Poll: How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?

We’ll have a new sound card review very shortly, and writing it got me thinking about how much folks spend on the speakers or headset they have hooked up to their PCs. I consider speakers and headsets to be an investment, since they can continue to perform well through multiple upgrade cycles—and even decades. As a result, I probably tend to spend more than most. So, what about you? How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset? If you have both, go with whichever you use the most with your primary desktop. You can cast your vote over on the right column on the front page or after clicking on the comment link below.

In our last poll, we asked what you most want to see under the tree this Christmas. Solid-state drives and new graphics cards topped the list with 27% and 26% of the vote, respectively. Sandy Bridge slotted into third place with 16%, while a trunkload of new games garnered a 12% share. The rest of the votes were split between an iPad or tablet PC at 10% and an Ontario- or Zacate-based laptop at 9%.

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    • stratosrally
    • 9 years ago

    KRK Rokit Powered 6 Gen2 Studio Monitors from a Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer with Grado Sr60i headphones… blows away my old Creative GigaWorks T40 PC speakers.

    • Tamale
    • 9 years ago

    at one time my ‘pc speakers’ was my entire home theater setup.. pair of polk’s for the fronts, polk center, sony rears, velodyne sub, onkyo receiver.. grand total was well over a grand…

    • stratosrally
    • 9 years ago

    KRK Rokit Powered 6 Gen2 Studio Monitors conected through a Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer and Grado Sr60i headphones. Smokes my Creative Labs GigaWorks T40 PC speakers…

    • dashbarron
    • 9 years ago

    Cheers to this poll. I have been looking for a decent 5.1 surround set that doesn’t sound like crap. I’m an audo noob, so I’ve been leary of buying something lest it be the “wrong” thing.

    • Voldenuit
    • 9 years ago

    My best speakers are probably my Senn HD555s. Got them for $50.

      • dearharlequin
      • 9 years ago

      Amen to this. HD555s are the best bang for your buck hands down.

    • clone
    • 9 years ago

    bought Klipsch 4.1’s back in 2000 that cost $500 + tax, now using Logitech 5500’s that cost $300 or more I think…. had them for years and forget.

    I think the Klipsch’s were better to be honest but I flipped them for a good price and don’t really care about speakers anymore, so long as it’s clear to a level beyond my comfort zone I’m happy with them.

    • Ihmemies
    • 9 years ago

    Sennheiser HD650 + Meier-Audio amplifier. Maybe 700eur? They were like 350€ in 2004 when I bought them. Best value ever.

    • Bensam123
    • 9 years ago

    For a headset I wouldn’t use anything else besides Sennheiser. I still have my pair and I haven’t found anything better on the market.

    My speakers on the other hand are a completely different story. My creative S750s burned out randomly one day and I ended up with a few options, none of which seemed all that great. There aren’t any high end PC speakers on the market anymore… so I just made my own. I used a receiver to translate, put a mount in amp in my old subwoofer and I was good to go.

    I highly suggest anyone who cares about their speaker setup for their computer to go this route from now on. All the low end speakers from manufactures are garbage now and they don’t make any high end systems.

    • pedro
    • 9 years ago

    I have 2 x KRK VXT6. ~$1000 for a pair. The 6 inch woofer is a joyous thing to behold. Each cabinet weighs about 15 kg! Truly beastly monitors.

    Also have a 2 x Yamaha HS80M + KRK10S set-up when extra large bass is required.

    • tygrus
    • 9 years ago

    Pair of Yamah monitor speakers MSP5. 60w powered (20 HF +40 LF). I think they were about AU$900 for the pair several years ago.
    Sennheiser HD380 Pro headphones AU$199 on special, Folds into flat case but still much larger than any pocket.

    • barleyguy
    • 9 years ago

    My best powered speakers are Event ASP8 studio monitors at roughly $1200 a pair (not counting the subwoofer, which is a PS110B at $400, and also not counting the center and rear speakers at a total of $900 for the 3. So the total system was $2500 for 5.1.). My most used headphones are Grado SR225i at $200 a pair. But I’m a bit of a collector, so I have several other sets of speakers as well as other headphones and earphones.

    • JimKirk
    • 9 years ago

    I got some Logitech Z5500’s on NewEgg for less than $200 (with free shipping) a few years back. When I listen to tunes, I use optical out to my Pioneer 6.1 system.

    • Starfalcon
    • 9 years ago

    I am still bangin away on an old set of Altec Lansing ATP5’s I must have bought 10 years ago. I think I paid $125 for them back then, but not sure, but it has a nice loud and powerful sub that can annoy my neighbors.

