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You'll lack in lower bass response, but yes it'll sound absolutely great. If you can stretch the extra $80 to get the BIC Venturi Dv62si's, then I'd go for those instead of the B652's. Or some Polk Monitor 30's or 40's.

I went to guitar center today and had to listen to M-audio Bx5 D2. I can get them for about $230.

Are they any good for listening?

Do they need a sub?

Do they sound as good as B652's/polk monitors?

The M Audio speakers will sound more flat than any of the bookshelfs mentioned. The BIC Venturi's will be the closest match on being flat response. And any smaller speaker like that would still benefit from a subwoofer, but have fun connecting a powered sub to powered speakers. It's doable, but its a pain to control.
 
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The M Audio speakers will sound more flat than any of the bookshelfs mentioned. The BIC Venturi's will be the closest match on being flat response. And any smaller speaker like that would still benefit from a subwoofer, but have fun connecting a powered sub to powered speakers. It's doable, but its a pain to control.

If I would go with the m audio bx 5 d2, then I won't be getting a subwoofer. Which would sound better without sub, those b652s or bx5? If, bx5 then i won't get any amp. If it would be the b652, i would need to get an amp. b652 vs bx5 both without sub?
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The M Audio speakers will sound more flat than any of the bookshelfs mentioned. The BIC Venturi's will be the closest match on being flat response. And any smaller speaker like that would still benefit from a subwoofer, but have fun connecting a powered sub to powered speakers. It's doable, but its a pain to control.

If I would go with the m audio bx 5 d2, then I won't be getting a subwoofer. Which would sound better without sub, those b652s or bx5? If, bx5 then i won't get any amp. If it would be the b652, i would need to get an amp. b652 vs bx5 both without sub?

Without a sub entirely, the BX5's will sound better. The problem is though, they definitely do lack in lower notes, I believe they stop at about 80Hz or so.
 
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Without a sub entirely, the BX5's will sound better. The problem is though, they definitely do lack in lower notes, I believe they stop at about 80Hz or so.

i've heard them and I think i'm satisfied on it's range. How about the b652's? I'm ok with the X-540s range. Can the b652s get the same range as current x540s (with sub) with just the speakers and 100a amp (without sub)?
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Without a sub entirely, the BX5's will sound better. The problem is though, they definitely do lack in lower notes, I believe they stop at about 80Hz or so.

i've heard them and I think i'm satisfied on it's range. How about the b652's? I'm ok with the X-540s range. Can the b652s get the same range as current x540s (with sub) with just the speakers and 100a amp (without sub)?

They'll be pretty close, but the B652's drop off pretty sharply at about 70Hz. The x540's claim down to 40Hz (which I honestly don't think they do cleanly).
 
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They'll be pretty close, but the B652's drop off pretty sharply at about 70Hz. The x540's claim down to 40Hz (which I honestly don't think they do cleanly).

Can they do good in gaming, music and movies? like battlefield 3 without subs?
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They'll be pretty close, but the B652's drop off pretty sharply at about 70Hz. The x540's claim down to 40Hz (which I honestly don't think they do cleanly).

Can they do good in gaming, music and movies? like battlefield 3 without subs?

They sound really good for $30-40 bookshelfs. I wouldn't have bought 4 pairs of them if they didn't.

Honestly, the best thing I can say is give them a try. Parts Express offers a 45 day satisfaction gaurantee. Worst case, you're out $30 on the speakers, the amp you could easily reuse with other speakers if you wanted.

The sub can ALWAYS be added on later with an amp + speakers setup, if you feel you need more low end.
 
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They sound really good for $30-40 bookshelfs. I wouldn't have bought 4 pairs of them if they didn't.
Honestly, the best thing I can say is give them a try. Parts Express offers a 45 day satisfaction gaurantee. Worst case, you're out $30 on the speakers, the amp you could easily reuse with other speakers if you wanted.
The sub can ALWAYS be added on later with an amp + speakers setup, if you feel you need more low end.

I'm really am confused. because I'm really not sure about going with the b652 without the sub. I really want the sub and I can't get it because it would be too much of a hassle bringing it with me travelling. You said it's a bit bright? Would b652's sound near to bx5a without sub? are they as flat as a studio monitor? and also, do they sound as good as bose $90 speakers? those speakers from bose that doesn't have a sub? I really want to prove to my family that bose is just pure junk and marketing.
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They sound really good for $30-40 bookshelfs. I wouldn't have bought 4 pairs of them if they didn't.
Honestly, the best thing I can say is give them a try. Parts Express offers a 45 day satisfaction gaurantee. Worst case, you're out $30 on the speakers, the amp you could easily reuse with other speakers if you wanted.
The sub can ALWAYS be added on later with an amp + speakers setup, if you feel you need more low end.

I'm really am confused. because I'm really not sure about going with the b652 without the sub. I really want the sub and I can't get it because it would be too much of a hassle bringing it with me travelling. You said it's a bit bright? Would b652's sound near to bx5a without sub? are they as flat as a studio monitor? and also, do they sound as good as bose $90 speakers? those speakers from bose that doesn't have a sub? I really want to prove to my family that bose is just pure junk and marketing.

The B652's will blow away those Bose speakers. Those only had what, 2 or 3" drivers on them?

The B652's don't really sound flat, they're more treble heavy or "bright" sounding. They're not a bad sounding speaker at all, they honestly do sound closer to $100+ pair of passive speakers. They're very comparable to the Polk Monitor 30's actually, which a LOT of people really enjoy.
 
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The B652's will blow away those Bose speakers. Those only had what, 2 or 3" drivers on them?
The B652's don't really sound flat, they're more treble heavy or "bright" sounding. They're not a bad sounding speaker at all, they honestly do sound closer to $100+ pair of passive speakers. They're very comparable to the Polk Monitor 30's actually, which a LOT of people really enjoy.

oh and also, about the amp, are there any cheaper amp like "t-amp"? idk what that is, but is it cheaper? What makes the dayton 100a worth than any other cheaper 2 channel amps?
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