Decent 2.1 speaker suggestions? Anyone??

By josbd
Dec 17, 2006
  1. At the moment I am running some rather old 2.1 Creative Inspire speakers via a Creative Audigy 2 Platinum ZS. Bought that because it was a bargain £40 brand new.....

    Anyway, decided it is about time for an upgrade, speaker wise, especially seeing as people are asking me what I might like for Christmas! :D

    The little old Inspires do do a pretty good job. I don't game, I simply want a decent set of 2.1s to listen to music from.

    For software I use Foobar.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I might take a look/listen at?

    System at the moment is pretty old, too, but about to be upgraded.

    Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (to be replaced by the 4000+)
    ASRock board (undecided about replacement yet!)

    I don't think you really need any more system info!

    Anyway, any suggestions would be eagerly set upon!

    Thanks chaps!
  2. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    any 2.1 speakers over 50$ or so should be of decent quality as to what you're looking for. at least they will be mucbh better than your current 20$ inspires. (i have the same ones, i know how they are :p )
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i would stick with creative, they make great speaker sets.

    as for the aforementioned motherboard, i would go with ASUS or gigabyte. if you're building a new rig i say get a core 2 duo processor, there are many good LGA775 mobos out there for the core 2 market.
  4. josbd

    josbd TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 195

    Cheers chaps! I shall go and do some researching with my ears!
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Checkout these Logitech 2.1 speakers. very impressive.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    JBL, Altec Lansing, Harman Kardon are a few brands that have superb audio quality, and look nice too.. :D
  7. josbd

    josbd TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 195

    Thanks both!

    Looks like a visit to erm PC W**** to have a listen is on. Naturally I shall buy whichever I choose, elsewhere, heheh
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Is this possible

    Some stores like Best Buy have them on display to hear them.
    This is how i decided on mine.
    I just installed Audigy 4 and removed Audigy 2.
    It made a big difference to my 5.1 since i play dvd movies.
    But mp3's sound great with the included player.
    ******** Don't buy an oem********** Get all the included software.
    SB rules.
  9. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    yes, make sure you hear before you buy. i always like to crank it up and see if any distortion is present at higher volumes. good speakers will not distort even when running at their full rated wattage.
  10. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    or blow.. Pop! :D
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