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Poll Results: Should I return the speakers?

Poll expired: Apr 5, 2011  
  • 22% (2)
    Return them you wuss.
  • 77% (7)
    Keep them you wuss
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post #1 of 18
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I went to Guitar Center to get a pair of Numark NPM5's for $100 but thanks to a great salesman I walked out the door with a pair of Rokit 5's for $300. I only wanted a good replacement for computer speakers. I always wanted to get into making music but not sure if it will come to fruition. Also, I do game a liitle and listen to music. I've had the speakers for 4 days and haven't opened the box because I may have to take them back. My question are these speakers worth my wallet being light for about 3 weeks and my wife being pissed off?

P.S. I'm not as worried about my wife being pissed off as I am about not being able to fully aprreciate these speakers.
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post #2 of 18
Well if you really need the money I would return them. If the money isn't that much of an issue why not open them up and give it a listen? I think (but may be mistaken) that you can still return them if opened. There may be a 15% restocking fee or something.

If you do return them and want something a little better than the Numark's why not give the M-Audio AV-40s a try? They are slightly more expensive (by 50 dollars) and they sound great.
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The money's not the biggest issue. I'm more concerned if I'm wasting money if I don't use them for their intended purpose. I originally only planned on spending ~$100 but wound up spending $300. So if I return the Rokits and get some speakers ~$150 I can convince myself that I came out on top. I've read a lot of reviews and trying to figure out should I go with the KLipsch 2.1, Swan M10, or AV40's.
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by gus4real View Post
The money's not the biggest issue. I'm more concerned if I'm wasting money if I don't use them for their intended purpose. I originally only planned on spending ~$100 but wound up spending $300. So if I return the Rokits and get some speakers ~$150 I can convince myself that I came out on top. I've read a lot of reviews and trying to figure out should I go with the KLipsch 2.1, Swan M10, or AV40's.
I think the NPM5, M10, AV40, or Promedia would all suit you fine. The RP5 should be better than those though as it costs more. I personally dont regret getting my RP5 at all though I did get them cheaper. I do use them quite a bit though when I'm home.
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post #5 of 18
im getting mine soon!

btw wasnt there a buy one get the other half off?
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post
im getting mine soon!

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got extended warranty + tax
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got extended warranty + tax
oh. i cant decide between these or the mackie's. lol.
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Have you given them a listen yet? What's the word?
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post #9 of 18

i compared many speakers for multiple weeks, i was ADAMANT i wanted the rokit 5's.. but i found a new love,
tannoy 501a
much clearer mids and highs, bit lighter on the bass but its still darn impressive for a 5' woofer

take it from me, when i say the 501a's are better(:




ps: go into your guitaar center and theyll be ~$150 each, BUT you can tell them you found a cheaper pair online (must be new, like amazon or ebay) and they'll beat the price by 10%!
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by OverthePond View Post
Have you given them a listen yet? What's the word?
I haven't opened them yet, because if I do I know I will keep them. Also I don't want to pay a 15% restocking fee. I am inching closer to keeping them. Only 8 days left to return them, we'll see what happens.
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