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Well, my X540 set has started to give me buzzing sounds from the subwoofer and it's only getting worse. It makes crackling and popping noises, so I'm ready to replace these.

I don't need another 5.1 system. I'm sure it'd be just as cheap anyways. But moving on, I need something that will last more than a year, and must be compact. What are some suggestions? I'd like to keep it under $150 at the very most. I'm not an audiophile by any means, just something that sounds the same or perhaps even better.

Any suggestions?
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Look into the Klipsch 2.1

 
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The good news is, finding something that sounds better than the x540s is not a challenge.

By compact, can you give a general idea of the dimensions/footprint for the speakers you are looking for? Nobody but yourself knows the room measurements and desk space you have to work with and without knowing that it's mainly just reduced to making fairly blind recommendations.
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Well, something similar to the x540s. A .5*ft² footprint would probably be the absolute maximum I could work with, and I'd have to do some serious rearranging to accommodate room for them.

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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post
Those speakers look really great. I'm assuming you own those. If so, what types of music have you played on them? I'm going to be listening to mostly classic rock and dubstep along with a little rap, too. How do they fair with those types?
Edited by slosha69 - 5/11/11 at 2:13pm
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Well, something similar to the x540s. A .5*ft² footprint would probably be the absolute maximum I could work with, and I'd have to do some serious rearranging to accommodate room for them.



Those speakers look really great. I'm assuming you own those. If so, what types of music have you played on them? I'm going to be listening to mostly classic rock and dubstep along with a little rap, too. How do they fair with those types?
They're really great with almost any kind of music(this is why I like speakers).

Also, consider the Swan M10 if you want better overall quality sound. Get the Klipsch if you want a louder system with more bass than the M10.
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Well, my X540 set has started to give me buzzing sounds from the subwoofer and it's only getting worse. It makes crackling and popping noises, so I'm ready to replace these.

I don't need another 5.1 system. I'm sure it'd be just as cheap anyways. But moving on, I need something that will last more than a year, and must be compact. What are some suggestions? I'd like to keep it under $150 at the very most. I'm not an audiophile by any means, just something that sounds the same or perhaps even better.

Any suggestions?
Get a new woofer from partsexpress for a few bucks?
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Get a new woofer from partsexpress for a few bucks?
Nah, might be enclosure. Also not worth upgrading a crappy Logitech speaker system
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Ha, thanks Fear. I already bought the Klipsch's directly last night. To be honest, as long as they sound better than the X540s, I really couldn't care less. Having more bass is the more important factor in this case, so the Klipsch's are probably my best bet anyway.

Thanks anyways, though.
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Sweet jesus, I just got these speakers today! I got home from work at 11 PM, so I've only been able to test them out with headphones attached. My god, does it really amp the headphone jack? My x540's could never drive my headphones as loud as Klipsch's. And these headphones are some cheap $20 Koss phones.

Amazing amzing. Can't wait to test them out tomorrow. Thanks Gunderman for the wonderful suggestion.
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