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They're currently on sale on Newegg and I'm really tempted to pick them up. I've been reading some reviews and it sounds like the bass isn't as sharp as some but they satellites sound quite nice. What do you guys think? The general consensus I got from searching them on the forums was that they are NOT worth the $250, but would they be worth the $180? I'm currently using a Dell soundbar from my monitors so really anything would be an upgrade >.>
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I just picked these up a couple weeks ago. Upgraded from Z2300 because I was tired of the Z2300's overpowering bass.

And they did exactly what the reviews said. The sound is clear and crisp and bass can be actually be controlled. They sound great with onboard sound but got even better when I put my Xonar DG in. The bass is not as strong as the z2300 was but it can still vibrate the floor when the bass hits.

For the average user or partial audiophile, these are a great set. Google sp2500 and read all the great reviews on them.

But once the hardcore audiophiles see your thread, they'll come here and tell you that this set is garbage because it's a set of computer speakers. Seen it lots of times when I was researching them on here. Disregard that. Sound is subjective and we don't all like the same thing and we all don't have a need for the highest top end audio.
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Nope they're not worth it, you could do a lot better for the same money. Give me a moment to dig some stuff up for you.

*EDIT*

You could get a set of




They'd sound a lot nicer.
Edited by Cyph3r - 10/19/11 at 3:42am
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Well... that was two completely different response. *sigh* I feel like if there's one thing in the world that everybody cannot agree on, it's audio.

@Cyph3r... what makes those better, and what subwoofer would you recommend to go with them?
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Well... that was two completely different response. *sigh* I feel like if there's one thing in the world that everybody cannot agree on, it's audio.

@Cyph3r... what makes those better, and what subwoofer would you recommend to go with them?
They're better because they're studio monitors, they're made for perfect audio response. Look at reviews for them and you'll see what I mean.

A lot of people who say the Corsair will be fine is because they haven't heard speakers like the AV40, or any good 2.0 bookshelf/monitor setup. So they don't realise you can actually get better for less.

And to be honest, if moneys tight, it's not even strictly necessary to get a seperate sub. They provide a suprising amount of bass. Better than the Corsair setup.

*Edit*

Not saying you'd be disappointed with the Corsair setup. As you said, anythings an upgrade over what you have now. But there are better options out there for the same/less money
Edited by Cyph3r - 10/19/11 at 3:57am
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Well money is a little tight right now... but in January money will be as loose as a prostitute. Throw a sub at me man, what you got
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