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hello all. long story short...had an okay 5.1 system. sold it a while ago. need a 2.0/2.1 system. ive been reading all day on these forums and other sites so i thought id ask for some recs.


State your budget!
$200 max (prefer like $100-$150 unless necessary) (the future will allow me to upgrade though)

State your music tastes
most music but leaning towards dubstep, rock, punk, and DMB style

State what perks are highly desirable (low impedance, heavy bass, excellent for gaming etc..)
???(a good system that can be upgraded i guess)

State what products you already have and are planning on using with your recommended item
i dont have a soundcard, amp, speakers or sub and i will not be using any headphones

State how you are going to use the item (e.g. out-and-about, at the gym, at home, PC / console, gaming, music etc). The more detail in this, the better.
they will be for home pc. mostly music (85%) and (15%) movies and other.

State where you live and offer some sites that are known for having good prices / being reputable so we can help recommend you products in your country's currency (like Amazon or ebay).
local stores include best buy, microcenter, walmart. online is wherever i like newegg though. i live in the midwest of usa .

so in short, this is just a jumping off point as it were. if i had more money, id love to get higher end things. i figure it wouldnt be bad to start low end, plus i need speakers anyways. if anyone has any rec's that would be easy to upgrade single parts in the future versus a complete overhaul any upgrade, it would be appreciated.
i thought i saw a good recommended list for around $150 earlier but i forget where i found it.

thank you guys for taking the time to read this and hopefully i can get some useful advice.




p.s. some of the systems ive seen are mind blowing (maybe overkill(i dont believe in the word) but mind blowing)
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Pioneer SP-BS41 when on sale at Newegg for $50 or they may even be on clearance at your local Best Buy.

That and the Dayton DTA-100, Topping T21 or Fiio A1. You still need speaker wire, but that isn't too expensive.
    
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am i in the right section, i thought id get many more opinions by now
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You're in the right section, but it's a hard budget to work with and especially if you want it to be upgradeable. Most people will recommend just getting the Klipsch Promedia 2.1. It's not a bad system though.
    
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Still just a PC speaker set as far as I'm concerned.
If you're on a pretty tight budget you're much better off getting a sound card + set of cans than trying to get cheap monitors + sub.
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