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
Bose isn't cheap. Bookshelf speakers are. I got a pair of $50 bookshelf speakers and a $25 amp and it sounded far more neutral than Bose's typical sound signature.
That's not to say that Bose doesn't have its place. My dad has issues with high-pitched noises, so he prefers Bose and their now-defunct Soundlink III speakers. And I'm pretty impressed by their tiny Micro and sunglasses. But saying that Bose is the best option for the average joe who's "not going to design your room around your speakers" is just silly.
I have the RT81 currently hooked up to these Edifier speakers. Work great and extremely easy to set up.
Without an amplifier, you're going to need active speakers. Something like this setup: https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1700BT-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016PATXSI. There's also a PreSonus Eris set at 99 and a few other options if you dig around. If you're willing to go up a few more bucks, you can get into some pretty nice studio monitors.
They're terrible and that guy is an incompetent profiteer who earns money with amazon affiliate links. I can't tell you how many people come here with issues caused by his plain wrong guides, or unsatisfied with their purchase he recommended.
Low end Klipsch speakers sound like a megaphone as soon as you turn up the volume a little.
Our entry level recommendations are in the sticky. For the same price you can get a pair of Micca PB42Xs that are much better.
SA-50 is a great starter amp so that leaves around 130 for the speakers. For a warmer/bassier sound these are the trick in that price range.... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NCD2LG
and if youre patient go on sale at Frys all the time for 70$
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, https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1700BT-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016PATXSI/ 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.
If you are willing to spend a little more you can pick up a cheap 2.0 digital amp off amazon and get some small bookshelf speakers like you were saying.
Although this cost about twice the price I would be willing to say its worth it.
Of course, I found a pair for $5 at goodwill but if I'd knew before hand on amazon I would probably still buy these bad boys.
I got them off amazon. Pretty cheap. They actually have a mesh grill on them. I just took them off. Link
if you are just looking for good, inexpensive stereo bookshelf speakers that will last a while, I'd recommend these. You'll still need a receiver, but these speakers sound about as good as you're going to get for under $700, are well made, and can be found for under $100 for the pair quite often.
They're not on sale anymore. Here's a link on amazon for $150: https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1700BT-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016PATXSI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1513220249&sr=1-2&keywords=edifier+r1700bt
By no means are they the be all end all. The bass is a bit boomie, but I got them for only $130, you ain't going to get everything at that price. What that means is it doesn't take much to sound better than a single small speaker like the sonos play: 1. If someone were to go the powered pair of speakers route check out mackie, swan, kanto, audioengine, micca, and edifier. Many of these have the added bonus of having bt.
Dayton Audio B652 Bookshelf Speakers These will run ya a tad over $35 shipped via Amazon and are the best budget speakers I have ever owned. I still use em with my secondary setup. but for the price they will sound better than most cheap Bluetooth setups. Good luck!
If your speakers have an AUX input, then I would think they're powered. ~~You have to plug those speakers into the wall for power, right?~~ Nm, just saw that you're using a bluetooth speaker. (which is definitely powered) So you just need to grab an RCA<->3.5mm adapter for like $5 or $6.
But I'd really recommend buying some real speakers. At the cheapest, look at some Edifiers for $100. From there, you could also look at Kanto, Micca, Klipsch, Polk, Audioengine, Dayton, Mackie, etc. Just search Amazon for "powered bookshelf speakers".
Here's the speakers I use with my CCA in my living room. https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA
They sound really good, and I can control the volume with my Harmony remote. It comes with a tiny remote, but I already had the Harmony hub so it was just easier that way, plus now I can control the volume with Alexa. These particular speakers have two aux-in ports, though I'm only using one with my CCA at the moment. Read the reviews on Amazon.
Edifier R1280T they are pretty clean, they look and sound very good for $99 dollar speakers. keep in mind I had them on an amp and boosted the bass and it broke one, but I emailed edifier and they replaced it with ZERO hassle, literally said "hey my speaker is broke" they said "send me your amazon order number" hour later "we've issued you a new pair, discard others. so I have another set with 1 speaker, that i turned in to a portable Bluetooth speaker.
The Elac B6.2's are on sale on amazon right now for $250 and will, in my subjective opinion, bury those Polks. The debut 2.0 series is also very fleshed out for home theatre so upgrades will be easy and they go on sale on amazon all the time.
