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Ok so its been an awfully long time since I have gotten any new speakers so I decided thats going to be my next upgrade. Right now I have the Altec Lansing XA3051 system (yeah yeah yeah I know). I was thinking of getting the Corsair SP2500 simply because of the absolute rave reviews everywhere about them. Mind you I dont really know anything about speakers/audio setups but Im looking for a great 2.1 system in the $200 range. Also I was wondering if not having a dedicated sound card would affect this purchase at all.

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ITs under 200 but the Logitech Z623 THX Cert. blows me away when im doing anything audio related.
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oh gees, don't get Logitech or Corsair FFS....

Swans M10 2.1 white or black $140 shipped

http://www.lockwaresystems.com/swan-mm-cat-10.html

+

Xonar DX

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?Inv...=XONAR-DX-PB-R - $62 shipped refurb'ed from reputable seller.

total = $202 for best overall sound.
Also of course quality of reviews > quantity of reviews. You wouldn't trust a audio website to review PC cases would you? Then why would you trust a PC hardware site to review audio gear like speakers?
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ITs under 200 but the Logitech Z623 THX Cert. blows me away when im doing anything audio related.
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oh gees, don't get Logitech or Corsair FFS....

Swans M10 2.1 white or black $140 shipped

http://www.lockwaresystems.com/swan-mm-cat-10.html

+

Xonar DX

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?Inv...=XONAR-DX-PB-R - $62 shipped refurb'ed from reputable seller.

total = $202 for best overall sound.
Also of course quality of reviews > quantity of reviews. You wouldn't trust a audio website to review PC cases would you? Then why would you trust a PC hardware site to review audio gear like speakers?
^^ This is what I would have recommend. If not than it would be the Klipsch Pro Media's. Not quite the sound quality, but they can get hella load, if that is your thing.
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oh gees, don't get Logitech or Corsair FFS....

Swans M10 2.1 white or black $140 shipped

http://www.lockwaresystems.com/swan-mm-cat-10.html

+

Xonar DX

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?Inv...=XONAR-DX-PB-R - $62 shipped refurb'ed from reputable seller.

total = $202 for best overall sound.
Also of course quality of reviews > quantity of reviews. You wouldn't trust a audio website to review PC cases would you? Then why would you trust a PC hardware site to review audio gear like speakers?
Like I said, I dont know jack about speakers, thats why Im here asking. I was thinking about the swans for awhile and if I did get them then I could also grab another monitor. Would the lack of a dedicated sound card really have that much effect?
 
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Like I said, I dont know jack about speakers, thats why Im here asking. I was thinking about the swans for awhile and if I did get them then I could also grab another monitor. Would the lack of a dedicated sound card really have that much effect?
There is going to be a difference between a dedicated sound card and on board. However, if you can;t afford it now, that upgrade can come later. The Swans will be well above the Logitechs in quality, even without the sound card source.
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There is going to be a difference between a dedicated sound card and on board. However, if you can;t afford it now, that upgrade can come later. The Swans will be well above the Logitechs in quality, even without the sound card source.
Its not that I cant afford it, I would just rather have my 450 folding(mATX board). But thanks for the suggestions guys +1.
 
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