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as i said in my previous post get the Titanium HD for sound card and
and the Audio Engine A2 for speakers
http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-2
How do you think they'll hold up in movies? I know they are small 6”(H) x 4”(W) x 5.25”(D), but do they atleast have enough bass. Or are they best paired with a separate sub?
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for a cheap sound card with superb quality, http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...phile2496.html

http://www.emu.com/products/product.asp?product=10447
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How do you think they'll hold up in movies? I know they are small 6â€(H) x 4â€(W) x 5.25â€(D), but do they atleast have enough bass. Or are they best paired with a separate sub?
the speakers i mentioned has good low frequencies. you can pretty much hear all of those deep sounds that you will not hear on normal speakers.
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the speakers i mentioned has good low frequencies. you can pretty much hear all of those deep sounds that you will not hear on normal speakers.
Yeah I was just reading up on them and comparing them to A5 specs......the B20230A and A5 price are the same, but specs of A5 seems better.

The Studiophile BX5a Deluxe doesn't seem to have the same low frequency as A5 and is priced more than A5.

It seems like A5's specs and price is my main base comparison. And also the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD as the base sound card.
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How do you think they'll hold up in movies? I know they are small 6â€(H) x 4â€(W) x 5.25â€(D), but do they atleast have enough bass. Or are they best paired with a separate sub?
Well .. They have good built-in subwoofer but not like seperate one
So since you are going to get thw Titanium HD 140$ so you have about 260$ to spend , then get the Swan M50W those have seperate sub
    
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Yeah I was just reading up on them and comparing them to A5 specs......the B20230A and A5 price are the same, but specs of A5 seems better.

The Studiophile BX5a Deluxe doesn't seem to have the same low frequency as A5 and is priced more than A5.

It seems like A5's specs and price is my main base comparison. And also the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD as the base sound card.
that A5 speakers may have a good look on the specs. but i dont know. i never heard of 'em when it comes to good speakers discussion.

sometimes speakers specifications says it all, but doesn't mean that it will deliver those real frequency response.

find a good review/TEST of that A5 first.

and oh, those speakers i listed is not just an ordinary speakers. they are monitors. monitor speakers means that you can monitor all the sounds that you wanna hear. and that is why they are used in studio's that involves sound.
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AudioEngine's are Sweet. I have the P4's and love them. I haven't listened to the A5's or their competition tbh, but I've never seen any product anywhere reviewed as well as the A5's and I'm very happy with the Audioengine's that I have.
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BX5a are more expensive than A5? I got them for $200 new, I don't recall seeing any A5s around that price.
Anyways, between the two, I'd probably go with the Audioengines.
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Titanium HD is a great sound card, but if you are getting headphones with it, make sure they arent too high impedance, as it does not come with a headphone amp. If you DO want high impedance headphones you could go for a FiiO E9, which is only like $100. That would leave you $260 to spend on headphones, with which i would suggest some 600 OHM beyerdynamic 880s.

Beyerdynamics are known for being very comfortable, so you could use them for a long time.

EDIT: I'll just put out there that for the price, my audio sig's speakers are very good. They go incredibly loud, and the bass is crazy for a set of 2.0 speakers. You can get a dual 1/4 in jack to an 1/8 in jack and a titanium hd, and thats a good setup for $400, leaving you $100 to upgrade to a sub later
Edited by pangolinman - 7/31/11 at 12:28am
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Well .. They have good built-in subwoofer but not like seperate one
So since you are going to get thw Titanium HD 140$ so you have about 260$ to spend , then get the Swan M50W those have seperate sub
The swan m50w do look good and I like that separate volume controller, but I guess now I decided to get a 2.0 setup that can still throw a good amount of bass by itself and maybe grab a sub later this year.

I changed the thread title to 2.0 Active powered speakers.

btw what did you mean about the A2 having a good built-in subwoofer? did you mean a mid woofer? sorry I'm new at this audio tech and terms.

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that A5 speakers may have a good look on the specs. but i dont know. i never heard of 'em when it comes to good speakers discussion.

sometimes speakers specifications says it all, but doesn't mean that it will deliver those real frequency response.

find a good review/TEST of that A5 first.

and oh, those speakers i listed is not just an ordinary speakers. they are monitors. monitor speakers means that you can monitor all the sounds that you wanna hear. and that is why they are used in studio's that involves sound.
I see alot of positive reviews on and so far out of 107 reviews 79 gave it 5 stars.

but I'll check those speakers you recommended at a nearby music store and see if they have any demo.

what main store do you guys usually go to check out active powered speakers? Guitar Center, SamAsh, BestBuy, Apple store?


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AudioEngine's are Sweet. I have the P4's and love them. I haven't listened to the A5's or their competition tbh, but I've never seen any product anywhere reviewed as well as the A5's and I'm very happy with the Audioengine's that I have.
Aren't those passive bookshelf speakers?

What are you using to power them? mini amp or receiver?

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BX5a are more expensive than A5? I got them for $200 new, I don't recall seeing any A5s around that price.
Anyways, between the two, I'd probably go with the Audioengines.
lol didn't check amazon's price...I actually got the price from their main website http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...phileBX5a.html

What made you say "between the two, I'd probably go with the Audioengines."?

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Titanium HD is a great sound card, but if you are getting headphones with it, make sure they arent too high impedance, as it does not come with a headphone amp. If you DO want high impedance headphones you could go for a FiiO E9, which is only like $100. That would leave you $260 to spend on headphones, with which i would suggest some 600 OHM beyerdynamic 880s. Amazon.com: Beyer Dynamic DT 880 Premium 600 OHM Headphones: Electronics Beyerdynamics are known for being very comfortable, so you could use them for a long time.

EDIT: I'll just put out there that for the price, my audio sig's speakers are very good. They go incredibly loud, and the bass is crazy for a set of 2.0 speakers. You can get a dual 1/4 in jack to an 1/8 in jack and a titanium hd, and thats a good setup for $400, leaving you $100 to upgrade to a sub later
the reviews on the are pretty low and bad. They said something about the quality of the capacitors which is a common problem.

but yeah thanks for the info about the Titanium HD not having a headphone amp. Do you recommend a different sound card that is great not only for a 2.0/2.1 speaker but also for headphones? Because I'll probably end up buying a headphone in the future. But for the meantime I'll stick with just 2.0 setup, since I work 8+ hours in front of the computer.

edit: where do you guys shop? Amazon or other place where they sell em for cheap? lol craiglist or ebay?

edit: I should print all these speakers you guys are recommending because my browser is loaded with tabs and bookmarks . Cuz it would definitely make decisioning easier.
Edited by YanYan001 - 7/31/11 at 12:13pm
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