- Old Altec Lansing ASC45.1 2.1 system (Sub plus 3" full range) Old but still sound better than most the $100-$150 speakers I've been able to listen to locally. I'm assuming the Swans will be better.
- Right out of the motherboard Realtek on board audio.
My options are
- DAC or soundcard and Swan M10s
- DAC or soundcard and Swan M20w (I know someone that has 2 sets new in the box)
- Set of Swan M50w's
If options 1 or 2, what DAC? I know nothing about them.
Music, not gaming. Everything from Yes, Elton John, and Rush, to Creed and Shinedown. I prefer acoustic versions when I can find them.
(if I understand correctly a DAC is really the only part of a soundcard I would be using to listen to music)
Speakers I've looked are everything:
Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 High-Power 2.1 PC Speaker System (CA-SP211NA)
Creative GigaWorks T3 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System -
Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Active Multimedia Speakers
Altec Lansing MX6021 2.1 Expressionist Ultra Speaker System (Black)
Antec Soundscience Rockus 2.1
Altec Lansing VS4621 Octane 7, 2.1 Computer Speaker
Bose Companion 5 multimedia speaker system - Graphite/Silver
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System (Black)
Logitech Speaker System Z623
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III
Audioengine A2 Black (Pr) 2-way Powered Speaker System
Audioengine A5+ Black (Pr.) Powered Bookshelf Speakers