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What are the best 2.1 speakers for more or less $50? (I like music with heavy bass, so a decent subwoofer would also be better)

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I've always been impressed with Sony's inexpensive audio equipment; no suck luck with Logitech. Never tried Creative.

These should be good, but don't expect them to shake the room. They're a small setup but should sound decent. They have the same specs as all the Creative 2.1 speakers I've seen for the price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836173019

If you have an old stereo receiver/AVR, you can buy some decent speakers, perhaps used ones, that would sound as good as $150 PC speakers for around $50.
Edited by aaronmonto - 3/5/11 at 8:17pm
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I have a set of these in my sig build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121014

Probably not the best or greatest, but they do an excellent job, and they have a good bass. Plus they are under $30.
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50 bucks buy you a good cable for a decent subwoofer.
Really, don't expect great sound for those money - unless you find some scratched, discolored etc speakers in a thrift store.
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post #5 of 12
I've got a set of Creative t3130 that I'm surprisingly happy with. I would recommend them as they should be around $50.
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$50 for 2.1? You're better off with paper speakers.

paper-mp3-speakers2.jpg?w=394&h=360
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AzO;12628209 
$50 for 2.1? You're better off with paper speakers.

paper-mp3-speakers2.jpg?w=394&h=360

lol lachen.gif

Really though 50 bucks won't get your good sounding speakers...

Unless you get a used set or a lucky bid on a Logitech Z-2300.

I think the sound is great, and has plenty of bass.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by giganews35;12628311 
lol lachen.gif

Really though 50 bucks won't get your good sounding speakers...

Unless you get a used set or a lucky bid on a Logitech Z-2300.

I think the sound is great, and has plenty of bass.

The Z-2300's are overpriced crud, just like all of Logitech's speakers. The subwoofer is harsh and stiff with a small range and the satellites are tin cans at best. They might be worth $80 shipped brand new since the subwoofer isn't terrible, but I'd choose differently. You can buy a decent yet far superior set of bookshelf speakers for that much.

I'm serious, OP. Try Sony's cheap speakers. I bought their $15 PSP speakers several years back and everything about them screamed QUALITY. I would have paid $50 with a smile on my face. JBL's can also be good. I wouldn't go for Creative, since they seem to follow Logitech everywhere they go. And I would try going to an audio store so you can demo the speakers first.
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http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-650 this is your best option for around that price point.
    
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post #10 of 12
None. Don't buy anything for 50$ as it is a waste of 50$. Just save up a little and get some real speakers. They're worth it.
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