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Altec Lansing FX5051

Altec Lansing FX5051
alaScore 83

74 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analysed 17 expert reviews and 57 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 72/100. The average review date is 29-05-2008. We have compared these reviews to 168466 reviews from other Audio Systems. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: 13-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Altec Lansing FX5051

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Altec Lansing FX5051 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Altec Lansing FX5051 - Genuine 5.1 surround sound via USB. Includes wireless remoteAltec Lansing FX5051 - Genuine 5.1 surround sound via USB. Includes wireless remote

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Altec Lansing FX5051

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Altec Lansing FX5051 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Altec Lansing FX5051 Powered Audio SystemAltec Lansing FX5051 Powered Audio System

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Altec Lansing FX5051 review

 

A 5.1 rig that brings USB to the party

5.1 sound without a 5.1 sound card

No sound advantage from USB

A high-quality 5.1 system that provides a good solution for those with non-5.1 hardware

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (pcformat.co.uk)

Altec Lansing FX5051

 

This famous name is differentiating its 5.1 rig from Creative's and Logitech's by giving it a USB as well as analogue input. The advantage of USB is that you don't need a 5.1 sound card for six-channel surround sound

5.1 sound without a 5.1 sound card

No sound advantage from USB

A high-quality 5.1 system that provides a good solution for those with non-5.1 hardware

Feb, 2007

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Altec Lansing FX5051 review

 

Subwoofers are usually brutish-looking things that are best kept tucked out of view, but this one looks quite stylish.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Altec Lansing FX5051

 

Preview of the Altec Lansing FX5051.

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Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Laldinfela Pachuau (pcworld.in)

Altec Lansing FX5051

 

Suited more for gaming and movies, this nice looking set of speakers is well built and offers many useful features but at a price.

Attractive design ; Good surround ; Wired and wireless remotes

Crackling noise at loud volume ; Poor audio reproduction ; Expensive

Costly surround set of speakers which better suited for gaming and movie with lot of useful features.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Everything USB (everythingusb.com)

Altec Lansing FX5051

 

Great for office work and road warriors, but inadequate for gamers, graphics professionals, and media center users.

Clever design, Excellent sound reproduction, Deep bass, Powerful control pod with front inputs & outputs, Remote control bundled, USB & analog audio, PC & MacOS X compatible

Low hiss always present, Somewhat pricey, USB audio doesn't support multi-channel in all games, 'Free' wall mounts not included, No S/PDIF input for gaming consoles

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Frazier Barretto (techtree.com)

Altec Lansing FX5051

 

Do you like a personal sound session or creating a neighborhood frenzy? Once you decide that, you may or may not consider this 5.1 channel speaker system option.

Good Sound Quality, Control Pod, Remote Control, Long Cables, Good Highs

Inadequate Bass at high volume, Confusing Rear Speaker Volume Adjustment, Bit expensive

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (cdrinfo.com)

Altec Lansing FX5051

 

I have spent much time testing and listening to Speakers and Sound Systems and have remarked of the quality of many of the "All in One" systems available. But what about great sound from the PC - especially from a Notebook Computer? While great strides...

The FX5051 is available at www.alteclansing.com and at on-line merchants.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Bob Buskirk (thinkcomputers.org)

Altec Lansing FX5051 5.1 Speaker System

 

There are so many great speaker systems for your PC, from 2.1, 5.1, even 7.1 systems, but to use them to their full potential you need a top of the line sound card. This is the dilemma a lot of people face when going out to get a new set of speakers....

If I were to suggest a PC speaker system for anyone this would be it! The easy setup and not having to have a sound card is ideal for anyone that is new to computers. If you do not want to spend the money on the FX5051's, Altec Lansing has the FX4021...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing

 

Great set of speakers. you cannot go wrong with these especially for the price! Altec Lansing is on the top of my audio quality list next to Bose and i love them! if you have the money buy these right now (if you can stand a slight not to loud buzzing...

This speaker set is amazing. i have owned these speakers for a while now and love them. the first time i owned altec lansing audio device was with my headset which i cannot find any more ( i broke the first pair and didn't even know it was altec until...

the hissing gets a little annoying sometimes... it doesnt bother me when i have my computer on because of the fan in my computer has made it possible for me to ignore the hissing/buzzing noise. the only time it really gets me angry is when i am laying...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplifier output power:Integrated

Audio

Frequency range:30 - 20000
RMS rated power:28
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):75

Design

Colour of product:Black

Other features

Audio output channels:6.1
Dimensions (WxDxH):9.8 x 9.8 x 13.3
Mac compatibility: No
Number of satellite speakers:5
USB required: Yes

Performance

Remotely operated: No
Volume Control:Digital

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired