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AJR November 24, 2012 09:19 AM

Sub $100 speakers, soundcards, oh my!
 
Hey all,

I want to buy new speakers for my parents' computer for Christmas, but I'm having a tough time choosing. I'd like to get the best possible sound for under $100, which I know is cheap, and that I could get much better sound for more, but I'm on a budget.

I've mainly been looking at 2.1 sets because there's no place to put "surround" rear speakers where my parents have their computer.

These are the ones I've read about so far, but any and all suggestions are VERY welcome:

Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System (CA-3602)

Genius SW-G2.1 1250 2.1 Speaker System

Logitech Speaker System Z623

And finally, a related question: Would sub $100 speakers such as these benefit from a dedicated sound card, or is onboard sound fine?

Thanks so much!

Canker November 24, 2012 09:47 AM

I don't have experience with the Genius or CA speakers, but the Logitech speakers are excellent, well worth the $99 sale price. I would not hesitate to buy them again.

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Originally Posted by AJR (Post 673092)
Hey all,

I want to buy new speakers for my parents' computer for Christmas, but I'm having a tough time choosing. I'd like to get the best possible sound for under $100, which I know is cheap, and that I could get much better sound for more, but I'm on a budget.

I've mainly been looking at 2.1 sets because there's no place to put "surround" rear speakers where my parents have their computer.

These are the ones I've read about so far, but any and all suggestions are VERY welcome:

Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System (CA-3602)

Genius SW-G2.1 1250 2.1 Speaker System

Logitech Speaker System Z623

And finally, a related question: Would sub $100 speakers such as these benefit from a dedicated sound card, or is onboard sound fine?

Thanks so much!


AJR November 24, 2012 09:55 AM

Thanks, Canker. I'll move those to the top of my list. Do you see any added benefit from a dedicated soundcard with those speakers?

enaberif November 24, 2012 10:23 AM

I would go with Edifier over any of those:
Edifier M3300SF 2.1 Speaker Set 54W RMS Black

Bond007 November 24, 2012 10:55 AM

I would go for the Logitech from that list.

AJR November 24, 2012 12:42 PM

Okay, so far it's logitech up against that edifier. Feel free to add any others to the list you think are better. I'm still wide open on this. I'll look into some reviews of the Edifier M3300SF 2.1. Thanks for all the help so far!

Canker November 24, 2012 02:22 PM

I don't think there would be any benefit. You have to remember in most cases audio is being carried and pushed through a mini plug.

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Originally Posted by AJR (Post 673105)
Thanks, Canker. I'll move those to the top of my list. Do you see any added benefit from a dedicated soundcard with those speakers?


AJR November 24, 2012 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Canker (Post 673165)
I don't think there would be any benefit. You have to remember in most cases audio is being carried and pushed through a mini plug.

Right on, I appreciate the feedback. That helps too, because I can put money $$$ towards the speakers that way. :punk:

cibergatox November 24, 2012 07:23 PM

Dude, I really don't know much about speakers... But I can tell you, I've owned these: Dell A525 Zylux MultiMedia Speaker System Ships Free!!***** 041268144365 | eBay

For around 5 years, and the sound better than my 7.1 Sony Surround Sound Home Theater, at least the Bass is way richer on them... Provided you place them in sort of an small environment... They are old, but really cheap and durable, the only con I have for them is the Volume control wheel, it sucks and its unusable (in my case...) either way you can probably pick them up for under $30 US on ebay (worth a try maybe? xD)

AJR November 24, 2012 08:49 PM

Thanks, I'll take a look!


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