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Looking for around 150 speakers

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
I need recommendations on speakers that are around $150 the cheaper the better, but I don't want to sacrifice sound quality.

Something that's good all around the spectrum

Decent Bass
Decent Mids
Decent Highs

I listen to Hip Hop, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Enya, jus about anything really

thx
post #2 of 38
Klipsch pro media 2.1
post #3 of 38
Thread Starter 
do you think they can perform well with sub bass
post #4 of 38
Better than everything I know of in the price range.

The best option is to buy speaker monitors like krk's with a separate sub, but that's way over budget.
post #5 of 38
Thread Starter 
regarding bass i dont want heavy bass jus nice bass that compliments the mids and highs

how about the Swans M200


How do i get monitors running?? Complete noob
post #6 of 38
The promedia's bass is adjustable and very level at its recommended setting.

I have no input on the swans, but if it doesn't have a subwoofer, it doesn't have sub bass. That goes for every speaker.

As for monitors, it depends if they're active or passive. Most budget monitors are active speakers like the klipsch promedias, meaning that you just plug them into a line out from the computer and a power outlet and you're done
Edited by b0000 - 3/24/14 at 4:51pm
post #7 of 38
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Originally Posted by PinkFloydQ View Post

I need recommendations on speakers that are around $150 the cheaper the better, but I don't want to sacrifice sound quality.

Something that's good all around the spectrum

Decent Bass
Decent Mids
Decent Highs

As b0000 pointed out, the Klipsch Promedia 2.1s are probably the best overall price performance value in the under $150 range. Whether or not it will be "decent" enough for you depends on your listening preferences. If they are not good enough for you, then you probably need to up your budget.
post #8 of 38
Thread Starter 
Thx b0000, cel4145.

I think ima look around for active speakers at around $100, and a active sub also around $100

suggestions would be great
Edited by PinkFloydQ - 3/24/14 at 5:33pm
post #9 of 38
I don't know how much flexibility you have in your budget, but if you could afford this receiver and these Pioneer BS22 speakers that are currently on sale, you'd have the start of an excellent setup that would kick ass once you add a sub and would have much better sound than the Klipsch Promedias even without a sub yet, even though it wouldn't reach quite as deep in bass extension.
post #10 of 38
Thread Starter 
I appreciate it, but on second thought i think I'll stick with the Klipsch Promedias, kind of on a tight budget.
post #11 of 38

or you can get something like this instead of the receiver, but you'd have to to get an active subwoofer with a built in crossover. And you'd have to split the line out from your source, though that's technically not optimal, but it might be negligible in practice. No input on its sound quality though. And it might be too weak for big speakers. There are more similar options.


Edited by b0000 - 3/24/14 at 7:09pm
post #12 of 38
Thread Starter 
similar option sound intriguing
post #13 of 38
Those Pioneers with that Lepai would have better SQ than the Klipsh Pro Media, and then you could add the sub later.
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by PinkFloydQ View Post

similar option sound intriguing

just search for (stereo) speaker amplifiers.

 

 

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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Those Pioneers with that Lepai would have better SQ than the Klipsh Pro Media, and then you could add the sub later.

x2

 

Bookshelf speakers or monitors plus separate sub are definitely the way to go.

 

If you're planning to listen to the speakers from a far place (and not at your desk), make sure you don't get nearfield monitors. Actually, it's best to not get monitors at all, since they're designed to project sound towards a specific spot. Not that they sound bad from far away, but still, you lose out on the detailed sound.

post #15 of 38
Thread Starter 
will go for amp+speakers any speaker recommendation sub 200
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