Originally Posted by brdnhigh
Trying to figure out which one of these desktop speakers to get for my pc..id like to stick with powered speakers and ill most likely be pairing these with the odac/o2 combo with headphones later on. Ill be using these for gaming music and movies. These seem the be the best ones in the price range im looking for. i want the best sound quality and some good soundstage for gaming..any input would be great thanks!
I think the Audioengine A5 is a bit bass biased, with pretty good details. I know the Adam speakers (especially the Ax series) have higher treble extensions and soundstage off the upper frequencies. Mid range is a bit weak with less details but the Audioengine A5 is just as bad if not worse.
If you want good treble extensions and increased soundstage off the higher frequencies I would choose the Adam, why not save a few more and get the A5x? I don't have comment on the Emotiva speakers. Or better, save up some more money and get the Focal CMS40 or 50's. They have much better stereo imaging and stellar mid range detail and clarity + great treble.
I looked at your DAC and it only has 3.5mm analog output. Not a best solution for connecting that to the studio monitors for best sound. Are you set on that DAC?
cheezEdited by CheezCake - 10/4/13 at 1:48pm