    As for headphones, I have a vintage Koss Pro/4 AAA, dont use them much since the foam ear pads are pretty much toast, but they kick ass.

    • ADRENALIN
    • 9 years ago

    ~$300 for my Z5500
    $99 for my Sony MDR-7506 earphones

    • Kaleid
    • 9 years ago

    Ino Audio piPcrt (1200-1400 dollars) which is pretty much the same as Guru Audio qm10.
    §[<http://guruproaudio.com/category/the-qm10/<]§ Amp varies from a ta2020 based t-amp to Denon 2105 I need a better DAC to achieve better sound really..

    • UberGerbil
    • 9 years ago

    I bought both my speakers and my headphones so long ago that I don’t remember what I paid. In fact I haven’t used my headphones in years (they’re on-ear style, some kind of Sennheiser I bought when I was in an office situation that forced me to use music to blot out distractions), and recently I noticed that the foam ear “cups” were kind of disintegrating — from UV damage I guess. Needless to say, I haven’t been using them. I guess I should check their website and see if they sell replacements.

    Most of the time I have the sound turned off, actually. And I have a drawer full of earbuds that came with various players I’ve bought over the years.

    • thesmileman
    • 9 years ago

    Beyerdynamic DT 990 pros with a good headphone amp. They are soooo freaking comfortable and sound so nice. Also my AKG 701s sound awesome

    • deinabog
    • 9 years ago

    I bought Klipsch’s Promedia 4.1s for one box and their Promedia 5.1 Ultra set for the other (I’m running Creative’s X-Fi Titanium sound card in both machines). I bought the Monster Cable upgrades for both and it’s made a world of difference fidelity-wise.

    • yogibbear
    • 9 years ago

    HD 555’s (~$189 AUD [yes we get gouged on electronics over here in the land of Oz]) and another 200 dollars on speakers and subwoofer.

    • Thresher
    • 9 years ago

    I actually have two sets of speakers. A 5.1 set up for my PC and a 2.1 set up for my Mac.

    My 5.1 is a set of Bose (yeah, I know) that is hooked up to a surround sound receiver. I got the whole thing dirt cheap (like $250) and it does the job for games and movies. It sucks for music though.

    My 2.1 setup is the standard Klipsch speakers. They sound great for music and good for movies. I think I paid around $125 for them. Unfortunately, the Klipschs are starting to have a problem, the left channel is starting to cut out and the volume knob is staticy.

    • TaBoVilla
    • 9 years ago

    WHAT?? PC’s HAVE SOUND??

    why no one ever told me about this?? =(

    and I thought my 16 color display was the bomb, now sound? I can’t wait to throw my LPs away

      • Thresher
      • 9 years ago

      You definitely need an Adlib card.

      • yogibbear
      • 9 years ago

      I heard Mac’s just added sound as a feature that (yet again) PC’s don’t have. Damn Steve Jobs is Cre_a_tive.

    • aatu
    • 9 years ago

    (estimates, don’t remember exacts)
    1999: 250€ for Pioneer VSX-609RDS amplifier
    2001: 160€ for a pair of Audio Pro Stage 55 floor speakers
    2002: 200€ for Audio Pro <something> subwoofer
    (2005: 70€ for Philips SBC HC8410 wireless headphones)

    Integrated soundcard, no problems. Amplifier connected with optical cable, headphone transmitter with analog wire.

    Also had an extra pair of AKAI speakers as satellites for a while, but then I got two rabbits and it would have become too much of a nuisance to protect all the wires from them, so I downgraded from 4.1 to 2.1 setup.

    And just a little reminder why people SHOULDN’T use headphones that much: half an hour usage of headphones will have tripled the amount of bacteria in your ears. No, I don’t have a source for that, probably hearsay. And I don’t remember whether it was 15, 30 or 60 minutes. But it makes sense, especially for the closed (cup type) sets.

      • cphite
      • 9 years ago

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        • aatu
        • 9 years ago

        No, the bacteria isn’t there to begin with. There are basically “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria fighting, and there’s a balance. By using the headphones you deprive the air (especially with the cup types), which creates “a disturbance in the force”, and the “bad” bacteria gets an upper hand and therefore gives it a chance to multiply.

        But yes, it can’t be that serious, there would have been major articles to state that, otherwise. But it can’t be good for you, either. If your body uses its energy to fight off the potential ear infection, it’s usually energy away from something else. You might have more headaches, for example. Or you might feel more tired than usual.

