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I am very tired of this wireless headset I was suckered into buying, would like to ditch the headsets/headphones completely and get some speakers.

What are some speakers should I look at? I think a 2.1 setup would be best for me. Maybe not have a sub at first so I can put as much money into the speakers and receiver as possible.

I saw some Dayton B652 speakers for $~50 that I was going to buy but thought I would ask first. They look so small so I am not sure if they would provide enough sound. I also saw this Lepai Amp. Any good?

I plan to use the speakers mainly for BF3 and movies.

http://www.amazon.com/LP-2020A-Lepai-Tripath-Class-T-Amplifier/dp/B0049P6OTI/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_y
http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-B652-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002RMPHMU
Edited by kplonsky - 5/16/13 at 8:28am
    
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For that much, unless you get some fantastic deals on used products, you won't get too great of stuff. At that price, I would look into the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 - pretty good for the money.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121048

Logitech Z623. My brother has these and they really surprised me when I first heard them. The sound quality is very good, as well as the range of frequencies that it reaches. 200 watts RMS for the whole system.
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Go for second hand deal redface.gif
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What about the things I posted? I could always add a sub later on down the road.
    
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If you are thinking about adding a sub later, then maybe look at the Bose Companion 2, very high quality set of speakers.
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post #7 of 13
You could also go for a mix-match setup.
Lepai Tripath 2020A+
http://www.amazon.com/LP-2020A-Lepai-Tripath-Class-T-Amplifier/dp/B0049P6OTI
Polk PSW10
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-Inch-Monitor-Subwoofer/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368718669&sr=1-1&keywords=psw10
Some light satellites (for the time being).
http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PCB4BK-200-Watt-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B000MCEL1K/ref=sr_1_2?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1368718748&sr=1-2

Comes in a little over budget (~160 USD) but you can change out parts later and the Tripath will serve you for a while and can go anywhere there's power (cars too).
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sadly the Dayton B652 is ruined. the patch that are being sold now are reported to be craptastic. they changed their design or something to cut costs.
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sadly the Dayton B652 is ruined. the patch that are being sold now are reported to be craptastic. they changed their design or something to cut costs.

Thank you for the heads up, what would you recommend then instead?
    
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Micca Motion Series MB42, Pioneer SP-BS21-LR, Infinity Primus P153 and Acoustic Research 215PS. Micca Motion being the winner here but its out of stock for some reason. im still trying to find out if the daytons will ever return to how they were.
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