Best Speaker for under $100?

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  1. Aj2488 macrumors regular

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    Hey Everyone!

    I'm interested in upgrading my 2.1 system to something newer and better. Last year I purchased a set of Creative speakers from the Apple Store but I am definitely ready to upgrade. Which systems do you guys/gals use or what would you suggest? I'm looking for a set under $100 with good sound quality during both high and low volume settings. Preferably with limited to no cell phone distortion!! Thanks for any feedback and suggestions!
     
  2. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Doubt you will find something in the 2.1 range let alone 5.1 range better for less than $100. Try looking at Klipsch and JBL.
     
  3. Aj2488 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Roland! I dont mind if its a 2.1 system or just 2 speakers (like the bose companion 2's?) I just dont want to get something a little nicer.
     
  4. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I'm currently deciding between Logitech Z-2300 and the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 . The Logitech are a little cheaper but like midrange slightly, they are also a little more attractive. The klipschs are nicer but they're a little more expensive. They are also kind of ugly. So I'm sort of making that choice too.
     
  5. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Klipsch PM Groove

    Klipsch Promedia 2.1

    JBL Spot

    There are 2 Klipsch Promedia 2.1s. The GMX A-2.1 are certainly not attractive, but the regular 2.1 with the grill on looks fine.
     
  6. DJJONES macrumors 6502

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    http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/promedia-2-1.aspx

    nuff said.

    why????
    relieable
    great sound fairly accurate
    they will bark so hard at you, u will run before they give out

    simple to setup and u can plug ur ipod into it.
    u can turn down the sub and use the 2 monitors and still be satified with the sound someting the logitech montior cannot do because they give you these baby speakers but a massiv sub.

    best of all????

    look around for them
    i got myne for 80 bucks
    and seen them advertising in best buy flyer for as low as 60 bucks!!!!
     
  7. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Yup, that's them with the grill. I have a pair of stereo speaker Klipsch KG-2s that I bought in 1990 and still going strong. They are probably the best and still most underrated speaker co. out there.

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  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The Klipsch and Logitechs are good, jst depends on what you like, the Klipsch will probably sounder.
     
  9. Aj2488 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome guys!! Thanks for all your help!! You definitely narrowed this decision down to Klipsch and Logitech. Being a student the rest of the decision will be based on the impact this will have on my wallet. :D Thanks for all your input, its greatly appreciated!!:cool:
     
  10. JrdBeau macrumors member

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    i just picked up the Logitech Z-4's. Overall, pretty nice sounding. Very clear, no hissing. I wasn't looking for anything to blow the walls down so this fit the bill nicely. They also make Z-4i's which, according to their site, are the same as the Z-4's but in a color combo that matches Macs better. You can get them for about $90 at local stores or even cheaper online.
     
  11. Aj2488 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Those logitech speakers seem nice... i like that remote they come with, and the price isn't to awful bad either!
     
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    iThink that as a Student you would prefer the Klipsch:

    1. They are more durable
    2. They are louder w/ a bigger bass
    3. They are going to sound better then the Logitechs
    4. Klipsch has great customer service, as they are a Pro Audio Company
     
  13. alebar14 macrumors regular

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    Just get Creative Gigaworks T40 !

    I bought this 2.0 speaker few weeks ago and it's one of the famous speaker set with dual mids and a highs. It give you a clarity and tight lows as well. The cost should be around your budget.
     

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  14. Aj2488 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mackid, Are you suggesting the KG-2's or any Klipsch audio product? The Durability would be a huge plus as I move around a lot being a student, and of course the sound quality is huge as well, thats why I'm upgrading in the first place. :cool: I would like to stay under $100 for this purchase BUT if they are that much better than the Logitech product and only $50 more, then it may be worth it.

    Nice looking setup Alebar!! If you don't mind me asking how much were those speakers?
     
  15. alebar14 macrumors regular

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    It's US$126. You can buy around lower than this at online shops.

    Cheers,
    Alex
     
  16. roland.g macrumors 603

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    The KG-2s are larger floor speakers I have for a stereo reciever.
    You would want the Klipsch Promedia 2.1s (not the GMX A-2.1 model).
    They would be the one I posted the pic of, there is also a link to them.
    I too think they will outperform the Logitech and give you more durability/longevity.
    They list for $150 but if you look around online you should be able to get closer to the $100-125 range shipped. Maybe even less than $100. Someone in the thread mentioned that Best Buy occassionally has them for about $80 but they may have meant the Grooves which are just 2 speakers, no sub.
     
  17. Aj2488 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Alex!

    The Klipsch ones sure do get nicer and nicer every time I look at them. If i can find those for the right price then that's what most likely will happen. You have me sold Roland, are you sure you don't work for Klipsch? :D Thanks for your help!

    And thanks to everyone else that responded and helped out with this decision! :)
     
  18. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I was talking about any Klipsch product, except maybe their IEM's, which are not the best durability

    agreed

    You made the right decision. the Klipsh are clearly the best speakers without going beyond your price range.
     
  19. jwt macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty happy with my $50 Insignias. Considering I have MB Quarts in my car and Infinities for my home theater, I think this is quite a statement.
     

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