        PS. I’m not a chemist, biologist, doctor or anything between. This is just how I remember some of the things I learned at school and how I applied them together. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?

    • Chrispy_
    • 9 years ago

    I buy expensive headphones and cheap, compact speakers.

    For the same quality speakers as my headphones, I’d need a much larger room and the wealth to invest more on my sound system than a new car.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 9 years ago

    I’ve never bought speakers I just get hand me downs for free. I had antec speakers that blew out and now I have a 2.1 set from the dell my dad bought 8 years ago. They sound good so I’m not complaining ya know.

    • ModernPrimitive
    • 9 years ago

    $300+ for Logitech z5500 5.1 from a $90 x-Fi Titanium on the desktop. The speakers are great for games and movies but I hate them for music.

    $250 or so for Beyerdynamic DT880 80ohm cans for my HP Envy 14.

    No more than use any of lately it was a waste. hehe.. maybe when Tech Report goes full audio 😉

    • Firestarter
    • 9 years ago

    Just HD595’s with a Porta Corda III to drive them.

    • kizzmequik_74
    • 9 years ago

    On my desktop, a Sennheiser HD201 I picked up in a local brick-and-mortar shop for around $30, and a pair of mid-90s era Bose Roommate II speakers I got for absolutely free as part of a “crap left over by my mother’s ex-boyfriend” package. Also, $15 JVC Flats for my office laptop.

    I’m looking to move up to the $200 range of headphones next year plus an amp/DAC, but I’ve got no plans to replace my speakers so far.

    • Skrying
    • 9 years ago

    Current headphones are… Denon’s AH-D2000 for when at my desk and AKG’s K81DJ for mobile use. Ordering a Phiaton MS400 most likely in a couple of days to upgrade from my K81DJ. Source is either directly from my laptop or out of my NuForce HDP.

    Will probably get a Beyerdynamic DT 990 in the next six months and would like to get a Sennheiser HD 650 after that.

    I have a bit of a headphone addiction. It’s a cool hobby because you can trade pairs around pretty easily and get to experience all the various options out there.

    • ThatOneGuy
    • 9 years ago

    About $150 for a set of Sennheiser HD580s, right as they were being phased out, plus about $100 for a Zero DAC/headphone amp running off the onboard optical out. That and a set of Spherex 5.1 surround speakers that were new-old-stock from ebay, which I need to set back up someday.

    Oh, and my first post after lurking for the last 3 or 4 years. =D

    • Lans
    • 9 years ago

    I totally agree with:

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    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    2x Behringer TRUTH 1031A’s. Powered bi-amplified studio monitors connected to my M-Audio FastTrack Mk II. They were only around $100 each, so $200 for the pair. Well worth it to mix stuff with real monitors as opposed to a 2.1 system off the shelf from Best Buy or a bookshelf-style stereo kit or even a fancy home theater system. They are not trutly professional kit, but they are amazing for the money.

    • Krazy14h
    • 9 years ago

    Pair of Toptek Golden Sound Pro 80 watt speakers from a couple decades back. The poll doesn’t really take that into account.

    • absinthexl
    • 9 years ago

    About $400 for a pair of Event PS5’s, and… maybe $250 for the sub? Originally bought them for music mixing and A/V editing.

    Kind of wish I had a surround setup for games, but nothing wrong with spending the money on something that’ll live through a dozen PC upgrades.

    • wingless
    • 9 years ago

    I have a $60 headset. I have some old Creative 5.1 speakers I got for around ~$100. Now if I get any new audio equipment, it will simply be a full home theater system including a 7.1 receiver and 5.1 or better with full HDMI audio and lossless audio support.

    • ShadowTiger
    • 9 years ago

    I have some (old) Logitech 2.1 system thats 200 watts… $90

    $30 sony headphones for me… really durable & comfy : D

    • FireGryphon
    • 9 years ago

    My Klipsch ProMedia v2-400 was darn expensive for computer speakers, and they’ve lived up to their price in the decade that I have it.

    • Chryx
    • 9 years ago

    I’m using a Klipsch ifi, which I got on clearance for £99 but which reviewed well at £400 or so.

    • Suspenders
    • 9 years ago

    $200 on a pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 headphones. This was literally a few days ago.

