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So I’ve pretty much upgraded everything on my desktop, just left with my old speakers from dell(2 speakers with subwoofer). So right now I’m kind of clueless what to go with. I think I may have to go with 2.1 since I am space limited (Pic below) or could I put a 5.1?

Also what do you guys recommend? Ive read that Corsair, klipsch do good. And that logitech is in the meh department on speakers. I don’t have a soundcard atm I will use them mainly for gaming and listening to the best genre of the world Trance <3

Reps for guidance.

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I'm no professional audiophile but here are some basic yet great-sound recommendations, of which I have heard with my own ears:

Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 - Awesome sound and great experience for the price. Hard to beat at it's price without moving to an external source like a receiver and monitor setup.

M-Audio AV40's and AV30's - The AV40's are deeper in bass and I think provide some clearer mids, but both sets are equally good quality.

M-Audio BX5A - These are amplified studio quality 2.0 speakers with quite a kick. They are easily well recommended on many sites and they sound fantastic to my ears.

The next best thing is to find a good receiver or amplifier and hook up mid-to-high-end bookshelf speakers. I personally drive two Boston Acoustic CR6 bookshelf speakers this way from my computer.
    
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post #3 of 16
Klipsch Promedia 2.1. Love mine. They've been at the top for years. I'd like to see a refresh though!
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I run a Logitech Z-560 THX 4.1 without the rear speakers (so 2.1) and it's received a number of WOWs.
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post
I'm no professional audiophile but here are some basic yet great-sound recommendations, of which I have heard with my own ears:

Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 - Awesome sound and great experience for the price. Hard to beat at it's price without moving to an external source like a receiver and monitor setup.

M-Audio AV40's and AV30's - The AV40's are deeper in bass and I think provide some clearer mids, but both sets are equally good quality.

M-Audio BX5A - These are amplified studio quality 2.0 speakers with quite a kick. They are easily well recommended on many sites and they sound fantastic to my ears.

The next best thing is to find a good receiver or amplifier and hook up mid-to-high-end bookshelf speakers. I personally drive two Boston Acoustic CR6 bookshelf speakers this way from my computer.
Yeah ive keep finding Klipsch Promedia 2.1, leaning to those atm. Dunno if it would be a tight fit on my desk since there "boxy".

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Originally Posted by Psykhotic View Post
Klipsch Promedia 2.1. Love mine. They've been at the top for years. I'd like to see a refresh though!
Currently leaning on those but I read that the $80 corsairs are really good too.

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I run a Logitech Z-560 THX 4.1 without the rear speakers (so 2.1) and it's received a number of WOWs.
Having a hard time finding those, are they kind of old?

Thanks guys keep em coming
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Having a hard time finding those, are they kind of old?

Thanks guys keep em coming
I guess when you measure a product's age in decades, yes, they're quite old.

There's a more current model that's similar in spec and quality to the 560 but I don't recall right this minute.
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I guess when you measure a product's age in decades, yes, they're quite old.

There's a more current model that's similar in spec and quality to the 560 but I don't recall right this minute.
Hehehe.

This is tempting me for the price: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C13-1220#
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post #8 of 16
Trance? You're going to want a subwoofer right out the box, go for the Klipsch 2.1.
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Trance? You're going to want a subwoofer right out the box, go for the Klipsch 2.1.
I guess in 2.1 klipsch 2.1 reigns over.

Could I fit a 5.1, but I would need some sort of stand for the rear speakers huh?
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post #10 of 16
What is your budget? Ideally i would go with proper bookshelf speakers for music duty and add in a small 8-10" sub if within budget or later down the road
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