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hey all, i am moving into a flat next year and want to kit it out with some nice listening equipment and want a decent hi-fi system (i don't want to buy seperate amp and speakers) i want an all in one combo. I like decent sound quality but what i favour most in my life at the moment of my young age is bass and quite a lot of it, so what are the top 5 or so best all in one hi fi combo's with good bass for max £350 ($550) thanks!

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hey all, i am moving into a flat next year and want to kit it out with some nice listening equipment and want a decent hi-fi system (i don't want to buy seperate amp and speakers) i want an all in one combo. I like decent sound quality but what i favour most in my life at the moment of my young age is bass and quite a lot of it, so what are the top 5 or so best all in one hi fi combo's with good bass for max £350 ($550) thanks!


Find something at a close out sale, selling off old model being replaced by new model, should be the best value for price.

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...i don't want to buy seperate amp and speakers, i want an all in one combo. I like decent sound quality but what i favour most in my life at the moment of my young age is bass and quite a lot of it, so what are the top 5 or so best all in one hi fi combo's with good bass for max £350 ($550) thanks!

 


My $150-ish Swan D1080MkII 08 can throw bass all over the second floor of the house, like I take a shower in the bath at the other end of the second floor hallway and still hear Hed Kandi bass there (while I pretend that I'm taking a shower to go out for beer, when in reality, I'm about to hunker down at my desk with the latest issue of some social science journal). When I used it during a BBQ, one of my numbnuts friends twisted the volume knob up to almost full. Very little distortion but we had to put it back down because we couldn't hear each other anymore.

 

Audioengine A5+ has stronger bass without having bad mids or treble for around $350 (I think), but beware of the build quality - there's a thread here about them developing static. Even a brand new unit at the local store had the same issue and it hadn't been on their display more than a month when I tried it. Aktimate Minis have very little quality issues but I'd guess the bass isn't enough for your needs.

 

Alternatively, you can get the Swan M50W - they come with mini-monitors and a huge subwoofer, in case the bass you want has a bit less to do with smooth integration and a lot more with feeling the beat (without necessarily getting a product that sucks with the midrange and treble). I think these are around $200+.

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Aktimate mini has the lowest frequency extension. They just aren't fat. I'd recommend them or the A2s. Those are the most accurate and musical of the ones mentioned. Of course the a2 has less bass capability than the larger models.

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