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speaker recommendations for gaming and music on my pc

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by mopar67, Apr 2, 2018.
  1. mopar67
    I'm looking to get some quality speakers or monitors for my high end gaming PC. I've got about $500 I'm able to spend on two speakers and a sub woofer (if necessary). I don't know all that much about speakers or monitors and I don't know which I should be buying. So I'm looking for some help before I go spending a bunch of money.

    Here are my needs, I'm going to be spending about an equal amount of time gaming and listening to music. When I'm not doing that I'm going to be watching movies. My bedroom is small to average (about 25x20) and the desk I'm using is going to have me close to my speakers most of the time (within 3 feet). I'd like to be able to fill my room with music. I'd like something with an amp built in so I don't have to buy one. Overall I'm looking for high quality product with a good warranty and great sound that will be good for close range and small room use. Bluetooth or wifi would be great as well, but not a deal breaker.

    I've been trying to do some research on my own, but I'm finding myself to be a bit over my head with terminology and things like that. I know a lot about computers but high quality audio is a different ballpark. Thank for your help.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018
  2. doctor subie
    sounds like Audioengine 5+ might meet your needs; I have the A2+ and they work OK for me--any louder and I'm better off listening to my headphone setup...
  3. PurpleAngel Contributor
  4. heavy headbanger
    If you can save some more $$, I can recommend the Audioengine HD6 speakers $699 along with their A8 sub $349. Add to that their B1 DAC $169. That's what I have for my computer & it gives great sound. Plenty of sound for a small room. The B1 is a must, as it is like adding an eq to your component stereo system.
  5. Reckless95
    Possibly SVS Prime bookshelves? I'm currently using their Ultra bookshelves and love them.
  6. Elecroestatico
    If you are handy you can build your own speakers. There are kits already available with almost everything you need. These two models are good and have plenty of low end that later when you save more money you can add a sub if you feel the need. The only things I believe you have to buy apart are: wood glue, soldering iron and flux and decent speaker cable. oh and some bar clamps (also great prices from parts express for bar clamps)



    the price for these is nor for the pair, but these are better and have a very good flat response and go lower bass:

    pioneer adrew jones towers or bookshelfs are good , elac b6
    by andrew too, or kipsch rp 160m or rb-81 II are good bookshlfs but more expensive. KEF q100 at 250 bucks are a great coaxials with very detailed sound but might need a sub.

    then some money left for an amp, maybe an integrated stereo amp. onkyo 8020 or yamaha r-s202 or class d amps from behringer and crown or an ab class from dayton audio decent amps i can think of on your budget

    buying a decent dac instead of using the default sound card from your PC will be a very important upgrade in sound quality
  7. nodoubt
    jbl 305s and call it a day...
    you wont find a better pair of speakers for 300 bucks trust me:wink:
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
  8. Elecroestatico
    actually for monitors there are way too many options at 300 dollars. I personally would stay away from comments that claim to tell you what the best speakers are going to be for certain amount of money, just because not everyone has the same needs/enviroment notr they perceive acoustics the same way you do.

    just to give you another example for good speakers that are in that size and are from American company, (although not powered but you still have 200 to spare for an amp) are the airmotiv b1 from emotiva with ribbon tweeters.
  9. KungFuNat
    audioengine.. surprisingly good speakers.

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