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Mainly I use my Sennheiser HD205's but for actual speakers I have a pair of Harman/Kardon that came with a stock HP from the late 90's. But yeah I ended up winning the bid at $91.00 with free shipping, with all the parts tested and confirmed working.
Whoa! $91 shipped for the Promedia 2.1s?!?! Argh! You suck! hehe Nice grab, man. Very nice.

So are these Harman/Kardon speakers just cheapies, or are they some of their better units? I'm imagining that they're not very good since they came with a prebuilt. Plus, I am assuming that you wouldn't be trying to replace them if they are good.
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Whoa! $91 shipped for the Promedia 2.1s?!?! Argh! You suck! hehe Nice grab, man. Very nice.

So are these Harman/Kardon speakers just cheapies, or are they some of their better units? I'm imagining that they're not very good since they came with a prebuilt. Plus, I am assuming that you wouldn't be trying to replace them if they are good.
Yeah, they have a combined RMS of 4.5 watts, overall specs are not too bad, but as soon as I started playing any bass heavy song I would get an awful, awful warble. Now I won't have to worry about it.
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post #33 of 40
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OP I sent you a PM but I just can't take it any more. Look, the Promedia is garbage. That's right, I said it! It's garbage! Logitech is fine if you just want to have low volume music all the time.

Get yourself a nice pair of 2.0's and later when you have more money and you think you need it add a sub.

Here are a few choices for you that are anywhere from $150-300.

Rokit 5's G2 = You can get these for about $300. These are amazing speakers.

M-Audio BX5a's = $300. on sale at GC for 200. You can also get theme used here at the trader forum.

Swan D1080MKII 08 = $140-180. Fantastic speakers excellent build quality.

Swan M10 = $140. not available in the US again till mid Jan. (Note* this is a 2.1 system)

M-Audio AV40 = $140-150. Shop around for these they're good speakers and have plenty of bass if you're a bass head. ThumperSD has a pair in the trader forum for $110.

Any of the speakers listed above will destroy the Promedia garbage in every way. The logitech doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell either.

The point is for the $150 price tag you can get double the quality and performance. For $50 more you can get almost 3x more quality and performance. and if you double down all the girls will come running just to hang out with you.

Okay maybe that last part is a stretch but you get the picture. So now please take this knowledge and spend your money wisely. Lastly please remember that sound is subjective. But with what I have listed above we are not talking subjective we are talking fact!

GL

Just my $0.02 worth...
this would be right but the dude's got a budget. Also of course you can go used as well. The used market can get you some really nice bargains. It's all a matter of price bracket, for ~$100, the Promedia 2.1 is good, for ~$120, you might want to go Swan M10 and for ~$150, you suggestions. All a matter of price bracket. The intention's good, but you have to put it in context.
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Yeah, they have a combined RMS of 4.5 watts, overall specs are not too bad, but as soon as I started playing any bass heavy song I would get an awful, awful warble. Now I won't have to worry about it.
The technical term for that is "distortion". But yeah, 4.5W makes me picture little 2.0 desktop speakers. Is that what you have?
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this would be right but the dude's got a budget. Also of course you can go used as well. The used market can get you some really nice bargains. It's all a matter of price bracket, for ~$100, the Promedia 2.1 is good, for ~$120, you might want to go Swan M10 and for ~$150, you suggestions. All a matter of price bracket. The intention's good, but you have to put it in context.
Promedias are 150 at Best Buy. I wasn't trying to force something down anyone's throat. I just believe (my opinion) is that you can do a lot better for your money. The Promedias from my understanding used to be a great product. Key word's "used to be". So I hate to see people buy something that really isn't that great based on recommendations of a product that built a good reputation and are doing business on that with a lesser product.

I really like KRK Rokits but don't get it twisted if they start falling off I'll be the first one telling you what garbage they are.

Just my $0.02 worth.
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Promedias are 150 at Best Buy. I wasn't trying to force something down anyone's throat. I just believe (my opinion) is that you can do a lot better for your money. The Promedias from my understanding used to be a great product. Key word's "used to be". So I hate to see people buy something that really isn't that great based on recommendations of a product that built a good reputation and are doing business on that with a lesser product.

I really like KRK Rokits but don't get it twisted if they start falling off I'll be the first one telling you what garbage they are.

Just my $0.02 worth.
He has already purchased them for $91.00 shipped.

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He has already purchased them for $91.00 shipped.

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Yes, I saw that earlier. As I said "It's just my opinion" nothing more nothing less. If you're happy with Promedia more power to you.

Listen I think you guys are taking my post wrong, I don't care what you buy or how much you pay. But if you get on here and ask for help/opinions on something you better be prepared for the thousand different opinions/answers.

Again my earlier post is my opinion!
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Yes, I saw that earlier. As I said "It's just my opinion" nothing more nothing less. If you're happy with Promedia more power to you.

Listen I think you guys are taking my post wrong, I don't care what you buy or how much you pay. But if you get on here and ask for help/opinions on something you better be prepared for the thousand different opinions/answers.

Again my earlier post is my opinion!
But you started by saying that Promedias are $150 at Best Buy. So it looked to me like you thought that he was buying them brand new somewhere at a somewhat normal retail price. That's why I posted that. I mean, it seemed to me like you were only making your recommendations because you wanted to perhaps save him from spending like $120-$150 on those speakers when he should spend a little more money and get what you were recommending.

So I'm saying that once he posted the update about getting them for $91 shipped, this thread was pretty much finished.

It's not that we are like "OMG HOW DARE YOU MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS". But when somebody is getting something like this at a price like that, why spend the time posting recommendations?
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2.0 = Rokit 5 ~$150

2.1 = Klipsch Promedia 2.1 ~$100-150
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He bought the Promedia 2.1s for $91 shipped.
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