I need a new speaker set. I have a 5.1 sound card but I don't really care if the speakers are 5.1 or 2.1. Mainly I just want quality sound... no tinnyness, no static. Can someone recommend a set or brand?
I can not stress the importance of a decent set of speakers. I started off by buying one of those cheap setups with 4 speakers and a sub woofer for like $20. I don't think the difference between that set and the two speakers on monitor could even be measured, much less heard.
I purchased the Logitech set locally at BestBuy for just under $50, the Creative Labs set came locally from CompUSA, again just under $50.
Both these speaker sets have an unbealivable amount of bass, you would think you had a 12" subwoofer hooked up (Bass can be adjusted if you don't like your desk vibrating). Both, in my opinion, are crystal clear, they reproduce sound just as good as anything I have heard. Both systems are capable of playing at very loud volumes without distortion.
Now, what I think is different, the Logitech set, I think, is capable of producing a little more bass than the Creative Labs set, most likely due to the larger sub.
The Creative Labs set has a wired remote for volume and bass, which is a huge plus. If you use it, you will like it.
Both these sets are made by well-known companies, and can be picked up at local stores without breaking the bank.
For reference too, my Logitech set is roughly 2 years old, and the Creative set is coming up on about a year old, still no problems.
Speakers, like your monitor and your keyboard and mouse will still be able to convert over to your next machine. I have logitech z-680's now at $250 that might not be the route you wanna take, but get the best you can afford. they will last you longer than whats in the cpu LOL
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I'm a gear head so I had some old receiver's lying around. Nothing and I do mean NOTHING sounds as good a running your front's and rears through dedicated audio amps. I've an Onkyo 601 running my 5.1 and use the Onkyo and an old Akai 1030 when I'm running in analog mode for games. I'm only running a 4.0 system but my speakers are large enough and well made enough that I don't need a sub.
Look in your attic or basement before paying for new speakers.
Oh by the way... the Fronts are Logik Nearfield Monitors and the rears are Allison 4's. Both classic speakers that are probably older than you are.
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