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Count Alex's Losses
05-22-2005, 04:24 PM
I'm not interested in a 5.1 setup as I want this mostly for listening to music. Right now I'm looking at a few logitech products:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836121117

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836121119

And these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836116147

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836113158

4th and Long
05-22-2005, 04:38 PM
What's your price range?

Count Alex's Losses
05-22-2005, 04:39 PM
What's your price range?

No more than $50.

AeroSquid
05-22-2005, 04:40 PM
don't click this link-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836119106

Count Alex's Losses
05-22-2005, 04:43 PM
don't click this link-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836119106

:shake:

4th and Long
05-22-2005, 04:46 PM
No more than $50.
You're not going to get much in the way of a 5.1 for $50.

Double your spending limit and you can get this for 79.99 + tax.

Logitech® X530 5.1 70W Speaker System (970114-0403)
• Five satellite speakers
• High-tech subwoofer
• Wall-mountable
• Patented technology

http://www.circuitcity.com/IMAGE/product/detail/log/PC.LOG.9701140403.RT.JPG

Immerse yourself in sound: Plug this system into your PC, music player, DVD player or even your PlayStation® or Xbox® game console. The matching front and rear satellites deliver balanced surround sound, and the dedicated center channel makes dialogue clear and intelligible. The clean, crisp, consistent sound will bring your music, movies and games to life.

Patented sound technology: The high-tech subwoofer adjusts itself dynamically to deliver distortion-free bass. The five wall-mountable satellite speakers use patented FDD2™ technology to eliminate the uneven sound response created by conventional dual-driver designs. The result is a clear, uniform sound field without the inconsistency of other dual-driver satellites.

Easy to place: The satellite speaker stands rotate for easy wall mounting or desk placement.

Note: Connecting to PlayStation®, Xbox®, or DVD players requires an adapter (sold separately).

Count Alex's Losses
05-22-2005, 04:49 PM
You're not going to get much in the way of a 5.1 for $50.

Double your spending limit and you can get this for 79.99 + tax.

Logitech® X530 5.1 70W Speaker System (970114-0403)
• Five satellite speakers
• High-tech subwoofer
• Wall-mountable
• Patented technology

http://www.circuitcity.com/IMAGE/product/detail/log/PC.LOG.9701140403.RT.JPG

Immerse yourself in sound: Plug this system into your PC, music player, DVD player or even your PlayStation® or Xbox® game console. The matching front and rear satellites deliver balanced surround sound, and the dedicated center channel makes dialogue clear and intelligible. The clean, crisp, consistent sound will bring your music, movies and games to life.

Patented sound technology: The high-tech subwoofer adjusts itself dynamically to deliver distortion-free bass. The five wall-mountable satellite speakers use patented FDD2™ technology to eliminate the uneven sound response created by conventional dual-driver designs. The result is a clear, uniform sound field without the inconsistency of other dual-driver satellites.

Easy to place: The satellite speaker stands rotate for easy wall mounting or desk placement.

Note: Connecting to PlayStation®, Xbox®, or DVD players requires an adapter (sold separately).


I just said I DON'T want 5.1.

I'm after a 2.1.

And I can get that 5.1 at newegg for 50 bucks. ROFL

4th and Long
05-22-2005, 04:52 PM
I just said I DON'T want 5.1.
Man ... I really need to pay better attention .. or get glasses. :(

I'm using this 2.1 and it can run me out of the room with ease.

http://www.circuitcity.com/IMAGE/product/enlarged/ca/PC.CA.CA3550.RT.JPG

Cyber Acoustics 2.1 Speaker System (CA-3550)

Amplified speaker system: Features an output power of 68 watts for your computer, gaming system or portable audio devices. Flat panel design with acoustic-balanced wood cabinet, cloth-grill speakers, convenient desktop controls, and a floor-style tower subwoofer.

Count Alex's Losses
05-22-2005, 04:57 PM
Man ... I really need to pay better attention .. or get glasses. :(

I'm using this 2.1 and it can run me out of the room with ease.

http://www.circuitcity.com/IMAGE/product/enlarged/ca/PC.CA.CA3550.RT.JPG

Cyber Acoustics 2.1 Speaker System (CA-3550)

Amplified speaker system: Features an output power of 68 watts for your computer, gaming system or portable audio devices. Flat panel design with acoustic-balanced wood cabinet, cloth-grill speakers, convenient desktop controls, and a floor-style tower subwoofer.


Mmmm..not monitor shielded, no thanks.

Pants
05-22-2005, 07:38 PM
I remeber when a Klipsch 5.1 setup cost around $700, times have changed.

KCWolfman
05-22-2005, 07:41 PM
You're not going to get much in the way of a 5.1 for $50.

Double your spending limit and you can get this for 79.99 + tax.

