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post #11 of 25
for $10 more ($160 total) get the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 (I'm bias'ed now, but still feel i am right on this)..but you can't go wrong with either...i personally lean toward newer technology...even if the difference isnt that huge.

"Many users in our forums remain loyal to Klipsch and its 2.1 Promedia set of speakers. The Klipsch set was descent for its time, but the control pod, dynamic range, and overall sound reproduction of the SP2500 speakers are clearly superior."


http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ystem_review/6

Others:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...onclusion.html
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Corsa...eadset/?page=5
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/381...ew/index6.html
http://www.maximumtech.com/corsair-s...peakers-review
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/a...video_review/1
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...r,2835-10.html
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...-921279/review

Killer Deal: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=577...r&promoid=1316
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post #12 of 25
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mids and top

probably not the best combo, BUT speakers can be replaced with better ones, ie i have a Focal FOCAL 25A1 running my low end at home at the moment and i love it Prefer it to my REL. :/ it sounds meatier?! or am i going mad?!
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post
for $10 more ($160 total) get the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 (I'm bias'ed now, but still feel i am right on this)..but you can't go wrong with either...i personally lean toward newer technology...even if the difference isnt that huge.

"Many users in our forums remain loyal to Klipsch and its 2.1 Promedia set of speakers. The Klipsch set was descent for its time, but the control pod, dynamic range, and overall sound reproduction of the SP2500 speakers are clearly superior."


http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ystem_review/6

Others:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...onclusion.html
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Corsa...eadset/?page=5
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/381...ew/index6.html
http://www.maximumtech.com/corsair-s...peakers-review
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/a...video_review/1
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...r,2835-10.html
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...-921279/review

Killer Deal: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=577...r&promoid=1316
Those look promising. It that sale over? This is going to be a gift so I can't really go over budget. Also the outer appearance is so so imo. It kinda looks a little cheesy?
post #14 of 25
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Those look promising. It that sale over? This is going to be a gift so I can't really go over budget. Also the outer appearance is so so imo. It kinda looks a little cheesy?
So Why are you even considering crappy 'computer speakers' when you can get a proper setup for the price?
post #15 of 25
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+1 ,i totally agree

with 150$ the best you can get is Kilpach Promedia 2.1
I can't understand why no one has mentioned the Audio Engine A2's. I have listened to all the other 2.0 or 2.1 set ups mentioned in this thread and none match them...

Google them op you will see. There is a reason I bought them for my pc
post #16 of 25
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I can't understand why no one has mentioned the Audio Engine A2's. I have listened to all the other 2.0 or 2.1 set ups mentioned in this thread and none match them...

Google them op you will see. There is a reason I bought them for my pc
A2's are amazing if you can fit them into your budget. But I haven't ever seen them for less than retail price (~$200).
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Stop looking for new equipment when you're dealing with such a small budget. Look on craigslist.
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Stop looking for new equipment when you're dealing with such a small budget. Look on craigslist.
It's a Christmas gift. I'm not going to get some used stuff. I would if I was buying for myself.

I should mention my brother doesn't have a sound card, but a decent system. He plans on getting one shortly.
post #19 of 25
Another vote for the Klipsch. I've had mine for 7 years and they're still just as impressive now as they were new. With that said, I'm admittedly out of the loop on anything new.
    
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post #20 of 25
why do so many people recommend the promedia's... i heard they had horrid build quality?
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