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what can of 2.1 setup cheaper and better sound quality than an bose lifestyle .
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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
    
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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
This or swan m10.
I prefer slightly more bass so i went with the klipsch.
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post #4 of 13
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they gonna sound loud like those bose?
i test the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 once and dont have that power.
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they gonna sound loud like those bose?
i test the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 once and dont have that power.
Where did you conduct this test? In the middle of a noisy Best Buy?
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Everything that's more than 200$ has better quality of Bose Lifestyle stuff. Well maybe except Logitechs. I went with a couple of Onkyo speakers + subwoofer (HTP-501) and a Pioneer receiver (VSX 420), I'm very happy with it.
     
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The Bose Lifestyle setup costs maybe $50 to make. It consists of $6 paper drivers, cheap tweeters (forget exactly what kind), and roughly $20 mid bass drivers for its "subwoofer". You're paying for the name, and nothing else. It sounds horrible. Logicrap is the same way, but with gamers.

You could easily build your own 2.1 setup for relatively inexpensive with a reciever, subwoofer, and some bookshelf speakers that would walk all over that Bose setup. Or you could grab the Klipsh ProMedia's or Swan M10's and have better sound. I've never heard the Swan's personally, but the Klipsh setup does still have some issues with the subwoofer area to pass my ears...but for most its great.
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post #8 of 13
Look at the Orb systems. They keep the small size but pack a ton of great sound clarity for their small size. Just pick up a small cheap receiver.


http://www.orbaudio.com/index.asp?Pa...PROD&ProdID=16

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post #9 of 13
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they gonna sound loud like those bose?
i test the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 once and dont have that power.
With 200 watts of power consistent, I never go more than a quarter of the volume.
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what u guys think about these one POLK AUDIO TRi 4
Edited by BioII - 3/30/11 at 1:46pm
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