What 2.0 system is better?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by waloshin, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. waloshin, Jun 6, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012

    waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    A) AudioEngine A5+ bamboo

    B) Swan 200M MK3

    For general music, movies and some Xbox 360 gaming.
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    You've just listed 2.0 systems. I don't see a sub.
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Fixed I am looking for a good 2.0 sound system.
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009

    I've not any personal experience with the two options, but I've read reviews and the usual trend is that the Swans are the better option. They are also incredibly flat down to 60hz whereas the audioengines are colored with generous mid-bass bumps. Mid-bass bumps are acceptable in headphones because of their lack of omnipresence, but for speakers it only muddies the sound.
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    I like larger speakers and put them on stands. Can get the same performance at lower cost. A lot depends on the geometry of your setup, how far the speakers are from the walls and if they are low on a desktop or raised up. In fact this stuff matters more than which brand of speaker you buy.

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