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Hahaha. 200$ seems like a good starting point, i'd say. You can buy a good pair of amplified monitors for that amount. Less bass-heavy, more midrange. Later on you can always add an amplified subwoofer and let your soundcard handle the signal output. (Depends on your soundcard outputs/drivers...)
Don't buy computer speakers. They're almost always unbalanced and overpriced.
Either this is a joke, or you hate music.
ludi wrote:Yeah, you know you're buying some high-quality gear when the manufacturer's own spec page does not even list the -3dB frequency range or THD+N figures.
does not exactly inspire confidence either!Cyber Acoustics wrote:Bombastic and in your face, the CA-3602 is a 2.1 computer speaker system that brings your ears to submission with its thunderous bass performance.
r00t61 wrote:Now, I suppose if cost was not not an overriding concern, I'd get a proper receiver and some good bookshelf speakers. Even an inexpensive set of properly engineered bookshelf speakers will reveal any "Elite Haxor Computer Speaker 76.1 Super-Hyper-Mega Surround" bundles for the (relative) pieces of price-point junk that they are.
JJCDAD wrote:The OP didn't list any requirements or intended uses for the speakers. So I posted some highly rated but cheap speakers.
How would you guys respond to a post that read "I need a computer. I want to spend $1000."?
Chrispy_ wrote:I since bought some M-Audio studio reference monitors and I will never go back. The balance is great, and unlike 2.1 systems, I never feel there's a muddy spot in the midrange when the satellites lack the punch but the woofer can't deliver enough accuracy.
Deathright wrote:Sorry guys for not being more specific in my inquiry. They are mainly going to be used for playing music and games. If I am going to use non-pc speakers what exactly will that entail? If I seem a bit dim it is because I am. I really have no idea when it come to sound quality.
Captain Ned wrote:Deathright wrote:Sorry guys for not being more specific in my inquiry. They are mainly going to be used for playing music and games. If I am going to use non-pc speakers what exactly will that entail? If I seem a bit dim it is because I am. I really have no idea when it come to sound quality.
Even the "non-PC" speakers noted here have their own internal amplifiers, so there's no real difference from your PC's POV.
Ludi wrote:The only M-Audio units in the OP's price range are the AV30s and the AV40s, which have a lower -3dB rolloff at 90Hz and 85Hz, respectively.
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