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Needing very high quality computer speakers for less than or around $150. I listen to all genres mostly Dubstep, hip hop, and rock; and if it makes any difference I have a creative x-fi titanium sound card.
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Klipsch Promedia 2.1 would be my suggestion.
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M-Audio AV40

Great budget speakers.
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I have a pair of M-Audio BX5a's I'm looking to get rid of if you happen to live near the Salem, Oregon area. They are absolutely amazing but I just upgraded to a receiver so I don't need active speakers anymore, but will not be serious about getting rid of em until I fill out the rest of my 5.1.

I don't know about the Klipsch from first hand experience, but if the AV40's are anywhere in the same ballpark as the BX5a's I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them, they are the equivalent to angels in your ears.

Check out this thread for speaker recommendations thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products
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I have a pair of M-Audio BX5a's I'm looking to get rid of if you happen to live near the Salem, Oregon area. They are absolutely amazing but I just upgraded to a receiver so I don't need active speakers anymore, but will not be serious about getting rid of em until I fill out the rest of my 5.1.

I don't know about the Klipsch from first hand experience, but if the AV40's are anywhere in the same ballpark as the BX5a's I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them, they are the equivalent to angels in your ears.

Check out this thread for speaker recommendations thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products

They are definitely below the BX5As, but they are still worth the money. I really want to upgrade to a pair of BX8As eventually. Definitely go with the BX5As if you can find them in the $150 price range.
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Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post

Klipsch Promedia 2.1 would be my suggestion.

I agree with this, the BX5as are a good suggestion, too (I used to have the bigger and newer BX8 D2s) but if you listen to music with deep bass, they won't go nearly low enough. The Promedias are the best bang for your buck if you need low bass.
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for those genres, any system with a sub would suffice, lol
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BX5s are pretty darn decent. In fact, they are, in many ways, above their price class. They are used in many studios with sub-woofers to complement them. Look up "BT"
   
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