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Don't look at PC speakers. Get a pair of Bookshelf speakers + amp. Insignia bookshelves + a T Amp would work nicely and somewhat cheaply. If you're willing to spend more, a used X-LS + T Amp or a new X-LS Encore + T Amp would be very, very nice.
Could you link me to the products you're mentioning? I can't seem to find them on Newegg or Musiciansfriend. Thanks!
Edited by Maytridy - 5/21/08 at 7:50pm
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As a sound engineer I can tell you BOSE is overpriced crap. Unfortunately, in this MP3 plagued society the average listener wouldn't know what to listen for. The design of these kinds of speakers can't produce the full range of 20hz to 20khz, no matter what the label may say. Look into JBL.
Thanks, that's more what I'm looking for. Range and depth rather than power and overamped bass. JBL's seem very expensive though, I can't find a pair of monitors for less than $800. Do you have any specific suggestions?

Thanks!

P.S. I was referring to 'acoustics' more in terms of the acoustical properties of the speakers themselves. For example, my current speakers rattle because of their poor construction and the cheap plastic material.
Edited by Maytridy - 5/21/08 at 7:52pm
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I'm considering purchasing this set of Bose speakers (Companion® 3 Series II) for $250. I love listening to music at my computer - especially jazz. I'm looking for a set of speakers (not 5.1, I don't like dealing with the hassle of speaker placement) that can accurately, vividly, and sharply reproduce my old and new jazz recordings. I also do a fair amount of recording in my "home studio" and I would like an alternative to my nice recording headphones. I especially like listening to the fine details and various instruments of jazz combos and ensembles, so a high quality set of speakers is a must for me. I plan on getting a sound card to deliver a high quality signal to the speakers.

Can anyone offer an opinion on these speakers? Are they worth the money?

I'm sure that I'll encounter some conflicting opinions here, but please try to be objective with you comments as they will be more helpful that way.
I have these speakers and I have never looked back, anything else may "pound" but if you want quality, better sound and peace of mind, buy the Bose.
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Last time I saw one of these threads I recommended going with some studio monitors. Some of the responses were that some people might not like them because they tend to be very neutral and reveal imperfections in the recordings. I think I mentioned some mackies before, but If you are wiling to experiment you can always go to guitar center or similar and try some of them out. You could even buy a pair and try them out at home and if you don't like them just return them.
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Bose speakers sound great, but the price that comes with them is a different story. Unless you score a sweet deal, just ignore them.
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I have these speakers and I have never looked back, anything else may "pound" but if you want quality, better sound and peace of mind, buy the Bose.
For the hefty price they better provide peace of mind, wash my back, and clean my house (When buying there top of the line speakers). I like Sony and I would personally buy them without a doubt, they do seem to have a bit over powered bass even on 0 but if you turn it to about -2 or -3 then it blends right in when you listen to the Music Source channel on FiOS!
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Look you guys, it's just like buying expensive cars. Sure you can buy a cheaper car that will outdo a more expensive car but why do we spend the money on the more pricey car?
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Thanks, that's more what I'm looking for. Range and depth rather than power and overamped bass. JBL's seem very expensive though, I can't find a pair of monitors for less than $800. Do you have any specific suggestions?

Thanks!

P.S. I was referring to 'acoustics' more in terms of the acoustical properties of the speakers themselves. For example, my current speakers rattle because of their poor construction and the cheap plastic material.
I get you. Unfortunately I'm not used to working with consumer products as I am with professional sound equipment. But however, you going to want to look into something that has a low-frequency driver + horn design housed inside of a wooden cabinet. One of these will produce lower frequencies then any claimed BOSE subwoofer. If I can dig something up, I'll link you. What kind of system are you looking for? 2.1 (Left, Right channels and sub channel), 5.1, 7.1?

Also, before you buy anything. Listen to it! Only your ears will decide whats best for you. From what your telling me, it sounds like you know what you want to hear.
 
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post #19 of 33
Bose is overpriced. But so is a Ferrari - it doesn't make the Ferrari any slower. Bose speakers do sound fantastic but you are paying a premium for the name as with any luxury product.
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Look you guys, it's just like buying expensive cars. Sure you can buy a cheaper car that will outdo a more expensive car but why do we spend the money on the more pricey car?
Most of the time it's because of who makes it but sometimes along with the brand comes quality and safety when speaking of cars I guess speakers are the same, but all I'm trying to say is try other things out and research other things before you decide on that one pair.
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