I have some Altek Lansing 4.1 speakers that must have come with a computer we bought a while ago. Now I am trying to get them set up because the dell speakers I was using started glitching. Basically the volume would drastically change randomly and at random intervals. Sometimes it would be fine for a few days and other times i couldn't make it through a song without having to adjust the volume 3-4 times.
The Altek Lansing speakers have all four speakers connected to the sub and then the sub has the power cord and two input cords. The two input cords are black and green. I assumed that the go into the black and green outputs on the motherboard(no discrete sound card), and that would make sense because they are labeled front and back outputs.
They do not work though which is why I am asking for both advice on why these speakers might be not working and for suggestions on new speaker if these ones aren't worth the hassle of fixing.
I have gathered that the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 are widely suggested on these forums.
I looked them up before and I would have sworn I saw them for $80 on amazon but when I look now they are going for $150. What's the cheapest people can get them for?
Also are there any other 2.1 systems worth looking into that are hopefully under $100?
I would be listening to dubstep and other electronic genres of music as well as gaming. It is to my understanding that for gaming it is recomended to get a 5.1 system which would of course cost more, so I am willing to give up the extra few speakers.
If you can answer any of my questions thank you!