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Good PC Speaker Setup For Around 350?

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My old Edifier S330D speakers seem to be dying on me, so I thought I'd look into a new system.

The only ones I've read about are the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, the AudioEngine A2+, and the AudioEngine P4.

I've got my PC setup with a Schiit Modi DAC and Schiit Asgard 2 amp, and I figure the Asgard 2 preamp could be helpful, but I'm not too sure on speakers and how they work.

I don't necessarily need a 2.1 setup, I'm okay with just the two units fitted with both tweeters and subs. Ideally the smaller footprint the better, and any thing that's easily wall mounted is a huge plus. Also, optical input is a bonus as I can use it with my TV/PS3.

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!

If it matters, I'm in the US on the west coast and prefer buying online
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My old Edifier S330D speakers seem to be dying on me, so I thought I'd look into a new system.
The only ones I've read about are the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, the AudioEngine A2+, and the AudioEngine P4.
I've got my PC setup with a Schiit Modi DAC and Schiit Asgard 2 amp, and I figure the Asgard 2 preamp could be helpful, but I'm not too sure on speakers and how they work.
I don't necessarily need a 2.1 setup, I'm okay with just the two units fitted with both tweeters and subs. Ideally the smaller footprint the better, and any thing that's easily wall mounted is a huge plus. Also, optical input is a bonus as I can use it with my TV/PS3.
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
If it matters, I'm in the US on the west coast and prefer buying online

Monoprice 5" ($150) and 8" ($250) studio monitors.

http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=115&cp_id=11504&cs_id=1150401

 

For connecting the TV/PS3 to the studio monitors

FiiO D03K

http://www.amazon.com/D03K-Digital-Analog-Audio-Converter/dp/B009346RSS

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Under budget and perfect for desktop listening, http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Rokit5G3/

If you can push the budget further you can consider the RP6's, I also really liked http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Reveal601a/ when I had a listen in my local store a couple of weeks back.  

 

Active monitors tend to have a small sweet-spot for listening and are designed for listening at a desk or in pretty close proximity.  The idea is to form a triangle with the cones pointing directly at your ears at the same height at not much more than 2-3 meters.

 

You could also look into passive speakers connected to a receiver that can be connected to your PC and TV although this is not really something I would be able to give very good advice on.

 

I would choose which route you want to take then ask further questions :D  HTH

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I would also like to recommend my Airmotiv 4's. They actually have a bit of bass, and though you'll never mistake them for a sub, they are more than sufficient for my needs.

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i have, and love the psb ps1's($299.99), they replaced the audioengine d1's, overall a much more refined sound,

i may add at some point the matching sub, its $250, but so far,  haven't really felt the need

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