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Old 08-10-13, 09:55 PM
Danbaksen Danbaksen is offline
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PC Speaker recommendations

Hi!

What would you choose if you were to upgrade your PC speakers

This thread will be used as inspiration b'cause I'm looking to buying a new speakersystem set.

Criteria:

- Must be 2.1 (My desktop envoirenment doesn't allow surround speakers)
- There is no budget
- There are no limits in size (Semi-big/big satelites much prefered)
- Wireless connection is a wish not a must

Primary use:

- Gaming
- Music
- Videos/Movies

What would you go for?

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Old 08-10-13, 10:02 PM
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If you want a nice set of PC speakers, the Corsair SP2500's are very good. Great sound, surprisingly loud and clear. Since they are limited, no distortion regardless of how hard you drive them
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Old 08-10-13, 11:16 PM
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If you want a nice set of PC speakers, the Corsair SP2500's are very good. Great sound, surprisingly loud and clear. Since they are limited, no distortion regardless of how hard you drive them
How will these work on a ROG Maximus VI Formula? I've read they'd need a dedicated sound card to function proberly?
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Old 08-10-13, 11:26 PM
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Have a look at M-audio AV-40s.

You're better off with monitors rather than 2.1 as the sound will be more evenly balanced.

A soundcard would help with pretty much anything you could buy, so something like a Xonar DX is worth a look at too.
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Old 08-10-13, 11:35 PM
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Sp2500's with a DX sounds about right
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Old 09-10-13, 12:11 AM
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I'm running mine straight off onboard sound on my M-ITX board. They sound great.

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How will these work on a ROG Maximus VI Formula? I've read they'd need a dedicated sound card to function proberly?
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Old 09-10-13, 02:55 AM
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Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 Absolutely phenomenal sound system, but you wont get the most out of it unless you get a nice sound card. The Corsair is very nice as well, but the only thing it has over the Klipsch is the bigger woofer. Other than that (owning both) the klipsch paired with a nice sound card sound much crisper and cleaner providing better mids and highs and a better punch in the woofer than the Corsair. The Corsair just has a really deep low bass but not a punchy one desired for music.

I ran mine off of the Xonar Essence STX
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Old 09-10-13, 03:30 AM
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I'm running mine straight off onboard sound on my M-ITX board. They sound great.
Lol onboard sound sounding great...
May sound great until you pair it up with a soundcard.. then you will see.
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Old 09-10-13, 03:37 AM
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I have the feeling you guys have no idea how to customize a EQ setting. I have the speakers sounding bright and punchy.

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Lol onboard sound sounding great...
May sound great until you pair it up with a soundcard.. then you will see.
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Old 09-10-13, 05:17 AM
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I have the feeling you guys have no idea how to customize a EQ setting. I have the speakers sounding bright and punchy.
It can only be "so good". A real sound card will destroy any "EQ" setting you currently have. I can't even describe how much it can make a difference.
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