    Next time when my sound nut friend offers me a listen on his latest headphone gear, I’ll be politely declining 😉

    • travbrad
    • 9 years ago

    I just got some of these recently for $250: §[<http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/542345-REG/M_Audio_9900_52679_00_Studiophile_BX5a_Deluxe_70W.html<]§ They completely blow away my old 5.1 + subwoofer computer speakers that were $100+. The sound is so amazingly clear, even better than my Sennheiser HD280s. They place they really shine is in music production and listening, but they sound great in games too. Perhaps not worth the money solely for gaming though.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 9 years ago

      I looked at those when I bought my Behringers, but at the time there was like a $100 difference – close to 50% above my budget. I bet they sound awesome though. :p

      Edit: actually, it was the BX8a, not the BX5a set. I wanted the 8″ woofers. There’s still a good $100 difference between the BX8a’s and a pair of B1031a’s.

    • Wrakkenruan
    • 9 years ago

    I went for the $201-300; I think they were on sale for $199.99 plus tax, and I’m sure that got me over $201… Anyway, Altec Lansing FX6021 – still sound pretty sweet. Review of them is here:

    §[<http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=357369<]§ Latest audio treasure is my Audio Technica ATH-M50s - $108 from somebody via Amazon - fantastic, accurate, and make my ears happy :) -Martin <><

    • NegativeEntropy
    • 9 years ago

    ~$150 on Senn HD580 not long before they discontinued them (7 years ago?). I did not count my foray into headphone amp making spawned by my headphone research (likely another $100 there + many hours).

    • sweatshopking
    • 9 years ago

    I buy whatever I can find cheapest. I use it until it breaks. I’m used to crappy sound, so i’m easy to satisfy.

    • Captain Ned
    • 9 years ago

    $499 for the Headroom Total Bithead/Shure SH500 combo.

    • Mikael33
    • 9 years ago

    “Pc speakers” are for chumps. Tiny satellite speakers(with zero mids) and a huge, shitty, boomy subwoofer, which fails to produce sub 50hz sounds with any authority and has gaping gaps in frequency response, thanks to the undersized satellite speakers and subwoofer, which is made to produce sounds far higher than it’s meant to FTMFL!
    I use M-Audio BX8 studio monitors. I got them for $270 shipped and you cannot buy a pair of “pc speakers” which even comes close, for any amount of money. There are some caveats to owning such massive speakers, either you need a huge desk or speaker stands, which you should have anyway and I need! Your ears will thank you though.
    I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 485 headphones I use late at night, or to mix audio with btw. Replaced a pair of Grado Sr80’s, which I broke 🙁
    If you can’t get a pair of real speakers I think it’s much preferred to use headphones, because pc speakers sound so fucking horrible. Last time I used my Logitech Z5300’s I nearly had an aneurysm in my ear because they sounded so bad.

      • Thresher
      • 9 years ago

      I have been looking at a pair of Audioengine 2s to replace my Klipsch. I might get a sub for them too. I’ve heard the 5s and they sounded awesome, but they are just too big for my desk.

      • albundy
      • 9 years ago

      totally agreed! I’ve been using the Alesis M1 Mark Two’s reference monitors and couldn’t be happier! Logitech seems to think features are better than quality.

        • Mikael33
        • 9 years ago

        Well it’s partially, er mostly the fault of their customers, most people think loud, shitty bass sounds good. Evidence of that could be seen in the majority of car audio systems. Until the majority of people realize that loud, shitty bass doesn’t sound good, companies will continue to make pc speakers which have a shitty subwoofer, which is too loud, even turned all the way down, with 10$ satellites for speakers and either no tweeter, or a crappy one.

    • no51
    • 9 years ago

    $80 for my Logitech Z-540 5.1 speaker system. Can’t really complain.

    • Kurotetsu
    • 9 years ago

    $90 – Audio Technica ATH-AD700s
    $240 – Set of (Updated) M-Audio BX5A Deluxes

    • Sunburn74
    • 9 years ago

    220 for my sennheiser hd 600s

    • UltimateImperative
    • 9 years ago

    Around $900 for a pair of Yorkville USM-1P IIs + stands.

    • DeadOfKnight
    • 9 years ago

    IMO it’s really a waste to spend the money on a really nice video and sound card without having nice output hardware to get the most of your investment. So I have a nice $600 display as well as $330 total spent on speakers, and it really does a lot to enhance the experience of music and video and add to the immersiveness of games. I do a lot of research on price/performance before dropping the dough on my PC and after reading reviews I dump the rest of my budget on I/O hardware that should last through many upgrades. It does no good to cheap out on these things, but again I don’t expect everyone else’s priorities to mirror my own.

