2.1 speakers

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  1. nibuoy macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I'm looking for a good pair of 2.1 speakers for mostly gaming and movies.
    My budget is about $100, but can stretch a little bit.

    I've been looking at the Logitech z523 and altec lansing octane 7.
    Are there any better choices?

    thanks
     
  2. Steelers7510 macrumors 6502

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    I have been using these speakers for about 1.5yrs now and I have honestly never owned better computer speakers. Plus not only do they sound great, they look AMAZING!
     
  3. nibuoy thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the quick reply :)
    I'm not sure, however, if they suit my needs...
    Also, I'm pretty sure they only have 1 input, which is a pain for me.
     
  4. Steelers7510 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the only thing I don't like about these speakers is that they don't have a built in headphone jack. So you actually have to unplug the speakers from the computer to plug in headphone. Luckily I don't use headphones that often.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    These from Klipsch are the best 2.1 computer speakers I have ever heard. A little over your budget, but worth it. Nice headphone output on the front of the speaker also.

    (I see a refurb on Amazon for $89 that might work for you.)
     
  6. nibuoy thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the replies

    I'm also looking at the M-audio av 40's
    Although they don't have a dedicated subwoofer, i can't have too much bass (live in an apartment with not too thick walls).

    I still would like bass, though, just not too much of it.
     
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  8. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    If you are looking for "bass but not too much bass", then i'd suggest skipping the subwoofer entirely and going with a 2.0 system instead. Yes, it is possible to simply dial down the subwoofer as most have bass controls, but all 2.1 sets tend to be balanced in such a way that the sound will become very treble heavy if you dial down the subwoofer too much.

    The AV40's as you pointed out are an excellent choice.
     

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