Hi guys, I need some help choosing between these speaker sets;
Audioengine A2 (189 CDN) vs Creative T40 (169 CDN) vs Bose Companion 20 (249 CDN) vs M-Audio BX5a D2 (299 CDN)
I just want to buy a set of speakers for listening to music, and I want to keep my budget around $250 CDN, and considering stretch up to 300.
I listen to pop, rock, jazz, classical, trance, and metal. But I'm not a basshead, even while listening to trance.
The A2 is about 20 bucks from expensive than the T40, but the size is so much smaller, would I get a better sound than the T40 from the A2? How much is the A2 better than the T40?
Should I even consider Bose? They seemed to be really overpriced.
I also heard the BX5a D2 can be better than the Audioengine A5, my local music store is selling a set for just $299, that seems like a really good deal?
In my mind, BX5a D2 > A2 > T40 in terms of sound quality, am I right? I really don't know about Bose, I'm using my friend's Bose Companion 2 II for now, and they sound bad.
Which one would be the best for my use?
I'm buying from Vancouver, so lots of US sites don't work for me, and I don't want to deal with duty and tax.
I would really appreciate feedback on these speaker sets. Thank you.