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ok so i am looking to get some powered 2.0 speakers not looking to spend more than $150 and might be as low as $100 ( so i would like help choosing one for both price brackets please)so i would like some help or any input on the speakers i list or suggestions for alternatives biggrin.gif and if there is a comparison between one you suggest vs one on my list even better:D
will be hooked up to my pc some music use mostly want to use them for netflix or blu rays when i am not home or and for some games i want best sound quality i can get would like some decent bass thats there as well. i know since its 2.0 wont have alot of bass until you get into stuff out of my price range with 8inch and up woofers. also might be used with my iphone from time to time so 3.5 possibility would be great when if i have to buy a cable to do it. also please dont suggest getting an amp and passive speakers i have a 7.1 denon polk system at home this is for when i am out or go somewhere and want something to get me by:)

for the 150 and under but over 100 i have come across : ( a couple in here are a little over 150 so i would wait for a sale or something on them)

Swan D1010 IV


Swan D1080 IV

M- Audio Studiophile AV 40

Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II

KRK Rokit 5 G2

$100 and under

M-Audio Studiophile AV 30

GigaWorks T20 Series II

Edifier E10 EXCLAIM 2.0

Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II ( when it goes on sale it is generally so close to 100 or right under so i have it on twice but right now it is about 150)


thanks for any help suggestions or input on these choices it is much appreciated biggrin.gif
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I love the Audioengine 2 speakers which I use with my desktop PC, but they are $200.
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I love the Audioengine 2 speakers which I use with my desktop PC, but they are $200.

ya people say good things about them i like how small they are but should or of budget right now :/
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anyone else have any thoughts?
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i miss read the krk speakers thought it was a pair its single so thats 300 so thats off the list
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come on someone has to have some thoughts:D
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The M-Audio AV40 speakers might be your best bet, for $125 from Amazon.
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i am starting to lean towards the av 40 after right up on it some more down to 3 now

M- Audio Studiophile AV 40

Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II

Edifier E10 EXCLAIM 2.0

sucks no one has a comparison witht he edifier speakers:/ i have some M3300SF speakers and they sound pretty good
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actually what do you guys think about these Genius SP-HF1800A they are true 3 way though the drivers are probably of poor quality:/ but cant be much worst than any of the others i am looking at and would have better sound separation with cleaner sound since not trying to play the mids and lows on one driver what you guys think?
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no thoughts on the Genius SP-HF1800A ?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836110053

http://www.geniusnet.com/wSite/ct?xItem=16696&ctNode=148&mp=1
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no thoughts on the Genius SP-HF1800A ?

You may not get any. I would guess that most of the AVS regulars have experience with more expensive desktop speakers. smile.gif

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You may not get any. I would guess that most of the AVS regulars have experience with more expensive desktop speakers. smile.gif

Ya I figured :/ but had to ask there is a restocking fee with newegg so I will loose money if I try them and don't like them oh well guess that's the only option left thank for the response though
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ok just wanted to know if you guys think that the Genius SP-HF1800A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836110053Genius SP-HF1800A should have the potential to sound better than the Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116044 since it is made of wood not plastic, is a true 3 way design, and has larger drivers as well? trying to convince myself to order them even if to just try them out :/ so if anyone has something to say please say it biggrin.gif
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ok so i ended up buying the creative gigaworks t20 series 2 for like 69.99 free shipping and wasnt what i was looking for but since there will be a restocking fee over $10 and like $20 shipping i might as well keep them but am no thinking of adding something like a psw10 sub to it to bump up the bass some and fill in what it lacks

so how to i add a subwoofer to these speakers they get a signal through a 3.5 jack in the back of the right speaker so would i y splitter work off my sound card then have a 3.5 to red white rca to the sub work or is there a problem with that weakening the signal or do i need to find something like an audio distribution am or something?
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Yep. Just split the signal. And then turn your volume on your computer up and match the speakers and sub, and then from then on, use your computer volume.

For a sub, get the Pioneer SW-8. Has very good SQ for a budget sub and is only $69 shipped at Newegg at the moment. Certainly, the PSW10 is a little bigger, but not known for great SQ.

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Yep. Just split the signal. And then turn your volume on your computer up and match the speakers and sub, and then from then on, use your computer volume.

For a sub, get the Pioneer SW-8. Has very good SQ for a budget sub and is only $69 shipped at Newegg at the moment. Certainly, the PSW10 is a little bigger, but not known for great SQ.

ok sweet that keeps cost down not having to get a distribution amp and was wondering if there was a better sub under $100 i will look into the pioneer:) thanks for the recommendation
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How about the dayton audio sub 800 ? Newegg ran out of the pioneer sw-8
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no opinions on the dayton audio sub 800? instead of the pioneer sw 8?
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