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To break it down briefly I was thinking of getting 2.0, but I need the sub for the parties I want to throw. What are the best 2.1 speakers you would recommend and why?

I am looking for:

1) Quality sound. I don't want the sound to crack or break at higher volume levels.

2) Powerful sub. This is very important for parties. I want the sub to be boomy, but also crisp especially at higher volume levels.

3) Longevity in the product meaning i dont want it breaking down on me.



After talking with some OCN members and doing the research I have narrowed it down to two. However I am interested in other suggestions.



HiVi Swans M10 2.1 Multimedia Speaker
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Swans M10 Specification
Acoustic System
Series :Swans 2.1 Multimedia Speaker
System Type :1-way vented box active system Driver Configuration
Woofer :5"
Frequency Range :42-5kHz
Power Handling :10-40W
Amplifier System
Frequency Range :100Hz-20kHz
Rated Power :8Wx2 RMS
Signal-to-Noise :>88dB
Distortion :THD < 0.01% ( 8Ω?1KHz?1W )
Input Sensitivity : 600mV
Input Impedance :22KΩ
Separate Degree :>60dB(L?R)
Others
Finish :Pearl white panel with black flat PVC
Dimension : 245×258×172
Net Weight (Kg) :4.2 kg
Swans M20S Satellite Speaker Specification
Acoustic System
System Type :2-way 1st sealed box system
Driver ConfigurationWoofer :3"
Tweeter :20mm dome tweeter
Frequency Range :140Hz--20kHz
Distortion :280Hz-20kHz=1% (2.83 V/1m)
Sensitivity :87dB 2.83V/1m
Nominal Impedance : 4Ω
Power Handling :1-20W
Others
Finish :Pearl white panel with black flat PVC
Dimension :110×100×172
Net Weight (Kg) :0.84 k

AND

Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speakers
Quote:
SPECIFICATIONS
ACCESSORIES: WB-1 Bracket
(sold separately)
AMPLIFIER POWER: Peak Power: 200 Watts total system
Satellites: 35 watts/channel @ 5% THD, 1KHz, two channels driven
Subwoofer: 130 watts peak (50 watts @ 5% THD, 50 Hz continuous)
BUILT FROM: 2000
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY: HF: 5kHz
DIMENSIONS: Satellite: 8.5" (21.59cm) x 4.2" (10.67cm) x 5.67" (14.4cm)
Subwoofer: 9.5" (24.13cm) x 9.8" (24.9cm) x 10.2" (25.9cm)
ENCLOSURE MATERIAL: Satellites: ABS
Subwoofer: MDF
ENCLOSURE TYPE: Satellitessealed
Subwooferbass reflex
FINISHES: Black
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 31Hz - 20kHz
HIGH FREQUENCY HORN: 90(o) x 40(o) MicroTractrix(r) Horn
INPUTS: MP3 two-channel soundcard miniplug
MAXIMUM ACOUSTIC OUTPUT: 106dB SPL
OUTPUTS: Headphone
SUBWOOFER: One side-firing 6.5" (16.51cm) long-throw fiber composite cone
TWEETER: 0.75" Poly compression driver
VOLTAGE: 110/120 VAC
WEIGHT: Satellite: 2.1 lbs. (0.95kg)
Subwoofer: 11 lbs. (5kg)
WOOFER: 3" long-throw fiber-composite cone



==========================================


Right now I am leaning towards the Klipsch, because it is more boomy and has stronger sub. Any recommendations?
Edited by Joksta - 6/21/11 at 7:15pm
post #2 of 64
Thread Starter 
What about the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500
High-power 2.1 PC Speaker System


Is the price difference of almost $120 worth it? I can easily get the Klipsch 2.1 for around $100, but for the SP I would easily have to pay $200+.
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KLIPSCH PRO MEDIA 2.1 The best speakers in the world for the price... They run laps around bose, hell they put some home theater speakers to shame. You can get them for around 120 dollars.
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Klipsch pro media 2.1 ftw
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post #5 of 64
You'd be much better off getting a pair of bookshelf speakers and pairing them with a separate subwoofer. None of the subs included in the 2.1 computer speaker sets are really that great. Definitely not something you'd want at a party.
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I have no idea of how mine stack up against whats already listed, but I've been very happy with my Logitech Z-2300 2.1 (8" sub).
Edited by Inteller - 6/21/11 at 9:22pm
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Those Swans look amazing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ljason8eg;13959110 
You'd be much better off getting a pair of bookshelf speakers and pairing them with a separate subwoofer. None of the subs included in the 2.1 computer speaker sets are really that great. Definitely not something you'd want at a party.

I can't agree

My little Boston Acoustic setup is LOUD. Crispy and clear, and has incredible bass.

I was all around surprised as hell with it. Better than any bookshelf stereo I've had... LOL

@ OP: I would go with Klipsch. Have had numerous component speakers, a subwoofer, some monitors, and several pairs of headphones by Klipsch. Top notch stuff
Edited by DizturbedOne - 6/22/11 at 2:37am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Inteller;13959163 
I have no idea of how mine stack up against whats already listed, but I've been very happy with my Logitech Z-2300 2.1 (8" sub).


It doesn't lol. doh.gif

Esp. at that price. I think I paid 89 bucks for mine, one of the speakers blew already. The sub is still going strong though.
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My vote goes to the Klipsch.
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