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I tried connecting it to my phone and itouch and the music sounds the same compared with my PC.

I believe it isn't playing the right sounds for games like Diablo 3 because sometimes it sounds like something is covering the speaker. When I plugin my bose in-ear headphones directly to my comp case, it sounds way better than both the a2 speakers and my old speaker.

Would getting a DAC or sound card do anything significant?
Edited by clonxy - 4/13/14 at 9:05am
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I tried connecting it to my phone and itouch and the music sounds the same compared with my PC.

I believe it isn't playing the right sounds for games like Diablo 3 because sometimes it sounds like something is covering the speaker. When I plugin my bose in-ear headphones directly to my comp case, it sounds way better than both the a2 speakers and my old speaker.

Would getting a DAC or sound card do anything significant?

Sounds like you prefer a more bright sounding speaker. The speakers you bought are a "natural" sound. Again, try using an EQ to boost up your treble a tad, that should make them sound better to your ears. If your onboard sound doesn't have one, then buy a sound card, which you should use anyway with such good speakers.
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post #13 of 19
Could be the speakers just need to be broken in.

Took my A2+ a few weeks to really start to sound fantastic. But I thought they sound great right out of the box. I am using a Polk PSW110 sub to fill them out though.
I know it is not the best sub, but it was the best out of what I have laying around.
I think the A2 speakers really need a sub to fill them out.

I am comparing them to a Polk Audio 5.1 system played through an HK AVR.

I am actually using the headphone out on my Creative Z to the A2+.

You didn't get the A2+ did you? Those have built in DAC when you use the USB connection.
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Sounds like you prefer a more bright sounding speaker. The speakers you bought are a "natural" sound. Again, try using an EQ to boost up your treble a tad, that should make them sound better to your ears. If your onboard sound doesn't have one, then buy a sound card, which you should use anyway with such good speakers.

What is EQ?
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Sounds like you prefer a more bright sounding speaker. The speakers you bought are a "natural" sound. Again, try using an EQ to boost up your treble a tad, that should make them sound better to your ears. If your onboard sound doesn't have one, then buy a sound card, which you should use anyway with such good speakers.

What is EQ?

Equalizer. It's a way that you can customize the way your speakers / headphones sound by adjusting bass, midrange, and treble.
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post #16 of 19
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I'm completely new to speakers.

So I should buy a remote control that is an equalizer? Would I need anything else?

I'm using these speakers just for gaming/music/movies.
Edited by clonxy - 4/13/14 at 4:35pm
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I'm completely new to speakers.

So I should buy a remote control that is an equalizer? Would I need anything else?

Try a new sound card. A new sound card will have an EQ built into the settings.

Not only that, a new sound card would be a nice improvement over onboard anyway. Even something cheap like the Xonar DG.
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You should've bought the Samson Resolv SE5 or the Presonus Eris 4.5. Better for the buck. You get what you pay for it.
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anyone own the audioengine 2 and have a setup i can copy?
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