Ok so I was under the impression that Altec Lansing was a big name in speakers, though I wasnt familiar with them. I just got a Asus G50VT, and the laptop is great but the speakers are God-awful (they are Altec Lansing speakers according to the box and literature). So I found some good deals on a 2.1 system for home and some small satellite speakers to travel with, as I was recently using a home theater system with my desktop but the head unit blew. In short, ALL of them suck. Terribly. Im no audiophile, but I can hear distortion more than most people because I used to build competition car audio systems. And really all three sets of Altec Lansing sets i have here are terrible. Distortion at 50% volume and the like (and i have tested the two external sets with alternate inputs, so i know its not drivers, soundcard quality, etc) So was I wrong, should I just avoid them completely? I suppose its a moot question, since I will be avoiding them anyway, but like I said I was under the impression they were a big name, and wondering whats up.