What kind of speakers do you use?...

slick316

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I am looking for some speakers, 2.0 would be perfect, but it seems hard to find. Just looking for some suggestions.

I was thinking about the Klipsch Promedia Ultra 2.0 or a similar offering from Bose (both are 2.0 setups).
 

jeffzoom

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May I ask why 2.0 seems so conveinent? What is keeping you from 2.1? 2.1 shouldn't be a problem from someone living in an apartment, in fact, I knew some one that ran a 600w stereo 18hrs a day full blast, only turning it off for the 6 she was at school. Or you don't listen to music much, I can't stand 2.0, the speakers you described are nice, I would blow them too quickly.
 

slick316

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jeffzoom said:
May I ask why 2.0 seems so conveinent? What is keeping you from 2.1? 2.1 shouldn't be a problem from someone living in an apartment, in fact, I knew some one that ran a 600w stereo 18hrs a day full blast, only turning it off for the 6 she was at school. Or you don't listen to music much, I can't stand 2.0, the speakers you described are nice, I would blow them too quickly.
Its not that its more conveinent, I just don't care for sub bass all that much, even my home stereo system is a 2.0 setup and its just fine. I wouldn't mind buying a 2.1 system, but I want good sound for my money, $100 that is.
 

slick316

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MattG said:
I've got a set of these at work and they are quite nice for music.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006TIEZS/102-0540420-1628924?v=glance&n=172282&n=507846&s=electronics&v=glance

EDIT: Duh..you mentioned these in your first post. So...yeah. I recommend the ProMedia 2.0's :p
I like Klipsch home audio stuff, and they have always made good computer speakers. I was just wondering how there 2.0 system was, looks good though. I wonder if anyone has anything to say about the Bose.
 

mklos

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I use harmon/kardon soundsticks w/sub (2.1 system). Freaking awesome sound from these babies!!!!!!
 

slick316

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I heard about M-Audio speakers, I wonder if there is a place locally that I can audition them from, I guess I'll have to research that.

What are KLK?
 

SummerBreeze

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I have a set of speakers that I bought from Radio Shack for 10 bucks, but I'm thinking you probably don't want those....

My brother has the Creature 2 speakers, and they're amazing. His very loud video games sometimes make me feel like I'm in the midst of a war, which kind of scares me, but overall they're really great.
 

alexstein

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PlaceofDis said:
i have the Creature II speakers, i find them to be wonderful
I use the same speakers and I just love them. They look cool and sound good. (I'm not an audiophile by anymeans)
 

dmachine

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I have the Klipsch THX 2.1 speakers and they are awesome. They produce great sound and the bass is awesome even though you dont want the bass. I unfortunately did something to the right speaker this past year at college and it some times goes out but other than that they are awesome speakers.
 

zflauaus

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I use the Altec Lansing 2100 2.1 speaker setup. This is perfectly fine for me. I am no audiophile, but these sound great.
 

slick316

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RHMMMM said:
JM Lab Electra 906's
I hate you :)

Well, I found an M-Audio dealer locally, so I will see if they have any monitors I can listen to.
I will also check out Bestbuy and CompUSA, hopefully they have some working floor model speakers I can listen to (they are usually broken from what I have seen).
Seems as though Klipsch, Altec Lansing, and Harmon Kardon are liked here, what about Logitech?
 

CanadaRAM

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slick316 said:
I heard about M-Audio speakers, I wonder if there is a place locally that I can audition them from, I guess I'll have to research that.

What are KLK?
M-Audio are fine, perhaps the poster meant KRK -- pronounced K-Rock? They are some well respected small studio monitors. I use ESI nEar05's (which are also powered studio monitors, optional powered sub) and they are awesome even without the sub. Not under the budget however.
 

slick316

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I checked out some speakers today, ended up buying the Klipsch that I had originally checked out. I am going to try them out with the music I normally listen to, but I think they will be fine, so I doubt I will have to return them.
I really like the way they sound, and they have pretty decent midbass. No regrets so far.
They look nice sitting next to my Dell 2005FPW monitor :)
 

zach

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i use a cobbled together system built out of cabinet speakers i got at a garage sale for 45 bucks. it sounds pretty nice if i do say so myself ;)

seriously though get 2.1 over 2.0, you can always shut off the woofer if it really bothers you and it doesn't cost that much more... and it sounds SO much better.