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Hi guys, I figure I would ask you audio pro's what I should upgrade to.

Right now, I have a $40 2.1 speaker set from staples from 5 years ago, they work, but I can I get better for hopefully not to much $$$.

Do you guys have any recommendations on what to get? I was thinking the Klipsch 2.1, but is there better for $250 or less? Right now I am using the OnBoard Audio card of my asus extreme mobo, is this ok to use for klipsch 2.1 or better?


Or should I upgrade to the creative Z soundcard. Will I notice a difference with 2.1 setup?


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Music, gaming, movies, or what?
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post #4 of 98
Honestly I think if this is for gaming, headsets are the way to go because even then with certain types of headsets you will need a better sound card to utilize it to a certain extent. Unless you plan to go receiver, amplifier route - then would it be worth spending that $250, i think these will fit your needs and not break your cash
http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studiophile-Active-Monitor-Speakers/dp/B0051WAM64/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398780120&sr=8-1&keywords=M+audio
    
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post #5 of 98
There's nothing wrong with Klipsh ProMedia 2.1s, you don't need a soundcard for them.

Studio monitors like the AV40 are another great option.
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post #6 of 98
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Will the bass be good though without a sub woofer ? Cause I play a lot of bf4 so bass is importabt.

Also so no matter what 2.1 setup on board sound card is ok? Won't notice improvement from a sound blaster Z or Dx?

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Will the bass be good though without a sub woofer ? Cause I play a lot of bf4 so bass is importabt.

Also so no matter what 2.1 setup on board sound card is ok? Won't notice improvement from a sound blaster Z or Dx?

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I don't think a soundcard is worth it, as you could put that same money towards a reciever/passive speakers or a discrete subwoofer.

I will say, $250 towards good headphones + a Creative Z will get you better sound in BF4. At that price you're looking at Phillips X1s + a soundcard, which would sound amazing.
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Eh not a big headphone person though lol.

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post #9 of 98
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Eh not a big headphone person though lol.

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?? Why not?
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post #10 of 98
Just get the klipsch pro media 2.1 and call it a day. They have great bass and can get loud. Just a fair warning they do distort at high volume.
    
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