Recommend me some quality computer speakers (music and audio)

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  1. paulr

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    Not for film or games,so i only want 2 channel. Must be good for music. Passive preferred but active okay.

    cheers.
     
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    So you already have an amp to use with them??
     
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    If you are serious about quality, take a look at the M-Audio pc speakers at scan.co.uk. Scan did also do Klipsch speakers for a while but they are not listed but if they were available in this country they would be worth a look too.
     
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    Budget? Source? Room size? Types of music? Standmount or floorstanding? WAF?
     
  5. paulr

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    I have an amp but i dont want to use it otherwise i'd get some Quad lItes.

    Room 8ft square,rock-pop music,up to £100(ish) source is my PC.Passive usb driven preferred but active okay.
     
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    passive USB driven?? wow, you'd need to put your ear next to them to hear them...lol

    i know USB can power devices but i think a pair of speakers with any real sound quality would be beyond USB's realm.....

    various Videologic, Creative, Klipsch, plus others, www.overclockers.co.uk do a nice range to choose from price and style wise.....the more you spend the better the sound should be (altho thats not a guarantee...lol)
     
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    yeah 'passive' means they require an external amp, hence my question and the replys of others, active means they have an amp onboard i.e. all PC speakers

    USB powered speakers are generally for laptops.

    Do you mean that you don't want to have to plug them in at the wall? Or you don't want to have to use an onboard soundcard?

    Most 2.0 PC speakers aren't very good, you're better off with 2.1

    Logitech Z-2300 maybe?
     
  8. paulr

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    How easy is it to set up 2.1 speakers.Do you need and "equipment" to set up the sub levels?
     
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    No, you need ears, that's about it.
     
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    The CyrusLink come highly recommended and give audiophile sound quality rather than the much lower quality logitech PC speakers.

    Here is a link to them. I have found them on the web for just under £100
     
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    i think you mean they aspire to music quality rather than movie/game quality.....

    if they were audiophile quality people wouldnt be spending thousands on their hifi...heh

    altho offerings from Logitech and Creative are actually pretty musical nowadays.....sadly i havnt heard the Cyruslink myself so i cant make a comparison, have you heard them Dave? (as well as recent Logi/Creative offerings)
     
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    That's a great price on the AE from Overclockers. :smashin:

    I have always used Logitech and creative speakers and been impressed with them as I have worked in IT for quite a few years now.

    My friend bought the Cryuslink setup a week or so ago for a bedroom setup for his MP3 player and PC and I was amazed at the sound difference between the speakers that I've always used and liked!

    If money is an issue I'd go with the speakers from Overclockers as they are a very good price and I heard them at the Bristol show and they sounded good for their size and well made. If you have the money to spare and would like that extra bit of quality I'd go for the Cryuslink. It might be worth seeing if you can demo both setups.
     
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    After the same thing, searched forums this popped up, are the Acoustic Energy Aego 2.1 Speakers still the best around the £80 budget for music, films etc?
     
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    I just recently bought some Dell Speakers which are USB powered and they are pretty good for the money i paid for them
     
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    I was in the same situation as yourself a few months back

    http://www.bettyford.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=3406
    ^link to my PC audio setup thread.

    http://www.imagedump.com/index.cgi?pick=get&tp=402536
    http://www.imagedump.com/index.cgi?pick=get&tp=402537
    ^pictures of my desktop showing amp speakers headphones etc.


    For the best bang per buck quality headphones will yeild the best results, however I'm estonished at how good the sonic impact t-amp is. Running the Monitor Audio S1's I got from eBay they sound great to my ears.

    Along with the ESI [email protected] soundcard I don't think I would change a thing on my computer as source setup.
     
  18. S0rin

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    Yeah, I went the headphones route first, got me a shiney pair of Grado labs SR60's. But the obvious problem is what if i want to listen to my music 5+ meters away or if someone else wants to listen to it or when playing on a console etc.

    Acoustic Energy Aego 2.1 look good £93 (including delivery best price I can find so far, missed out bigtime on that deal in the post before :(
     

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