That said, speaker recommendations are tough, because what sounds good to some might not sound great to you. I believe bestbuy carries Elac so maybe go have a listen and then order them from amazon to save the cash.
Sony SSCS5 speakers $73/pair on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCS5-3-Driver-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B00O8YLMVA
Sony SSCS3 Towers $98 each on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCS3-Floor-Standing-Speaker-Single/dp/B00O8YLL8E
Wait for Prime Day on Amazon. I got these bad boys for around ~$87 last year and they were a huge improvement to my setup. https://www.amazon.ca/Edifier-R1280T-Bookshelf-Speakers-Monitors/dp/B016P9HJIA/
You don't need an super expensive set of speakers if you won't need to do audio editing or something in that field. Basic 2.1 or 5.1 speakers will do the trick.
I would strongly recommend you look at the Edifier R1280T ($99 on Amazon). They're bigger than the Bose Companions, but I promise they will sound far better for the same price.
$300 isn't a great budget for L/C/R, really. It's more than enough for something cheap, like the micca MB42x, Pioneer Andrew Jones, etc. But it's not enough for something of true quality.
The best value, and my firm recommendation for $250ish is the Sony Core Series Bookshelves at $118 a pair and the Matching Sony Core Series Center speaker for $118.
You'd normally connect those to an amplifier (or preamp and amp, depending whether or not your turntable has a preamp built-in), and then wire the speakers to the amp. For a simpler setup, you can just go with powered speakers, that have the amp built-in. Something like these. I could probably make a better recommendation if I knew whether or not you have a preamp.
The Sony bookshelf speakers are on sale right now for $73 down from $150. From what I’ve heard they’re not worth the 150 price tag but at 73 they’re very competitive. I would say the probably have a more well rounded sound profile than the klipsch speakers. Limited-time deal: Sony SSCS5 3-Way 3-Driver Bookshelf Speaker System (Pair) - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8YLMVA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_dl_Y470J0K8D060YVYNW03B
Edit: the pro media 2.1 is also a great option. At this price range if you don’t want to expand later in the future.
Do you want powered speakers as in plug in play. Powered bookshelf speakers don’t need a receiver or pre amp with that turntable. Many recommend these powered speakers for good to start with.
I just upgraded my computer audio to these powered speakers recently:
They sound amazing compared to my old "pc speakers". Decent bass if you want it too!
They use regular speaker wire and wire clips so you can place them far apart if needed. The wire they included was pretty short though, so you might need to get some speaker wire.
these speakers are pretty highly recommended for frugal audiophiles. Maybe someone else can recommend a Dac/Amp to power them
Thanks man,these ones, there is a black version of it https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280DB-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B0719C132V/ref=sr\_1\_2\_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=edifier&qid=1622728001&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&smid=A23AS8PFN4IRUQ&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFOWjBBOU1FT...
I don't think you'll be able to get anything decent in the $200-$250 range, completely new. There are plenty of turntables in that range, but you're going to need a pre-amp, amp and speakers.
If you're on a budget, then I would say buy a used receiver that has a phono input. There are used ones on Craigslist, Offerup and Facebook Marketplace for well under $50.00. You can usually find them in thrift stores for $10 sometimes.
For speakers, these Sonys come highly regarded for the price:
For new turntables, you're probably going for an Audio-Technica AT-LP60X.
The #1 way to improve the sound quality on a turntable is to replace/upgrade the cartridge. The AT-LP60X does not give you that option. It has a built in cartrdige. To get a turntable that has a cartridge you can replace, you'll probably need to spend close to $200 on a turntable, if you go new.
So, if you find you want to get better sound, you'll need to replace the turntable somewhere down the road.
I'm sensitive to highs, and very sibilant sensitive (most people are, just to varying degrees). I'm also into the entry level hi-fi hobby and I've spent a lot of time looking at options (I own a lot of headphones and IEMs, but only two sets of speakers due to space).
My recommendation, what I use, is the Edifier R1280T. They're powered speakers, so no external amp needed (although I do run them through my desk dac/amp stack). They also have their own bass and treble adjustments, so you can easily tweak them as needed for sensitivity. These speakers are very popular and well known for being solid entry level speakers.
You can also get a Bluetooth variant, same speaker, just with Bluetooth. Edifier R1280DB (comes in wood and black finish).
