PC speakers

Jacob_St

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Good Morning! I'm in the market for a good pair of 2.1 PC speakers for under $200 and am thinking of getting the Monsoon M1000's. Is there a better choice that anyone can recommend? My computer sound card is crap, but I want to get a good pair of speakers for when I upgrade to a new system. My old BOSE Media Mates broke on me and I don't want to pay the outrageous repair cost that BOSE wants to charge me.
 

Eric Samonte

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I second those bad boys. Do a search in Pricescan and u'l probably get a better price than $299 though.
 

Kyma_King

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Super Cheap, Super Good, Highly Rated 2.1 Speakers...Labtec 424..rated high by everyone PC Magazine, Maximum PC and a host of others. I even have a pair and they're great, second only to the Klipsch's on my desk at work. Oh and did I mention they're only 50 bucks !
 

Matt DeVillier

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the labtec 424's are nice, but you can certainly do better (I actually picked up a few pairs of these a week ago for free after rebate - my parents love them). The Klipsch Promedia 2.1's are nice, but not worth $180. I had a pair and returned them - they just didn't sound right to my ears, certianly not for the price. If I had to recommend the best pair of 2.1's I've ever heard < $200, I'd say go with the Midiland / Diamond Audio S2-4100's . They originally retailed for $599 when they were first released a few years ago. They are by far the most musical sounding "multimedia" speaker you will find < $300.
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Jacob_St

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Thanks for the suggestions. I considered the Klipsch's but then read some reviews that they have good highs and lows but no mid range. Is that true? The Midiland's seem like a bargain if they are on sale for $300 off, so maybe those are my best bet.
 

Matt DeVillier

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Jacob,
compared to something like the midilands, the klipsch have no midrange
The only "issue" with the midiland 4100's is that if you have the volume 3/4 of the way up or more (I usually listen at 1/2 - 3/5, which is loud) and no sound playing, you can hear a slight hiss from 6" or so. of course, with the fans most people have in their cases these days it's not noticible, but if you are in a dead silent environment then it may be distracting. I don't consider this a problem at all (as I always have music on
) , but I felt I should mention it in case you might.
-Matt
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