Yes, another computer speakers thread. I've did a search and decided to look into the following spakers based on my <$150 budget: LogiTech Z-2300 Klipsch Premedia 2.1 Klpsch Ultra 2.0 Harmon Kardon Soundstick II Swan M10 Swan M200 (over budget by $75) Bose Companion 2 Bose Companion 3 (over budget by $100) My priorities were 1) Music 2) Movies and 3) Games. My taste are pop, jazz, r&b, and rap. My home theaters are NHT speakers and my car has Boston Acoustics/JL Audio. With the above in mind, my opinion (and I emphasize opinion) as follows: Z-2300 - Great price. Can play loud without distortion. However, as some has mentioned, no midrange and muddy bass. Great for gaming but not so much for music. Klipsch 2.1 - Could not listen as not hooked up by 3 stores I visited. I'll have to find a store but I really don't like the appearance (I'm willing to live with it if the sound is great as some have posted). Klipsch 2.0 - Actually listened using iMac at Applestore. Lot of distortion, muddy sound. Definite No. Harmon Kardon - I also listened this speaker with Imac. Cool design. Price is in budget. However, no midrange and muddy bass. The satellite speaker also looked flimsy to the point that it might break (again my opinion and no fact here). Swan M10 - No store to demo. Read about it and it appears to be my type of speakers. Pricing is good also and beautiful looking speakers. Problem is where to put the 5" sub that needs to be at center?????? I definitely do not want to prop up my Imac higher than it is. Swan M200 - Because of issue with M10 center sub, this is definitely the better option. But the pricing is quite above my budget and I have no opportunity to listen. Not to mention the actual warranty and support structure has been questioned by some reviewers. Bose Companion 2 - I have generally are very skeptic about Bose not because they don't built good product but they overprice their product to cover their marketing costs. With that said, I was not impressed with Companion 2. Price is ok but the sound was bit muddy and no bass. Bose Companion 3 - Again, I'm coming from Bose skeptic but I hate to say it but this is the best speakers of this group. It provided fairly wide sound stage, natural sound, with good balance with the bass (punchy rather than loud without overpowering the satellite). If the price was in my budget, this is what I would get. I'm still debating if this is worth the $150 premium over Z-2300. So I haven't decided which speakers yet. I know some of you may say that some of the above speakers can be adjusted using equalizer/software but what I'm looking for is speakers that sounds natural with minimal adjustments. Is there any other speakers that I should consider in this price range?