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I don't know if you're close enough to buy these in person, but I can tell you that you won't find anything better anywhere close to this price. It doesn't look like he'll ship, so hopefully you're in that area.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LINN-ACTIVE-KE...item3a6201111f
Nah, he is in London, way too far away and I have no transport, also it's a bid.

Ok, well the problem seems to be people will recommend me not to get Logitech speakers as they are not quality sound yet they never offer an alternative, which makes me doubt their opinion, like they have just heard that Logitech speakers are bad here and there and don't really know what to recommend, not to disrespect any of you guys though, i'm just saying.

It would be nice if anyone could recommend any speakers.
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Are you looking for a stereo/surround setup?
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Are you looking for 2.1 or 5.1 setup?

Bose or Energy speakers are usually pretty nice
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Nah, he is in London, way too far away and I have no transport, also it's a bid.

Ok, well the problem seems to be people will recommend me not to get Logitech speakers as they are not quality sound yet they never offer an alternative, which makes me doubt their opinion, like they have just heard that Logitech speakers are bad here and there and don't really know what to recommend, not to disrespect any of you guys though, i'm just saying.

It would be nice if anyone could recommend any speakers.
Like I said, I'm not an expert. I can't really recommend anything. All I know is I'm going to buy the Polk RTi A3 myself, but that's for 300€ and you have more than that, so I don't really know what's best for you.

Anyway, not giving alternatives doesn't mean I don't know Logitech sucks compared to audio specialized brands, that's kind of duh.
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edit: actually i'm not sure what I want.
My current speakers are 5.1 and sound good for the price, though my roommates speakers are wharfedale stereo speakers (see below) and sound really good.


Edited by Sin100 - 1/10/11 at 5:30am
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edit: actually i'm not sure what I want.


Will you be using them for music, games or films the most? If music, do you listen to one genre much more than others? How big is the room they will be going in? Can you wall mount speakers/have somewhere to place standmount speakers or will you need stands too? Do you want floorstanding speakers or do you not mind? Would you be happy to buy used? Where do you live?
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Will you be using them for music, games or films the most? If music, do you listen to one genre much more than others? How big is the room they will be going in? Can you wall mount speakers/have somewhere to place standmount speakers or will you need stands too? Do you want floorstanding speakers or do you not mind? Would you be happy to buy used? Where do you live?
- Music mainly, although I watch movies and do game a lot, but I mainly listen to a lot of music
- I listen to far too much music to pick one genre, at the moment I am listening to a lot of DnB, Dubstep and Hip-Hop
- My room is around 18X12ft.
- I have no stands or anything like that
- I don't mind buying used at all so long as the sound quality is not affected, I usually prefer buying used equipment as you almost always get more for your money
- I live in a house on the second floor
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- Music mainly, although I watch movies and do game a lot, but I mainly listen to a lot of music
- I listen to far too much music to pick one genre, at the moment I am listening to a lot of DnB, Dubstep and Hip-Hop
- My room is around 18X12ft.
- I have no stands or anything like that
- I don't mind buying used at all so long as the sound quality is not affected, I usually prefer buying used equipment as you almost always get more for your money
- I live in a house on the second floor
I think you'll be much better with a Stereo system, firstly because music is your main priority but also because you get much better sound for the money (because you are buying fewer speakers). Used really is the way to go with audio in my opinion because the value you can get is much better as you say, my last speakers retailed around £300 and I got them for £35 is good condition.

When I asked where you lived, I meant where about in the country, it's a really good idea to go to a Hi-Fi dealer and try and listen to some stuff in your budget to get an idea of what you like or don't like, even if you plan to buy online or used.

Is £300 your maximum or a ballpark figure?
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Oh, well I live near Liverpool.

Yeah, around £300, I would say I could go up to 350 though.

Ok that's cool thanks man.

So I would need an amp also with stereo speakers, perhaps I could find a good deal somewhere online.

I'm certainly after a subwoofer you see, and the tower speakers never appear to have one, it's usually a mid and a tweeter or two mids and a tweeter on each stand, I was kind of looking for at least a 10" sub with my setup.
Perhaps I should wait until I next get paid, then my budget would be £1000
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Oh, well I live near Liverpool.

Yeah, around £300, I would say I could go up to 350 though.

Ok that's cool thanks man.

So I would need an amp also with stereo speakers, perhaps I could find a good deal somewhere online.

I'm certainly after a subwoofer you see, and the tower speakers never appear to have one, it's usually a mid and a tweeter or two mids and a tweeter on each stand, I was kind of looking for at least a 10" sub with my setup.
Perhaps I should wait until I next get paid, then my budget would be £1000
Yeah you'll need an amp, I'll take a look after work and recommend some. I recommend starting off with just a stereo amp and speakers and then add a sub if you feel it's necessary at a later date. You're looking at £150/200 for a decent sub. You might find that you don't want a sub, I'm happy with the amount of bass that my speakers produce, I'm also considerate of the family/neighbours.

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I'm certainly after a subwoofer you see, and the tower speakers never appear to have one, it's usually a mid and a tweeter or two mids and a tweeter on each stand
That doesn't mean that they don't have good amounts of bass, they won't do sub-bass but it's enough for a lot of people. It's personal preferance I guess, some people want enough bass to shake their head off and others want a balanced sound. Have you listened to your mate's Wharfedales? If you have, do you think you'd be happy with the level of bass they have?

When I get home from work I'll have a look for some amps and speakers within budget.
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