i am confused with two creative or altec as both seem to be good so please help, thinking of sbs 370 or inspire t3100
First get this fact straight that Altec Lansing and Creative speakers are the only best in market. They do have a brand value but its indicator of their performance.
Anyways under 1500/- you wont find any good Altec or Creative model.
I suggest go for Umax Powerbeats UPB 3200. Its a 2.1 Speaker system with 30 Watts of output and Frequency response of 30Hz - 18 KHz. The Subwoofer is an 8.5 inch wooden cube with 5-inch driver enclosed within. Result: A warmer bass and clearer highs and mids.