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Audioengine A5+ A Smart Choice For BF4? Or Is There A Better Route?

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Ok, so I'm pretty much only going to be playing BF4, with the occasional music while browsing, but I do have this computer in the same room as my 7.1 setup, so I really don't think music should be considered a 'use' for these speakers due to that.

Anyway.. Here's my deal:



State your budget!

Considering I still have the option to go for the A5+ for $299, I guess my budget should be considered around that.

State your music tastes

I guess they don't really apply considering I have a Pioneer AVR, and Klipsch 7.1 in this room... But hip hop, alternative, and the like I guess are my tastes...

State what perks are highly desirable (low impedance, heavy bass, excellent for gaming etc..)

Welp, I don't even know the perks of low impedance, so that's one for the googling.. But, yes, excellent for gaming is definitely a must.

State what products you already have and are planning on using with your recommended item (state whether you have an amp if you're looking for headphones with high impedance for example)

I don't have anything except for an Asus Rampage Black Edition with its onboard audio. Which, I am very open to upgrading if it is indeed worth it. Come to think of it, I also do have a Definitive Audio PC600 HTIB setup that I phased out of my surround setup, perhaps that is a good choice? It has a sub, center, and surrounds... Hmph, I wonder if that would be any good?

State how you are going to use the item (e.g. out-and-about, at the gym, at home, PC / console, gaming, music etc). The more detail in this, the better.

I will be using these stationary, at my desk. PC, gaming, and a small side of music.

State where you live and offer some sites that are known for having good prices / being reputable so we can help recommend you products in your country's currency (like Amazon or ebay).

I'm in New York, so basically Best Buy is my only current option, however Ebay and Amazon suit me quite nicely...

I appreciate any input you can offer!

Is my Definitive PC600 setup a good idea?!

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It should be fine, although I think the Monoprice 5-inch powered monitors + sub, or maybe Pioneer BS22s and a sub might serve you better for a shooter.

But the easiest option is probably the Def Tech system you already have with maybe a cheap A/V receiver off craigslist with HDMI and you can just run an HDMI cable from your video card to the receiver for surround sound.
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It should be fine, although I think the Monoprice 5-inch powered monitors + sub, or maybe Pioneer BS22s and a sub might serve you better for a shooter.

But the easiest option is probably the Def Tech system you already have with maybe a cheap A/V receiver off craigslist with HDMI and you can just run an HDMI cable from your video card to the receiver for surround sound.

Thanks for the response. Yeah, that's kind of what I was leaning towards... Although I wouldn't mind if there was another solution to having a huge receiver sitting somewhere. But, if I can find room for a Caselabs M8, an AVR shouldn't be a problem.. ;c)

I'll look into those you mentioned as well.

Thanks again.
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A receiver doesnt have to be huge, both Marantz and Yamaha sell slimline receivers and you might get a deal on one on ebay but yeah if you're looking for the cheapest thing on craigslist it probably wont be small.
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Where'd you find A5+ for $299?
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Pay attention to Massdrop, every once in a while the A5+ comes around, and since lots of people tend to participate, it comes down to $299 (shipping makes it pricier though)
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The A5+ speakers are best suited for music. If gaming is your primary requirement for a speaker system, save some money and get something less expensive that will suit your needs. I use my A5+'s and S8 for music...they do extremely well in that capacity. Since they are my main speakers on my rig, the also provide a decent sound for my TV tuner and Blu Ray for movies. I thought gamers were into 5.1 or 7.1 so you can hear someone sneaking up on you from behind? smile.gif However, if you can get a pair of A5+ for $299.00 buy them, leave them in the original packing and sell them for a profit.
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