Hey guys, I built my own desktop a couple months ago but I haven't bought speakers or a sound card for it yet. I've been doing research on some of the products out there but I haven't made any concrete decisions. I was hoping that if I explained what I want in a sound system and gave my price range you guys might be able to give me some suggestions on what to buy.
From what I can tell from other forums, computer audio products seem to fall into two different categories. It seems that some systems are geared towards people that primarily listen to music, while others are geared towards gamers. My problem is that I do both. I'm looking for a set of speakers that can play music at a high quality while also being more than serviceable when gaming (mainly for survival horror, if it matters). I'm also looking to get a sound card, but am unsure what to get as most of the high-dollar ones seem to be marked towards headphone users. While I'll probably get a nice set of headphones down the road sometime, right now I'm more focused on getting a good speaker system up and running. For speakers and a sound card I'm looking at spending around $500, but I could be talked into spending a little more if the quality of the suggested products were to justify the additional cost. Thanks a lot, any help is appreciated.
Edit: Here's one of the speakers I was looking at: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7134886&Sku=C13-1250
Edited by JKnox11 - 5/25/12 at 5:51pm