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Dayton Audio B652-AIR 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker with AMT Tweeter Pair [link]
I have these connected to an old Superscope from the 70s that I picked up for $25 (usd). I use them exclusively for music, and have been extremely happy for the budget. They don't provide huge bass, so hip-hop/EDM etc sounds good, but isn't going to shake the windows. Good luck with your search.
Just a set of B452-AIR each for the kitchen, 2 bedrooms, office, and maybe an additional subwoofer for the deck. I may not be getting these exact speakers but they're a good example. These additional speakers will happen over time once I have my quality system set up in the living room.
I'd just like to have all my music in one spot while also being able to play it anywhere in the house without dealing with a bunch of speakers that require batteries. Running wires won't be an issue.
If you want something you can add to later, honestly, Id go with something that needs a receiver. Ive herad really good things about these [link]
Youll have to drop about a hundred dollars on a receiver but honestly, thats not much mroe in total than the edifiers. And, when you want to open up that bass, youll be able to add a sub. I cant personally speak to those speakers, but they look solid, and a 6.5" driver is fucking monster in a pair of bookshelves. That said, I wouldnt be surprised if the mids were muddy in those. The ribbon tweeter combined with such a large driver, I would think the bass and the highs would be super clean but the mids might be lacking. I think theres a 4.5" version of that same speaker. If you intend to buy a sub in the future, taht might be your goldilocks version.
All the best, though. Good luck.
I think this setup will work well for you! I have the Lepai amp right now in my living room and haven't had a problem. Also, you will not need a DAC, as the Lepai has the 3.5mm jack, and you already have a sound card. However, if price isn't a major constraint, I would recommend upgrading your speakers to these Dayton Audio Speakers for 20USD more
I would recommend these speakers: [link]
And the Yamaha RS-201 stereo receiver from www.accessories4less.com. Grab some 16awg wire from www.monoprice.com and plug in your iPhone via a 3.5mm to RCA cable. Later on, add in a sub, but this will get you going.
I do not have speakers. I was looking at some Dayton Audio speakers
Dayton Audio B652-AIR 6-1/2" Bookshelf Speaker Pair with AMT Tweeter [link]
I'm open for any suggestions as well
Dayton Audio B652-AIR 6-1/2"
Dayton Audio B452 4-1/2"
Yamaha NS-SW100BL 10"
Dayton Audio C452-AIR Dual 4-1/2"
Yamaha RX-V483BL 5.1-Channel
I believe that they already come with the requisite cables and wires.
You won't want to upgrade for a long time.
I'd second that except for;
The B652 AIR
The Nobsound Mini Bluetooth for an amp. Possibly even smaller,built in DAC, BT, more watts, and all the cables outside of speaker wire are included. You can literally just run the micro USB to USB type A from the amp to your computers USB in. I've had 3 of the varying brandings of this amp and for around $30 it cannot be beat.
A little over budget, but those Logitech are shit. And, for under $100, you won't do any better.
At this point you might aswell replace the entire wiring in the speakers. But im not entirely sure its worth the effort. Those speakers are not exactly high quality.
If you want to take the easy route a new pair of speakers can be had as low as $67.
You might be able to get the better R1800 model for that. So look for that first.
Or if you can up your budget to ~$200 you can build a real hifi system:
Dayton Audio B652 AIR speakers. Budget friendly bookshelf speaker with ribbon tweeter. Very unusual at this price range.
Nice 8" subwoofer from Dayton Audio. Pretty much the only decent subwoofer for $100.
Mini amplifier based around the Texas Instruments TPA 3118 amplifier chip. Known technology. Sounds good.
It's speaker wire.
The speakers are maybe a tad big for desktop use, but they do sound decent.
Suggestion for smaller speakers:
Micca MB42X, solid recommendation for budget speakers. $15 more than the B652 AIR.
Okay so I think I’ve got a good setup pre planned!
