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Thank you for responding, I hope u wouldn't mind just letting me what you think of these:
Klipsch R-15M Bookshelf Speaker (Pair) [link]
And do u have any suggested amps or would any do
I'm really beginning to consider picking these up. Half-price is very appealing. But I'm also really considering getting these: [link]
However, for $50 less for something with a value of $100 more, I'm not sure. I only have experience with Polk with my PSW10, but my roommate has a Klipsch system for his computer and they sound really nice.
So to Polk or to Klipsch??
I have these on my desk at work, paired with a small tube amplifier. I like them a lot.
Then I may have a speaker problem instead. That is the short end on my set up. Any thoughts on these?
If that is the case keep the towers, but get the Denon X1500H $300 instead of the X2400. Get Klipsch R-15M - $170 for surrounds instead of R-51M and put the money you saved into a different subwoofer.
HSU VTF2 - $540
For anything larger than a small room, 5.25" Klipsch R-15M would be more comparable to the 5.25" Boston A25. Both are ok, I would try the Bostons since entry level Klipsch can be bright. If I had to go Klipsch, Reference Premiere with Klipsch RP-150M.
I still recommend the Wavecrest Audio HVL-1, and order on sale here at Ascend $80 each + shipping.
Or the Infinity Reference 152 $140 Refurbished over the Bostons.
The Edifiers are 4" and if you have a small room and want to stay with 4", Pioneer SP-BS22 $100, Wharfedale Diamond 210 $150 on sale are a good buy though may be warm and laid back, or even $80 Micca MB42X or the new Micca RB42.
You are tight on room but will be adding a subwoofer? A full size AV receiver with HDMI switching is best for use with a TV.
If you are going to get the Klipsch R-15M anyway in a year, just go with a small mini amp for now then upgrade to a full size receiver when you move.
Mini amps: In budget, Kinter K2020A $33. Better Dayton Audio DTA-120BT $75, or Micca OriGain adds a USB and optical input DAC $100.
Receiver example for next year: $160 refurbished Denon AVR-S530BT 5.2 with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0b for 4k switching.
Or if you are upgraded in a year, consider going budget for now.
$105 Edifier R1280DB
$55 Bundle 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair and Hi-Fi Mini Amplifier Bundle
Other speakers: If going Klipsch, consider saving up for the better Reference Premiere line.
$100 Budget option, closeout dual 5.25" Polk Audio Monitor 40 Series
$200 Klipsch RB-51 II are better than R-15 for only $23 more.
$160 + shipping, Wavecrest Audio HVL-1, order on sale here at Ascend $80 each + shipping. Better than R-15M and RB-51.
Don't forget speaker wire and self adjusting wire strippers or basic.
Home Theater: How to Set Up a Basic Home Theater System - Lifewire (Also applies for starting with 2.0), r/HTBuyingGuides FAQ, How to Set Up Your Home Theater Receiver, also see r/hometheater
Home Audio : Intro to home stereo systems, Beginner's Guide to Home Audio, r/Audiophile Getting Started, Zeos AMP and DAC guide
Speaker Placement: Stereo Music Listening, Home Theater
Not sure how they compare to the Klipsch R-15M on sale for $180 with the same $250 MSRP.
I have tried the Klipsch RB-51II and returned them, though maybe I needed the 61 size to compare with my Ascend CBM-170s.
If I had to choose Klipsch, I would only try the Reference Premier line, though they cost more than $300.
You will be moving the speakers back and forth from your desk to your TV?
For movies on your TV, an AV Receiver with 4k HDMI:
$150 refurbished 5.2 Denon AVR-S530BT
Speakers with the remaining $200:
Wavecrest Audio HVL-1, order here on sale $80 each + $25 shipping = $185
Klipsch R-15M $180
DIY: C-Note MT $100, 2x Classix II MT $115 each, Dayton Audio BR $180 pair.
Speaker wire: Pure Copper Oxygen Free and self-adjusting wire strippers.
Also see r/hometheater
These Klipsch R-15M are on sale for $160 plus the Denon receiver recommended for $150 would put you at $310 for a very nice set up. Higher end of your budget, but it'd probably be worth it.
Better to ask there tbh.
Some subreddit, i think its audiophiles, really really love kilpsch's.
I just tossed my Logitech 2.1 system & started the upgrade process for my PC.
I just got this Denon AVR-S530BT for $140 shipped (I'm US, not sure what it'd be for you). That's an absolute steal for this AVR, even if it is factory refurbished.
I had an old set of 2.1 speakers lying around, but I'm still on the fence about getting the Klipsch R-15M's that are on sale right now, they're supposed to be pretty good, especially at that price.
For subs, just check /r/Zeos and read the subs thread.
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Okay this makes a lot more sense thank you! I'm definitely going to go the amp you recommended, but these speakers I was recommended I think i'll go for. And with that I think I'll be set!
Just wondering, what would happen if i just tried to link my phone straight to the speakers via bluetooth or with a wire?
Also if I'm going with bluetooth would that make speaker wire not needed?
This is the one i have my eye on. What else will i need?
Since you have amp, you can get the cheaper R15M's that aren't powered.
Well, for classic rock and metal, Klipsch is king.
You can grab these Klipsch R15M. They're on sale right now, great deal.
Then grab this amplifier to power the speakers.
Then, later, you can add this subwoofer to fill in the lower bass. For now, the speakers alone should give you plenty of bass and power.
I worry I am making a mistake though and should just get these new for $200 and be done with it.
Front speakers - $200:
Center speaker - $242:
Surround speakers - $150:
2x Dayton SUB-1500 - $400:
Total - $942
For home theater, the center channel is the most important. Most of the sound and dialogue comes from the center.
You only really need to match the front left and right speakers to the center. The surrounds can be different.
Unfortunately, I don't know anything about that Tannoy or if you can still get the official matching front speakers for it.
For the looks that you like, you could get a pair of these for the front:
And a pair of these for the rear:
But they will sound very different from your current center, so you might as well sell it and replace it with this:
RB-15's are only $209 a pair on Amazon.
It isn't hate for Razer, it is hate for all the low quality brands that gamers love to buy their audio from.
Try looking into bookshelf speakers, and /r/audiophile has a purchase advice thread to post and search through.
Here is something I threw together in a few seconds, speakers, amp and dac, you might need some cabling too (I have no idea if this is a good setup). Hopefully someone else who knows speaker can help.
Hi I'm looking to start getting into some newer speakers, moving on from my old logitech computer speakers.
Was thinking of getting these klipsch speakers for a basic book shelf start.
I was suggested to get this amp
As a side note I've got these head phones, sennheiser HD 558 so I'm trying to use an amp that I can use well with those too.