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Are 2.1 computer speakers almost extinct?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by MichaelBryant, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. MichaelBryant

    MichaelBryant Stunt Coordinator

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    I really don't have enough desktop space for more than two speakers and evidently I must be alone. I'm shopping for a 2.1 system for my computer and all I can find at department stores are Bose Companion 3's for 250.00 and a Klipsh model for 150.00. There is another brand of Bose computer speaker calle Media Mates without a sub for 99.00. I'm leaning towards these because of the price factor.

    Is it possible to buy a 5.1 system and just use two of the speakers? If this is possible I might just do that instead.
     
  2. Nick Breckon

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    Gak, go for the Klipsch Promedia 2.1's. I've got the 5.1's, which is basically 2.1's plus the center and rear speakers. They're very nice speakers for a computer setup, and the sub is no slouch - it's worth the $50 over the Bose, trust me.
     
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    Try newegg.com they are pretty much the most respected online computer retailer around
     
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    I own the bose mediamate speakers ( . . .hangs head in shame . . .) but they honestly sound pretty good. However, they do not sound as good as the Klipsch speakers. I listened to those in the store and was very impressed. I plan to list my bose on ebay for an inflated price and then upgrade sometime soon. As far as bose products go, these actually sound pretty good, but for only $50 more I'd definitely get the Klipsch (or look for them on Ebay or on sale somewhere)
     
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    Look into: Sonigistix Monsoon speakers.
     
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    I got a 2.1 setup with the Dell computer I jsut purchased. Its manufactured by or maybe just labeled as Dell. Harmon Kardon and Altec Lansing both make 2.1 setups.
     
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    I also have the Mediamates. For what they are, they actually do fairly decent. They get a lot of air moving in that port, though the enclosure is a little thin and resonant.
     
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    For computer speakers, I generally prefer either Altec Lansing or Creative Labs which incidently owns Cambridge Soundworks.
     
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    SONY headphones here.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I should have done some internet searching before posting this topic since it's obvious there are still numerous 2.1 systems still around. Thanks again!
     
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    Why buy computer speakers when you can buy a decent set mini monitors types for this purpose? Buy a set of atoms,superzeroes, or n24s and match it up with an old integrated amp or an amp with front volume controls such as the audiosource amp1 or amp 3 and really reward yourself.
     

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