They’re here. The basic requirement of any music aficionado, especially one inclined towards hard rock and metal. Of course, there are better, and larger, speakers out there, but 2.1 is enough if you’re living in a bachelors’ hostel, and more than enough if those 2.1 speakers are Altec Lansings. The sound is superb (by sound I mean the blast, of course) and the design is sexy (they really look out-of-place in my messy room). At 3k, they were quite easy on the pocket, and right now as I play Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, they’re giving me that strange sort of satisfaction buying things with your own money gives.