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recommend me some good speaker subwoofers under 100$?

post #1 of 16
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can someone recommend me some subwoofers for computer speakers that would have good bass? my old sub is broken and i need to get a new one, so are all subwoofers interchangable with speakers? (kind of clueless) and can anyone tell me some subs with decent bass for under 100 bucks?

 

here are three i found on best buy:


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia%26%23153%3B+-+Rocketboost+6-1/2%22+70W+Wired/Wireless-Ready+Subwoofer/2337715.p?id=1218321951816&skuId=2337715

 

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/BIC+America+-+8%22+100-Watt+Powered+Subwoofer/2750471.p?id=1218348481725&skuId=2750471

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Yamaha+-+8%26%2334%3B+100-Watt+Powered+Subwoofer/9262781.p?id=1218672946070&skuId=9262781

post #2 of 16

lol I would recommend you save up some more money and get a descent sub.  Price starts at $300.

post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by goodolcheez View Post

lol I would recommend you save up some more money and get a descent sub.  Price starts at $300.

damn well can you give me some good subs to start looking at? and how long will they last? the one i have now lasted like 2 years :\

post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by greenvneck View Post

damn well can you give me some good subs to start looking at? and how long will they last? the one i have now lasted like 2 years :\


I would recommend one of these.  Audioengine S8 subwoofer.

 

1000

 

http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-S8#tech-stuff

 

It accepts both 3.5mm mini jack and RCA inputs.   They are reliable and made of high quality parts. They are known to have tight clean bass = better accuracy.

post #5 of 16

If its just for computer use I don't think you really need a giant badass sub. I moved my sub from my home theater system it was a 12in Definitive (I forgot the model) and it was just way overkill. First it was too big it took up all the extra space I had next to my desk. And it was also too powerful to be used at such a small distance; I had it at the lowest possible settings and it was still causing earthquakes (room/floor wasn't treated). I ended up moving it back to my living room and getting one of these 

http://www.amazon.com/Mirage-MM-8-miniature-Subwoofer-Black/dp/B001HRCZLM/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343151451&sr=1-4&keywords=mirage

They go on sale pretty often on amazon.com for $199 which is what I paid for it. Although it is small it is plenty powerful and not loose or boomy.

 

EDIT:whoops didnt notice you said for computer speakers, I was running a receiver so I could use a sub like the one in my link. Post what speakers you are using becase it may only allow proprietary subs.


Edited by alv4426 - 7/24/12 at 10:43am
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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

If its just for computer use I don't think you really need a giant badass sub. I moved my sub from my home theater system it was a 12in Definitive (I forgot the model) and it was just way overkill. First it was too big it took up all the extra space I had next to my desk. And it was also too powerful to be used at such a small distance; I had it at the lowest possible settings and it was still causing earthquakes (room/floor wasn't treated). I ended up moving it back to my living room and getting one of these 

http://www.amazon.com/Mirage-MM-8-miniature-Subwoofer-Black/dp/B001HRCZLM/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343151451&sr=1-4&keywords=mirage

They go on sale pretty often on amazon.com for $199 which is what I paid for it. Although it is small it is plenty powerful and not loose or boomy.

 

EDIT:whoops didnt notice you said for computer speakers, I was running a receiver so I could use a sub like the one in my link. Post what speakers you are using becase it may only allow proprietary subs.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/speakers-audio/home-pc-speakers/speaker-system-z523

 

similar to those, do you think i should just buy new speakers to since they arent that great?

post #7 of 16

No offense, but I don't think you'll find many quality subs under $100. If you're willing to bump your budget up a little, the Polk sub on Amazon, and the Dayton sub on Parts Express are pretty popular. I personally would choose the Dayton 12-inch.

 

Polk 10-inch: $120

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-10-Inch-Monitor-Subwoofer/dp/B0002KVQBA

 

Dayton 10-inch: $100

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?PartNumber=300-628 

 

Dayton 12-inch: $120

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?PartNumber=300-629

 

 

Typically you should be able to send a signal through the sub's crossover, then have it go to the computer speakers.

post #8 of 16

I think you have to get new speakers I don't think you can hook up any random sub to that system I think its proprietary. 

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http://www.logitech.com/en-us/speakers-audio/home-pc-speakers/speaker-system-z523

 

similar to those, do you think i should just buy new speakers to since they arent that great?

post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

I think you have to get new speakers I don't think you can hook up any random sub to that system I think its proprietary. 

 


Subs should have RCA output that can go into the speakers 3.5mm input with an adapter. But I second getting a new system. A Logitech system for about $150 should be fine.

post #10 of 16
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Subs should have RCA output that can go into the speakers 3.5mm input with an adapter. But I second getting a new system. A Logitech system for about $150 should be fine.

so of these 3 which should i get, in your opinion?

 

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/speakers-audio/home-pc-speakers/surround-sound-speaker-z506

 

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/speakers-audio/home-pc-speakers/speaker-system-z523

 

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/speakers-audio/home-pc-speakers/speaker-system-Z623

post #11 of 16

For music - those logitech systems are crap. Don't misunderstand me - they're generally the best multimedia/desktop/pc sound systems you can buy along with the creative gigaworks t20 http://www.amazon.com/Creative-GigaWorks-Multimedia-BasXPort-Technology/dp/B001RNOHDU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343249314&sr=8-1&keywords=creative+2.0 (or the bigger one with 2 'woofers' per channel)

 

But the you're wasting your money. Those logitech subs are just one-note wonders. The bass is very very muddy with a mono-tone boom. The bass from something like Audioengine a5 is quieter but WAY more musically satisfying. I'm not saying spend 3 times as much money on them because I think they're over-priced too. 

 

If size is the issue then I guess you're kinda stuck with those consumer systems, but if you have space I would recommend looking into hi-fi separates. A lot of vintage stuff sounds bigger and better than these 'toys'.

post #12 of 16

Greq has a point. If you can check your local craigslist for old speakers, I guarantee a better deal than any modern PC speakers. Alternatively, just grab a pair of bookshelf speakers on Amazon for about $80 and the $25 Lepai amp to build a decent setup.

The only advantage the Logitechs have would be the sub, which is good when you turn the volume up. Anyways, I would probably go for the Z623. It's better to have two slightly better speakers rather than five worse ones.

post #13 of 16
I would check out what Klipsch has to offer. Excellent build quality. Music or gaming?
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post #14 of 16
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I would check out what Klipsch has to offer. Excellent build quality. Music or gaming?
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music, so would Klipsh be better?

post #15 of 16

Klipsch is great but you have to like really bright sound signtures and get used to them being very loud even on low power amps... I love klipsch miss my old system so much right now.

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