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My current cheap ones are an absolute pain to listen to music with as they clearly lack the output range to a point where guitar solos and bass are often inaudible, so I'm in the market for a pair of new ones. I'm looking for something good all around speakers ideal for primarily music and also gaming (this is secondary) with a budget of around 100€, which can be stretched to a point, but honestly, at this point I'd consider anything past 20€ an upgrade.

I don't know whether I will need a dedicated subfoower or not, but I'm not an audiophile nor do I own an dedicated sound card, so I'm not looking for the best you can get, but I'm open for suggestions.

I found Scythe Kro Craft Speaker EXTRA Rev.B for 105€, which seems reasonable and good all around package. Here's the product page for specs. Other options below 140€.

Opinions, suggestions? Cheers.
post #2 of 7
Have a look at M Audio AV30 or AV40.
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post #3 of 7
Behringer MS20
Behringer MS40 (have a pair, pretty nice overall with all the different connection options. But the price is pretty high atm, I bought mine for 130€.)
M Audio AV30
M Audio AV40
The shipping is 12€ but they deliver the package to your front door.
And if you are in need of cheap headphones while you are there, check Superlux headphones (681B/Evo/668B/660/etc.).

Also remember that the speakers come with minimal cables/etc. So you need a cable like this AV40 bundle has to connect the speakers to your DAC/soundcard.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 9/14/13 at 8:07am
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post #4 of 7
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Thanks, I took a look at those, but even though the speakers have analog stereo in, can I not run a cable straight from the speaker to the PC? The VS40 bundle you linked has this in it, so is something like that required? Or were you only referring to these cables which I assume are needed to connect the speakers to each other?

My speakers have the satellites connected to the woofer and from there to the PC via 3,5mm jack.
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If you are using soundcard with normal 3.5mm jacks: http://www.thomann.de/fi/the_sssnake_yrk2030.htm
Or http://www.thomann.de/fi/the_sssnake_ypk2030.htm

The AV40 bundle has the DAC that uses 2xRCA instead of 1x3.5mm. And the AV40 has 1/4" TRS and RCA inputs so both 3.5mm-->2xRCA and 3.5mm-->1/4"work.
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Ok, thanks for the input. (no pun intended) +1
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I recently bought Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 speakers, and I have to say I'm pretty damn pleased.

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