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post #1 of 29
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I'm thinking about getting some speakers under 150 either the AV-40s or the Klipsh Pro Media. But I'm having trouble justifying the purchase as I already have a Sennheiser HD555 headphone. Are headphones more superior to their speaker counter parts?
post #2 of 29
Speakers are like supercars. Very expensive for a great pair, but very very good.

Headphones are like superbikes. Incredibly good value for money when compared to similar performing speakers.

Although, some people don't like headphones, rendering my analogy pointless.
post #3 of 29
Phase...consider the swan m10's

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post #4 of 29
I like both and I use both. Unfortunately, I definitely use my headphones more simply because I can't have the speakers on all the time.
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both... agree get good speakers.
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Phase...consider the swan m10's

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I have also looked into the swan m10s but I do not like the aesthetics of it being white.
post #7 of 29
Headphones are way better than the speakers for the same amount of money. Stick to them unless you can throw a ton of money into speakers
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Have you checked out craigslist?
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post #9 of 29
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well I guess the real question is, if I get the av-40 or the klispch pro media will it be better than the hd555s? In terms of sound quality
post #10 of 29
Personal preference IMO. You can get a quality set of cans for money that would only buy an OK set of speakers, but if you don't like wearing headphones (like myself), then what's the point? Also, most people are perfectly happy with "just OK" sets of speakers anyway. Just because you're buying speakers doesn't mean you have to buy high-end stuff.

EDIT: Depends on your definition of sound quality as well. To some, sound quality is having a lot of bass. And, owning a subwoofer from the Pro Media set, I can tell you that the Klispch setup will put out quite a lot! To others, sound quality is having as exact representation of "actual sound" as possible with zero tolerance for distortion. You need to define what your definition of sound quality is.
Edited by SgtSpike - 4/7/11 at 2:09pm
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