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post #71 of 102
you're not going to get that w/ the speakers u posted! lol
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post #72 of 102
True, but I figured they're a good balance since they also sound pretty good at medium low volumes (he didn't really ask for that though, just thought I'd share). They are the complete opposite of my Electrovoice speakers which you have to blast at >100dB for them to sound tolerable.
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Truth be told for the best SQ/Loudness/Audiophile/etc value, you're probably best to go with a headphone/headamp combo, maybe with an external DAC.

I'm sure you can get a sweet headphone setup for about 350... for speakers it's a different story.
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If you want a great separates, vintage is the way to go if you're on a tight budget. If you want to go that route, there are tons of good speakers and great amps/preamps available. Most people honestly have no idea what they are giving to a thrift store or putting in their garage sale, and that means you can get it for cheap. I scored myself a pair of almost mint Sansui SP-3000s a couple years ago. The lady had them sitting on her driveway with a "free" sign on them. Almost mint. Her husband had passed away several years ago, she had no use for them, and didn't like the space they took up in her living room.

Even if you have to recone or refoam a speaker, it's not nearly as hard as building a computer. If you see something that looks pre-80s, do a little research on it. Most likely it's a decent piece of hardware that'll serve you very well. For the audiophile on the cheap, thrift stores are your best freind.
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A modded xfi would do well and is quite cheap for your budget.
How do you mod an xfi? Sounds pretty interesting.
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How do you mod an xfi? Sounds pretty interesting.
http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...will-void.html

Not for the feint of heart, or those without soldering skilz, but a great mod nonetheless.
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u need to get some SHURE E2c headphones. or any other SHURE sound isolating earphones. if you want speakers. i would go with BOSE speakers i forgot the model # but you can find them at best buy.

better yet, i would get Cambridge soundworks speakers, but they are very hard to come by. if you can afford them boston acoustics , or JBL (not those apple shaped JBLs, i mean REAL JBLs theatre set)
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u need to get some SHURE E2c headphones. or any other SHURE sound isolating earphones. if you want speakers. i would go with BOSE speakers i forgot the model # but you can find them at best buy.

better yet, i would get Cambridge soundworks speakers, but they are very hard to come by. if you can afford them boston acoustics , or JBL (not those apple shaped JBLs, i mean REAL JBLs theatre set)
Dude I think we've already said how much Bose sucks like 471 times on this thread. Plus, his budget doesn't allow for Bose (assuming that it was worth buying).

Although, JBL was a good recommendation. I love JBL speakers... very impressive audio gear.
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The new JBLs are decent, but old school JBLs are probably only rivaled by the new Bose...
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The new JBLs are decent, but old school JBLs are probably only rivaled by the new Bose...
Really?

I've only had an opprotunity to listen to a few pre-90's JBL speakers, but they were impressive. Not up to my Sanusi's, but still nice. Is there a specific time period to be avoided?

(Sorry for going off topic here....)
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