Originally Posted by crunchor /t/1524034/any-resonable-good-speakers-for-computer-desktop#post_24521880
With very normal on-board sound, does the speaker quality really matter? Any suggestion if it can make a different?
Originally Posted by arnyk /t/1524034/any-resonable-good-speakers-for-computer-desktop#post_24522363
PC on board sound has progressed from being a major embarrassment in even the early 2000s to something that is good enough to be used with the best speakers you can find.
While they may be a little large and pricey, Behringer B2031A monitors are exceedingly competent speakers for this purpose, especially if you like your sound on the loud side.
It's something to try and see. Some are OK. If not, there are a range of USB soundcards to take care of the issues with analogue jacks and computer noise. They're as cheap as about $10 , others start at about $25 and of course you can spend more.Quote:
Originally Posted by shadyJ /t/1524034/any-resonable-good-speakers-for-computer-desktop#post_24522498
As for onboard sound, unless sound jacks have dramatically improved in the last couple years, it isn't very common to get good onboard sound, at least with analogue 1/8" jacks. You would have to buy motherboards that specifically state a very good onboard sound specs, like some of the higher end Asus boards. Good audio interfaces have become very inexpensive though, so it's easy to get a very clean sound, take this Behringer interface for instance.
Originally Posted by shadyJ /t/1524034/any-resonable-good-speakers-for-computer-desktop#post_24523248
$50 budget makes me cry. Get some headphones.
Originally Posted by ms142 /t/1524034/any-resonable-good-speakers-for-computer-desktop#post_24523664
For ~$50, I'd suggest the following $64 combo:
$52 Pioneer deals:
+ the $25 Lepai mentioned here ($12 on amazon):
Both have been raved for their values by audiophiles used to $10K+ equipments.