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I'm looking for a set of speakers, in the 100 dollar price range or lower, with pretty decent bass, any suggestions? Only 2.0 please.
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I'm in the same boat as u.. so i leave my trail here.. xD
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It doesn't happen under $100, sorry. It's not quite this simple, but basically for speaker design—low cost, has bass, plays a reasonable volume: choose two (and nobody chooses to make speakers that play really soft only, let's be real). The laws of physics and business realities, in terms of what is feasible to physically produce and sell for $100 and under and make a profit, mean that your selection criteria rules out everything in existence. Other than possibly some steal of a deal you find used.

It's a little more possible if you skimp on a 2.1 set, making the satellites really dinky and having the compromise of having those dinky satellites and lower midrange coming out of the super-budget subwoofer. But still, not a great look.

You could also technically Frankenstein a setup with real budget pieces and judicious EQ (to bring everything but the bass way down, potentially also to ameliorate some other problems somewhat) and tune that to sound decent, maybe. Though at the cost of volume.

So, unfortunately, the question is what part you're willing to compromise on. (e.g. price, bass, etc.)

Some kind of reasonable-ish compromise, keeping the price, may be just a Dayton Audio B652-based setup. It really depends on what you need.
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Don't even consider the Bose. They are grossly overpriced for what you get.
     
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by kuruptx View Post

I am skimping on the 2.1 because of lack of desktop space honestly.

I'm really just debating between these. And these for for gaming, watching movies etc on the PC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116043

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116044&cm_re=desktop_speakers-_-36-116-044-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836627006&cm_re=desktop_speakers-_-36-627-006-_-Product

To clarify, by "skimp on a 2.1 set" I mean from a 2.1 designer's perspective. That is, a low-end 2.1 system.

You need to be more clear about how much space you have, as some of the better systems for the price, like the Dayton B652 mentioned above, will be larger.

The thin, flimsy stuff can't really compete, especially not at higher volumes.
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Originally Posted by kuruptx View Post

I am skimping on the 2.1 because of lack of desktop space honestly.

I'm really just debating between these. And these for for gaming, watching movies etc on the PC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116043

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116044&cm_re=desktop_speakers-_-36-116-044-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836627006&cm_re=desktop_speakers-_-36-627-006-_-Product

Of the three, I'd pick the T40 model hands down. Has all the things I like in the T20 model in addition to handling more power RMS with better bass response. I'd delete the Bose link tongue.gif .
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Originally Posted by SabbathHB View Post

Of the three, I'd pick the T40 model hands down. Has all the things I like in the T20 model in addition to handling more power RMS with better bass response. I'd delete the Bose link tongue.gif .

These are the ones I was leaning towards most aswell, think I've made my mind up.redface.gif:thumb:
post #9 of 10
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GP56OYA/sr=8-1/qid=1445527178/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1445527178&sr=8-1

$149, Presonus Eris 4.5

I have these and STRONGLY suggest them. The bass and overall fidelity are both fantastic for the money. You will not be disappointed.

Here are mine playing some music

https://youtu.be/RfaOSYiPj7Q
Edited by mistersprinkles - 10/22/15 at 8:35am
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Ultimately went with the Logitech Z623, waiting on the big brown truck now. thumb.gif

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6627208&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&utm_source=Linkshare&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CbVIIX7A*H4&AffiliateID=CbVIIX7A.H4-X9texyLbFJ0hHYHSiUYFYA

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