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I'm sure it exist, but probably not a huge selection. I'm looking to do away from the wires. I know, audio isn't exactly ideal for wireless technology. I currently have ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speakers, and love them, aside from the fact I can't even use them to their full potential. I live in an apartment building, so I can't have the bass too high, or the sound the loud. So I'm curious if there is any recommendations for either....

A. Wireless USB speakers 2.1 Setup
B. USB(very minimal wire management) 2.1 Setup

I believe I saw Creative have a few sets. I refuse to use Bluetooth, must be USB. Like I said, why have all the wires and equipment, if I can't even use them to their full potential. Mind as well make it much cleaner, while getting the same minimal standards. However, I wouldn't mind having a very crystal clear, and booming bass 2.1 setup, as long as it met either A or B.

Sidenote: Any idea why my speakers crackle when turning the knob volume up and down? And while on low, it only comes out of one speaker sometimes.

UPDATE: I don't think the specifics I'm looking for truly exist. So I'm looking for either a 2 or 2.1 setup. The least possible amount of wires. I would prefer the wires to not be the bare connectors/clamp ons. Like the ones on my Pro Medias, I hate it. I'd rather it just plug in. I would like spectacular all around quality with some bass since I'm going with wires. USB would be preferred but that doesn't seem to really exist either.
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Check out these

http://www.aqsound.com/en/product/AQ...oduct_details/

Should be able to get them <$120

They are wireless (up to 100m), the speakers are waterproof, and you can run the speakers battery. Therefore if noise reduction is an issue for you, take the speakers. Bathroom, garden wherever. You can get the sound wherever you want without having to crank up the volume.

The quality is okay as well
     
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Rather than throw needless money at dodgy SQ or unproven reliability i would suggest sticking to cans? The Promedia 2.1s specifically the newer batches seem to be more prone to sub deaths/balance issues hence my reluctance to reco them these days Could be design flaw or nose diving QC (or both)
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I may be able to return these to Best Buy for something else, because I got the protection thing on them. Or get something else entirely. Sweet, so I'm not really losing any money there. But still need to find a good set of 2.1 speakers. The set Matty mentioned looks interesting, I'll have to look more into that. I've read some reviews on a Creative one, and even though they're bluetooth, people are swearing by them.
    
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Whats you budget? There are some decent affordable wireless speakers now, but they are not pc style speakers.
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I don't really have a set budget. I'm looking for the best bang for the buck. But I would like to keep it under $250. I have a small room, so like I said, 2.1 is the most I would want. And like I said before, I still want something that sounds amazing, but it doesn't have to be the best. And I would like a good thump to it. Something good all around(gaming, music, movies).
    
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why getting a wireless if they are 2.1?

you only need one or two plugs for them

you gonna pay more just because they will be wireless
    
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why getting a wireless if they are 2.1?

you only need one or two plugs for them

you gonna pay more just because they will be wireless
That's fine, I don't mind paying a premium for wireless. Reason being, I move this desk around A LOT. Like before bed, I'll wheel it over to my bed so I can lay down. And the setup I currently have has two wires from the bass to the right speaker, two more wires from the bass to the left speaker, and the power plug from the bass to the outlet. Very very messy. I'm trying to get as wireless as possible. Mouse/Keyboard isn't bad if wired, since it doesn't plug to an outlet, just the USB port.
    
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I don't know if you realize it or not, but wireless speakers have to be lugged into an outlet to get their power. If you are just putting them on your pc desk you might as well not worry about wireless, because they too need to be plugged in.

If your wanting a decent wirelss sub and 2 speakers for 250$ it's not going to happen. Bottome dollar will be around 400$.
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I don't know if you realize it or not, but wireless speakers have to be lugged into an outlet to get their power. If you are just putting them on your pc desk you might as well not worry about wireless, because they too need to be plugged in.

If your wanting a decent wirelss sub and 2 speakers for 250$ it's not going to happen. Bottome dollar will be around 400$.
The ones i linked above are battery powered with a big range. Just have to charged of course. Not the best speakers but then the OP doesn't want big volume because of his apartment and neighbours etc.
What he wants is a convenient and flexible solution, which is definately possible sub $250. If the volume isn't going too high then you can afford a slightly lower quality audio output because you won't notice so much.
     
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