Pros (1) Large sub woofer, punchy bass which doesn't distort.
(2) Superb High Mid and Low. Crispy crystal clear sound.
(3) Wired Volume+Bass+Treble controller having auxiliary input. It looks too sexy :)
(4) Modern look.
Cons Nothing found so far. Few are saying about the little short size speaker cables. But with 2.1 speaker set you are not going to reproduce any surround sound and thus there is least chance to place those 2 speakers at very far. Its well enough to place them
Summary I am using this since last 2 weeks and all I can say is WOW..... Its a damn good speaker set in its class.
You must have gone through about the acquisition that Altec Lansing MX6021 creates a continuous hissing sound in its tweeter. If you are in dilemma then please read the fact I experienced myself.
Before buying anything I always do a research on the available targeted products and I did the same in this case also. After all those research my focus got onto two products. (1) Altec Lansing MX6021 and (2) Logitech Z623.
Logitech Z623 is THX certified and it seems pretty well apart from the fact that it doesn't have any tweeter, which surely is a draw back. My concern was punchy bass with crispy crystal clear sound which is not at all possible without tweeters. Altec Lansing MX6021 has neodymium tweeters on its speakers, I am feeling their existence in every bit of music and also feeling what could be the worst experience if they were not there.
I went through so many reviews, forums etc. where I found a few people have said that they are getting a continuous hissing sound coming out from its tweeters. But, BEING UNBIASED AND BEING COMPLETELY HONEST I CAN TELL YOU MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THAT I HAVE NOT FELT ANY SUCH ANNOYING HISSING SOUND COMING OUT OF MY SET UP TILL DATE. I don't know why a few people are saying they are having this problem, But god swear, I did not face anything like that neither at low volume, nor at high volume. Even I checked and re checked if it is there when I am not playing any music but the speakers are ON......but nope... still no hissing sound is there.
I was bit scared while buying this set. I was thinking ohh god, what if there will be any hissing sound coming out... But now its 2 weeks.. and no hissing sound I found.
Just go for it.. you wont be disappointed. Its just awesome.
Pros 1. Awesome modern design.
2. Easy to use wired controller allows me to adjust the treble and bass to my likings.
3. Extremely loud satellites with tweeters unlike other systems where all the power goes to the subwoofer and are stuck with only mid-range dr
Cons 1. Continuous hissing no matter at what volume and operational status.
2. Subwoofer distorts at very high volume.
3. Volume knob has to be turned slowly in order to change volume levels.
Summary I've owned this product for 5 months. It's main competitor for me was the Logitech Z623, but non of the speakers in Logitech's line contain tweeters (probably). Their speakers are always missing a little brightness to me so I went with the Expressionist Ultra. When using these speakers for music they sound freaking incredible! The only down sides are that the subwoofer distorts once you start to hit that last LED on the knob to reach maximum volume, but my sweet spot is two levels below that so that doesn't bother me. The main irritation is that their is always this hissing. It's not at a solid volume, it's always as loud as the volume you set the speakers at. When listening to music, it's like it doesn't even exist, but when watching TV shows on my TV where everything isn't blasting with rhythm 24/7, it's as if every scene on the show is windy -.- . For the price this system sells for , you can't beat the sound quality and performance. Everything that's too good to be true has to come with it's own minor flaws.
Pros Design is great .Control pod has a very unique look, Nice LED display on it.
Cons Hiss sound from th tweeter,But not much ,its ok.
Summary The Best i had till date.The sound has good bass in it.
Pros Great sound reproduction, great bass response at normal to upper levels, look sexy, and it has a really nifty control module that looks like a flying saucer.
Cons Not a lot of room to move these around, the speaker wires are only about 6 feet long and it can be a bit of a pain trying to get everything in the right place.
Summary By far the best computer speakers I have ever bought. I upgraded from the Klipsch and the sound quality is mind blowing. I can here every little pick of the guitar strings in music. But these bad boys really shine in games like Call of Duty. I can exactly where everyone is and the explosions are pretty intense. If you want great quality and super high volumes, this system delivers both very, very well