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I'm going to buy some 2.1 speakers soon and can't decide which to buy. I want quality, and am happy to spend upto £250/$500. The only decent 2.1 speakers I'm aware of at present are the Klipsch (sp?) Pro Media 2.1.

They will be used for music (alot of FLAC) and games and will be connected to my Xfi.

Please offer any suggestions, links would be super appretiated to save google time .

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Z-2300 are my favorite.
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My buddy has those Klipsch speakers, and they are AMAZING. Not bad price either. As for other good ones, I'm not sure unless you check out logitech maybe.
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My buddy has those Klipsch speakers, and they are AMAZING. Not bad price either. As for other good ones, I'm not sure unless you check out logitech maybe.
My dad has some Logitech X230's and I'm not that keen, they sound too bassy.
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I bought some Logitech X-240's off of ebay for pretty cheap. They should be getting here today so I'll make another reply with what I think of them.
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post #6 of 24
I'd go with something along the lines of T-amp + bookshelf speakers + (a subwoofer if you really want one). Something like the Sonic Impact T-Amp along with a pair of XL-S Encore will give you very good sound quality and keep you well within budget. You can add a Dayton 10" or 12" sub to that if you want more quantity and deeper bass.
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post #7 of 24
I have the klipsch pro-media 2.1 and they are great, they have plenty of power and sound really good. They rock harder than my car system and it's not too shabby.
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post #8 of 24
I'm a super-happy owner of the Klipsch Pro-Media 2.1 set. Compared to my older Logitech 2.1 set (X-230), and even my 5.1 (X-540), I much prefer the Klipsch. The Logitech bass is too boomy for me, and the mids sound muddy in comparison. Mid- and treble response are better from the Klipsch, in my opinion. Bass response is also impressive; it's powerful (enough for my next-door neighbors to complain if my music is too loud at night) without being annoyingly "big."

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post #9 of 24
The Klipsch 2.1 is a great set, and they are decently priced as well. If you wanted to max out your budget you'd have to go with a set-up like triggerc suggested. I've heard those XL-S Encore and they are very good. To those who suggested 230s and 2300s, those are too low-end for his purposes and budget (especially). The 230s are absolute junk IMHO. Good luck with your purchase.
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post #10 of 24
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Thanks for all the info and opinions. I'm gonna go with the Klipsch if I can actually find a retailer in the UK, nobody seems to sell them, only the GTX 2.1's

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