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Looking for a set of new computer speakers to replace these crappy Creative speakers I have now. They will mostly be used to listen to music (mostly Rock) and music videos. I think a good 2.0 set up will suffice. My budget is a max $200.

So far I've been looking at the AV40's, A2's, and Swan D1080MkII.

All suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
Edited by SomeDooD - 12/27/10 at 12:34am
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Originally Posted by SomeDooD View Post
Looking for a set of new computer speakers to replace these crappy Creative speakers I have now. They will mostly be used to listen to music (mostly Rock) and music videos. I think a good 2.0 set up will suffice. My budget is a max $200.

So far I've been looking at the AV40's, A2's, and Swan's D1080Mk1108.

All suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

Get the Swans. To be fair the Swans are really not in the same league as the other two.
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Get the Swans. To be fair the Swans are really not in the same league as the other two.
As in its above those two?
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Look at the

. Going from the Swans to these made a world of difference.
    
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Look at the m audio bx5a deluxe. Going from the Swans to these made a world of difference.
A tad more expensive.... hmm.
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post #6 of 12
I second the vote for the BX5a
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As in its above those two?
No, he hates you so much that he'd recommend a bad-sounding set of speakers on purpose
    
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post #8 of 12
I have had both the BX5a's and the Swans. To me (my ear) the Swans have a nicer cleaner sound. I'm only selling my BX5a's because I went to the Rokit's.

In truth either of them will sound great for you. In my experience the BX5a's would do a better job if you are mixing/producing music and looking for trash in your recordings.

For listening to music and wanting a crisper clearer sound it's the Swans.

Lastly two things to remember.

1. Most importantly keep in mind sound is subjective. I might like one speaker and you hate it.

2. When we are talking about "Better" here we are talking about splitting hairs one way or the other.

You can also check the trader forum for a used pair and save a little money.
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Alright. I will be using these only listen to music, no mixing or producing. I want really good mids too since I mostly listen to Rock genres. I guess the Swans should be good enough for my purposes? I just really wanna replace these crappy Creative 2.1's for a few years until I graduate college.
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My only complaint about the Swans was the lack of volume. Yea the mids sounded good but the low volume kinda sucked. With my BX5a are much better on the low end and they are louder.
    
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