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Bought an Asus Xonar DG sound card, and while I have decent headphones (which sound awesome with the headphone amp), I'm currently using my monitor's built in speakers, which sound terrible.

What's the best 2.1 setup for around $50? I don't mind going for a 2.0 setup if it means 2 great speakers rather than 2 good speakers and a "meh" sub.
 
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How's this? (ignore the shipping, I'd price match with NCIX)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...16836150086CVF
 
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Probably better (nearly double the wattage) than my http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16836121014 that I got for $27 shipped a couple weeks ago. I only use em when I'm in bed falling asleep, but they get the job done. They do have pretty good sound though, and decent enough bass for a bargain basement 2.1 setup.
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I got these speakers 2 years ago off of tiger direct for $50. They will blow your ****ing mind.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
the creatives are better. ca blows imho
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Yeah, avoid CA. I'd either go for those Creatives, or these Altec Lansings:

Great speakers for the money IMO. These are hooked up to my laptop right now, really very nice speakers.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3XPeriment View Post
Yeah, avoid CA. I'd either go for those Creatives, or these Altec Lansings: Amazon.com: Altec Lansing VS2621 2.1 Channel Speaker System: Electronics Great speakers for the money IMO. These are hooked up to my laptop right now, really very nice speakers.
Sorry for the double post, but here's a review: http://www.topreviewshop.com/altec_l...puter_speakers Also these are $50 on newegg, so the Amazon price is a steal.
     
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Amazon.com: Boston Acoustics Horizon MM226 Multimedia 2.1 Speaker System (Midnight): Electronics

I got these speakers 2 years ago off of tiger direct for $50. They will blow your ****ing mind.
Nice TS, these look promising for the price.
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I'm going to second ESP's choice. I have a set of Boston Acoustics 2.1 speakers that I found at a thrift shop about a year ago. They're about 10 years old now, but are well worn in and sound amazing.

There are quite a few of same model that I have on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Boston-Acoustics...item2c5aa450fc
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