I am coming from a 1999 Microsoft Digital System 80 2.1 speaker set.
I moved last year to a house with hardwood floors, and I don't know if it's the floors, or if something happened during the move, but now the subwoofer rattles too much.
Here's a sample:
If someone could confirm whether the rattling is too much, and whether its the speakers themselves, that would be nice.
This past weekend, I tried removing the screws to the subwoofer, but after that, I couldn't open the subwoofer any further. I thought I might be able to open it up and further identify the source of the rattling.
I also tried placing a towel underneath it, but it didn't help.
The bass rattling problem doesn't just affect music though, I can be watching a normal non-music video, and it can sometimes sound bad.
So, I am looking at new computer speakers.
* I don't listen to music very often on my computer speakers. Usually I use a portable device and headphones.
* I was considering wireless, but have now dropped it. I don't plan to use it now, and I can get something like an Airport Express and connect my speakers to the network if I need to, afterward.
So, now I think the things I am considering are:
* Built-in DAC
* 2.1 system
* Optical connection.
How much of a factor would the optical connection from my computer make?
I don't mean to say that this is as equal as other factors, when determining the sound quality of speakers. Just wondering how much emphasis I should give this.
I am going to get 2, and compare them.
Some that I am considering are:
1) Bowers & Wilkins MM-1.
I have their P7 headphones, and I like them.
These look like they'll be good. Don't have wireless.
No, they don't have a subwoofer, but it might still sound ok.
2) Swan m50w
Don't have built-in DAC, nor optical.
I was also considering the KEF EGG, but because I'm not considering wireless as much anymore, have dropped it. Plus they have a 15% restocking fee.
I also think I have to try one 2.1 system with subwoofer, so if I try the Bowers and Wilkins, the next one has to be a 2.1.
I also considered the Definite Technology Incline. But again I think if I try # 1, next one has to be a 2.1 with subwoofer.