I do catch some sibilance from them occasionally, but it's almost always from YouTube videos where the person hasn't done a good job of recording their voice.
Here's the speaker stands I use with them (I have them on my desk (now sim rig) up over my monitors).
I personally don't like headphones or earphones for long use. I would recommend speakers. I have an old Creative 2.1 set I use.
I think that z623 Creative speakers are good, however I hear great things about Edifier speakers like these too. https://www.amazon.in/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_S1GDB0RSS0M7HECM6WZG
lol, i didnt mean to be a prick, sorry mate
im in nz, so i dunno about prices where you are, but i use edifier r700bt's, and there are plenty of other good bookshelf type speakers that work extremely well as desktop speakers out there, depending on your price range
/r/budgetaudiophile could probably give you some good recommendations in your price range
having a decent set of speakers is worth it, just like having a proper headphone/mic or headset is worth it, the "gaming" stuff is just overpriced and often poor quality in my experience
This one is a great entry turntable. Decent cartridge and had the built in pre-amp. $50 extra bucks won’t make you much of an upgrade so if this is your budget I say pull the trigger. As far as entry level stuff, my $300 U-Turn is considered entry lol. Use the extra cash to go toward a good set of powered speakers. I suggest the following which are a solid set up for getting into it without dumping tons of cash.
Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Stereo Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_EWGWYF5CQB1JZM97CXR4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Have you considered speakers with integrated amps? I have these on my desk, they sound nice and their footprint is small.
These speakers are Micca PB42X Powered Bookshelf Speakers. I got them at the link provided.
I usually use Spotify from my laptop, set at "High Quality". This pairing sounds pretty great to me.
I've had the Micca speakers below for a few years now. They were recommended to me by more audiophiliac friends (I know little about the technical details as well) and have served me well. They get loud without noticeable distortion. They are very good for an under $100 set.
As for the .1, I don't know as I don't use a subwoofer. I didn't feel that I needed the bass boost and plus I live in an apartment with hardwood floors and I'd rather not be "that neighbor upstairs."
I've also seen Elac Debut speakers recommended a lot as well, but they are considerably more expensive than the Miccas.
There are probably other bookshelf speakers out there that would do a good job. It might be worthwhile poking around some audiophile-type forums or blogs.
I am looking to buy a pair of studio monitors under 150 dollars. I will use these to listen to music, play video games, and do some light music making. I have already tried a pair of Mackie CR3-X (got the new special edition whites) but they have a terrible hissing problem. I am returning them and getting new monitors.
This is what I am I leaning towards: https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280DB-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B0719C132V/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=edifier%2Bspeakers&qid=1611271737&s=electronics&sr=1-3&th=1#quickPromoBucketContent
I understand that the 3rd requirement is a big one, but I will point out that my PC has an opitcal port (the Edifiers has optical). I heard online that an optical input will result in less hiss than a standard 3.5mm jack. Is that true? If I think that the monitors are good I may end up getting another pair for my TV (an optical port in this case would be much preferred).
Anyway, I am open to all suggestions and look forward to hearing from y'all!
Like all the other commenters said, do not buy a turntable with built in speakers for a multitude of reasons. Getting something like an Audio Technica LP60 and pairing it with some speakers like this will give you a plenty good setup for not a lot of money.
Rear porting is an issue with any speakers placed in close proximity to the wall. While it isn't solved by moving to a sealed speaker or front ported one, some of the problems are reduced by doing so.
My suggestion, if it HAS to sit in a bookshelf, is the Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2. Make sure you scoot it as far forward on the shelf as is practical/possible to reduce reflection issues.
Also, your shelves will have to be rather tall, haha - but such is life.
My record player is a Crosley, this one to be exact
It says it’s been discontinued, so I’m not sure where to buy one just like it. There’s plenty of other decent options I’m sure, but I’m no expert. It also really depends on how much you’re willing to spend, and if you already have speakers that would be compatible with it. One of heard good things about is the Audio Technica AT-LP60, but it doesn’t come with speakers.
The speakers I use are Edifier R1280Ts and they’re pretty nice
The only thing you can get new for that price will be powered/active speakers. Most speakers are passive, and need an amplifier or AV receiver (which has a built-in amplifier) to power them. The speakers you linked are passive, so even though they are $100, you would have to spend another $100 or so to buy a stereo amplifier for them.
In the $100 powered speaker range you can get something like these or these.
