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Noob...Nub...Newb...Nubcake...whatever you want to call it. I'm still rather new to Overclock.net and I want to get a treat. I need some speaker recommendations. I might be using headphones a bit more but speakers are nice if I want to just sit back and relax without headphones on so my ears don't get sweaty. I'm looking for a nice 2.0 or 2.1 speaker setup (I atleast know my setups). I've looked around the internet and I found these brands were pretty reputable...

-AudioEngineUSA
-M-Audio
-Klipsch
-Energy

Any recommendations?

Edit - I have probably a $200 speaker limit.
Edited by HybridCore - 2/12/11 at 8:30am
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post #2 of 33
Logitech make great speakers, take a look.
http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/speake...me-pc-speakers
post #3 of 33
Logitech speakers aren't the best. They're trash compared to the brands you listed. The Audioengine A2's will be the best for you. They're small and produce great sound. M-Audio's AV40 is good too. Energy's speakers I don't really know about. Lots of people like Klipsch. I unfortunately don't know. Ask some others. Hope you find your answer!
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post #6 of 33
these are kind of good for PC speakers while still affordable.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/multim...SB-Speakers/p1

Verdict


By the standards of other subwoofer-less stereo PC speakers the Teufel Concept B 200 USB system is expensive, granted. But that's to be expected because not only does the 'break-out' CB 200 CS Control Station offer convenient controls, a USB hub and a range of ports, it's amplification finesse is in a completely different league. Film soundtracks are reproduced with aplomb and to listen to music through these speakers is to have your collection jump out and give you a warm, tender hug - it's simply lovely. Trust me when I say these are worth every single penny.
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I'd get the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 and take the rest of the money and put it towards a cheap-ish sound card. I have the Promedias and I love them, they sound good when on lower settings but don't distort at the much louder volumes.
    
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NO NO NO... please don't buy "media" or "computer" speakers... I will update this post shortly with MUCH better-sounding options.

EDIT: OK it looks like you already have the right idea. Audio-Engine A2 are a really good option, as are the AV-40s as mentioned above. You should also look into the SWANS M10, which is a 2.1 system that also sounds quite good.

I do have extensive experience with the A2s and they sound like a speaker twice their size... great stuff.
Edited by LingLing1337 - 2/13/11 at 5:52am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LingLing1337 View Post
NO NO NO... please don't buy "media" or "computer" speakers... I will update this post shortly with MUCH better-sounding options.
Teufel PC speakers are not just your regular PC speakers you know.


and yes there is alot better stuff then PC speaker stuff but the OP only has 200$ to spend
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post #10 of 33
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Here's the list so far...

-AudioEngine A2
-M-Audio AV40
-Swam M10
-Klipsch Promedia

How about Bower & Wilkins? http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/iPod_a..._Speakers/MM-1
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