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Old 10-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Do you Hardcore PC enthusiats have good speakers?

You guys spend hundreds on your PC, but are you forgetting about sound quality?
what speakers do you use?

I use these, its a way better alternative to my tv speakers(my monitor is my tv)
the subwoofer makes such a huge difference, and these speakers are not even top quality or huge, they sound great though and feel great when I'm driving a tank or flying a jet in BF3. Music feels better also!

if your crazy into sound do you have a dedicated sound card? my mobo is noted for its better than average sound card(integrated)



if you dont have speakers that are good you should grab the ones i linked, they are pretty good
SUBWOOOOOOFER so much better sound!
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My parents bought me an iPod speaker/radio for christmas last year, which has an 'audio in' option. I have used it ever since, and the quality is immense.

Although, unfortunately, no subwoofer...
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I still have the "old school" Logitech Z-680 which still sound awesome, IMHO
Newegg.com - Logitech Z-680 505 watts 5.1 THX Certified Speaker

The other half has the original BOSE Companion 3 2.1 setup from my old days of being stuck in Japan.

So yea, I'm not an official audiophile, but I do like my sound.
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I have speakers that look very similar to these


They're about 30 years old and sound better than anything I've heard coming out today.
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AudioEngine 5 speakers (way better sound quality than Logitech speakers. And I own Z-5500's too)
Audio Technica AD900 headphones

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AudioEngine 5 speakers
Look real nice... maybe when I grow up and have to get a real job, I might be able to afford a setup with those. LOL
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For me it's a simple ~$30 headset. I like playing with a mic and I broke me last mic after less than a year, and have had many close encounters with my current one (luckily they are break resistant) so spending a lot on audio atm is pointless for me. However, I do love sound quality, I just haven't spent enough to have high end audio as of yet. A sound card is a necessity imo, even my simple Xonar DG changed a things quite a bit (for the better).
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I would rather play with a headset too really, the speakers are more for blasting out music.

I have some nice Turtle Beaches for my Xbox, but i'm not sure if they work with the computer... And even then, they eat through batteries way too much, so i would prefer to find something else.
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I used to have a surround sound setup for my PC, but I don't even know what I did with it. I think I gave it away. Now, if I want high quality sound, I just use my gaming headset.
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