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« on: October 14, 2007, 03:33:32 AM »

I'm looking for a good pair of 2.1 speakers for listening to music and gaming any suggestions I'm going with 2.1 because space is an issue.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 08:21:17 PM »

Anything from Logitech. Im not sure what all 2.1s they have now days but off hand I remember the names Z-2300 and Z-4. Good place to start.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 09:05:36 PM »

I'm using the Logitech X-230 speakers and they've been quite nice.  I'd love to have a 7.1 system but I just don't have the room for anything other than a 2.1 system.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007, 11:00:42 PM »

I was thinking about these are they a good choice. The reviews on them from customers were very good.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=4148283&productCategoryId=abcat0515039&type=product&tab=1&id=1051384267922#productdetail
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007, 11:20:59 PM »

There are some nice Klipsch 2.1 speakers that I am using personally.  Have been really happy with them smile
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2007, 12:04:21 AM »

Quote from: ROTC1983 on October 14, 2007, 11:20:59 PM

There are some nice Klipsch 2.1 speakers that I am using personally.  Have been really happy with them smile

The Klipsch Promedia 2.1's are the best consumer level 2.1 PC Speaker set around.

They make the X-230's sound like a cheap pair of Coby headphones.
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2007, 12:24:07 AM »

I personally have been using the klipsch promedia 2.1's for... a while now. Not sure exactly. They are VERY nice 2.1 speakers, with good solid base, and good definition. They may be a bit 'bright' for pure music listening, but for gaming, or movies/anime, they're fantastic. And they don't take up half your room, either.

Caveat. If you read around the web, you'll find several people complaining that the control pod either broke, or is delicate. It's definitely delicate. I've been extremely gentle with mine (fore-warned is fore-armed, or something like that), and I can definitely tell that, if I hadn't, I'd be replacing mine, as even with care, mine is still trying to come loose on me.

That said, I definitely recommend the speakers, though I do wish klipsch would make that control pod a little sturdier. The part that's the problem, is the two volume controls, on mine at least, are becoming a little fragile, like they want to come loose inside the housing. I sometimes get a little static changing the volume, but it goes away once I get it settled where I want it.

The reason I chose these in particular, is that there are no extra 'frills' on them. No fancy digitial gadgets, no remote control. All the money went straight to the speakers, and Klipsch has ton's of experience in designing them. And it shows.

Oh yeah, there's enough power in those suckers to get your neighbors up in arms. 200 watts in a 2.1 system will definitely shake the walls. Did I mention I live in the equivalent of a bunker? Filled cinderblock and concrete construction, with wire mesh reinforce on the surfaces... looks like stucco a bit. biggrin

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 11:40:11 AM »

Quote from: Thin_J on October 15, 2007, 12:04:21 AM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on October 14, 2007, 11:20:59 PM

There are some nice Klipsch 2.1 speakers that I am using personally.  Have been really happy with them smile

The Klipsch Promedia 2.1's are the best consumer level 2.1 PC Speaker set around.

They make the X-230's sound like a cheap pair of Coby headphones.

yeah, those are the ones I have smile  Thank you Thin_J. 
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2007, 02:50:48 PM »

Quote from: Thin_J on October 15, 2007, 12:04:21 AM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on October 14, 2007, 11:20:59 PM

There are some nice Klipsch 2.1 speakers that I am using personally.  Have been really happy with them smile

The Klipsch Promedia 2.1's are the best consumer level 2.1 PC Speaker set around.

They make the X-230's sound like a cheap pair of Coby headphones.

at that price they'd better.  I thought about getting a better set of speakers when I picked the Logitechs up but when you have a young puppy running around you tend not to splurge on something that could become a chewtoy (in the case of the speakers that would be the wires).  Now if I could find a set of 2.1 wireless speakers that would rock.
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2007, 03:27:54 PM »

Run the wires along the back/underside of the desk with wire ties and/or those plastic wire clip things. It's super easy and shouldn't take more than half an hour.

As for the price well you get what you pay for.
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2007, 04:23:13 PM »

With something like this, if you live in an apartment and you're not planning on cranking the sound up is it really necessary to pay that kind of price for speakers? 
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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2007, 07:19:39 PM »

Jeebus, 179$? They better blow all the dust out of my house for that price.

Newegg has them for $130, and even that is too hard for me to swallow on a 2.1 set.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836119105

But that's the promedia GMX. There's a Promedia Burst set for $150 which is maybe what folks here are talking about

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836119008

For $40, the Logitech X-230 is a very nice set http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121119
Or for $60, a bit more Logitech power Z-4 -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121130
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2007, 08:11:38 PM »

The $150 set is the set that I've used.

Never heard the GMX's before.
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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2007, 09:13:45 PM »

I use the Klipsch pro-media 2.1.  They are amazing, IMO.
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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2007, 12:18:30 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on October 16, 2007, 09:13:45 PM

I use the Klipsch pro-media 2.1.  They are amazing, IMO.

I picked up the Klipsch 2.1 pro media they are amazing I cranked up the sound while playing WIC last night and my wife came down the stairs and gave me that look she must have heard me from the bedroom. ninja
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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2007, 05:53:32 AM »

Just wait til your neighbors start beating on your door at 4am smile

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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2007, 01:06:44 AM »

Klipsch Pro-Media 2.1 are $119 at BB starting tomorrow (week long deal) after instant savings.
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2007, 04:58:47 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on October 21, 2007, 01:06:44 AM

Klipsch Pro-Media 2.1 are $119 at BB starting tomorrow (week long deal) after instant savings.

Thanks for the heads up I'm gonna take my receipt in and get some money back I paid $158.99 plus tax.
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