If anyone has experienced listening to these two systems your input would be greatly appreciated. Of course all other advice will be valued highly too
If you had the budget for either of these which would you prefer? I know this is kind of vague but any kind of reasoning would be great.
You will NOT be disappointed in the Swans.
The Swans look nice, but they are also very big, which is something to keep in mind if you plan on using them on a desk as I do.
Swan M200MKIII with no sub = $400
KRK RokitG2 6 OR KRK RokitG2 8 with no sub = ~$400 (maybe have to get a used pair if going with the 8)
Used set of the original Swan M200's (from what I've read, mid/highs are actually better than the M200MKII) paired with a small HSU STF-1 or STF-2 subwoofer (hopefully I'll find used). Should be ~ $300-400.
I wouldn't really like to upgrade until I'm satisifed with a system that blows away the CSW 2.1 using a $300-400 budget.
On a side note, I was wondering what would be the best way to hook up my computer to the speakers and (possibly) sub using my on-board soundcard. I have digital optical out as well as the standard 3.5mm stereo jack. Obviously the optical would produce the cleanest sound output, but most subs/speakers do not have optical inputs. Any advice other than spending hundreds on a DAC? Maybe a cheaper alternative exists? Thanks!
It had been a long exhausting journey, now that i believe I have reached the final lap of finding that perfect 2.0 active speaker for my desktop. This is the final knock-out round.
i’ve only $300-$600 to part. Hence, speakers such as the Akimate and Beolab are beyond reach from the start.
The earlier contenders includes Audio Engine A5+, M-Audio BX8, Gibbons 5,KRK Rockit 5 and the underpowered kurzweil ks-40a.
After multiple auditions and hours of research online and two parking fines i bought two sets of HIVI Swans the D1080IV and M200mkIII
Link to my review www.howestudios.com/HOWE_STUDIOS/Blog/Blog.html