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I just ordered myself some headphones Audio Technica ATH-AD700 & now I am looking for a great set of speakers. I limited myself because I bought the headset. So now I am only able to spend 113 Including shipping on a set of 2.0 or 2.1's. I am not into Bass at all. I am a person of Clarity. Is there any good speakers at the 100.00 range that are good. Please stick with Amazon as thats where I have credit

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You will lose a lot of clarity without a base. I have a set very similar to this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121036

Its not bad. Its a simple plug it in an go. but you will notice a clear difference in clarity between your cans and these speakers. If you want really nice sound, you will have to pay for it. I don't think you can get something comparable in your budget.

A word of advice: get a base. You need a base. Its really matters a lot, even if you are listening to classical music or mid range sounds only.
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Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 3/31/12 at 7:39pm
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I can vouch for the set I linked. Its pretty decent. Anything around the same price will have about the same sound. If you want good audio, then you should increase our budget to about 300 dollars and start building a nice audio setup, starting with a quality receiver.
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should I go with the Z623's over the 523's

 

There seems to be a big diff between them. the 623's are THX Cert - 200 watts have a 7 inch driver

 

The 523's are not THX Cert - 40 watts & a 4 inch driver

 

$18.00 difference

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The bigger wattage usually translates to bigger sound. Most of the watts will be in the base. I think the 200 watt set is worth it. The kit I have it an older model and it is rated for 120 watts I believe.
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Yeah Ive been reading reviews on the Logitech Z623's and it got high praise. I currently use this for my speakers. Its a vizio sound bar. Its big and very long and annoying on my desk. I am sure these will smoke it for sound.


http://www.walmart.com/ip/Vizio-High-Definition-Sound-Bar/11046520

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post #8 of 9
Stick to those AD-700s and save up until u are serious about speakers wink.gif
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post #9 of 9
I can't speak for the Z523s, but I have Z623s and they're not all that great themselves honestly, especially compared to decent headphones, but they're not terrible either. Just for reference though, I have some obscure Sennheiser EH350s and prefer them about across the board to my speakers. When using the speakers, I prefer to tone down the bass from it's default mid-point (to about one-third or two-fifths or so) and up the volume some instead; sounds a bit more clear to me that way if it's what you're after. It probably doesn't really make it more clear, but it seems to lessen the muddy bass drowning it out. I wouldn't describe them with the word "clarity" though. They're worse than the Z2300s (which failed) they replaced (they are also the inferior successor of them).

You're probably not going to get the level of sound that your headphones is making you want from speakers at that price point with a brand name kit like that. A used Klipsche Pro Media might be one of your best bets if you have to. I've heard they're decent 2.1 name brand sets.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 4/4/12 at 1:40am
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