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I need some help. I'm in the market for some decent speakers for my computer. I currently have a pair of JBL speakers that I had gotten from my old Compaq system back in 2000. They still sound great to this day, but occasionally, the right channel goes out and I have to play with the volume knob a little to get it to pop back on.

Anyway, I'm looking into getting a new speaker set. I just wanted good quality 2.0 speakers, but from what I understand, they are hard to find. So a 2.1 system seems pretty good to have. I have been trying to decide between the Logitech Z313 or the Insignia NS-PCS41. I know, Insignia isn't the choice of enthusiasts, and I should probably be shot for considering it. The Insignia speakers, though, have controllable bass and treble, and sounded much better than the Z313. I was actually surprised.

I'm really looking for 2.0 speakers, but the tough thing is that I can't find many and I am the type to hear the quality before I make a purchase. As of right now, I am leaning toward the Insignia speakers.

So,does anybody have suggestions? If you are looking for a price limit, I really don't want to spend more than $80, but I'm not worried about the price at this point. I just want something to compare. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 9


Razer Ferox @ newegg for $59.99. Even though they're portable, they're quite good.

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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
I had to do a double take, I thought those were coffee carafes at first.

Anyway, those do look interesting.
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post #4 of 9
AudioEngine A2. Top of my list right now. I want it but can't get it yet. I'm still looking though.
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Those look very nice, but they are a bit pricey. Also, the volume control is on the back. That would annoy me.
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post #6 of 9
Swan M10, i know its out of your price comfort zone but WELL worth it.. They really are Awesome!
    
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
I took a look at some pictures of the M10. They are beautiful. It also doesn't seem like they are widely available either. I found a set for $125 which isn't too bad if the quality is great.
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post #8 of 9
They are only sold one place. theaudioinsider.com
    
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Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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post #9 of 9
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I wanted to bump this up, just in case there are more opinions out there. I plan on getting these possible next month, and I want to get enough info early before making any purchase.
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256GB ADATA SX8000 NVMe SSD HP dvd1265i 24X Cryorig H7 Windows 10/Mageia 6 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VH232H Logitech G510 EVGA SuperNOVA 650W G3 Sharkoon M25-W 
Mouse
Cougar Revenger 
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Intel Core i7 870 EVGA P55V EVGA Nvidia GeForce 1050 Ti 6GB 1333MHz DDR3 (4GB+2GB) 
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240GB SanDisk SSD Plus Lite-On iHAS124 DVD+/-RW Mageia 5.1 Compaq MV520 15" CRT 
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Ultrima RPX56
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB ADATA SX8000 NVMe SSD HP dvd1265i 24X Cryorig H7 Windows 10/Mageia 6 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VH232H Logitech G510 EVGA SuperNOVA 650W G3 Sharkoon M25-W 
Mouse
Cougar Revenger 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 870 EVGA P55V EVGA Nvidia GeForce 1050 Ti 6GB 1333MHz DDR3 (4GB+2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
240GB SanDisk SSD Plus Lite-On iHAS124 DVD+/-RW Mageia 5.1 Compaq MV520 15" CRT 
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