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I realise that im probably going to get flamed for suggesting that $50 speakers are ok but whatever .biggrin.gif I was happily using an old pair of seanix confused.gif speakers until my brother got his 5.1 setup for his movies, then i decided i wanted a bit more oomph.
I would like to buy them from newegg.CA or amazon.CA and i narrowed it down to these.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cyber-Acoustics-CA-3550-Computer-Speaker/dp/B000068P8R"]http://www.amazon.com/Cyber-Acoustics-CA-3550-Computer-Speaker/dp/B000068P8R[/ame] highest total and sub wattage
[ame="http://www.amazon.ca/Logitech-980-000382-Z313-2-1-Speakers/dp/B002HWRZ2K/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1308612964&sr=1-14"]http://www.amazon.ca/Logitech-980-000382-Z313-2-1-Speakers/dp/B002HWRZ2K/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1308612964&sr=1-14[/ame] I'v heard good things about down firing sub's
[ame="http://www.amazon.ca/Creative-A220-Speaker-System-Black/dp/B003FWHTTA/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1308612964&sr=1-9"]http://www.amazon.ca/Creative-A220-Speaker-System-Black/dp/B003FWHTTA/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1308612964&sr=1-9[/ame] Cheapest of the three

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

EDIT: one reason i chose those three is because of the free shipping.
EDIT#2: fixed link
Edited by 855211 - 6/20/11 at 7:02pm
    
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I'd pick the Logitech z313 out of the two links (the 2nd and 3rd links are the same). But the cyber acoustics pumps out more watts.
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Decent? $50? forget about it. (Being realistic here).
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Decent? $50? forget about it. (Being realistic here).

Alright then "The best i can get for $50"smile.gif
    
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cyber-Acoustics-Subwoofer-Satellite-CA-3602/dp/B0027VT6V4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308623849&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Cyber Acoustics 3 pc Subwoofer/Satellite System CA-3602: Electronics[/ame]

This was recommended to me last week.
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Originally Posted by 855211;13945745 
Alright then "The best i can get for $50"smile.gif

From personal experience after buying two sets of 2.1 speakers in the $40-$70 range its a better idea to save that $50 and put it towards something better IMO. If you can, buy some bargain headphones like the JVC HARX 700's and use them until you can afford some nice speakers. You will enjoy much better sound and wont waste money on something that you will end up upgrading anyways.
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I had the Z313 and didn't like them that much. You couldn't adjust the bass
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I had the Z313 and didn't like them that much. You couldn't adjust the bass

You can with your sound card, but that just made bad speakers sound worse.
post #9 of 10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836113027&Tpk=altec%20lansing%20vs2621

i have read a lot of good things about these speakers and they are frequently sold out on newegg because they have become pretty popular because the word is spreading. you can find them some other places i just posted a link to newegg because i knew they carried them.
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi;13945593 
Decent? $50? forget about it. (Being realistic here).

Yeah. It cracks me up when I see topics here such as "Best 5.1 for $75" on daily basis. It seems like no one here is interested in connecting higher end speaker to a computer?

It may be appropriate to quote John Krutke of zaphaudio.com: "On the other hand, only spending $50 on your speakers is setting your sights pretty low. If this is your primary speaker of choice, the chances are that you just don't care about high fidelity, you can't tell the difference between good and bad sound, or you don't have much money to blow on speakers. This speaker seems to be marketed specifically to folks who fall into at least one of those categories, or more likely all three categories."

For a nice low-end computer setup, I'd invest into a budget 2.1 receiver, new or used, and a pair of $150 bookshelves (maybe Polk Monitor40 or similar), connect to PC and see how it goes. Add sub later if necessary. Chances are good that these speaker will outlast the said computer, so it's not a bad investment. I do realize that not everyone is willing to spend so much money on computer speakers..
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