Are computer powered speakers comparable to speakers with receivers?
Be careful in using the word "powered". Based on your link the speakers are still powered separately with its own amplifier. The "power" from a computer sound card/port is not enough to drive those.
yes wrote:Would it need a sound card? I was thinking of pairing it up with the Zotac 9300 itx mobo.
Almost all consumer motherboards these days have onboard sound. Whether that is good enough for you is a matter of personal taste.
As ludi alluded to, you need to let us know how many other devices you are thinking in the whole setup (eventually). I would add that in typical SBA fashion, you need to let us know how you are using that "HTPC", because it can range from a regular computer which can play some video/audio files and plugged to a TV, up to a TV PVR with Blu-ray playback and all the jazz.
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
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