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a12ctic
01-10-09, 08:25 PM
Anyone have anything to say about them? I'm also interested in maudio's 2.0 sets. Looking for a new set that doesn't sound boomy, but more refined and balanced.

AngelGraves13
01-10-09, 10:46 PM
If money isn't an issue, the Razer Mako 2.1 THX speakers (that I happen to own) sound very sharp and also have nice deep bass. They're 300 watts.

a12ctic
01-11-09, 01:56 AM
I'm not really looking into "gaming" class speakers. Again, I want something more balanced, less boomy.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

Bearclaw
01-11-09, 02:09 AM
LOL. SuggestionFAIL.

a12ctic
01-11-09, 02:22 AM
LOL. SuggestionFAIL.

haha ontopicfail :p

I think I'm just going to give them a go, if I decide I don't like the sound I'll just sell them to a friend.

AngelGraves13
01-11-09, 09:43 PM
I'm not really looking into "gaming" class speakers. Again, I want something more balanced, less boomy.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

My friend has M-Audio and it sounds like ****. Just get some speakers with bass control and lower it all the way if the "boomyness" bothers you.

a12ctic
01-11-09, 09:47 PM
My friend has M-Audio and it sounds like ****. Just get some speakers with bass control and lower it all the way if the "boomyness" bothers you.

What set?

The problem is when you buy a 2.1 set, the manufacturer calibrates the set to be used with the sub woofer. Therefor instead of getting a balanced sound when turning down the thump, you get really messy sounding mids and highs and no lows (because the sub is turned down) and the music just sounds like garbage. When you buy a 2.0 set with smaller woofers built in the speakers are calibrated so that the mids and highs sound good because theyre actually clear enough to hear.

Also, I wasn't trying to be hostile towards you. I'm not arguing about this because I know what I want, I just wanted an opinion from someone that owns a pair of the speakers I'm interested in.

mullet
01-11-09, 10:20 PM
Whats wrong with Logitech? This is just your speed a12ctic not to boomy or gloomy or take up to much roomy.

Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121122)

crainger
01-12-09, 04:55 AM
Well the Logitechs can be pretty bassy, but the price is right, and you can always turn down the sub :;):

Toss3
01-12-09, 06:34 AM
What set?

The problem is when you buy a 2.1 set, the manufacturer calibrates the set to be used with the sub woofer. Therefor instead of getting a balanced sound when turning down the thump, you get really messy sounding mids and highs and no lows (because the sub is turned down) and the music just sounds like garbage. When you buy a 2.0 set with smaller woofers built in the speakers are calibrated so that the mids and highs sound good because theyre actually clear enough to hear.

Also, I wasn't trying to be hostile towards you. I'm not arguing about this because I know what I want, I just wanted an opinion from someone that owns a pair of the speakers I'm interested in.

What's your budget? If you're looking for quality sound from pc speakers there's really only one way to go and that is genelec(6010A is the model you want - they're about 320$ each). :)

EDIT: You can also get a pair of 8020A's from amazon for 499$!

jass
01-12-09, 08:15 AM
Well the Logitechs can be pretty bassy, but the price is right, and you can always turn down the sub :;):

Let's not confuse boominess with simply too much bass. I know you know your stuff but some people here will think you can remove boominess by turning the sub down.
You really can't - the boominess is the result of inferior design, maybe a too steep crossover filter or the shape of the cabinet.

Some bass frequencies resonate making bass boomy and loud - but only some frequencies. Other bass frequencies remain barely audible.

Back to the initial post- I have GigaWorks T20s and they sound very good - and they are not boomy. This is the precise reason why I got them.
Sure Genelecs would be a better set (pimp)

a12ctic
01-12-09, 08:18 AM
Let's not confuse boominess with simply too much bass. I know you know your stuff but some people here will think you can remove boominess by turning the sub down.
You really can't - the boominess is the result of inferior design, maybe a too steep crossover filter or the shape of the cabinet.

Some bass frequencies resonate making bass boomy and loud - but only some frequencies. Other bass frequencies remain barely audible.

Back to the initial post- I have GigaWorks T20s and they sound very good - and they are not boomy. This is the precise reason why I got them.
Sure Genelecs would be a better set (pimp)

This is what I was looking for. Thank you very much. The Genelecs are more than I'm willing to spend right now.

crainger
01-12-09, 02:14 PM
Let's not confuse boominess with simply too much bass. I know you know your stuff but some people here will think you can remove boominess by turning the sub down.
You really can't - the boominess is the result of inferior design, maybe a too steep crossover filter or the shape of the cabinet.

Some bass frequencies resonate making bass boomy and loud - but only some frequencies. Other bass frequencies remain barely audible.

Back to the initial post- I have GigaWorks T20s and they sound very good - and they are not boomy. This is the precise reason why I got them.
Sure Genelecs would be a better set (pimp)

Or putting the sub in the corner of the room. :;): Which was a trick I used back in the day to try and get more boom. ::D: I had a crappy little Yamaha sub. ::(:

Trademark
01-12-09, 03:52 PM
Logitech Z-2300 <--- happy with them so far, major improvement, I came from a Creative DTT3500 5.1 speakerset which my uncle gave me a few years ago.

a12ctic
01-12-09, 06:15 PM
Got the T20's refurbs for 65$ shipped.

AngelGraves13
01-12-09, 06:41 PM
I have an old set of Creative speakers, a 2.1 set 60 watts.

They sound pretty good, but there's almost no highs and the mids and lowend sound about the same.

I'm very happy with Razer's speakers.

joey_tribiyawny
01-14-09, 10:19 PM
I have the Creative T20 and for the price that i paid, i'm really impressed with its performance. Despite its small foot-print, the sound can get really loud without breaking and i really like the ability to control the level of bass and tremble. The line-out in front is also really useful if you do use ur headphones occasionally with ur com. However, the blue light in the front of the speakers is really bright and irritating. If you can;t stand it ... you can buy the new T20 series 2 which is basically the T20 with a new look. Find out more here: http://sg.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=4&subcategory=789&product=18020&listby=

a12ctic
01-19-09, 06:34 PM
Got the T20's in the mail today. They're really nice. I really like the look. My music sounds a lot better as well. Theyre really enjoyable to listen to. The sound stage is a lot better than any 2.1 set up I've used and the music just sounds more balanced and solid. The bass isn't lacking enough to bother me, honestly its a little more than I was expecting. They also look incredibly nice. So far I'm really happy with my purchase.

crainger
01-19-09, 11:35 PM
a12tic is gushing.

shaker718
01-20-09, 08:44 AM
I have pair of M-Audio AV-40's and they are amazing. These are studio monitors, so they don't color the sound like other speakers do, so if you're into boomy bass these will not be for you. They are meant to be incredibly clear and crisp (and they are!) so if you have a crappy source, ie low bit MP3's, youtube videos etc you'll hear the compression artifacts loud and clear (which can be, admittedly, distracting and expensive since they'll make you want to buy good cd's etc to hear the difference).

Where these really shine IMO are with DVD's, retail cd's and video games, the sound is just amazing. If you have a guitar center near you they'll have these set up, bring a cd and give them a listen. They are not cheap for a 2.0 set, I paid 140.00 with a sale going on, but I don't regret the purchase.

here is their homepage: http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/StudiophileAV40.html

here is a review:http://www.futurelooks.com/m-audio-studiophile-av40-desktop-speaker-system-review/