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Hi guys, I'd like to buy a 2.1 speaker setup for my computer. I currently use my headphones and don't have any speakers at the moment. I listen to metal and house at times and would therefore like the bass to be nice. My room is pretty big as well so I think I need a system with a minimum of 25W RMS rating; I could be wrong though. Budget as mentioned is $50 including shipping and taxes. So far, I've found these speakers within my budget but I'm not sure if these will be the best option for me. These are:
1. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=41_535&item_id=062380
2. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=41_535&item_id=039051
3. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=41_535&item_id=031456
4. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=41_535&item_id=043787

I have no issues purchasing used speakers so if you think there are good speakers which will be within my budget if I can get them off craiglist/kijiji, do mention them. Thanks in advance for the help! thumb.gif
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The T3130 look to be the best on that list , they also made it into OCN's most recommended audio products list.
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I've got the Z313's and they sound great for the money. Plus they have a mini controller you can put on your desk that has volume, power and a port for you headphones, extremely convenient. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=41_535&item_id=026503
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The T3130 look to be the best on that list , they also made it into OCN's most recommended audio products list.
Yeah, I've seen the name on the list but it's a really old model and there are definitely better speakers for the same price which is why I don't want to buy them.
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I say stay away from the Cyber Acoustic ones. I had them but upgraded to a Logitech Z623. I think the Cyber Acoustics have really boomy bass, which may be decent if you're into boomy bass music. I'm not, I like my bass more punchy and refined. This is all subjective i guess, but they're pretty mediocre. They get sorta loud though, loud enough to fill a room or two.
On a sort of related note, I recently started running my Z623 through this and it sounds exponentially better. If you record audio it's a great dual purpose sound card/recording interface. But I'm sure any decent sound card will do, I'm far from an audiophile, I just know what sounds good to my ears.
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