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I know that there are better forums out there for this but I like OCN so I will give this a shot first. smile.gif

I need a new 2.0 setup for my computer. I have YU3's and they are terrible when it comes to functionality. I need something new. But I have a few needs. I game a lot. I need to be able to hear footsteps. I do not care about bass. I like my sounds clean and crisp. I have a SUB6 ready to go if I want a sub that I bought with the YU3's. I would like bookshelf speakers but they do not have to be. I do not want Bluetooth but if the function is there where I am able to turn off the Bluetooth that is fine. I want the ability to disable auto off. Better yet if the option was not even present. I'd like the option to hook up my headset to the speakers. I do not care about cost to much but let's not get to far out there. Something that is well reviewed would be much appreciated.

What can you guys recommend me?
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Originally Posted by SightUp View Post

I need something new. But I have a few needs. I game a lot. I need to be able to hear footsteps.
Let's think this through:

With a single speaker you will be able to hear footsteps.
With stereo speakers (2.0) you will be able to hear whether the footsteps are to the right of left of you.
With four speakers (4.0) you will be able to hear whether the footsteps are right or left, behind, on the side or in front of you.

As for headphones, do you want either headphones or speaker(s), or both at the same time?
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Let's think this through:

With a single speaker you will be able to hear footsteps.
With stereo speakers (2.0) you will be able to hear whether the footsteps are to the right of left of you.
With four speakers (4.0) you will be able to hear whether the footsteps are right or left, behind, on the side or in front of you.

As for headphones, do you want either headphones or speaker(s), or both at the same time?

You have 11,635 post. How many others do you troll in?
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I'm not sure what your budget is or if you have any space constraints, but I'm personally a fan of the Chane ARX bookshelf speakers (I have the AR2x-c speakers on my desktop). I've also owned the Dayton B652s and they were decent for the price as well. You can usually find Polk and Pioneer bookshelf speakers of good quality for reasonable prices as well.

If you go this route you can decide how functional you would like your amplifier to be. I personaly use an older Home Theater amplifier since it provides more power than I'd ever need, and it gives me additional functionality if I ever wanted to add additional bookshelf speakers. The only downside to this is that since I'm using a 21:9 ultrawide I'd never be able to use HDMI on it since it (well one doesn't have it) wouldn't support that resolution as a pass-through. Optical In is an option from a desktop. HDMI is an option if the receiver supports whatever desktop resolution you run and you're not using Freesync/Gsync.

If you didn't go with a full blown receiver, stereo amplifiers are out there with similar functionality by way of Bluetooth if you want it - Monoprice has at least one I'm aware of but I think it's a Tube based amplifier - I personally prefer solid state amplifiers so I've never wanted to play with that particular model.

Accessories4Less or Amazon / Newegg are the websites I've used to find reasonably priced audio equipment - excepting my speakers. Chane is factory direct. Massdrop is another place to check out audio related things. The occasional awesome thing can be found there.

If you check my sig you can see how I did my audio setup - I'm fortunite that I just ended up building my own 7' wide x 3' deep desk out of butcher block countertop so space and weight aren't an issue. I love how that I have easy ways to replace components that malfunction and upgrading or playing with new products is easy to do since i've got a segragated chain of components.

Anyways it's a little food for thought as an option for you. Audio is very individualized and in my case, addicting XD Best wishes to you in your search for audio bliss!
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