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I'm no audiophile but after being through a few pairs of 2.1 and 2.0 speaker setups from wallyworld I've decided that a decent pair of monitors is the way to go. I used to have a $100 budget but bumped it up to $150 shipped.

I came across these and they don't seem to bad, but hey, what do I know

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/MS40.aspx

They seem nice for the price point, but can I do any better?

Also I know this is a pet peeve more than anything but if possible can the suggestions be dark colours (preferably black), not all white, blue, red.
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The AV40 is also in the price range. If you want better bang for your buck, find used studio monitors on CL.
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Originally Posted by ThumperSD View Post
The AV40 is also in the price range. If you want better bang for your buck, find used studio monitors on CL.
My town is so small, I doubt that would even be possible. Plus I prefer to buy new.

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Sorry, but looking for speakers here.
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I don't have a lot of experience with this, but I have the M-Audio AV 40s and they sound great.

Initially when I plugged them in (Xonar STX sound card) and I was surprised that they didn't sound very good. Not at all what I was expecting from $150 speakers. I started reading reviews and lots of people said to let them play for a while. After breaking them in, either they changed, or I changed, or both, because they sound awesome now. I added a sub for some low-end punch and couldn't be happier.
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AV40

Used BX5a

Behringer 2030/2031 if possible.
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Audio Technicia M-50s <3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
Audio Technicia M-50s <3
No heaphones, sorry. What about the Behringers I posted? They are with in my limit and the specs don't look to bad. It has to be 150 max shipped and I would prefer to buy new.
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Still looking guys, I want to order soon. I'm tired of using earbuds with my PC....
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