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I have a set of Edifier m3300sfs and they are very good for the ~$50 price tag. Here is an OC3D review where they praised the price/performance and found them to be better than the Corsair SP2200s, a very popular choice around this price bracket. They aren't anything special though, more expensive speakers will sound better but I think they are a good choice for your needs.

Skimmed through the review above and the R2000T seems like a good option too. If you want I can take sound measurements using the same application as that reviewer to help you compare the two.
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I have a set of Altec Lansing VS2621's that I bought for $100 like 2 years ago, they sound amazing for something that cost around $50 in the US back then, I'm actually thinking about selling them for around $30 and getting a higher end pair of speakers, if you're interested you should let me know. thumb.gif
Edited by StayFrosty - 5/12/13 at 1:45am
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Try to see if you can find some Klipsch promedia 2.1 under $100. I bought mine at ebay a few weeks, and they are awesome! San ka sa pinas?

Thanks. Those speakers are old though. Won't it be wiser to buy newer models? I'm from Taguig, are you from the Philippines as well?

EDIT: I see those are really good speakers. I can't source locally though, I don't why aren't they available here.
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I have a set of Edifier m3300sfs and they are very good for the ~$50 price tag. Here is an OC3D review where they praised the price/performance and found them to be better than the Corsair SP2200s, a very popular choice around this price bracket. They aren't anything special though, more expensive speakers will sound better but I think they are a good choice for your needs.

Skimmed through the review above and the R2000T seems like a good option too. If you want I can take sound measurements using the same application as that reviewer to help you compare the two.

Interesting. Yes please, sound measurements will be helpful to me in narrowing down my choices. Which brand is the most famous for value-grade speakers?

EDIT: I'm researching on Google as well and I find this.

I also read many superb reviews recommending the M3300SF as per your recommendation but how does the Logitech Z523 compare to it as they are in the same price range?

These are the edifier speakers available locally.
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I have a set of Altec Lansing VS2621's that I bought for $100 like 2 years ago, they sound amazing for something that cost around $50 in the US back then, I'm actually thinking about selling them for around $30 and getting a higher end pair of speakers, if you're interested you should let me know. thumb.gif

Thanks for the offer but I'm actually for a brand new speaker system now. Had my Altec Lansing speaker system not given up on me, I won't be "upgrading" to a newer one.
Edited by kevindd992002 - 5/12/13 at 5:07am
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Interesting. Yes please, sound measurements will be helpful to me in narrowing down my choices. Which brand is the most famous for value-grade speakers?

EDIT: I'm researching on Google as well and I find this.

I also read many superb reviews recommending the M3300SF as per your recommendation but how does the Logitech Z523 compare to it as they are in the same price range?
I have never heard the Z523s but when I did the research before buying the M3300SFs I remember two different people telling me they were really disappointed with them, I don't know anything else about those two people so take it with a grain of salt.

For some reason RTA won't install correctly on my phone so I don't think I can post measurements. May just want to save a bit of money/space and get the M3300Sf.
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Thanks. Those speakers are old though. Won't it be wiser to buy newer models? I'm from Taguig, are you from the Philippines as well?

EDIT: I see those are really good speakers. I can't source locally though, I don't why aren't they available here.
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Ah.. cool! Nope, I'm from Los Angeles.
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Don't worry, I can buy from the US. If a $100 budget is very low, please just give me a decent speaker system that I can get that has a practical price tag so that I can decide if I can afford it?

And what do you mean by "fix what I have now"? The static problem of my current speakers seems not to be fixable.

Thanks.

That static sound i think produce by a poor contact of your potentiometer.... mostly it happens if your not used to dial it up to set from low to high or any position resulting to resistive material and wiper makes a poor contact and produces a distortion or a static sound that you are experiencing,but i'm not sure if its the same situation on you....it happens sometimes only... but if you want you can try to replace that volume control potentiometer and check if there is an improvement.... thumb.gif
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I have never heard the Z523s but when I did the research before buying the M3300SFs I remember two different people telling me they were really disappointed with them, I don't know anything else about those two people so take it with a grain of salt.

For some reason RTA won't install correctly on my phone so I don't think I can post measurements. May just want to save a bit of money/space and get the M3300Sf.

Ok, no worries. So for a low budget the m3300sf is already the best one can get? It has tons of positive reviews as opposed to those two people telling that they suck, right?
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Ah.. cool! Nope, I'm from Los Angeles.

Ok. I hope the Klipsch Proaudio 2.1 are available here. They seem to be a good speaker like the m3300sf. Trying to find a comparison between those two sets.
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That static sound i think produce by a poor contact of your potentiometer.... mostly it happens if your not used to dial it up to set from low to high or any position resulting to resistive material and wiper makes a poor contact and produces a distortion or a static sound that you are experiencing,but i'm not sure if its the same situation on you....it happens sometimes only... but if you want you can try to replace that and check if there is an improvement.... thumb.gif

Thanks for the suggestion. Although, my speakers are really old I guess it's really time to upgrade these. I can still try to fix my current set but I don't think it's worth it because even their grills are already corroded.
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Btw, what are you gonna mostly use it for? Gaming, movies or music?
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Ok, no worries. So for a low budget the m3300sf is already the best one can get? It has tons of positive reviews as opposed to those two people telling that they suck, right?
The disappointed comment was in regards to the Logitech Z523, not the M3300SFs. I can't say if the M3300SF are the absolute best at the price but I'm very happy with them. It's hard finding objective comparisons at this price because nobody really cares about lower tier speakers.
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Btw, what are you gonna mostly use it for? Gaming, movies or music?

Mostly for gaming and movies, occasionally for music.
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The disappointed comment was in regards to the Logitech Z523, not the M3300SFs. I can't say if the M3300SF are the absolute best at the price but I'm very happy with them. It's hard finding objective comparisons at this price because nobody really cares about lower tier speakers.

Oh ok, my bad. Hmmm, the M3300SF is now on the top of my list but if there are other suggestions please let me know.
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