Dayton Audio SUB-1000 10-Inch 100 Watt Powered Subwoofer (Black) [link]
Dayton Audio MK442 Dual 4" 2-Way Center Channel Speaker [link]
If you want to go super cheap, and then add a good sub down the road, this is my recommendation;
While not as much bass as the Klipsch out of the box, you can add a powered sub when you get the funds to make this a kickass desktop setup. The Nobsound can plug directly into a USB port as well, so if your sound card is noisy it can alleviate that.
No those are mini system speakers they are bad, go buy some decent enough budget bookshelves somewhere else online.
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Looks like your budget is under $150?
Like edgar says, find a used stereo or AV receiver and possibly used speakers larger than 4".
If not getting a subwoofer right away, I prefer larger 6.5" speakers: $60 Dayton Audio B652-AIR with AMT Tweeter or Sound Appeal SA-VF6.5S or $120 BIC Venturi DV62si.
If you can stretch your budget and only find a used receiver or speakers:
If you want bass, the 6.5" Philharmonic Audio AAM $200 +$30 shipping have a great low end and don't necessarily need a subwoofer, or will have sufficient enough bass for now until you can save up for a great subwoofer later.
Receiver new start at $150 refurbished Denon AVR-S530BT 5.2-Ch x 70 Watts Bluetooth A/V Receiver There is a chance you may get a dud and have to exchange it or possibly send it at your own expense to Denon for warranty repair. Or buy a scratch and dent (first result on the page, call to find the price and get if under $200) from Crutchfield.com for much better customer service including live US tech support than Amazon or Accessories4less if not buying locally.
The cheapest most recommend AV receiver is the refurbished $150 4K HDMI Denon AVR-S530BT 5.2-Ch x 70 Watts Bluetooth A/V Receiver. There is a chance you may get a dud and have to exchange it or possibly end it at your own expense to Denon and wait for warranty repair. Still cheaper than a new Denon for $280.
Then start with a pair of bookshelf speakers starting at $60 and add on more later.
Start with a pair of bookshelf speakers, I prefer 6.5" over 4" or 5.25"
Low budget option: Dayton Audio B652-AIR with AMT Tweeter $60 and center $35.
Better option: BIC Venturi DV62si $120, pair, $120 center
Great for $200+ shipping Philharmonic AAM, plus a third as a center horizontally, not the smaller AAC. Great speakers with a great low end that don't necessarily need a subwoofer for music, or right away for home theater.
Micca Covo-s $45, or $30 Daytons
Dayton 15" or 12", or look for used or save up for a Emotiva BasX S10 $300 or better.
Don't forget speaker wire and basic wire tool or a better wire stripper.
Some helpful guides:
For better sound then a soundbar, start with a $220 2.0 system that you can expand as needed or budget allows.
Refurbished $150 4K HDMI Denon AVR-S530BT 5.2-Ch x 70 Watts Bluetooth A/V Receiver. There is a small chance you may get a dud and have to exchange it or possibly send it at your own expense to Denon and wait for warranty repair. Still cheaper than a new Denon for $280.
To stay in budget, Dayton Audio B652-AIR with AMT Tweeter $60.
Then if you want to, add a $35 center now or later.
Then if you want a subwoofer, save up for a budget one starting at $150, or a good one for $300.
Then add a pair of $30 or $45 satellite speakers for surround sound.
Or look for something similar to all of this used.
For new, you could get a refurbished AV Receiver and a pair of bookshelf speakers. Add more speakers and a subwoofer later when you have more budget.
Best bet is used for a $200 "budget audiophile" system. AV Receiver, 5 speakers, powered subwoofer.
If you are looking for compact Logitech or similar "computer speakers" that would be r/PCSound.
I want to get a turntable for my Daughter who LOVES my setup in my office. I already have a set of DaytonAudio 6.5" 2-way bookshelf speakers and an old Denon DRA 635R receiver I can set up in her bedroom. I just need an actual turntable.
I also have a B&K Reference 20 that I'm not using.
I don't want to spend more then $100-$150. (I realize how much that constrains me).
Is this any good?
