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Got any speaker recommendations?

BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
Since my generic speakers are dying, I feel like it's time for me to get new computer speakers. The only problem for me is...finding some good ones for general use. I was looking into the Logitech Z-10's, but I don't know about those since they seem to be hard to find now. Have they been discontinued?

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  • Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User
    edited September 2009
    What's your budget?

  • travathiantravathian Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    To add to the above, by what means will you be connecting them to your PC? Standard mini jack or something else?

    I would skip the Z-10's and at the very least get a setup with a separate subwoofer. Remember that speakers can kept through many computer upgrades, so it is worthwhile to invest in decent ones. I have an older Logitech 5.1 setup and it sounds pretty darn good and has lasted 5+ years so far.

  • ch40sch40s Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Yeah separate subwoofer is key. Also, make sure theres a headphone jack on the speaker system with easy access. Ive had a 2.1 set of cambridge soundworks for maybe, 7 or 8 years now so I agree investing isn't a bad idea at all.

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    What's your budget?
    I think my budget is around $100-$150. Also, why do I need a subwoofer? What does it do?

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  • Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User
    edited September 2009
    What's your budget?
    I think my budget is around $100-$150. Also, why do I need a subwoofer? What does it do?
    Subwoofers play low frequency sounds when your left and right speakers can't. You don't need them if you have good L/R speakers. Especially not the half assed ones that come with "multimedia" speakers.

    I will suggest Behringer MS20s or MS40s if you feel like a little more wattage (I use these.). Although some people swear by M-Audio for inexpensive speakers

    They can be connected through analog or digital connections and they sound ten times better than any multimedia speakers you'll get in that price range.

  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I need some headphone recommendations. No earbuds, please. Over-the-ear would be nice. I bought a set of $50 headphones today at BB:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB500-Diaphragm-Driver-Headphones/dp/B001RB24S2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1253419704&sr=8-1

    And while the box does say extra bass, I got them because they looked comfortable. Well, there is indeed way too much base and it makes things a bit too muddled.

    So I need a recommendation for a nice set of over-the-ear headphones, hopefully not over $100. Though I'd be willing to go as high as $150 if they're that good.

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Thanks for the MS-40 recommendation, but they might be a bit big for my liking. They do look like great speakers for the price, and I do like that they have many different options for sound like the white and red analog inputs for my game consoles. I'll check them out.

    Uhh, where could I go to find them? Any audio/video store?

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  • Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User
    edited September 2009
    I need some headphone recommendations. No earbuds, please. Over-the-ear would be nice. I bought a set of $50 headphones today at BB:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB500-Diaphragm-Driver-Headphones/dp/B001RB24S2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1253419704&sr=8-1

    And while the box does say extra bass, I got them because they looked comfortable. Well, there is indeed way too much base and it makes things a bit too muddled.

    So I need a recommendation for a nice set of over-the-ear headphones, hopefully not over $100. Though I'd be willing to go as high as $150 if they're that good.
    I just got the latest Stereophile recommended gear guide in the mail. In that price range, they suggest Grado SR60 ($60), Goldring DR100 ($100), Goldring DR150 ($150)

    Also, both Behringer and M-Audio make headphones in that price range. The Behringer HPS3000 and HPS5000 are absolutely amazing considering their sub-$50 price, but as I own the latter I should warn you the fit on the HPS5000 is quite poor and barely adjustable. I end up hanging them behind my head.

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