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I am in need of a decent sub 200$ 2.1 setup. Are these http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-ProMedia-Certified-Computer-Speaker/dp/B000062VUO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373245652&sr=8-1&keywords=Klipsch+Promedia my best solution? I do equal parts gaming / music and video watching. Thanks for any ideas
    
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I'd say they are pretty good for both gaming / music, believe they are recommended here on OCN as a good quality 2.1. I have one for my HTPC and one for my gaming pc and both have been excellent. Haven't had a need to put the volume that high because they get pretty loud already, the bass is nice (I'm no audiophile though), really adds to the explosions in FPS like BF3 and the distant sounds of cannon fire in games like Shogun 2.

Not sure if BestBuy sells them anymore, but that's where I managed to get both of mine for $150 during a random sale.
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if you like bass, i would lean more towards z623's or sp2500's. i have the sp2500's and find them to a good all round setup for gaming ,music and media.
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Yes, buy them! I recently got myself a set, and I couldn't be happier with them! I have Klipsch RF-10 floorstanding speakers for my living room, but I really needed some compact speakers for the computer desk. (I also have klipsch earbuds, seeing a pattern here?)
Some comparisons between the RF-10's and the Promedia's: The promedia speakers offer in my opinion close to the same clarity in the high and mid range that klipsch is known for. In the low bass, the subwoofer has great punch while still sounding very accurate and smooth. The one place that I hear a problem with the promedia's is a large separation in sound between mids and the bass (covered exclusively by the sub). This is a problem that the RF-10's (or really any full sized loudspeaker) definitely don't have, but pretty much any computer speaker setup suffers from.

All of that to say, I have yet to find a better sounding set of reasonably priced computer speakers.
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Wow found on bestbuy for 139$, awesome! thanks for help guys.
    
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I had them for 4 years. Never could do any wrong to me. Finally, the amp and the control pod went out at the same time. I was considering buying another set, when I found a set of Z-5300's for $15.
    
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edit: working great now! powerfull sound!
Edited by Slayem - 7/11/13 at 9:33pm
    
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