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Speakers recommendation for desktop

post #1 of 7
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Hey guys,

So I'm looking for a set of speakers for my desktop. There main function would be for gaming and music but it doesn't need to have any sort of features that cater specifically to gaming, as long as it produces sound that lets me hear and enjoy the audio of the game then I'm fine. I was hoping to find a 2.0 or 2.1 (separated sub suggestions are also very welcome, regardless of speaker suggestions) setup for my desk in the $300 CAD price range. From doing some looking online it seems that the selection appears a little limited within that price range but I was hoping that someone here would have an idea which one might be a good bang for the buck within this area.

I have my PC and desktop setup within my basement, and it is quite spacious if that makes a big difference, but the volume won't often be too loud unless I am entertaining guests. I have read that near field speakers work best for desktops since they're so close would be best. I have slightly longer than average arms and my desk is long enough to not touch my speakers now so I don't know if that qualifies as in or out of near field.

Any and all recommendations are welcome. If you have any that are out of the price range but feel are justified then I'd love to hear those too.

Thanks.

post #2 of 7
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Some recommendations I've found online are the M-Audio BX5 D2, KRK Rokit 6 G3 and the Audio Engine 2+/5+. Anyone know if these are worth their weight in cash? Any other ideas for speakers?

post #3 of 7
Those are all popular choices. I like the Rokits myself.

Also see what the JBL LSR305 would run you. Very popular here in the US.

You could also look for a pair of used passive bookshelf speakers and then get a separate amp.
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Some recommendations I've found online are the M-Audio BX5 D2, KRK Rokit 6 G3 and the Audio Engine 2+/5+. Anyone know if these are worth their weight in cash? Any other ideas for speakers?

 

I have the M-Audios and I love them for their price. I can't compare to the other two but there are frequent comparisons between the AE 5+ and the BX5 D2. You just have to dig. 

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Those are all popular choices. I like the Rokits myself.

Also see what the JBL LSR305 would run you. Very popular here in the US.

You could also look for a pair of used passive bookshelf speakers and then get a separate amp.


I'll look into passive speakers and see what I can find. And the JBL LSR305 look pretty good. Can find them for a good price here in Canada. I'll add it into the list of considerations.Thanks.

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I have the M-Audios and I love them for their price. I can't compare to the other two but there are frequent comparisons between the AE 5+ and the BX5 D2. You just have to dig. 


I saw a few people comparing the AE 5+ and the BX5 D2 earlier this morning while I was looking around online for information. I'll see if I can find any notable differences between the two and what similarities I can find so to help me make a choice. Thanks.

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I saw a few people comparing the AE 5+ and the BX5 D2 earlier this morning while I was looking around online for information. I'll see if I can find any notable differences between the two and what similarities I can find so to help me make a choice. Thanks.

 

From what I've read, the biggest difference so far is that the D2, being studio monitors have a more revealing and more neutral sound whereas the AE 5+ have a smoother and warmer sound. I guess if you're going the active speaker route, it depends on your preferred sound signature and preference in music.

post #7 of 7

the jbl lsr305 run around $400 in canada

 

my vote goes for the rokits (cheaper) or jbls, best to listen to them beforehand (there should be plenty of shops in the major cities)

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