Originally Posted by AzO;12738585
You really have to focus in order to hear any hissing sound and my ears are very sensitive. Unless you place your ear right next to the speakers it's impossible to hear any hiss or noise.
As for the pod, I think those people have a high learning curve. I'll put it this way, it'll be easier for you to get used to the pod than getting used to a new TV remote.
I'm giving away my Klipsch to a friend of mine and I'm waiting for Newegg to go on sale so I can pick up another set of the MX6021. I think they're more balanced than the Klipsch.
I took the Bose back and decided to give the Klipsh a try. They were there and I was weak. =(
I was immediately happier with their sound, as opposed to the Bose. Though, depending on the sound of those Altec Lansings, I may enjoy their sound even more. The subwoofer is more pronounced on the this Klipsch set, however I'm not sure that I "like" it. I am looking for crisp highs, clear mids and bass that isn't "floppy". I work odd hours and days and haven't really had a lot of time to give these a good listen. Though, I am going to give it a try for a couple day and decide what to do from there.
Though, you've been very helpful. I may not have even considered those. The set I used for a little while was a cheapy set of Altec Lansing. If I decide to take these back I plan to give those a try. Here is to hoping I don't get stuck shipping stuff back and forth with Newegg.
Originally Posted by AzO;12751344
It's because people only know what is fed to them, the average person doesn't ask questions. Altec Lansing has a much longer history in producing speakers than Logitech and Creative COMBINED. However Logitech and Creative pours all their money in marketing and flashy advertising, their speakers suck, I guess it isn't too hard to figure out where all the money that was supposed to go into R&D went.
The Swan M10's are nice, but they don't match the low frequency response and highs on the Altec Lansing's, IMHO. Then again, some people hear nice speakers once and they won't try anything else.
Logitech don't do much for me. My brother has had two sets of their 5.1 speakers, there exact type are unknown. I know that the one he has now was rather expensive and "fancy", still sounds like crap, though. Very heavy on the bass, the mids are more acceptable than what I hear in most PC speakers, but for the price... ouch. I have had several sets of Creative speakers and while I cannot comment on current build quality, they did make a solid product years ago. I was quite pleased with the 6.1 set that I got years and YEARS ago for my PC. While it was an odd configuration and just a gimmick for their new card, it wasn't bad.
Altec Lansing is a solid brand, but I wouldn't say that they have that much experience. The name has been around, but not in the same way. What we know as Altec Lansing is actually the old brand SparkOMatic. My uncle had an old pair of those in his 1981 280ZX, so they do have a long track record themselves. I don't know what time they took over, but it's been some time now. There were even talks for a while about Plantronics taking over, not sure if that ever happened or not, though. I still hold the brand in higher esteem than others, but not based on it's lifepan (75 years or so).