Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
Originally Posted by xFALL3Nx
Klipsch pro media's!!!!
For being only $100, and PC speakers they are high quality and sound great.
Not $60 or less. If he's going to extend to $100, might as well go all the way with a Lepai TA2020, B652's, and SUB800 then at that point.
I have no doubt that you enjoy those speakers. But I promise you that they don't go anywhere near even 30Hz, let alone 20. They probably start dropping off at about 55-60Hz, and flat out refuse to go lower than about 45Hz or so.
Well, 60 to 65 Hz is the frequency range of a typical bass drum (I'm a drummer, and I had to learn this for recording purposes), and my low end goes much deeper than that. I'm hearing/feeling low end that sounds like what we hear in a good theater, or like the low end that thunder produces.
Have you ever heard that very low frequency "hum" that sounds like pressure in your ears? You know, the kind that seems to have no apparent origin? It's being called "the hum", and it sounds like a diesel engine idling in the distance. Well, the VS4121 on my XtremeGamer treats me to low end like that. It was never able to do that on the Audigy 2 ZS. When I had it on that card, I was lucky to get frequencies below 60 Hz. I also had large amounts of distortion. Once I upgraded to the XtremeGamer, it was like I upgraded to much better speakers too.
Finally, I notice a difference when I boost 20-30 Hz manually for certain movies that I know produce very deep low end at times. Of course, I don't know if this means that my subwoofer is actually producing frequencies in this range, but I wouldn't be surprised.