Just going off prices here in Australia. The Logitech's are $129 for the set while those Edifiers are also exactly $129AUD for the set so I think it's a fair comparison.
The Edifers will get down to 75hz while that big clunkly logitech sub will only get a bit further down to 55hz. It also doesn't say where it starts rolling off, pretty sure the Edifiers are -3db at 75hz while the logitechs could be -6db or -10db and still claim it as part of their FR, and given how up front they are about the fake tweeter i'm almost certain that it's not flat down to 55.
I also guarantee you that the bass from that sub will sound like ass, it will be super muddy and boomy because the sub will be filling in for a large section of low end for those satellites. The sub only has an RMS of 24 watts or something so it's going to be distorting like crazy at any loud listening levels.
Your choice is then some nicely designed wooden Edifiers with wireless remote, an additional aux input and a silk dome tweeter that will actually sound good, or an ugly set of black plastic Logitech's with a corded volume knob and big space sucking sub that might make your desk vibrate a bit but will sound awful. For an extra $20 you can get the Edifiers with bluetooth as well.
He isn't joking about those speakers. I have the same pair, got them from Amazon. (Of course) They sound incredible for $130 bucks.
Friendly reminder to skip those speakers. Logitech doesn't make good speakers.
Something like this pair of Edifiers would make you much happier.
This is it chief (edifier)
I assume you want them to not be deep since you're putting them against a wall, so that doesn't leave you with a whole lot of options, since most speakers have rear ports. These are front ported though so you're good.
If you're feeling weird, you can make this pair of Passive Aggressive speakers as well.
Elac B.2 are generally fairly well received. Pretty sure they go cheaper than $300 though. Last November they hit $140/pair, but were probably sold out within seconds.
If your budget is $100 then I believe you can do better than the Razer speakers. I would suggest either these Edefier or Logitech speakers. Unless he is only looking for aesthetics, these speakers will sound so much better. I would suggest the Logitech ones as the best though, they even come with a subwoofer.
If you mean something like a desktop computer system like logitech those are generally looked down on around here for not being worth their price.
You could get the Micca advanced and a small amp to power them.
I'm not sure about which amp to recommend though there are plenty of choices on amazon. I'm kinda partial to smsl but I don't know what opinions on this sub are.
Something like this would allow you to hook it up with your aux with just an adapter (aux -> rca) and should power your speakers fine.
Going a route like this makes your system much more upgradable in the future if you decide to get a sub or something. The speakers are a great start to build upon IMO.
They are edifiers! I love them so much. R1280DB
OP could get away with $220 for the setup with an Audio Technica LP60 and Edifier R1280T
I agree that spending that money on headphones would give more bang for the buck in terms of audio fidelity but its possible for OP to get started building a collection with affordable equipment and upgrade
Bose isn't cheap. Bookshelf speakers are. I got a pair of $50 bookshelf speakers and a $25 amp and it sounded far more neutral than Bose's typical sound signature.
That's not to say that Bose doesn't have its place. My dad has issues with high-pitched noises, so he prefers Bose and their now-defunct Soundlink III speakers. And I'm pretty impressed by their tiny Micro and sunglasses. But saying that Bose is the best option for the average joe who's "not going to design your room around your speakers" is just silly.
I have the RT81 currently hooked up to these Edifier speakers. Work great and extremely easy to set up.
Without an amplifier, you're going to need active speakers. Something like this setup: https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1700BT-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016PATXSI. There's also a PreSonus Eris set at 99 and a few other options if you dig around. If you're willing to go up a few more bucks, you can get into some pretty nice studio monitors.
They're terrible and that guy is an incompetent profiteer who earns money with amazon affiliate links. I can't tell you how many people come here with issues caused by his plain wrong guides, or unsatisfied with their purchase he recommended.
Low end Klipsch speakers sound like a megaphone as soon as you turn up the volume a little.
Our entry level recommendations are in the sticky. For the same price you can get a pair of Micca PB42Xs that are much better.
SA-50 is a great starter amp so that leaves around 130 for the speakers. For a warmer/bassier sound these are the trick in that price range....
and if youre patient go on sale at Frys all the time for 70$
And actually Amazon has used, like new pair for 90$ from a reputable supplier
I recommend against any Bluetooth connected speakers if you ever intend to use whole-home audio with multiple dots. Bluetooth ceases to work when they're playing as a group.
Also, most popular Bluetooth speakers are meh. All my dots (3) use external speakers connected via the 3.5mm jack.
