Creative I-Trigue 3300 vs Altec Lansing or another 2.1 system?

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  1. Jason Guardiano

    Jason Guardiano Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi everyone

    I'm looking for a 2.1 system to add to my laptop here at my college apartment. I'm willing to spend $50-120. I plan to use them for mp3/cd music (Beatles), movies, and computer games. So I hope to get some good bass in there too and clear sound.

    Right now I'm looking at the

    Creative I-trigue 3300
    http://www.nordichardware.com/review...3/itrigue3300/
    which I saw at BestBuy for 99
    but cheaper online

    There's also the Altec Lansing VS4121
    http://www.alteclansing.com/product_...D=vs4121&sID=2
    which was 129 with a 30 dollar rebate, making it 99 (if you mail in the rebate [​IMG])

    I got to demo both of these systems. My dad says Altec Lansing is a good brand, which I don't doubt it is but I think the I-trigue is a better deal (and it has that little remote). (My dad also loves his 5 surround Bose speakers :b haha)

    Right now I think I'm going to get the I-trigue 3300. I'm going to check out Fry's on Saturday (15th) and hopefully they have a good price for it.

    Anyone have any opinions on these two or have a different option?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Rory Buszka

    Rory Buszka Supporting Actor

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    I will tell you this about Creative I-Trigue and most other Creative subwoofers: They are the boomiest I have ever heard, and their extension is very, very poor. The VS4121 has the 8" driver, and when I have compared it to the other subwoofers on the shelf at the Best Buy, it has very deep bass, that is also well-controlled. I think you would be more pleased with it than the I-Trigue setup. It is basically an updated version of the ATP3, but the subwoofer is better. Far, far better. Take my advice and don't get the i-Trigue. Instead, get the ATP3. Another brand to look at is Cambridge Soundworks. They make some very good stuff. You might look at their MicroWorks 3-piece setup. It looks like Bose cubes but it was designed by Henry Kloss, one of the most well-known and well-respected speaker designers around. Cambridge osundworks stuff in general is quite decent, though.
     
  3. Jason Guardiano

    Jason Guardiano Stunt Coordinator

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    Thank you for your input, Rory.

    I found a page on the Microworks
    Cambridge Soundworks Microworks

    so I'll look into it.

    If I can get a good price on the VS2141, then I'll pick it up. I'll also see if they still carry the ATP3.

    Thanks,
     
  4. Fred G

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    Actually the Altec Lansing 621s would be your best option. If you cant find those look into the Monsoon planar media 14s.
     

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