under $110
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post #8 of 19
That budget is tough to get anything nice, i would suggest saving a bit more and getting some nice bookshelfs with tweeters, or headphones.

Headphones would be right around that budget.

To be honest there are not alot of good speakers to get for around 100$

http://reviews.cnet.com/separate-speakers/m-audio-studiophile-av/4505-7869_7-32381162.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

these are really good from what i heard around the board, however they are slightly a bit out of your budget.
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Ok, Gathered up some speakers from an etailer. Also added a poll.

Logitech Z523 - $90
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Logitech Z506 - $90
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post #10 of 19
Z523 - best bass of the lot if you're a basshead. But the bass is not defined, it has thin midrange and lacks treble.

Z506 - has some crisp treble for small speakers, but thin midrange and bass is 'meh'.

AL 3021 - most balanced highs and mids of the lot. subwoofer output is loud, but weak. does not play low, and the woofer tends to vibrate and move all over the place if you crank the volume.

AL 4621 - highs are average, mids sound a bit hollow, but bass is very deep and not overpowering.

Basically its your preference.
None of these entry-level sets are really good performers and all will need some degree of EQ-tweaking before they sound good.

I'd recommend you go down to a store and have a listen.

We can tell you if it sounds 'good' or not, but only you will know your music preference, so use that to judge.

My vote though, goes for the VS4621. EQ tweaking on it is a bit tricky but once you've got it, it sounds really decent.
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Intel Core™ i5 2400 @ 3.0 ASROCK Z68 Pro 3 M AMD Radeon HD 6950 Shader Unlocked, @ 900/1400 2x KVR1333D3N9/4G 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x KVR1333D3N9/2G Plextor M5S 128GB Western Digital Caviar GreenPower WD5000AACS Western Digital Caviar WD2500JS 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LiteON iHAS324 DVD-RW DL Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro w/ AVC DS12025B12U Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2211H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rapoo V500 (Kailh Yellow) FSP Aurum AU-400 400W 80PLUS Gold CoolerMaster Silencio 352 CoolerMaster Storm SPAWN 
Audio
Fenda F&D H200 2.0 USB Powered 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.0 ASROCK Z68 Pro 3 M AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GD5 (Reference) 2x KVR1333D3N9/4G 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2x KVR1333D3N9/2G Transcend SSD370 128GB WD Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT Samsung SH-223C 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer-C AKASA Ball Bearing Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2311H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Armaggeddon Strike Eagle MKI-3 (Kailh Red) Dell (Foxconn) F320EM-00 320W 80PLUS Gold CoolerMaster Elite 341 CM Storm SPAWN 
Audio
Dell USB Powered 2.0 
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