    • crsh1976
    • 9 years ago

    Paid $60 for a Sennheiser headset with mic some 4 years ago, it’s still in use every day as I don’t use speakers to keep the noise down (I like my music and games very loud).

    • DeadOfKnight
    • 9 years ago

    Well I have the logitech z-2300 speakers that I use most often which are about $130 but i have more expensive $200 ultrasone ozma 7 headphones that i use while gaming and a asus xonar dx and to be fair I have had the z-5500 sound system on my wishlist for quite awhile which is over $300 so really I dunno which I should choose.

    • HisDivineShadow
    • 9 years ago

    A little under $200 for my Audio Technica ATH-A900.

      • Decelerate
      • 9 years ago

      Lucky you, my brother broke mine. I’ll get the AD900 if a good deal shows up.

      Got Sony’s MDR-SA5000 (roughly 500-550$ back then) + Logitech Z2300

      I’d say 700$ total.

    • potatochobit
    • 9 years ago

    I have my PC soundcard connected to my home theater system so I guess that doesnt count

    • Arominus
    • 9 years ago

    I went ape and purchased a Klipsch HD1000 HT set on mega clearance @ ultimate electronics about 6 months ago. It set me back $500 but these combined with my older Denon AVR-1803 make for a pretty wicked setup. I need a reciever with HDMI audio ability but for now analog out is doing the job nicely.

    Yeah thats just for the computer room 😀

    • geekl33tgamer
    • 9 years ago

    Well, I did have Logitech Z-5500D speakers. They sounded great in movies and games (very loud sub!), but were lacking when you play audio.

    Ditched them for Creative (By name only, Cambridge Soundworks make them) Gigaworks S750’s instead. They are now 3 years old, and work perfectly – They also sound fantastic. They were also pretty expensive @ £295 when you could get them, but sadly Creative no longer offer any such products for their soundcards. There’s no 7.1 speakers or high end products carrying the Gigaworks name (or prices!) any more:(

      • tdsevern
      • 9 years ago

      Creative S750’s are pretty amazing sounding. Sadly, mine decided to die on me this past summer. The sub driver started making terrible noises so I replaced the driver and now it wont turn on! What to do with the 7 speakers… Still havent found a replacement set so ive been using headphones for 6 months 🙁

    • thermistor
    • 9 years ago

    The Logitech 5.1 that usually runs $75-100 is on mama’s PC. I got some Fatal1ty headphones a couple years ago cheap, but they’re usually in the $50-75 range.

    Both have a noticably better sound than the $19.95 headphones/cheapo 2.1 systems that the kids have (I deprive my kids so much…), without the pronounced background hum.

    • slash3
    • 9 years ago

    When I first put it together, it was about $1,000. Yamaha DD/DTS 5.1 receiver, Paradigm Atoms front/rear and a Sony powered subwoofer. I later added a Paradigm Cinema center speaker.

    • Zyphos
    • 9 years ago

    Boston Acoustics 2.1 is about the most expensive for PC speakers. I think they were $75 when I bought them and they still sound great. I choose to spend more on my HT setup. 🙂

    • paulWTAMU
    • 9 years ago

    about 150 on a 2.1 setup. it’s not an audiophile thing but they sound good!

    • Corrado
    • 9 years ago

    I have a pair of Senn HD280Pro’s that were $100 in 2003 and still have. They still work and sound fantastic.

    Also have a pair of Abit iDome speakers. Meant to get the subwoofer to match, but never did. Now they’re NLA, so I won’t be getting those! 🙂 Oh well, I never missed them anyways. The full range stereo setup sounds good enough for me.

    • RMSe17
    • 9 years ago

    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 (used) – 100$
    broke after 5 years
    Klipsch Promedia 5.1 Ultra (used)- 200$
    broke after 2 weeks – sent to a guy to fix for 80$
    he didn’t really identify the problem, eventually I found it myself and fixed.
    Razor 5.1 headset on sale.. forgot price.

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    More than $300 on some Klipsch 4.1’s when I was rolling in the money (i.e. before kids.)

    Now $60 Sennheiser headphones with electrical tape and a shaky solder holding it together.

    lifelesson: Get a vasectomy if you want nice soundg{<.<}g

      • plasticplate
      • 9 years ago

      Will definitely keep that in mind 🙂

      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago

      I hear ya, except I think I would let her get “fixed” I mean she will eventually go sterile after menopause anyway………..so ya

      Actually I think the wife is more expensive than children, I am not used to being such a welfare case, some days its depressing.

        • plasticplate
        • 9 years ago

        HeHe…. just wait till ur wife reads this post …..

