Originally Posted by mikey
whats a good set of speakers for listening to CD's and stuff you've recorded...
I've got a 100$ set of altecs that are cool.But that would be cool to get a real nice set...
I just did a bunch of research for this to help my buddy buy a pair of multi-media speakers. His budget was only $100 (I talked him into something a slightly higher), but I wasn't about to let a friend have crappy sound.
In the end, it came down to these two speakers:
The Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
, which ought to be bought used, for under $100.
These we deemed better for multimedia/movie watching, due to the sub.
The Swans M10
, which appear to be available from only this site, and run $125.
He ended up going with the Swans. Reviews indicated that it was a higher fidelity product overall, though it was a little lacking in 'oomphy' bass because the 'sub' was more of a mid-woofer.
Having heard them, I was quite pleased. They aren't gonna rattle the walls, but they do sound fantastic for the price (and I know my buddy does gaming with them as well). Also, they come with a pair of white gloves.
Now, if your budget's bigger, I also just helped my dad set up a speaker system for a business he's opening, and looked carefully into the options in the $3-400 range.
The Audioengine 5s
came out on top. Apparently even the bass is great, though it's a 2.0 system. Has some cool features as well. I've never heard them myself though.