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+1 on the Creative T40s, I don't own them but I got to try them out and was pleasantly suprised. Very low profile as well.

SP2500s also a good choice.

Nothing wrong with getting PC speakers if you're looking for an decent cheap and easy setup. I think sometimes people on OCN get a little carried away with SQ at any cost and forget that most people, and I include myself in this category, can't tell the difference anyway and would rather spend money elsewhere.
     
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+1 on the Creative T40s, I don't own them but I got to try them out and was pleasantly suprised. Very low profile as well.

SP2500s also a good choice.

Nothing wrong with getting PC speakers if you're looking for an decent cheap and easy setup. I think sometimes people on OCN get a little carried away with SQ at any cost and forget that most people, and I include myself in this category, can't tell the difference anyway and would rather spend money elsewhere.

Will be ordering something by the end of the week more than likely, we'll see what I can come up with I guess.
 
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Anyone have more suggestions? Smaller/better speakers.


Not really. The only other option which I think as been mentioned before is in-wall speakers.

Maybe your can play with the aesthetics of your room?
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Bummer, yeah in-wall wouldn't really work. Will be moving in less than a year, not much point tearing the walls up for a fairly temporary period of time.

Have been looking into making my own boxes, but not entirely sure it's a viable solution.


edit:

At what point would I see diminishing returns given the source of my audio (youtube, netflix, pandora, etc)?
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Bummer, yeah in-wall wouldn't really work. Will be moving in less than a year, not much point tearing the walls up for a fairly temporary period of time.

Have been looking into making my own boxes, but not entirely sure it's a viable solution.


edit:

At what point would I see diminishing returns given the source of my audio (youtube, netflix, pandora, etc)?

Since that would be your source even entry level hi-fi speakers are kind of pointless. Given that all the audio is compressed.

Not everyone needs to have a beastly setup for computer audio. Though it does provide a better listening experience. Like I said the Creative Gigaworks T40 II are a great set of speakers.

If you don't want to use a wall mount, not in-wall, then you will be limited to fit the size restriction. There is bookshelfs that are a bit thinner, but then you would need a subwoofer to fill in that missing lower range. Granted they would still be better than what you currently have.
    
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Here's my setup, toslink out to yamaha mini receiver, to 3-way dayton soundbar and energy m6 sub. I like it. It's not bad coming from my main rig, a vintage pair of sony ss-m7.


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Since that would be your source even entry level hi-fi speakers are kind of pointless. Given that all the audio is compressed.

Not everyone needs to have a beastly setup for computer audio. Though it does provide a better listening experience. Like I said the Creative Gigaworks T40 II are a great set of speakers.

If you don't want to use a wall mount, not in-wall, then you will be limited to fit the size restriction. There is bookshelfs that are a bit thinner, but then you would need a subwoofer to fill in that missing lower range. Granted they would still be better than what you currently have.

Thank you for the help thumb.gif
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Here's my setup, toslink out to yamaha mini receiver, to 3-way dayton soundbar and energy m6 sub. I like it. It's not bad coming from my main rig, a vintage pair of sony ss-m7.



Pretty sure that'd go over my budget, but that does look nice. thumb.gif
 
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You could always make yourself some vertical tube speakers. Cheap, compact, and (assuming a little bit of craftsmanship) stylish.

Would beat most "computer speakers" in price and quality, and you could even toss in a small sub to fill in the bass and stay within budget.

Of course, at that point you are back to the "too much effort" arguement.

I'm going to stick by my initial statement, go with what you are comfortable with.

There will be better options, but for your usage, they are not necessary, and if you aren't comfortable with them, you will drive yourself batty trying to find flaws and not actually enjoy them.
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