Any speaker designed as a single, plastic unit, can't match proper dual wooden speaker setup. Just looking on Amazon,
These down to 60hz and are less than the Sonos Play 1 (which only goes down to 88hz).
Generally. The larger the (full range)speaker, the fuller the actual range will be. The lower you can go, the more bass you get out of it. For example, my sub goes down to about 40hz. Most speakers won't have problems with the mids and highs.
well to start, those are crap speakers either way. two 3.5" woofers means they will have zero bass, which completely defeats the purpose of tower speakers
second, you screwed up by not doing proper research. most speakers (aka passive speakers) have wire terminals where you connect them to an amplifier
you can buy a cheap amp on Amazon for $20 which will work. but my honest recommendation is to sell those speakers for whatever you can get and getting these Dayton bookshelf speakers and this Lepai amp. it'll sound better than those 'towers' and take up less room. yes, it'll cost a bit more (depending on what you can sell the Monster towers for), but if you plan on listening to anything bass heavy, you'll appreciate the better quality speakers (note: yes I know the B652s don't measure anywhere near flat, but for a layman, they're a good first step)
These Micca MB42x seem to be highly recommended for the price. $90 + $70 for the matching center. Fairly small footprint.
I love em! I’m not an audiophile by any means but from the week so far, no complaints. I primarily bought them because of the high number of positive reviews on amazon and they met all my requirements of being self-powered( no amp needed) , Bluetooth, and aesthetics.
If you want a more honest review I’d check the link below.
Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - Wireless Studio Monitors - 4 Inch Near Field Speaker - 42w RMS - Wood Grain https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_s4ZhFbXYN160E
Are you just looking for small speakers? Because these can be considered satellites by definition. I think people mistake compact speakers as satellites. Micca MB42X
These are solid for the price and are powered.
Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Stereo Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_XQTB1BT9W8Z0B9YW6GSF
I'm like 90% sure that they're the Samsung HW-D450s. You should definitely go for these Edifier ones though. I don't think they even sell the ones I have anymore
I will ALWAYS tell everyone that asks to never ever buy a single thing from Turntable Labs.
I have never before seen a more customer un-friendly business model. You better be very happy with what you buy, because if you don't like it. They'll make you pay return shipping. Guess how much that was for a package the size of a turntable? $60-80.
Fuck them, I love supporting small businesses, but they were super unhelpful and you can tell by the tone of their email, that as soon as they said "You will have to pay for return shipping" that they know most people won't bother. I was able to offload the item locally, but it was a lesson well learned.
Here are the speakers inlcuded in that bundle
And here's the Turntable
if your TV has a headphone out 3.5mm jack, or (less likely) RCA, you can use any set of powered speakers, and they'll do exactly what you're describing.
you can get some cheap edifiers and have a huge improvement over your TV speakers for ~$100 https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA/
Don’t do it. Just don’t.
These are better:
Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers with 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter (Black, Pair) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E7H8GG2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_0XPD1J73W1NCXSXFNG4R?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Edifier R1280Ts Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Stereo Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - 42 Watts RMS with Subwoofer Line Out - Wooden Enclosure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088685QVJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_8JNAVR1591CMJKMCWBT6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Or lurk around goodwill’s, goodwill is even online nowadays.
I believe you cannot replace the stylus on it but the turntable is a good price so it's good to get use out of the installed stylus and once it has had a good run you will be ready to invest in a higher grade TT that allows you to replace and upgrade as you please.
What speakers do you use? I have the Edifier 1280DB which are some of the best in its budget class and support Bluetooth (I don't use this feature but it's nice to have available):
These 3 way speakers will do the job and then some. For the receiver, are you running your TV through it too?
At this $100 mark for a compact Bluetooth speaker, I'd suggest the UE Megablast (no aux port :'( ) or the Soundcore Motion+
How these will compare to those T100's, I've never heard them so I can't say, but I can say neither sound nearly as good as the Edifier 1280. These portable speakers aren't going to compete well with a wired speaker in terms of sound quality.
Not a 2.1 but this is pretty solid. I am using the non bluetooth one and the bass is really good enough but the vocals and instruments are top notch.
This is not the final recommendation, just a suggestion to see where your interest lies. How about this Edifier R1700BT? Just connect that CD player to it and you have a decent set of speakers that play CD and Bluetooth.
>Interesting, heights would definitely look more in place in my setup, do you think the micca's would be suitable?
I would try for the MB42X's instead. Better independent reviews unless the MB42's have changed. People seem to be using most any capable full range bookshelf speaker with good effect from my readings but I don't have any personal experience. I've just researched it a lot for when I can add Atmos heights or on ceilings.