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best 2.1 for $130

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looking to get a better set of 2.1 speakers then my $30 dollar Logitech ones, I'm pretty new to computer sounds setups though, not something I've really dabbled in. I'd love to get some opinions on whats the best buy for a $100-$130 2.1 set up... also if buying a sound card would make that much of a difference.

The uses would be majority gaming, with a little bit of movies, and a lot of music mixed in.

for genres of music: metal, some rap, dub step, 8 bit, punk. things like that sometimes just beats like ratatat, and whatever you want to call fair to midland.
post #2 of 5
I am pretty sure may have the same speakers as you.
There are some more expensive Logitech speakers that are pretty similar to the ones you have now except better quality and less distortion and newer ect ect ect.
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You can easily find klipsch promedia 2.1 speaker systems for less than $130 on ebay new, or refurbished ($150 msrp). Theyre some of the best speakers for the $.
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alright looks like the klipsch promedia 2.1 is the one to go with, been doing a bit of research, and they seem to pop up constantly. Would grabing a sound card make a difference in the sound Quality over the stock Realtek ALC892 that's on my board. If so, Which do you recommend ?
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The klipsch promedia 2.1 would be a great choice. They have been on sale twice in the last two months ($120, $125) at Best Buy. I paid $154 but went back and got the difference.
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