Need help trying to pick out buget PC speakers, can anyone help?


#1

Hi guys,

I’m trying to figure out a good set of affordable PC speakers. My budget is $50 including shipping. However I have Amazon Prime, so if the speakers are on amazon I can have them shipped for very cheap and fast.

I’ve looked through so many speakers I just don’t know the difference between some. Like all of these:

Can anyone help me out? Try to lead me to what would be the best bang for my buck?


#2

I’ve tried the first one and the last one at frys.
Don’t get the one from the third link. It definitely isn’t worth the money.

For budget speakers I would defintely cough up the money for this one - sounded really great - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116024&cm_re=creative--36-116-024--Product

If I was going with logitechs, I would go with something that is THX certified, else I would go with the budget creative speakers.

Quick tip for the sound card - get one that has FPaudio connector (technology by Intel). Of course your case needs the FPaudio connecter too in order to use the sound and mic ports in the front - not to worry if your case is somewhat modern.

This the sound card on my main PC - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829271001 Some of the highs and lows are better than SB X-fi in games.

When you purchase your next sound card make sure it has FPaudio connecter. hint: If you are going with X-fi chipset you gotta pay attention to X-Fi cards - many of them don’t have FPaudio, only some do.

Another tip since you are going to be a network warrior… its generally a good idea to put peripherals on PCI-express instead of regular PCI slots.

What is the top gigabit speed? 1000/Mbit divided 8 = 125Megabytes per second.
What is the total shared speed of regular PCI slots? 130MBps shared.
What is the speed on PCIe slot? 250Megabytes per second unshared with other PCI/PCIe slots.

So to achieve maximum transfer rates, separate the data channels from the NIC and other peripherals utilizing PCIe.

here’s a starter for you - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabit-ethernet-bandwidth,2321.html


#3

Check these out …

They’re great little speakers for the price

Edit: CaptnAmerica suggested the same ones! what are the chances of that?


#4

wow… cheaper than newegg from the link I posted up. LoL


#5

Plus I can get those speakers with my amazon prime, NICE.

If two guys at the same time recommend it, I gotta believe :lol:

And thanks for the insight Captn, right now I’m just sticking with onboard audio because I’m so cheap. Thankfully I don’t know what I’m missing, I’ll spoil myself a bit more when I have the money.


#6

Have the 1st one, and i love them. Never had any problem, they work perfect!


#7

Nothing wrong with onboard audio if you aren’t as picky as I am. And do note I used the words “when you purchase your next sound card…” Knew you were on tight budget and weren’t looking for new sound card.

Next time you get a new sound card, you may have to research all over again. LoL


#8

Yeah I’d love to invest eventually, when I get a job? Yeah :lol:

But I went ahead and bought the speakers you recommended, thanks.


#9

Not a problem but thanks to shinobi sanwa, you got $10 off from amazon. LOL

Just make sure you get a internship and your CCNA - the sooner the better. Also make sure you have a copy of Network Warrior by O’reilly as reference by your side. :smile: Faster you get a CCNA, the more chance of you getting a job. When you get a nice job, the more chance of getting that sound card… with nice monstrous beast of a computer you always wanted.

Good Luck!:cool:


#10

Logitech makes good speakers. I never had any problems and the sound quality is nice.


#11

Go with a creative product at all costs. I used to have the Z-5500’s which were their premiere surround sound speakers. They sounded like garbage compared to the G500’s I bought by Creative.

Go to your local electronics store and take a set home and see how you like them. Spend the 50 to get the set with the sub. You wont regret it mate


#12

Same as this man