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I'm on a very tight budget as i'm heading to college soon, but i would really like a decent pair of speakers (2.0 would probably be cheaper, i dont mind lack of bass as long as it's still somewhat there). what i'd like is just an upgrade from the built in speakers off my 32" tv i'm using as a monitor, (thin speakers really are terrible...) and i would love if they could sound at least as good as my IEMS (klipsch s4's) so i don't think it should be too much, i'm not an audiophile but i do appreciate good sound quality as i listen to music around 13 hours a day and like my games to sound nice too.

 

the main types of music i listen to would be rap, rock, and breakbeats (most of which are old school funk/remixes)

my budget would probably be around $50, but it could go up a little if it's REALLY worth the extra money since from what i've seen that seems to be a tight budget even for 2.0 speakers.


Edited by msd94 - 7/5/13 at 1:20pm
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Not sure there is a whole lot of audio quality differences for $50 computer speakers.

I would say to buy whatever is on sale, discounted, on close out, mail in rebate, etc, for $50 or less.

(Logitech, Creative Labs)

 

Check the website Techbargins

post #3 of 9

I would buy a pair of Micca MB42 Bookshelf Speakers and pair it with Lepai 2020A+ amp.  This will cost around $70 and you also need some speaker wire and a 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect your pc to the amp.

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okay, they seem to be good speakers. and the wire and cable's not a problem as i can get those from work. thank you. are they  currently on sale or do i have time to decide before buying?

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okay, they seem to be good speakers. and the wire and cable's not a problem as i can get those from work. thank you. are they  currently on sale or do i have time to decide before buying?

I've only seen them selling at $50 so either world longest sale or its there normal price.

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Originally Posted by DJHeadshot View Post

I would buy a pair of Micca MB42 Bookshelf Speakers and pair it with Lepai 2020A+ amp.  This will cost around $70 and you also need some speaker wire and a 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect your pc to the amp.

+1

This setup would probably be your best bet. Then since you like bass heavy music genres, save up to add a subwoofer down the road.
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+1

This setup would probably be your best bet. Then since you like bass heavy music genres, save up to add a subwoofer down the road.

thanks for the suggestion, but my computer isn't used often for listening to music, so this should suffice. and if you've heard rappers like common market and blue scholars, not all (at least the good stuff in my opinion) rap is bass heavy, nor are many breakbeats

post #8 of 9
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definitely a great set up for the price. just finished and i'm definitely happy with what i got for what i paid for. they may not be audiophile grade but i didn't expect that for what i could afford and wouldn't make much of a difference with the number of lossy formatted music i have. lyrics are a little weak so if this is *very* important to you, look elsewhere, aside from that though no complaints. thank you!


Edited by msd94 - 7/15/13 at 7:21pm
post #9 of 9
Maybe U Can try Sonicgear Xanadu X2 I Used to used them as my computer speaker for a while and replace by Swan M200MK3 for now It kind of nice for the price Xanadu X2
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