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    Not having purchased any in a while, I'm interested in your opinions of what are a decent set of desktop speakers.
    I have the stereo for stereo music things in the loungeroom but I'm in the need for a decent set of aforementioned speakers for gaming/music/TV/movies.
    I've always liked the Logitech stuff and would use again, 2.1 is all that's required up to and around the $200 mark.

    Cheers guys.

    EDIT: S/PDIF in a bonus.

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    For up to $200 you'll get a decent set of headphones, bonus is they'll cover the noise from the other resident of the grumpypants collective.
    "Once upon a time we would obey in public, but in private we would be cynical; today, we announce cynicism, but in private we obey."

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    • #3
      +1 to good headphones. ATH-M50's. Sub-$200, foolproof cans.

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      • #4
        Although I'd love to use headphones and get what you're saying, I need a set of speakers

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        • #5
          Studio monitors?

          Pro audio stuff is usually much better than consumer for the price.

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          • #6
            I've been using a set of Logitech Z4's for about 6 years.

            They aren't high grade and the sub doesn't go super low but they are fine for gaming. The controller has a headphone out socket as well so you can easily switch when required.

            Originally posted by Desmo
            Why be a cunt about it?

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            • #7
              I picked up a Logitech z623 set (i think) for about $130.

              Does me perfect.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mcmurray View Post
                Studio monitors?

                Pro audio stuff is usually much better than consumer for the price.
                Disagree. Studio monitors under $200 are going to be cheap and nasty shit trying to imitate "studio qualities" you expect from a reference monitor.

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                • #9
                  Fair enough, haven't had experience with the budget gear.

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                  • #10
                    aka Behringer.

                    Jim, you could be the bigger man and not escalate this domestic antagonism. You really, really could.
                    "Once upon a time we would obey in public, but in private we would be cynical; today, we announce cynicism, but in private we obey."

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                    • #11
                      Surround Sound Speakers Z506


                      Probably the best Value for Money speakers.

                      Great sound, very loud and adjustable great base.

                      I run these on my PC set up, obviously I don't utilise the other two speakers for music, however they are still plugged in.

                      Great set up.

                      Got these from the ripoff guys for $109.00
                      Originally posted by Rich...
                      You got me in trouble...

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                      • #13
                        If you are not too fussed about perfect sound quality, I did go the cheap and nasty way of finding older DVD player + Surround Speakers setup that also has optical input... I set one up for the spare room for my mom to watch movies off a Boxee media player... works a treat, 5.1 surround and boomy bass enough to watch movies and/or play game... music quality is not that bad, but won't consider it reference

                        Managed to picked one up for around $50 each off Gumtree...
                        "Always look at where you want to go, never at where you are afraid to go" - My riding instructor

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                        • #14
                          Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 3pc 2 1 Speakers Subwoofer Multimedia Sound System | eBay

                          If you are going to spend a fair bit of money on speakers they may as well be wanky ones.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Desmo View Post
                            Although I'd love to use headphones and get what you're saying, I need a set of speakers
                            i once heard that you should move air
                            Originally posted by Bendito
                            If we get to a stop and we are missing a dozen bikes and you are last, it was your fault. Don't be that guy. No one likes that guy.

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