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I am clueless when it comes to audio, I've had my Z2300's for awhile now and I can tell they sound awful. My budget is $350 I'm looking for something with great acoustics.
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Swans HiVi m50w - http://www.theaudioinsider.com/product_info.php?p=swan-m50w-active-desktop-loudspeaker-system&products_id=167&

Fits right into your $300 budget. It's not the best you can get for the money, but if you don't want to bother with DIY... the m50w is really one of the best "multimedia" speakers on the market. Really, they're not even multimedia category.
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If I make a custom setup could I get better sound quality than the Swan M50W?
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I have Logitech Z906 speakers and they sound great to me though I admit I am no audiophile. http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Surround-Speaker-System-980-000467/dp/B004M18O60 You could probably get them cheaper by shopping around - I got mine from PC World on a Bank Holiday Monday when they had a special 20% off peripherals.
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I'm just looking for another 2.1 set that will sound amazing. I don't mind going up to $500, I just want great sounding speakers for acoustic music.
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post #8 of 9

Yes, you'll still need a receiver for these 2, the cost of it will go above $350.
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post #9 of 9
I have Harman Kardon's sound sticks 2 and they sound good, I don't if you'll like them.
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