Originally Posted by Ferdowsi
So I have it basically narrowed down to three different setups, the swan d1010, the harmon kardon soundstick iii, and the corsair sp2500. What do you guys think would be the best setup? If you guys have any other opinions though, let me know.
The D1010's are in a different league from the other two.
While the D1010's are an entry into the world of semi-pro monitor audio, the SP2500 are horribly overpriced for the sound and quality; and the h/k's are overrated and overpriced.
While both 2.1 sets will ultimately have more low end than the D1010, the D1010 has better treble and smoother mids the other two can only dream of having.
The Corsair sounds hollow and has an entire chunk of sound missing - which you will realise once you compare it to a proper set like the M50w.
The h/k's do sound better but the plastic enclosure rattles and crackles with volume, the 'sub' is not a sub due to its small size and hence poor frequency response; and the satellite speakers have a tendency to sound strident given the material they are made from.