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I am looking to get some nice speakers for my PC. My brother got me some logitech ones but they required bluetooth connection which my soundcard doesn't have. Either way it was somewhat cheap and I know that there's better quality stuff out there and have been thinking about getting some nice ones for a while. Currently I use ATH AD700 headphones as speakers lol. Anybody have any recommendation for good quality speakers to go along with my Creative HD Titanium SC? I would say price limit would be 170-200ish.
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If you have a Sound Blaster sound card I would recommend going to the analog 7.1 with a a/v receiver with multi-channel or most Logitech 7.1 Systems that use analog RCA to 3.5mm Jacks. It will provide the best sound.
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Originally Posted by opi View Post

My brother got me some logitech ones but they required bluetooth connection which my soundcard doesn't have

The sound card has nothing to do with it. You only need Bluetooth capability. If your computer doesn't have Bluetooth, you can get a dongle from eBay for less than a dollar.

Those speakers will work with anything that has Bluetooth - even your cell phone.
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Hm interesting, didn't know that. Anyways I wanted to go with something more higher end. I've got a high end PC (was when I built it), don't want to get anything other than high end unless it's pointless to pay more for a negligible quality boost or dare I say, a status symbol brand. So 7.1 Would be best then. Any recommended models out there?
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You wouldn't be able to get a 7.1 Set up for your budget I don't think, just get a nice pair or audioengine active speakers or something and you'll be fine
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post #6 of 8
OCN's Most Recommended Audio Products
Scroll down to speakers section. For the harsh truth...

For example:
Micca MB42
LP-2020A+
And dayton sub (or the cheaper/smaller one)

You won't get anything more high-end than those with sub-200$ budget rolleyes.gif
These are still very entry-level stuff. And Logitechs are just some plastic toys.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 1/13/14 at 4:18am
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post #7 of 8
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Hm, I was afraid of that. Bah I doubt I'll spend anymore than 250. Anyways thanks alot guys I will look into that. I'm sick of bashing my nice headphones up by knocking it off the desk.
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post #8 of 8
you might not need a sub depending on what bookshelf speakers you get near-field such as a computer desk many bookshelf speakers do fine on the low-end without a sub..


depending on considions where you live you might be able to get a killer deal on used bookshelf speakers

I have a number of really nice bookshelf speakers I have gotten for a song used

right now listening to my (hard price to ever beat) Monitor Audio Silver S1 bookshelf speakers i paid $11.25 for these at a thriftstore

in fairness when I got them they looked like this..




after some cleaning (mineral spirits + magic erasers + about 1hr of my time followed by coat of Howards restore a finish) they look like this now.



(also pictured very good NHT SuperZero's (paid $50 for these for the pair, and $10 pr optimus Pro-X44AV and $20 pr DCM Timeframe TF250's)

if you have the deskspace you could use a used/ vintage stereo receiver I'm driving the MA Silvers with this ...OMG I love this SOOO MANY BUTTONS...Kennwood KA-V106R receiver (100WPC) $20




but if you lack space a little t-amp (consider imho getting a nicer one than the lepai) my t-amp is a SMSL SA-S3 I like it came with a very nice 4A liteon powersupply the lepai's on the other hand come with rubbish (imho) 2A power supply that reduces SQ until replaced.

here is the SA-S3
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