Looking for a set of pc speakers that are half decent without spending over say £75/$150.
If such things exist!
I'm currently relying on headphones and monitor speakers which kinda sucks.Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
- StarryskyLv 710 months ago
Search Internet for some nice brands. You can read reviews about the better ones. The high priced ones from B&O, Harmon Kardon, Yamaha might be too much.
Try Ebay because some people get rid of them when they get home theater units.Source(s): I have 3 sets from ALTEC. Two have ported woofer boxes. All of them do well for ordinary sound tracks.
- 10 months ago
Amazon or ebuyer would be your best options depending on where you are.
- Markus ImhofLv 710 months ago
How good are you with woodworking tools? At your (or my) price range, you won't get any of the fancy DSP-corrected active monitor speakers (change my mind ;-) ), so the next best thing would be to build a pair of decent passive speakers and pair them with a small class D amp.
My favourites (i.e. what I'm using right now) are called "Maxi-Beep" and are about as serious as they sound. Also known as CT279 from the magazine "Klang&Ton" in 2015. A full kit (without wood) is sold from e.g. https://www.lautsprechershop.de/hifi/ct279_en.htm or http://www.spectrumaudio.de/index.html, but you can get the bare drivers e.g. from RS components or Parts Express for around 15 €/pounds/dollars each.
Full documentation from the developer is available here (in German, so the measurments are in mm, not inches :p): https://www.diy-hifi-forum.eu/forum/showthread.php...
Add an SMSL SA-50 (Amazon, ebay)or something similar as amplifier.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Try the Logitech Z506 5.1 surround sound speakers.
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- A.J.Lv 710 months ago
Creative Labs GigaWorks T20 Series ot T40 series £69.98 or £79.98
- SkyLv 710 months ago
Many years ago (15 or so) I bought a set of Polk Audio speakers with sub at a discount store for $15 or $20, somewhere in there. I'm still using them right now and they work just fine. Around that same time I also bought a set of Logitech speakers
, also with a sub, for somewhere in the range of $30. Those things work great and sound great. As I've had no reason to buy PC speakers since then I don't know what the prices are now, but surely you can find something that sounds very good for less than $50 (or the UK pound equivalent).
- Pete LLv 610 months ago
Any speakers with a small amplifier will suffice but I'd advise getting those with a sub minature ( barrel shaped) connector rather than dedicated computer speakers that are USB connected. Just my preference based on long term reliability.