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March 24, 2006 2:45:11 PM

OK I bought a pretty crappy set of 4.1 Cyber Acoustic 400 speakers. The left front is broken so I am getting an RMA . . .

So I need a new set, around 40 dollars shipped. I dont care if they are just 2.1 or a really nice set of just 2... I've decided with my setup, 4.1/5.1 or above is just stupid.

The thing I am more interested in is controls. I would LOVE to have the ability to plug in a headset from one of the front speakers, and/or a bass treble control on the set, especially one with a subwoofer.

Any ideas?
March 24, 2006 11:21:27 PM

At that price range, for the best sound quality, I would suggest the 2.0 JBL Duets, which go for around $30 + shipping.

I'm not familiar with any sets with a sub + treble/bass controls at this price range, although quality would have to suffer as a result of these additional implementations.

If you are willing to eBay, I picked up a Altec Lansing MX5020 for $35 shipped on eBay a couple of months ago (goes for $100 retail). This has bass and treble controls, and a nice piano black finish. Tweeters too, which was a nice surprise.
May 5, 2006 9:36:02 AM

cambridge azur 640amp wharfedale diamond 9.1x2. expensive and fidlly but you will never need to buy a speaker/amp again
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May 5, 2006 10:23:01 AM

JBL bookshelf speakers are great.

I don't see what's 'fiddly' about a Cambridge amp/Wharfdale speaker setup personally. As for never having to buy a new system ever again, that's a comment that strikes me as a little dubious.

To reiterate, JBL bookshelf monitors are cheap and good sounding.
May 5, 2006 10:24:47 AM

Klipsch 2.1 Pro Media sounds really sweet. That's all I can say.
May 5, 2006 10:42:54 PM

I like all these suggestions way over $40 :lol: 
May 6, 2006 2:47:44 AM

$40 dollars and quality speakers dont exactly mix...i would recommend logitech as they usually have good quality speakers, i'm running their z-5500 setup and it blows away anything else for a decent price(in their category) too which is well above $40 dollars but just letting you know
May 6, 2006 3:43:36 AM

Here is a set that I purchased a year ago. They were the best sound for the price. I compared them a bunch of demo's at Frys Electronics. Good deal and they have a headphone jack.


Altec Lansing 2.1
May 6, 2006 9:07:52 PM

Altec-Lansing and JBL aren't hugely distant from each other looking historically, however JBL have delivered better quality products compared to crappy Altec-Lansing, in my experience.
May 27, 2006 11:26:53 PM

Quote:
OK I bought a pretty crappy set of 4.1 Cyber Acoustic 400 speakers. The left front is broken so I am getting an RMA . . .

So I need a new set, around 40 dollars shipped. I dont care if they are just 2.1 or a really nice set of just 2... I've decided with my setup, 4.1/5.1 or above is just stupid.

The thing I am more interested in is controls. I would LOVE to have the ability to plug in a headset from one of the front speakers, and/or a bass treble control on the set, especially one with a subwoofer.

Any ideas?


For me there 3 good 2.1 Speakers

Logitech Z-2300
Klipsch 2.1
Creative MegaWorks 250D
May 27, 2006 11:58:28 PM

Go for the Logitech z2300's or the klipsh 2.1 I personally like logitech. I have the logitech z5500 with a similar setup that of stranger's.
May 28, 2006 12:53:48 AM

Logitech X-230

I would offer these as a good set for your specific needs. They're a 2.1 speaker setup and include a front headphone jack as well as front speaker volume controls, and with $9 in shipping, the cost is right at the $40 limit you imposed.
May 28, 2006 1:26:15 AM

You will love the klipsch speakers 5.1 speaker setup. You might as well buy a good set of speakers, because computer components come and go, but speakers always seem to stay. Take me for instance, I have the klipsch 4.1 setup from the year 2000, and I still love them. All my friends have nothing but complements for these speakers. Very nice sounding bass and all around great quality.
May 28, 2006 1:32:08 AM

Creative speakers are good but the gigaworks are a bit out of your price range so I would say go for the inspire range you can get a set of Creative Inspire T6060 5.1 for £41 not sure how many dollars that is?
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