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Best 2.1 Speaker System

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  1. fenurch

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    Jesus, I've seen these at a friends house and if you turn them up a bit (however at 'medium' volume this occurs as well, just not as much) the sound just goes bat shit, I mean the distortion completely covers the music and you can only hear crackle and distortion (exaggeration but it's the worst distortion I've ever heard), even a pair of Logitech 2.1's for £20 sound a whole lot better than them.
     
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    Is the distortion possibly specific to the set that your friend has?
     
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    Need more info to tell if it was the speakers or his setup.

    What was his volume set at in windows? On-board? Was he using any EQ, and if so, what settings and gain? Was it a software or hardware EQ or both?

    If he had his computer volume above 50% and added pushed up some sliders on the eq without lowering the gain, the distortion was likely from the computer, not the speakers.
     
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    Creative I-Trigue I3350 2.1-CH
     
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    I dunno man, it was a party, I was on the vodka (which means that I don't remember) and the speakers were shit.
     
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    how about you pay little bit more and get 5.1 speaker
    i can't think of 2.1 speaker that best and only cost 65 ship
    bose cost around 150
     
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    now every speaker is gonna have distortion for 2.1 and cheap so i think go for creative inspire m2600 it aint great and does distort about on level 6 outta 10 volume but you cantune the eq to go higher and it costs 68 dollars shipped from ebay.
    It aint the best but certainly is better then the competion
     
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    You can't claim the speakers were shit if they were set up improperly AND you were drunk. :wtf: :laugh:
     
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    To let you guys know, I've decided on not getting a speaker system anytime soon. Not to say that I'll never get some, there have been a lot of good suggestions that I may look back on in the future.

    I just figured they wouldn't be worth the purchase because 1) I prefer headphones 85% of the time, and 2) If I go to college headphones would be a must instead of speakers.

    The focus now is to find a nice camera or maybe a camcorder for my birthday, for $150.
     
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    If you spend most of your time in cans, spend your money on good cans and a sound card with a headphone amp (or a nice desktop headphone amp).
     
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    That's definitely an option for in a few months. I'm currently using JVC HA-RX700's on straight integrated sound. They're alright, but you know, it's a budget set.

    I'll be lurking Kursah's headphone thread to figure out which the best ones for me could be.
     
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    I agree, good cans... I love my SRH 440s and my DS... will upgrade in the future but for now, under 100$ for both was a great purchase for me... and the LOD + E5 Fiio amp I got for my Ipod Touch (now there is one that combine both) are a great addition to portable sound... Also got some IEMs.. I think they are the M9s with Mic... they are OK too, though afer the SRH 440s, they can't compare lol

    BW, I have the Klipsh ones.. I loved them before, now I only like them because 75% of all my songs I prefer with Cans on lol
     
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    I picked up the ProMedia set for $128 after tax today at Best Buy. They were regularly $155 and are $150 on the Klipsch site.

    They've been set up for about 30 min an so far they are worth 100% of the money. Clear, crisp sound. Clean bass, and lots of it. Long wires. Use of regular speaker wire instead of RCA or a proprietary line. Controls are integrated to the right satellite. Very, very loud. Plus they look very smexy on the desk.

    I recommend that if you were thinking about getting some, to go to BB and pick them up while they're still on sale.
     

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