The Micca's are probably a slightly better speaker, but the Edifiers come with a remote which is nice.
I’m not sure about the components for the integrated speakers as my brother built the record stand himself, but the bookshelf speakers on the shelf are Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers which actually have a pretty nice sound- very balanced; the bass is clear and not muddy and the treble is bright and sparkly without being tin-y. I studied music in college focusing on jazz, so my opinion is based on that background. I can’t speak to how the speakers would behave with heavier music.
That amp seems fine. It's small and put out 25W.
I'm not sure I'd get those particular speakers. These Monoprice speakers will be in stock on 11/20/20. They're $51.00.
Or this pair of Dayton Audios for $45.00.
I got these. I really like the sound. Bass is quite good. I keep bass at mid level because it gets too bassy for my taste. I linked the canadian listing on amazon, but I'm pretty sure they sell it most countries.
What's your current setup like? Are you trying to plug in an digital music source (computer or ipod) or play records, tapes and CDs?
If you already have a good receiver, the Andrew Jones Pioneer speakers are currently $90 on Amazon, which is a goddamn steal for a pair of well-respected passive bookshelf speakers.
Those sony bookshelf are $75 and the receiver is 150 on amazon.I've used this setup before and it's really good for the price
I've had the pretty common beginner setup for about 6 months now:
TT: AT-LP120 (built in preamp)
Amp: Lepai 2020A+
Speakers: Dayton B652's
I had noticed that my current setup lacks quite a bit of bass/low-range sound, resulting in a somewhat flat sound. I was considering upgrading the following:
Speakers: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR ($129.99 on Amazon)
Amp: SMSL SA50 ($68.90 on Amazon)
Will I get a noticeable difference out of this upgrade? Or would my money be put to better use elsewhere?
I would ask "compared to what?" The Polk's have a lot of like around, though I have no experience with them personally. There is some disdain for them in places. I would suggest that they should be easy to find to listen to. Speaker preference is very personal to a point, once you hit approximately mid-fi levels. So go listen, and see if you like them.
Something not on your list you should look very closely at are the Andrew Jones Pioneers - the SP-BS22-LR left and right and the center SP-C22. They would top the Miccas, and can be had on sale at Frys about once a month. Price right now on Amazon is $180, which is pretty good, but I believe Frys can do better.
I haven't listened to any of those speakers you've listed myself, but I know that the Polk T15s aren't regarded very well on this subreddit.
If you were eyeballing the Micca MB42x before they sold out, I'll just throw out there that the Pioneer BS22s are currently going for $124 CAD on Amazon Prime. They're pretty well-reviewed, in the same vein (if different-sounding) as the MB42X.
Amazon doesn't have the new 2.0 / 6" in stock yet - Crutchfield doesn't have a release date yet, B&H says shipping this Friday (13th). MSRP is $299.98, pre order Amazon is $241.49
Amazon does have the 2.0 / 5.25" version supposedly - but about the same price $249 (1 left).
The weird part is Amazon's listing for the 6" has an incorrect graphic, explaining it has a 5-1/4" driver.
EDITED - links
The only thing I could find were these speakers (which probably don’t appeal to everyone): https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B016P9HJIA?aaxitk=jqs15plwFH6hK1R1ooIyzA&pd_rd_i=B016P9HJIA&pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_p=3863651456206764718&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=edifier&hsa_cr_id=2991035080501
Aside from that I got some phone chargers and a lot of error screens while amazon crashed haha.
They are an improvement on what you have. I prefer two full range speakers on the desk, but these will be fine.
If you are in the US, look on Amazon for powered speakers like this set
Yeah. A few years ago I cashed in a similar amount of Bing Rewards for Amazon credit and got an almost-free pair of speakers. At the time they were $129.
The /ref isn't a referral.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers, Black (Pair) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B4Q5587/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Re1hCbCX4PK2G
I just copied that from the amazon app. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm not an affiliate so it can't be a referral.
just check the sb22 on amazon is 90 is this the right one?
Thanks for the feedback man. I ended up picking up these speakers because they were on sale. I'm sure they'll be enough for me for my first setup. Will look into adding a sub sometime soon!
I recently got a pair of these. They're awesome and really put out some sound waves. They will need to be equalized as out of the box they can sound tinny. They are only 21W/speaker but they can shake my room when gaming or watching an action movie.
