Altec Lansing has been known for their affordable speaker systems for decades. And although they have been a prominent name in the industry, Altec Lansing is usually associated with speaker systems on a budget. While Altec Lansing has rigorous competition from Logitech (and others in the budget sector), they have still managed to hold on to their position quite impressively. The company has introduced viable audio solutions for the enthusiasts that are looking to enjoy their games and music without investing in a high-end system.
The idea of 2.1-speaker system caught on fairly quickly in the market and they were the next best things that ever happened in personal audio, as all new technologies. Therefore, it seems redundant to talk about its history. However, what's interesting to note is the battle between 2.1 and 5.1 speaker setups currently taking place in the market. Does 2.1 speaker setups have what it takes to hold their ground against their definitively better counterparts? That question is interdependent on user preference, for the most part, but does Altec Lansing have something unique to bring to the market with their XA2021 speaker system?
The Altec Lansing XA2021 is a 2.1 stereo gaming speaker system, as the title suggests. This is a basic system that was intended for use with a computer or a gaming console, such as the Game Cube, PS2 or Xbox. We thought it was quite interesting that a 17w economy system was being directly marketed to gamers who take their sound effects quite seriously. Will the XA 2021 satisfy your needs for thumping bass, screaming engines and great in-game music? We tested the system using several platforms and judged the merits of the XA 2021. How well does it rate to others? Does it deliver what it promises? Read on and find out
A nice user's guide and a set of wall mounting brackets are provided along with a set of standard system connection cables. The accessories were expected, so there wasn't much of a surprise at all. Altec Lansing meets our expectations upper handedly in this area.