Review: Altec Lansing's retro-futuristic Expressionist Bass PC speakers

Altec Lansing has developed a new set of PC speakers that have a striking design and built-in subwoofers for more bass without the separate sub. Find out how they did in CNET's full review.

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Altec Lansing's motto for its striking $129.99 Expressionist Bass FX3022 PC multimedia speakers is, "All the bass in half the space." The concept is a good one. You take the subwoofer that normally sits on the floor, shrink it down, and integrate one into the bottom of each speaker. That way the user gets an ample amount of bass without having to deal the extra gear and wiring.

But how did they ultimately perform in our tests? (Hint: good for gaming and movies, not as great for music).

Read the full review of the Expressionist Bass FX3022 PC speakers .

About the author

Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable e-reader and e-publishing expert. He's also the author of the novels Knife Music and The Big Exit. Both titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, and Nook e-books.

 

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