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studio monitors or regular computer speakers for office?

what should i get for my home office?
what will i use it for? music (want bass heavy), movies, everyday stuff
what did i have before? Logitech z5500, it was awesome. i feel like i didn't take advantage of the full 5.1 though and used it more for a 2.1

i don't know if i should stay with a pair of logitech computer speakers or go with some studio monitors, what is the main difference? budget is $400
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$400 isn't a high budget for studio monitors with a subwoofer( since you want bass you'll need that. If you like you z5500's keep them.
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I'd go with a pair of JBL LSR308 if you have room. They will have a decent amount of bass too.
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what should i get for my home office?
what will i use it for? music (want bass heavy), movies, everyday stuff
what did i have before? Logitech z5500, it was awesome. i feel like i didn't take advantage of the full 5.1 though and used it more for a 2.1

i don't know if i should stay with a pair of logitech computer speakers or go with some studio monitors, what is the main difference? budget is $400
I use a pair of the Audioengine A2 speakers, which are only $250; they are excellent.

NO monitor or powered small speaker can produce enough bass to be of any use.

You will have to have a subwoofer, but it does not have to be huge unless you plan on some really punishing sound levels.

The PSB Sub Series 100 is only $249, and is compact and should be good for your setup.

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thanks for the answers thus far. what is the main difference between a pair of studio monitors (Which are pretty expensive) and a normal highend computer speaker?
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High end PC speakers usually come with a sub. Studio monitors usually have better measured performance, but I've seen some pretty bad ones also.
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