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Mostly for gaming and movies, occasionally for music.
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.

How about some good active speakers/studio monitors like the M-Audio AV40.
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How about some good active speakers/studio monitors like the M-Audio AV40.

Aren't the M3300SF active? They are powered speakers, right?

What benefits does the M-Audio AV40 have compared to the M3300SF?

Also, which is better between the Edifier HCS2330, M3300SF, S330 and C3?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 5/12/13 at 11:32pm
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Aren't the M3300SF active? They are powered speakers, right?

What benefits does the M-Audio AV40 have compared to the M3300SF?

Also, which is better between the Edifier HCS2330, M3300SF, S330 and C3?
The subwoofer is active and the satellites are passive afaik. I don't know about any of the other Edifier models, the M3300SF were the only ones available to me. Not familiar with the AV40s either, sorry frown.gif. I'm really more of a headphone guy, I just wanted something decent speakerwise for movies.

Considering you said you aren't an audiophile I think you'll be happy with any of these options. Your best bet is probably to just round it down to the ones that actually have reviews, try to use the reviews to weed out any poor performers and if there are still some options left, pick depending on price/size/aesthetics/any other relevant criteria you can think of.
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The subwoofer is active and the satellites are passive afaik. I don't know about any of the other Edifier models, the M3300SF were the only ones available to me. Not familiar with the AV40s either, sorry frown.gif. I'm really more of a headphone guy, I just wanted something decent speakerwise for movies.

Considering you said you aren't an audiophile I think you'll be happy with any of these options. Your best bet is probably to just round it down to the ones that actually have reviews, try to use the reviews to weed out any poor performers and if there are still some options left, pick depending on price/size/aesthetics/any other relevant criteria you can think of.

Ok. I'm trying to look for comparison reviews between those Edifier speakers but I can't find one. The price differences of those aren't too far so I can choose between any of them.
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Absolute best bang for the buck I've seen:

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/digital_music_systems/computer_speakers/companion_2/index.jsp

Thanks for the suggestion although I'm more of an anti-Bose person thumb.gif
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Aren't the M3300SF active? They are powered speakers, right?

What benefits does the M-Audio AV40 have compared to the M3300SF?

Also, which is better between the Edifier HCS2330, M3300SF, S330 and C3?

The m3300sf are in a different class than the AV40s. The m3300sf are classified as computer speaker system while av40s are studio monitors. The active speaker/studio monitors have better sound quality than computer speaker systems as far as I've experienced. AV40 gives you more flexibility on your setup too, such as you can buy a better sub in the future to accompany the AV40s. The only drawback is the size; If you have minimal space on your desk then I guess a computer speaker system is the way to go.
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