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I am a high school student and I am looking for a low priced 2.1 setup for my room, and for when people come over. Under $200 would be nice, and I will be hooking them up to my laptop through an Asus Xonar U3. I will be listening to some rock music and electronica, so some decent bass would be nice, and will be purchasing them on singaporean ebay. I currently own the grado sr60i headphones, and I really like the sound signature if that is any indication... If you are recommending passive speakers, I will probably just hook them up to the Lepai TA2020, since it seems to be a reasonably priced amplifier, and I don't need them to be pumped up that loudly...

 

I do have some extra cash to spend, but keep in mind that I want to keep this good bang for the buck. I can get a better USB DAC if it is worth while and I can also go for a 2 bookshelf + sub setup, but I believe the TA2020 is only a T-amp and will not support a sub, however if you can make an affordable recommendation, I will try and jump on it.

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I am a high school student and I am looking for a low priced 2.1 setup for my room, and for when people come over. Under $200 would be nice, and I will be hooking them up to my laptop through an Asus Xonar U3. I will be listening to some rock music and electronica, so some decent bass would be nice, and will be purchasing them on singaporean ebay. I currently own the grado sr60i headphones, and I really like the sound signature if that is any indication... If you are recommending passive speakers, I will probably just hook them up to the Lepai TA2020, since it seems to be a reasonably priced amplifier, and I don't need them to be pumped up that loudly...

 

I do have some extra cash to spend, but keep in mind that I want to keep this good bang for the buck. I can get a better USB DAC if it is worth while and I can also go for a 2 bookshelf + sub setup, but I believe the TA2020 is only a T-amp and will not support a sub, however if you can make an affordable recommendation, I will try and jump on it.

Your not going to get a good sub-woofer in the price range you have for a 2.1 speaker set.

I would say to put all your cash towards a good set of speakers that can be driven by the Lepat TA2020 and not get a sub.

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Sometimes you can get very, very lucky and find a set of Acoustic Energy Aego M speakers this side of the atlantic for around $200. They are the best speakers in that price range I've ever used out of a computer. Check eBay, that's where I bought mine. Don't worry if they're used, these things are built like tanks and will have survived just fine.

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