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Hey guys, I'm looking to integrate a receiver into my computer sound and move on from my Logitech Z-2300's. I've been searching for months on bookshelf speakers and cannot come up with anything that really interests me.

I'm looking at 2.0 and 3.0 setups!

What I will be using:

Receiver: Yamaha RX-V663
Speakers: TBD
Connection1: Computer to Receiver - optical/toslink
Connection2: Xbox to Receiver - optical/toslink and/or HDMI
Sub: Polk Audio PSW505 - This will be coming from my HT when I upgrade to a DIY
Monitor: 27" LCD, may eventually have it mounted on a movable arm


Uses:

50% Loud Music (metal,rock,rap,dubstep,etc) - I workout in the same room and need the music loud and the bass to shake walls
50% Casual gaming - I mostly play RPG/RTS games but I do play some FPS.

Needs:

- I want to be able to have very clear and detailed sounds, like you'd hear with some higher quality headphones
- I want to be able to have the volume loud enough to hear several rooms away
- I don't care too much on size as long as they are desktop appropriate, a slimmer/taller speaker would be better than a giant square
- I typically do not like the boxy speakers, something more rounded and visually pleasing - this might be a hard one to find
- Needs to sound good with my large sub
- I prefer material to be of NON wood appearance - no a huge deal as I can always vinyl wrap or paint them
- Need to be work on 95W per channel

Stuff I've looked at:
Paradigm Studio 10
Monitor Audio RX2
Dynaudio DM 2/6
Polk Audio Monitor 45B
JBL Studio 130
Definitive Tech StudioMonitor 45


Anything you guys can recommend?

I know just the speaker for you. Epos Epic 2 ($799/pr)
    
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if you can't afford those. PSB makes a bookshelf called the B6 for $550/pr.
    
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I know just the speaker for you. Epos Epic 2 ($799/pr)
I've seen those mentioned before but that is nearing the price where my wife steps in. haha
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if you can't afford those. PSB makes a bookshelf called the B6 for $550/pr.
That's about the range I was looking for.

Thanks, I'll check them out tomorrow.
 
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I've seen those mentioned before but that is nearing the price where my wife steps in. haha
That's about the range I was looking for.

Thanks, I'll check them out tomorrow.

 

Another one into the mix. The Swan D2.1SE is also around that $550/pr range.

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Newegg has the Creative XFi Titanium HD for $99 after promo. I've found so far that people are saying it's better than the SB Z & Zx,is that true?
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Newegg has the Creative XFi Titanium HD for $99 after promo. I've found so far that people are saying it's better than the SB Z & Zx,is that true?

 

The HD has a better DAC, but does not have dedicated amplifier. The only SB that is a true upgrade is the ZxR.

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I got my Creative Aurvana Lives today, oh man i love them. Perfect for games and still great for music! I'm no audiophile, can't really talk about sound quality but i love it after using Fatal1ties thumb.gif

Thanks for the thread, it's awesome!
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New title holder (in my eyes) for the best EDM earphones:
Denon AH-C400's

Beats the MG7's by a considerable margin. ASOT couldn't sound any better.
Neutral sounding earphones? You got it.
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I thought you didn't like those?
    
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I thought you didn't like those?

Those were maybe the HEADPHONES the NCW500's?

I did seem to have a problem with the C400's (I don't know if I said that publicly) but I thought the lows were distorting.
Long story short:
Lows aren't its forte.

EDIT:
Here's my review smile.gif
http://www.totallydubbed.net/2013/03/20/review-of-the-denon-ah-c400-earphones-a-neutral-sounding-earphone/
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 3/20/13 at 2:35pm
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