      • SomeOtherGeek
      • 9 years ago

      I thought it was the headphones for the kids that was killing us? Well, at least, mine did.

    • fent
    • 9 years ago

    I got a set of klipsch promedia 2.1 speakers for 95 refurbed 8 years ago or so. Been pretty fantastic.

    • kravo
    • 9 years ago

    I got my Cambridge Soundworks DTT2200 5.1 speaker system for about $25 from a friend of mine who bought it after he heard my old speaker system -also from Cambridge Soundworks-, which was only 4.1.
    I got that for 250 DM -Deutsche Mark- (ca. €120) 10 years ago. One of the satellites fell during a dusting, which degraded it to 3.1, but I gave it to a friend who still uses it, and apart of the missing speaker, it still rocks. So does mine 5.1. The build quality is amazing, I don’t think I’ll ever need other speakers. (Except if I’ll dust one off again…)

    • ucisilentbob
    • 9 years ago

    Still rocking my Z-560’s from 2003…

    • khands
    • 9 years ago

    Basically nothing for my two speaker system, poor ears means I can cheap out on something!

    • flip-mode
    • 9 years ago

    $80 for my 2.1 speakers some 5 years ago and no sign of needing an upgrade. They’re nothing worth bragging about, but sound comes out of em good enough to deliver to the room that they are in.

    I don’t have a headset yet, but coincidentally they are on my immediate shopping list. In fact, I just told someone today that these were on my birthday list: §[<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826263010<]§ What can I say? I'm a "working class" dude and cannot afford the top shelf stuff.

    • SNM
    • 9 years ago

    You need to have another poll option for $300-$400, then $400+. My Logitech Z5500s were ~$330, and I’ve heard plenty of audiophiles complain about how awful they are. There should be a distinction between those and “gobs and gobs”. :p

      • Krogoth
      • 9 years ago

      Are they the same audiophiles who happen to spend several hundred USD on dubious, snakes oil non-sense? 😉

        • KoolAidMan
        • 9 years ago

        Not necessarily. $300 for a 5.1 set is the product of the number of speakers, not the quality of the individual speakers.

        Get five low quality speakers and you will get low quality sound.

        Spend the same amount on a good stereo pair and you will get obviously better sound quality. My last upgrade was from a 5.1 Klipsch set (long since discontinued and better than the Logitechs) to a Bowers & Wilkins stereo pair on one machine and an M-Audio stereo pair on the other. Both sound better for listening to music, no question.

      • dashbarron
      • 9 years ago

      I’ve heard the same thing about this budget 5.1 system. I’m not sure what stats to look for but everyone says these are an aweful combo to have; though they attract those who want a cheap set up.

    • Norphy
    • 9 years ago

    Not a huge amount. The first significant amount of money I spent on speakers was about £100 for a set of Videologic Digitheatre speakers but I don’t use them any more. I’ve spent about £60 on Sennheiser HD555 headphones which get used from time to time. To be honest, I’ve spent the last few years using the speakers in my iMac which may not be the best in the world but are still perfectly adequate for me.

    • bthylafh
    • 9 years ago

    Around $60 for my Sennheiser headset.

      • nerdrage
      • 9 years ago

      Same here. HD497. Love them.

    • Sargent Duck
    • 9 years ago

    Kinda ashamed to say this, but I don’t know. A couple of years ago I bought a used computer and a set of Altec Lansings 5.1 were thrown in. I’m not an audiophile in any way, shape or form so these have been performing to my level of expectation (which isn’t very high). They probably go between the $101 – $150 mark I would imagine.

      • plasticplate
      • 9 years ago

      Ashamed of what dude? 5.1 Altec Lansing system? If that’s it, then i would say u do have some high expectations 🙂

    • firestorm02
    • 9 years ago

    AKG K272HD cans are the only way to go for me. Great soundstage, comfortable and closed back, what more can you ask for.

    EDIT: They were aboot $250

    • designerfx
    • 9 years ago

    honestly the edimensional audiofx or whatever the name of it is, was a pretty damn good headset for gaming. however, what is best for music is probably an entirely different story.

    • plasticplate
    • 9 years ago

    More than 300$, but then again, i’m not sure they would just qualify as just speakers. I connect my Home Theater receiver to my sound card thru optical and use a secondary monitor as TV which is connected to my HT too and hence the speakers are not dedicated PC speakers.

    • boing
    • 9 years ago

    Judging by how ridiculously low the USD is, I’ll have to adjust my number up by 25%. ;P

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