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I have these unopened , are they good, will only use for gaming on my pc. Or are the klipsch pro media better idk I know they are old is all lol never opened

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post #2 of 17
Most likely very similar. I bet the Pro media has a little better control over the low end though. This is just speculation though. But 30hz as the low level is just above the room shaking level of bass. Meaning it doesnt produce bass in the subsonic frequencies. The pro media are very close to low end monitor speakers in my opinion. Which means excellent sound reproduction across all frequencies.
    
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So use these?

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post #4 of 17
Looks pretty low end to me. I mean GE does make high end things, a CAT Scanner comes to mind.

But I don't think these are in the same class
    
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I would recommend the klipsch pro media. But since you have these already hook em up and see if you are happy with them. If you are then rock on. If not then move up to the pro medias. I have KRK monitors at home but I am a bit of an audiophile. I also roll on the road with my trusty westone elites. However I often work as a sound professional. Mixing Live audio. You can do with a lot less than what I need. I have heard the pro medias and that sound awesome for the price. They miss a few spots in my sound check material Particularly the bass drop in Requiem for a dreams sound track [track 16 Cleaning Apartment] The bass drop of this track is a clean drop that reveals to me deadspots in sound systems. I often use this to show off JBL Vertec or VRX line arrays to clients. The track starts out pretty simple then shakes the chandeliers and always blows their minds with the clarity and the power of the sound stage I have set up for them.


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post #6 of 17
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between the above, and klipsch pro media 2.1's, will will i get the most out of my titanium hd x-fi?
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post #7 of 17
Man, I think they're both pretty bad quite honestly. The Klipsch's are better but still 5% THD , and 10% for the GE system. That's freakin horrible! I used to do car audio and I wouldn't use anything that would put out more than 1%.
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post #8 of 17
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ok well what do you guys recommend? 5.1surround would be ok also, but i dont want to spend $800 on speakers lol. What do you guys recommend to get the most out of my xifi titanium hd

any of these? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...d=1&name=5.1CH
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post #9 of 17
The Most? Most likely not. As I mentioned there is a few spots in the bass drop of that I have personally noticed. However The pro medias are awesome speakers. I consider them far superior to the creative z5500s. However I have not yet listented to the new corsair sp-2200s which on paper seem to be of better quality and design. However I doubt they will compare to a true monitor rig like mine. I currently have 2 krk rokit 6's and a krk 12s. All of which are designed for accurate music and sound reproduction.

I really think that you will be more than happy with the pro medias. if you like it really loud try the new sp 2200s . if you need more then move up to true monitors. I suggest mixing your monitors with a real mixer though my real mixer isnt that impressive. I use a Soundcraft Spirit folio fx 16 channel mixer. which is pretty basic in my opinion.
    
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post #10 of 17
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well, i kinda dont like it loud, 50% volume, but i want it quality clear, and when like a grenade in bc2 goes off, i like it to RUMBLE lol. will pro medias do that? and do i need the titanium hd? or is that overkill? would onboard be better? i dont want overkill lol for soundcard, maybe just a cheap $30 creative?
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