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Why USB Only? That's a question we'd like to ask Altec Lansing after we saw these 5.1 Surround Speakers. The FX5051 has an auxiliary port and headphone jacks, but they're stereo-only, which would negate the point of buying a 5.1 system.

The whole system costs $249.95, and relies on you to have at least Windows 98 SE to take advantage of the USB connection. We're not sure about Mac support, but it does come with a remote, which is actually pretty useful so you don't have to reach or crawl to fiddle with the volume.


Altec Lansing's USB (only) 5.1 Surround Speakers [Everything USB via Crunchgear]