Captain Ned wrote:I've been looking as well at 2.1 music-first speakers and am willing to drop some coin. I've been through all of the previous threads and it seems like most every good-sounding 2.1 self-powered "studio monitor" system out there for less than $1,000 has horrible reliability.
Airmantharp wrote:Massdrop JBL LSR30z powered monitors and done. US$179 shipped for the pair, you won't find better sound for that price. Also, this is a revolving drop, so you get it within a few days, unlike most Massdrop sales that can take weeks or months.
G8torbyte wrote:He's posted several guides on speakers, headphones, amps etc. and gives pointers on sound stage/imaging and speaker placements for desktops. I could do without the snarky comments and cussing but otherwise he has tested a lot of equipment.
DancinJack wrote:As far as I can tell, there is no sub output on those JBL's so you may want to order from somewhere you can return them if you plan on actually purchasing them.
Captain Ned wrote:My goal has been to find a 2.1 system where there's an active crossover at some point in the chain so that the powered satellites don't have to amplify signals they'll never produce and vice versa. I've found a couple, but they all seem to have longevity issues on the subwoofer side.
steelcity_ballin wrote:I want the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphone experience, but at a desktop speaker scale - if that makes any sense at all.
CScottG wrote:steelcity_ballin wrote:I want the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphone experience, but at a desktop speaker scale - if that makes any sense at all.
I'm not sure it's at the scale you want, but it "sounds" as if you want something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-S1000DB- ... B01CDIS6M0
demolition wrote:I would say you should go for some decent active studio monitors. Forget everything about "PC-speakers" and sets using a subwoofer since it is very hard / almost impossible to get good sound quality in such a system. Even with 4" bass drivers, you can get pretty decent bass performance, so unless you expect to use them for drum&bass parties they should cover you well.
DancinJack wrote:Hopefully your turntable has RCA out so you can blast 'em there too.
just brew it! wrote:DancinJack wrote:He's been at this long enough that I'll bet his turntable is "old school" with the phono cartridge wired directly to the RCAs. Not gonna drive a line level input with that...Hopefully your turntable has RCA out so you can blast 'em there too.
Captain Ned wrote:Part of this is finally ditching the soundcard (Asus Xonar D1 in my case), as I've conceded I will never be a gamer and I care more about the music