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Originally Posted by Joksta View Post
Let me re-edit this:

I have a laptop with a ****ty internal sound card. That means if I buy 2.0 speakers and a separate sub I would have to have another device that would help me connect them all.

That device would be like an external sound card or a DAC (not sure whether a DAC would let me do it).



Therefore if I buy the speakers and the sub I would also have to purchase something separate to help me connect them. What would that extra device cost? $50? $75?
Well most laptops nowadays have room for 5.1 sound (atleast all the ones i've purchased in the last few years). I think that you can purchase a USB soundcard for like 20 bucks.

200 dollars won't get you alot, and I was under the impression that you were looking for something with no regards to money. For 200, I would recommend the 2.1 Klipsch as it seems like what you want to get. If you are considering other things, I would recommend getting a receiver and some bookshelfs or floor speakers (this can be easily obtained with shopping via craigslist or being smart about where you throw your money). The M-Audio Bx5s are pretty nice too.

TBH, you need to give more information as to what kind of room and party scene you are expecting, as well as what kind music you listen to.
For example, if you are gunna be doing a lot of rap, I would suggest purchasing a seperate subwoofer as most subs that come paired with speakers blow. You could also consider using a PSU and re-wiring a car sub (which would give you the bass you need for cheap) In my room I have a Memphis 12" M3 on a 1000watt amp/psu and it's pretty nice. It's also in a ported box which makes for some decent base.
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post #32 of 64
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rewiring speakers is way too complicated and from the lack of 2.1 suggestions i've seen i guess the klipsch it is .... if there were that many good 2.1 systems people would have mentioned at least a few ... thx for the suggestions guys
post #33 of 64
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If that's the case just get two decent floorstanders and be done with it. A subwoofer isn't always neccessary, especially if it's for music (which is also another factor to think of).

These are awesome for example (I've heard them in person, and was shocked by how good they sound for their price). You would need a reciever however.



Discussed via PM (just so no one thinks I'm ignoring him, lol).

For the benefits of others reading I'll throw up some pros and cons.

Pros:
Look great (subwoofer lights up white)
Great build quality and cabling
Four full range transducers per speaker give really good sound quality
Fairly powerful bass for the subwoofers size
Adjustable listening angle on speakers
Fill a room surprisingly well (room they're currently in is around 6x6 metres)

Cons:
Not neccessarily the most powerful
No headphone port
Possibly the price, they're cheap on Ebay though.
Touch sensitive master volume controls
They have a headphone port.
Look on your right side of your speaker.

Oh the HK set, nvm.
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1) Quality sound. I don't want the sound to crack or break at higher volume levels.
I don't know how the sp2500's sound quality is compared to the swan or klipsch. But apparently they are pretty good and one thing that is mentioned constantly is how good they sound even on the highest volumes.

Sub is massive as well and control pod is nice for different settings. Buut they are a bit pricey, but i think worth it.
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post #35 of 64
If I had the moneys I would definitely try out the Focal XS 2.1 Only 70WRMS for bass and 30WRMS per speaker. But these sound amazing, so I've heard.
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post #36 of 64
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If I had the moneys I would definitely try out the Focal XS 2.1 Only 70WRMS for bass and 30WRMS per speaker. But these sound amazing, so I've heard.
Those are like $600 though. You can buy a lot better for that much money. Reminds me of Bose tbh.
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the pro media's are great but there is some quality control. my set only has one working speaker at the moment. i think it is because of the control pod. from what i have read it is a fairly common problem. i am also a little concerned that Klipsch recently was purchased by audiovox. they do sound really good though.
post #38 of 64
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Harman Kardon Soundsticks III

The bass, which can hit some pretty good lows surprisingly, and sound quality on these is actually pretty good for what they are. Especially considering they're actually not that powerful aswell (though you honestly wouldn't think it).

I paid £100 at retail brand new for them, they can be bought for much cheaper, they sound better than most dedicated midi system speakers and in quality are comparable to more expensive speaker systems (while not as powerful). I was heavily impressed by them when I got them home and setup on my PC. I play music on these more than I do my 5.1 Boston Acoustics setup.

They get some attention due to their styling aswell.

My only gripe with them is the lack of a headphone port.
Used to have a couple, both offered really boomy crap (seriously, h/k?) and bottomed out and died.
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Budget? Lookin at a pair of BlueSky Ex02s myself
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Budget? Lookin at a pair of BlueSky Ex02s myself
Those cost less than my subwoofer alone, jeez guys paying $500 for a mediocre system.
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