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I'm in the market for some new speakers. My old set is "decent" but I would like something better. I currently have a pair of old small Sony bookshelves, and a logitech sub (I know, its terrible, which is why I need a new one.)

I have been hearing good things about the Swan M10s and Polk subs. Unfortunately that's about where my knowledge ends, which is why I'm asking for some help.

What I want: I listen to a good amount of bassy music (Pendulum, attack attack, etc.) so a sub is fairly important to me. If you think that I could get a good amount of bass from a 2.0 system then I would be able to work with that, but 2.1 is preferred.

Ideally I would be spending $200 or less. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Ive come to realize that if I need to spend more money to get a substantial boost in sound quality I will not be opposed to it, Id rather just not be spending all the money I have.
Edited by lithgroth007 - 2/1/11 at 7:26am
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Klipsch Promedia 2.1 FTW!
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swan m10's

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Klipsch Promedia 2.1 FTW!
Are the Klipsch ones really that good? In all honesty they look like your standard logitech ones to me, but I could be mistaken.
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post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by lithgroth007 View Post
Are the Klipsch ones really that good? In all honesty they look like your standard logitech ones to me, but I could be mistaken.
Toms hardware recently put all the 2.1 speaker sets to the test and the promedia's were the best of the bunch.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...r,2835-10.html
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Im pretty happy with my Klipsch speakers. The sub is pretty good, better than I was expecting.
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mids on the promedia's seem kind of lacking to me. However, I've been forced to revert to onboard because my Auzentech X-Fi forte is out on RMA. Im sure once I get my new Xonar Essence STX, they will sound 100x better!
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Toms hardware recently put all the 2.1 speaker sets to the test and the promedia's were the best of the bunch.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...r,2835-10.html
How do they compare to the swan M10s though?

Also, Im not above spending a little more for better speakers, or getting a separate sub from the speakers if I get better quality goods. Hope that makes sense.
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Quote:
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How do they compare to the swan M10s though?

Also, Im not above spending a little more for better speakers, or getting a separate sub from the speakers if I get better quality goods. Hope that makes sense.
Click on my wanted add in my sig. theres a guy on there who says the promedia's are better than the m10's
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post #10 of 14
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The main gripe I have with the Klipsch is that my roomate has them and they dont sound all that much better than my current setup, and his are on an ASUS sound card. Before you ask, yes I am testing the sound with flac, not mp3.

Ive come to realize that if I need to spend more money to get a substantial boost in sound quality I will not be opposed to it, Id rather just not be spending all the money I have.
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