Suggestions for dorm room computer speaker setup
Jul 29, 2017 at 10:06 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2


New Head-Fier
Jul 7, 2015
Hi i have a budget of lets call it $600 and that is pushing it, i may be able to up it to $7/800 but lets try to not go much over 6. im moving into my dorm which is about 11'x12' and 7'-9' tall. (Due to neighbors i was told that i should just get 2 speakers like the paradigm shift a2's, the use of any sub would bother neighbors and thus result in turning sub off or volume really low). im trying to decide whether i should either get something like the Focal SX 2.1 (2 satellites and a bass) or two studio monitors that are more expensive or 2 less expensive monitors and a sub. i primarily listen to various forms of house and edm but also listen to punk rock and gangster rap. if i do go for the studio monitors i want to get an active set, i dont want to think about dacs amps etc. i would prefer them to be usb and aux for computer and iphone use (charging would be nice but not required). something like the KLIPSCH R-15PM would be nice but i hear they have a very weak low end and are kind of bright which would not suit my music very well. some other things that have been recommended are the m audio bx5 or the audioengine 5+ or 5+N not sure what the difference is. i dont think i need more then a 5" speaker for the room. i plan to mostly be listening but i may decide to learn FL and start producing again in free time. (i used to use logic but then i got a pc). i do have a fio alpen 2k, not sure if relevant. a sub that was recommended was the dayton audio sub 8 which is a very cheap but supposedly quality sub. THANK YOU FOR READING and thank you for your advice.

Edit: will place more speakers that am considering as i find them here:
Jbl lsr305
Focal Alpha 50
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