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I've been going back and forth about my decisions on getting a new speaker setup for my rig. As I have a Creative X-Fi Titanium 7.1 incoming, I've decided to upgrade my speaker setup too. I'm currently considering the Klipsch ProMedias and the Swan M10s.

I have around $200 to spend and I could get either one of those kits or get the speakers and sub separately.

I listen to a lot of instrumentals, rock music, occasional classic, none of that modern stuff. Mids are very important and boomy bass isn't necessary. Clarity is what I'm after. I'm not going to be cranking the thing up much either. I don't need them to fill a living room, just my tiny little bedroom.

Any input is appreciated!
    
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if you card can support 7.1 i am sure you can get a Logitech 7.1 surround for under 200 that is good
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My room isn't set up right for a proper 7.1 setup, but thanks for the suggestion.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BadAssClocker View Post
if you card can support 7.1 i am sure you can get a Logitech 7.1 surround for under 200 that is good
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My room isn't set up right for a proper 7.1 setup, but thanks for the suggestion.
A properly configured good set of 2.1 speakers is better than a cheaper 7.1 setup.

More speakers doesn't make it better.
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Swans all the way. I have owned both, and the clarity and tone from them are more like studio monitors than speakers. I use my promedia speakers for parties, because the bass is LOUD.
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I've actually gotten an offer from an OCN member that I'm not sure I can turn down. It's a Sansui AU-X501 amp, a pair of vintage (like really vintage) Yamahas, and an 8" sub for around $325. Since my TV is also in my room, it can double as a mini home theatre setup.

What do you think? And thanks for people who've contributed so far. +Rep.
    
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post #7 of 9
Your only two choices are Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 and Swans. You will be happy either way.
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post #8 of 9
sometimes more speakers can be better if your gaming, but if you listen to music 2.1 is enough.
post #9 of 9
Anything under $200 here: http://www.theaudioinsider.com/index...nd&cPath=21_24

Best deals for the money, hands down.
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