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Good budget speakers?

post #1 of 30
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Are there any good budget speakers that i can use with my computer for less than 200$?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 30

I use a set of rear surround speakers I found in the garage.

They're vintage Pioneer. Without looking at them, I think they're SX series, but that might be the ****ball amp I used.

I'm not a speaker guy, so they sound alright for gaming or watching movies as a party winds down.

 

I don't expect you to run out and buy some old Pioneer speakers, but look around and get creative if you're on a real budget.

 

Otherwise, I was impressed with a BOSE system I saw, but I don't know the price.

post #3 of 30

Seeing that you are located in Australia, maybe check out the Microlab Solo series? They are actually nicely priced where u at ^^

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I too am on the market for some  sub $200 speakers. I was going to get the Behringer SM40 until I saw after 2 WEEKS my order was mysteriously refunded mad.gif

 

Now I'm wondering if the Sound Gods are saying something to me though. How decent are the M10?

post #6 of 30

I was replying to the original poster from Australia. In the Australia market M10 is a pretty reasonable product.

 

Review:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/swan-m10/reviews

post #7 of 30
Aktimate Micro at $279 far outperforms twice its price. It's cost in USA is $500 and it is still pretty much the best ones at $500.
post #8 of 30
For strictly $200 Swan M1080 IV is probably your best bet I guess.
post #9 of 30

Of course. and the search continues

post #10 of 30

I would look into http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/StudiophileAV40.html

or stretch the budget and maybe KRK RP6's, probably a lot over your budget in Aus

post #11 of 30
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by trog View Post

Seeing that you are located in Australia, maybe check out the Microlab Solo series? They are actually nicely priced where u at ^^

 

Thanks for the replies, 

 

which of the solo series should i look at? it's pretty huge, is the SOLO2C good for 153$ including postage?

 

How good is the M10? It costs about 170 here.

 

and also is the aktimate micro that good of a value? I don't mind stretching budget to 300 if the value is great.

post #12 of 30
Have you seen this review at CNET? http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57439115-47/build-your-own-desktop-stereo-for-under-$70/

Get the Lepai t-amp and then find some used speakers locally. You can get way better sound than from any <$200 multimedia speakers.
post #13 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

 

Thanks for the replies, 

 

which of the solo series should i look at? it's pretty huge, is the SOLO2C good for 153$ including postage?

 

How good is the M10? It costs about 170 here.


Those are too high for Solo 2C and obscene for M10! I agree with cel4145 about T-amp and perhaps used bookshelf speakers if u can get hold of em

post #14 of 30
T-amp + bookshelves. Can't go wrong. Those little 20 watt job are magic.

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post #15 of 30

dont worry too much if you want to build your own speaker cabinets.

the lines dont need to be perfectly straight or smooth.

you can nail the boards together (or use screws if they are small enough .. otherwise a pre-drilled hole does help)

 

get it held together and then use something as simple as a hot glue gun to seal up all the gaps from the inside.

 

you could get a cheap jigsaw off ebay if you cant find one locally ($20 - $30)

then drive down the alley to see where they keep the garbage and hunt for some wood.

if simply cleaning it doesnt do it for it, you could leave it out in the sun for a while .. or simply seal the wood with paint.

 

$30 for the amp

 

that leaves $140 for midrange .. tweeter .. crossover .. speaker wire

 

the question is,

is there any reward for building it more in-depth?

 

the one thing i havent heard about the DIY speakers at parts-express .. complaints
(i havent heard much, but from what was there i say)

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