Logitech® X530 5.1 70W Speaker System (970114-0403)
• Five satellite speakers
• High-tech subwoofer
• Wall-mountable
• Patented technology

http://www.circuitcity.com/IMAGE/product/detail/log/PC.LOG.9701140403.RT.JPG

Immerse yourself in sound: Plug this system into your PC, music player, DVD player or even your PlayStation® or Xbox® game console. The matching front and rear satellites deliver balanced surround sound, and the dedicated center channel makes dialogue clear and intelligible. The clean, crisp, consistent sound will bring your music, movies and games to life.

Patented sound technology: The high-tech subwoofer adjusts itself dynamically to deliver distortion-free bass. The five wall-mountable satellite speakers use patented FDD2™ technology to eliminate the uneven sound response created by conventional dual-driver designs. The result is a clear, uniform sound field without the inconsistency of other dual-driver satellites.

Easy to place: The satellite speaker stands rotate for easy wall mounting or desk placement.

Note: Connecting to PlayStation®, Xbox®, or DVD players requires an adapter (sold separately).
Even at 80.00, I would be unhappy. To get a full sound, you really need to expect to spend at least 200.00 if not 300.00

RedDread
05-22-2005, 08:08 PM
Man, Klipsch is still the best you can get for PC sound. I spent $300 on one of the first sets of speakers they made for the PC almost 6 years ago. Best purchase I ever made. To my knowledge they do (or did) have a 2.1 set, but it'll be $150-200 probably. All I can say is you won't regret it, except maybe not getting 4.1 or 5.1. :p

edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16836119101R


splurrrrrgeeeee

AeroSquid
05-22-2005, 08:32 PM
I have the Pro Media 4.1's and I can never say enough about how good Klipsch speakers sound. They make my gaming experience more realistic ;)

dtebbe
05-22-2005, 09:46 PM
I would go to Ebay and get a set of Boston Accousitics BA635. They will be under $30 and you won't find anything that sounds as good for under $100.

DT

Miles
05-22-2005, 10:57 PM
I would look around on Ebay for a used/open box set of Kilpsch Promedia 2.1's (should be plenty around $50-60). I have the 2.1's myself and really like em.

The promedia line is one of the few PC speakers that sound decent and you cant go wrong with them.

Simplex3
05-22-2005, 11:05 PM
Slightly over your price range but well worth the extra $10:

http://www.rslspeakers.com/

I went through 4 or 5 sets of $100+ 2.1 systems before I found these. If you're trying to listen to music with your speakers you'll love these.

KCChiefsMan
05-23-2005, 12:04 AM
I've got a nice Aiwa shelf speaker system hooked up to my comp and it sounds very nice

Fat Elvis
05-23-2005, 12:39 AM
Here you go....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=25320&item=7517790209&rd=1


Or, you could bid on the mystery box......

Count Alex's Losses
10-29-2011, 12:02 AM
Hey, yo.

I want some new speakers.

2.0 or 2.1.

Considering these.

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-MS16-Powered-Desktop-Monitors/dp/B000979TV0/ref=sr_1_2?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1319585828&sr=1-2

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415w8gVnuXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

BigMeatballDave
10-29-2011, 12:10 AM
Hey, yo.

I want some new speakers.

2.0 or 2.1.

Considering these.

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-MS16-Powered-Desktop-Monitors/dp/B000979TV0/ref=sr_1_2?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1319585828&sr=1-2

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415w8gVnuXL._SL500_AA300_.jpgThese are badass http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836119101

Count Alex's Losses
10-29-2011, 12:55 AM
Way too expensive, also.

edit - ah, I can get them for about 100 it would seem....maybe not

TrebMaxx
10-29-2011, 12:59 AM
Best PC speakers I have ever had.

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/digital_music_systems/computer_speakers/companion_5/index.jsp

Short Leash Hootie
10-29-2011, 10:21 AM
Best PC speakers I have ever had.

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/digital_music_systems/computer_speakers/companion_5/index.jsp

dude links a pair for $80 and you suggest some for $400?

I'm sure he appreciates it!!

QuikSsurfer
10-29-2011, 10:50 AM
Hey, yo.

I want some new speakers.

2.0 or 2.1.

Considering these.

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-MS16-Powered-Desktop-Monitors/dp/B000979TV0/ref=sr_1_2?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1319585828&sr=1-2

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415w8gVnuXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Those look good. I've used Behringer studio and rack mounted equipment for quite some time. Quality products when you don't want to empty your wallet.
I will say this though, if you have the extra coin -- KRK or M-audio will really make your ears cum.

BoneKrusher
10-29-2011, 10:50 AM
i found a nice set of Altec Lansing for like 159 bucks a couple years ago that really rock.

Molitoth
10-31-2011, 09:21 AM
Those look good. I've used Behringer studio and rack mounted equipment for quite some time. Quality products when you don't want to empty your wallet.
I will say this though, if you have the extra coin -- KRK or M-audio will really make your ears cum.

I would go with the Behringers on that budget, although like Quik mentioned, I rock these....

http://proaudiotoys.com/images/M-audio_BX5aDeluxe-large.jpg?osCsid=e84db1898af138f139791bc9a3c9eccd