I'm planning to buy stereo earbuds or stereo speakers for my computer.?

Is there a linear (1:1) relationship between price and sound quality and

build quality?

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  • 4 months ago
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    No;

    some brands charge stupid amounts for low quality equipment because they have a well-known name or logo.

    It's a bit like selling T-Shirts with "named" labels or logos, ten times the cost for mediocre quality.

    Look at brands like Logitech or Creative for speakers; or Sony, Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Plantronics etc. for headphones / earbuds.

    Ignore such as Skullcandy, Beats, Bose....

    Consider "2.1" speakers (stereo plus a subwoofer) or even 5.1 surround, if the PC has multiple audio output sockets for surround sound. You can always get a USB sound card with multiple outputs for surround, even for a laptop.

    Example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-6-Channel-5-1-Exter...

    If you would consider over-the-ear headphones instead of earbuds, look at Sony MDR-7506 - they are studio monitor grade headphones, incredibly comfortable, just about indestructible, with ludicrous power handling, excellent frequency response - and less than 100- if you shop around a bit.

    • Sean Roberts
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      4 months agoReport

      Thank you Robert for your complete, thoughtful, and useful answer.

  • 4 months ago

    Price and quality are Never directly related,

    although cheaper is almost always worse.

    Use a stereo receiver (new or old) and passive speakers.

    You'll be glad you did.

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