Best 2.1 system for ~$100?

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  1. muchepicfail

    muchepicfail Member

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    Title pretty much says it all. I've have a bit of money to spend and decided to get a nice set of speakers for my laptop. My budget would be at around $100-$130. My activities would be an equal blend of gaming, movies/videos, and music on the laptop. From a quick search, I've narrowed my choices down to the following:

    Klipsch Promedia 2.1
    Swan m10/m12
    Logitech Z-2300

    I'm using a crappy set of Altec Lansing BX1020 speakers so any one of these would be a world of difference. Old house-mate had a pair of promedia's and they sounded very good to me. Swan m10 seems to be regarded as the better speakers in terms of clarity. Couldn't find much on people's experience w/ Swan m12's but they're $100 on audioinsider so I tossed those in. The logitech also seemed to be a popular suggestion. Any other suggestions and opinions would be appreciated.

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  2. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    Klipsch if you want teh bass. Actually, just Klipsch. Logitech sounds good, but I'm not too sure on their long-term service record. I've had a pair of 2.1 Klipsch since 2000, and they still work.
     
  3. GammaRadiation

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    See if you can find a decent used bookshelf system that has AUX in. This is what I had in my dorm. Bookshelf Stereo > "computer specific" audio systems dollar per dollar.
     
  4. lawngn0me

    lawngn0me In every wish and dream and happy home, you will f

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    what this man said. If you can afford it, just get a cheap receiver and a couple bookshelfs.
     
  5. Original

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    we have 3 Logitech Z2300s in our college house

    they sound damn good and can be had for <$100 refurbished

    we've blown 1 but it was usually at max volume for parties

    we eventually bought something much crazier :hs:
     

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