The cheapest speakers even worth buying are the Dayton Air’s, but you’d still need a receiver/amp with a phono preamp.
These are about the only new speakers you can get for that price.
These are better
I believe he said Amazon
[$180] Any type of table, amp and speakers for a beginner. [North Carolina, USA]
I'm getting into vinyl, and I just need a little help.
Does this seem like a good deal for 60$? Especially since I don't want to fork out too much money to decide if I want to get into this hobby or not. Also, I can't seem to find if it comes with a pre-amp built in, or if I need to purchase on separately? He's sent me video and confirmed it works.
Also, here's some of the equipment I was considering (maybe not at this price, but the general model/brand).
The Dayton B625 AIRs are really good for the money.
Are these considered better than the Dayton Audio B652 AIR Bookshelf Speakers? The Dayton's are a bit cheaper.
Purely speakers assuming you already have a receiver to power them:
Dayton Audio B652-AIR 6-1/2"
Though for games and movies it might just be best to go with
a powered 2.1 computer speaker at this price point: [link]
But with these 2.1 or 5.1, you'll need your TV to have an audio out RCA or headphone jack. Or something take takes the audio from your HDMI source to stereo out.
Check out /r/budgetaudiophile but here are two ideas:
I would personally go for the Daytons but it's a tossup.
The Dayton Air has good reviews...
/r/HomeTheater usually discourages anything that resembles a HTiB or any speaker sets like that, and the reason being its usually cheaper for a reason. You'll sacrifice sound quality, function and build quality. In the long run, if you want a better home theater you're probably gonna end up replacing the whole system anyway, so that's why its really recommended to buy quality speakers in the first place and build from there. I like the 5.2 Denon receiver you picked out. You can start small and buy a few better speakers. In the link turbo gave, there is a pair of Dayton B652 for 60$ that are recommended in this sub and also a sub woofer from Dayton for 140$. Its going to give you a 2.1 system to start with, you'll have speakers you don't have to worry about replacing down the road, and it still gives you enough sound to get hype before heading out. Then from there you can get a center channel and rear speakers and complete your home theater system. Also, if you do decide to buy that Harmon home theater package anyway despite our warnings, buy it from Amazon! Its a lot cheaper.
Keep the subwoofer.
Try looking for used first for the best bang for the buck.
New entry level AV receiver: $150 Refurbished AVR-S530BT 5.2-Ch x 70 Watts Bluetooth A/V Receiver There is a chance you may get a dud and have to exchange it or possibly send it at your own expense to Denon for warranty repair. Still less than a new one.
Low Budget $60: Dayton Audio B652-AIR with AMT Tweeter or Sound Appeal SA-VF6.5S or $120 BIC Venturi DV62si
Klipsch R15M - Popular 5.25" speaker, $160
Better: Philharmonic Audio AA $200 +shipping are great speakers and regularly recommended in this sub.
Best: Ascend CBM-170 $300 +shipping. Best true budget audiophile speakers I have found and own for under $500. Read the many great reviews.
If short on space, popular 4" Speakers: $90 Micca MB42X can be moved to surround duty when you upgrade to larger front main speakers for 5.1 through 7.2 home theater.
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The Onkyo is good for half the price of the Denon.
Get larger speakers than the Miccas for you main speakers, they only have 4" drivers. Best to get 6.5" or at least 5.25".
Buy used. If you have to get new and be under $100 get Dayton Audio B652-AIR with AMT Tweeter or Sound Appeal SA-VF6.5S.
Better to best 6.5" speakers up to $300: BIC Venturi DV62si $120, Philharmonic Audio AA $200, Ascend CBM-170 $300 (Best I have found and own for under $600)
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How long have you had the system? Maybe you could look at upgrading the speakers, or maybe just the center channel and try it out. You may be able to return them if they don't make a difference.
These are low priced speakers recommended on this forum for the L+R bookshelfs or L+R and this for the center
Otherwise I think that is all you can adjust. I adjusted a bit for my parents and the speakers are not bad, but you should notice a difference with different speakers.