recently tested the BRX1121 from Altec Lansing and we also had the
pleasure of reviewing the next level of speakers called the VS2421
(this review) which features 2.5" satellite speakers, 5.25"
subwoofer with sound, all at an affordable price of $80AUD to
The VS2421 features a sleek black design with a subwoofer, two
satellite speakers and a wired remote control to allow the user to
change their audio settings. My favourite aspect of the VS2421 is
that it features an inbuilt microphone that easily allows you to
communicate with other internet users without the need of fiddly
Best of all, the VS2421 is quite small that allows for added desktop
space without losing that audio quality that we all enjoy. As with
the BXR1121, the VS2421 features a wall mountable design, a
connection for other audio devices such as MP3 players and a
headphone jack for private listening.
The installation of the VS2421 was a breeze and it simply plugged
into our personal computer without any hassles whatsoever. In a
matter of minutes, our PC was rocking to MP3's and the like which
boasted quite a decent sound experience.
Wish to listen to your MP3 player? Easy! Simply plug the device into
the speaker system. Wish to use the built-in microphone? Easy!
Simply manoeuvre the wired controller to your preferred place and
you're ready to go. With 28 Watts of RMS power and 56 watts at peak
power, the VS2421 is quite an impressive sound system that offers
true bass and extreme volume for games, music or movies.
tested the device with MP3 music, audio CD's, movies and games with
the VS2421 performing quite well at all these audio formats.
Although I'm not a huge fan of watching movies on the PC, music and
gaming was a superb experience. Games really had a grunt behind them
as did the capability of listening to music on the VS2421. Although
the wired control is a clever device, it is a little fiddly to use
but does give users who wish to communicate over the internet an
conclusion, the VS2421 is a great buy and product from Altec Lansing
and boasts more clarity and bass than the BRX1121 which does a
slightly hollow sound to it. We could easily recommend the VS2421 to
a vast majority of computer users who wish to enjoy audio on their
PC at an affordable price.
Easy to use control system, great design and good audio, this is
definitely a product that I suggest those in the market for speakers
should investigate and with Altec Lansing behind the creation of the
device, users are almost guaranteed a good product.
High-quality stereo -
Custom-engineered full-range 2.5” ported speakers deliver clean,
full-spectrum sound with outstanding accuracy.
Space-saving subwoofer – Delivers
remarkably big sound from a slim 5.25” speaker that shakes the
room without taking up a lot of room under your desk.
Built-in microphone – Gives you
talk-back capabilities for Internet communications (VoIP) and
interactive gaming. Features automatic feedback cancellation.
Small footprint –Compact satellite
speaker design leaves plenty of room on your desktop.
Ultra-convenient controls –Wired
controller offers easy fingertip control of volume, treble, and
mute functions. Bass control is right on the subwoofer.
Wall-mountable design –Simply
remove the base and use the keyhole on the back of each
iPod / MP3 Player Jack –Connect
your iPod, MP3 player, or CD player at the same time as your
Headphone Jack – For private