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I know I didn't leave much room for quality, but I just built a second computer and I'll be using my Senn 555's the majority of the time. That's why I just want something that will fill in the other 10% of my listening without headphones.

Thanks =D
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I know I didn't leave much room for quality, but I just built a second computer and I'll be using my Senn 555's the majority of the time. That's why I just want something that will fill in the other 10% of my listening without headphones.

Thanks =D
already have a cheap amp or a well amped card by any chance? You could get away with some decent low end passive bookshelfs if so.

No sub but personally i find the bass (while obviously weak) from such setups is still vastly superior to the crap subs on cheap 2.1 sets (which is really just muddy boomy useless noise made to cover up the equal muddyness of the paired speakers).
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You could try these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-035-_-Product

I have the model above it, and for the price, they're pretty good.
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I would recommend these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836113027

I bought them for my sister in 09. They sound great for the price. It may only be a 5" woofer, but it does have a decent amount bass.

Edit: It's $40 at Amazon or B&H Photo.
    
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Guess we should ask. Do you want POWER or clarity? You aren't going to get both.
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Guess we should ask. Do you want POWER or clarity? You aren't going to get both.
I rather have something that is mediocre at both than strong in one area and completely lacking in the other. I know that's probably being picky at this price range though.
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I rather have something that is mediocre at both than strong in one area and completely lacking in the other. I know that's probably being picky at this price range though.
well its not exactly impossible... but corners are going to have to be cut SOMEWHERE unless someone finds a good bargain. I know of some units that fit the bill but have issues like being unbalanced (right 1.5x as loud as left, for instance. could always be adjusted with your soundcard i suppose) or even alltogather missing frequencies (nothing you can do there).
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Have amazon prime by chance? (actually you prolly dont need it since 90% of things covered by prime are also free with super saver shipping if its over 20 bucks, and this would be... im just not sure since I DO have prime... Being a broke ass college student has its perks xD)

If so it might make this a bit easier.
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Have amazon prime by chance? (actually you prolly dont need it since 90% of things covered by prime are also free with super saver shipping if its over 20 bucks, and this would be... im just not sure since I DO have prime... Being a broke ass college student has its perks xD)

If so it might make this a bit easier.

Yeah, I go to Univ. of Michigan. So I have a student account with prime.
Edited by Doogiehouser - 3/11/11 at 10:29pm
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