Edit: there is also a bluetooth model available if you wanted that option too. I think they're like $20 more.
I got these speakers on sale for $50 USD. You pair that with a budget receiver like this one and you have a setup for 150-250 (depending on which sales you can find) that blows any soundbar out of the water.
Check out /r/BudgetAudiophile for more info. But assembling your own setup gives huge sound quality increases as well as big savings compared to an all in one setup.
Grab a pair of powered bookshelf speakers.
I used Kanto YUMIs, but even some edifiers would be nice.
Id get a $99 pair of Edifer R1280T speakers. They include a 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect to your projector.
He's saying not to necessarily buy in the next couple of days because proper research and understanding what you are buying will delineate between you regretfully spending $50 on garbage or being happy with your purchase. Regarding your amplifier question, every speaker needs an amplifier, bar none. However, some speakers are powered and have the amplifier built-in (see the Edifier RT1280), while some speakers are passive and need an external amplifier (See the Dayton B452). For that budget, I think the best you could do new is this, however, buying used is also an effective route. If you could up your budget a tad or save a little longer, this is a decent powered option that is a bit more simple to setup.
I have a friend in high school with a minimal budget, I have an old Sony that just need a new needle, but it doesn’t have a built in preamp. As far as I can tell all they need is speakers like these speakers and a preamp like this preamp
Is there anything I’m obviously missing? I understand that this is about as cheap as you can get new, but I don’t wanna hunt used for them and they don’t wanna do the research to shop used themselves so here we are. Thanks for any advice!
Don't buy the JBL 305 unless you're mixing. There's a host of issues and challenges that come with them (lack of upgradability/flexibility, limiting subwoofer choice, need for an interface using balanced outputs, audible hiss). It's not that they're bad speakers... just for an ordinary consumer, no compelling reason to put up with problems if all you're doing is listening to music.
I suggest the following:
And save $10 for the required cables/wires.
Edit: As a bonus, you can ditch getting a DAC or interface later... the SMSL has an optical input. You can even sell your current interface if so inclined.
Yes. But why spend $320 on a pair of entry level towers. You can get the bookshelf speaker variant, and an entry level subwoofer. That will result in much better sound.
Hello, just hijacking this comment to state that I used a pair of Edifers with my Schiit stack (Modi/Magni/Loki) for a bit until I switched the speakers over to my turntable. They worked wonderfully, and I felt they were quite good for the price.
These are what I have:
I went back to my Bose speakers I got from Best Buy even those they can't be hooked up my stack because the Edifers sound so good I wanted them dedicated for my turntable, since I primarily listen to music through headphones when I am using my computer.
However, I put this set on my list to replace the Bose speakers:
Thanks mate! I am rocking the Edifier 1700BT
got the mug from a local comic book shop, only one in stock
find a lil more $ for some edifiers
I have Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf speakers for rear. Links below: Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2. Then I bought these speaker Mounts Speaker Mount. I have them perfectly placed without any trouble for over an year now. I’ll share the pic shortly.
That turntable and a pair of powered speakers is fine. You don't need to invest in other components. At the absolute worst, you could use a pair of PC speakers. I wouldn't, but you could. I bought the LP-60X and these Edifier speakers and it works well.
The needle that comes with it is fine if you're buying it new.
You might want to look at Edifier R1700BT powered speakers with Bluetooth. I just got a pair of their R1850DBs for use at the office, and I'm pretty pleased with them. Their clarity and imaging is decent. The sound won't knock your socks off or anything, but they're really good for what they are.
If your not willing to save a bit, choices are more limited.
Check out the Cyber Acoustics speakers on Amazon that have a sub. I’ve used a set in the past on a computer and they sounded great.
These are popular and would get the job done for you: Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Stereo Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OGx2Eb2NC6YGS
$100 budget is going to limit your search. Here are a couple you might look into:
Go on sale for $99 with some regularity.
You will also need a phono stage (preamp) as well. You can go budget with the Behringer PP400 or take a bit of a step up with with the ART DJ Pre II. Another option to look at the the TC Electronics TC-753, which offers the phono stage, as well as an additional input for MP3 player or whatnot.
Buy the R-S201BL that you linked + these bookshelves. If you have a bit more of a budget, get these floorstander instead (you will need to buy two).
There's nothing interesting in terms of bookshelves in your local area. I'd up your budget a tiny bit and look at these http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG