Multimedia PC Computer Speakers:
Who has the best Computer Speaker for the money
depends upon your Specs and your budget. Click Here
for 'Bang For The Buck' Speakers. My
personal favorite all around PC Audio Speakers has to be Altec
Remember the Acoustic Research Powered Partner
570's? Those were the best top of the line PC Speakers before they were
bought by Advent, changed and discontinued! Since the Acoustic Research
Powered Partner 570's we're only a pair of Stereo Speakers they suffered
on the low end from no Subwoofer so we had those hooked into a JBL IS-1
Bass Reflex Subwoofer. Apparently, Advent has brought the 570's back to
Keep in mind PC Speakers are suppose to be
'magnetically shielded' to prevent interference thus allowing use in close
proximity to other Computer Gear such as Monitors.
www.pcmag.com - Sweet PC Sound - Reviews by PC Magazine:
- Review Creative GigaWorks S750 Speaker System: "Does a PC
really need a 7.1 speaker system of this caliber?" (1/30/2004)
- 2.1 Speaker Smackdown Xhifi versus Logitech: New Speaker
Manufacturer, Xhifi's Xducer 2.1 - Pricey PC Stereo Speakers
- Sonic Surplus: Julian Hirsch, Audio Technology & PC Audio
Speakers - How many Speakers are enough? (12/4/2003)
Theater Nirotek One-speaker Surround Sound:
"The systems are claimed capable of delivering full Dolby 5.1
surround sound performance from a single speaker. ...the NIRO 1.1
and NIRO 1.1 PRO were made possible through Nakamichi's unique
implementation of HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function) theory,
according to a mid-October announcement. "Never before has it
been possible to create 5.1 surround sound from one speaker,"
said Nirotek sales and marketing v.p. Lonnie Pastor.""
Relevant to Consumer Audio now and the Technology may become relevant
to PC Audio soon! (10-31-03).
- Review Boston Acoustics BA7900 5.1 Speakers: "Today,
Boston's speaker sets are available only through Gateway, as this PC
maker has an exclusive arrangement to sell Boston's PC wares with
Gateway systems." (6/17/2003).
- Sound Advice: Six Sets of Speakers Tested - See if you
agree with their results (6/3/2003).
Klipsch ProMedia GMX A-2.1 Stereo Speakers - "Klipsch's
GMX A-2.1 extends the styling and superior audiophile performance
of the award winning GMX D-5.1 to a new analog stereo
configuration. This Three Piece Multimedia [Industrial Design] Speaker
System is designed for consumers who want true high-fidelity sound but
do not require or have the space for a multi-speaker surround setup.
On the back of the GMX A-2.1's subwoofer is an exclusive Klipsch
SWS Link socket, enabling easy connection of one or more ProMedia
SWS supplementary powered subwoofers to further extend and fortify
low-frequency reproduction. The SWS Link fully integrates additional
subwoofers with the rest of the system, allowing master volume and
bass level adjustment entirely from the GMX A-2.1 controller. " Get
your very own ProMedia GMX A 2.1 system for $149.99 today!
5 home-theater speaker systems - Electronics Reviews - CNET.com:
What to look for when comparing Speakers (5/27/2003).
Polk Audio RM6700
HTD Level Three
Offering Low Price THX-Certified 6.1 PC Speaker System: Creative
MegaWorks THX 6.1 650 Delivers 600 Watts Burst Power - "The
Creative MegaWorks THX 6.1 650 speaker system is the first of its kind
to receive THX certification. When combined with Creative's Sound
Blaster Audigy 2 THX-certified sound card, it delivers an outstanding
THX certified 6.1 PC audio experience, designed and delivered by the
leader in PC audio," said Warren Mansfield, technical sales
director for THX, Ltd. (3/15/2003)
- Cambridge SoundWorks
unveils the Future of Multimedia! Discover the excitement
of Digital 5.1 Surround Audio with industrial design and the killer
ProMedia GMX D-5.1 (2/3/2003).
Launches New I-Trigue Brand Of Sleek, High-Performance PC Speaker
Systems - Press Release (12/6/2002).
Speakers from Anything From Fall Comdex (11/21/2002).
Speaker Buying Guide (11/1/2002).
1029.LSE PowerPak Multi-Channel Monitoring System from Genelec
Review 7 5.1 Speakers For Under $200 (10/14/2002).
AOpen Debuts Cylindrical Speaker System - AOpen's Titanium GT
Surround Sound Speakers (4/12/2002).
Cambridge Klipsch Vie for Top 5.1 Honors - So they prefer
turns flat surface into speakers - Tech News - CNET.com; Want
a SoundBug? See: Terfenol.com:
Newlands Technology Terfenol magnetostrictive
smart material (3/15/2002).
Listening... A highly subjective experience
PC Computer Speakers come in all sizes for all
ears for all locations. All of the speakers listed below are of the
regular old Analogue plug-in type meaning nothing on USB Digital. And you
don't have to get the BOSE Acoustic Mass for $1200.00 or so to get the
best. The best speakers are what suit your listening pleasure in your
Products below are those we have Auditioned to
some degree. Nothing scientific. Personnel preferences as noted. IF you
require Studio Quality Reference Speakers for your Small Recording Studio,
there are others better suited for that use from the likes of Fostex,
Mackie or Roland.
Just for listening, Altec's are great! Remember
those flip up cube speakers + base reflex? Klipsch has the best speakers
by far. Before Advent was scooped up by Acoustic Research, we had the
opportunity to talk @ length during Fall Comdex. Great Speakers, seemingly
good people! EggHead sold those Advent Speakers retail through stores
before going the way of the virtual wind. The JBL Media Sub is a great
addition if you already own a pair of stereo speakers and lack that bottom
end on your bass sounds. The other JBL PC Speakers are not worth the
plastic - IMO. Give 'em a listen and you be the judge!
BenWin sounded promising. Not sure where they're
going though. We have not had extensive experience with them. Gave good
lip service @ Comdex, no follow through from internal PR.
Now, for the money... On the low price quality
end, AltecMM for say $100.00 retail or going into Klipsch for say around
$150.00 retail. Shop around.
A nice feature if you have multiple PC's setup
very close, Speakers with Dual Inputs saves space. AltecMM has that on
some of their Speakers. Comes in handy! Make sure whatever you get is
powered and shielded. Otherwise, batteries get expensive and so does the
noise incurred on your monitor. You'll think your Monitor is on the blink
when the video signal starts wavering. Enjoy! GB
Bang For The
Who has the best Computer Speaker for the money
Depends upon your Specs and your budget. For example:
- $ 100.00 Altec Lansing's or Klipsch
ProMedia 2.1 Refurbs!
- $ 150.00 Klipsch ProMedia 4.1 Refurbs
(90 day warranty), direct: www.Klipsch.com OR
- $ 200.00 Klipsch ProMedia 4.1 New
(IF you can still find them). Why settle
for 2.1 when you can have 4.1!
- Bose 3-2-1 System - Why Not?
- $ 3999.00 Genelec 1029.LSE PowerPak
system consists of five Genelec 1029A two-way, bi-amplified active
monitors, one Genelec 7060A LSE Series Active Subwoofer!
Since DVD-Audio is
taking off, expect to see more 5.1, 6 & 7 Channel Surround Speakers.
DVD-Audio? HD... HiDef/ BlueRay? On a PC - Wow!
Partners by Advent - Site Off Line?!?
Products Multimedia Speaker: AV570 (AR
Powered Partner 570)
Advent AV570 Powered Partners - $249.88
- Studio Monitors: Alesis
New Products: Alesis ProActive 5.1 - THX™ approved, 450
watts RMS, Digital and Analog I/O & Wireless Remote Control. SP:
Newsroom Press Releases:
Alesis ProActive 5.1 - Ideal for
Home Studio / PC Systems.
ProActive 5.1 System - audioMIDI.com: Pre-Order (5/28/2003).
- Altec Lansing -
Our All time favorites over the years. Reasonably priced.
Lansing - How to Choose: From 2 Piece Speaker Systems + Sub
Woofers to Audiophile to Complete Home Theater! PC Music 2.1
Speaker System Examples:
MSRP: $99.95 ***
Excellent value for the money! Model we use for
Presentations & Demos. I've also seen the 4.1 version of these
and they sound great too!
Designer Multimedia Audio Speaker Systems -
- Bose -
What can we say, 'Expensive.'
Home Audio - Wave-PC Interactive Audio System
Home Audio - MediaMate™ Speakers
Acoustics, Inc. -
SoundWorks: Made by Creative Labs so don't expect much.
- www.CerwinVega.com: Go to:
Home Audio / Video, AVS Series, Home Theater Speaker
System - AVS-5.1, AVS-632 ($276.00 to $339.95) &
-- Home Theater -- AVS Series:
- bsless.com -
VEGA AVS632 - 6-Speaker Home Theater Package:
C y b e r A c o u s t i c s Home . -
SE - The Champagne Special Edition features Harman Odyssey™
Series loudspeakers ($169.95)
Active Monitoring and Home Theater Systems
- holoMaXx TRADE Computers Home
Theater Electronics: Introducing the AViC ONyX GRAViTON powered
subwoofer, from holoMaXx (1/1/03).
- JBL -
Home Audio: Multimedia
Sub: MultiMedia Subwoofer
- Media 100/200: Loudspeaker
- Media System 2000: Complete
3-Piece MultiMedia Loudspeaker System
Multimedia Speakers and Video Accessories -
- Philips: PC
Speakers and Soundcards
Klipsch - ProMedia
Product Line (◊◊◊◊◊)
5.1 - MSRP: $399.00
4.1 - MSRP: $299.00
2.1 - MSRP: $199.00
- Polk Audio - Computer
Speakers, Multimedia Speakers & Subwoofers
CORPORATION: Major OEM customers include Philips,
I/O Magic, Yamaha,
SIEMENS, Fujitsu, Legend (China) and ACER.
- Labtec.com - The Computer
Peripherals Experts: So-so, Speakers.
Products Speakers - Steer Clear of this brand for the time being.
Whether Bad Batch, Bad Design or Bad Manufacturing, they blow easily.
Inc. - Bringing Technology To Life
"Best Of CES 2001": SRP: $99.00 to $299.00 No more PC Audio
Speakers! Gone (8/25/2003)! (◊◊◊◊)
www.rocksonic.com.tw - RockSonic Car Speaker System: Sure. They also
have 5.1 Home Theater Sound. China. Quality unknown.
System - SA-VE815ED
$999.95 (MSRP $1500.00)
- From SRSLabs.com, site under
Tremor - Multimedia Speakers S150, S80 & S60
Computer Speakers Product Listing -
- www.Xhifi.com: Xducer
Surround Sound Headphones:
MultiChannel Surround Headphones.
URL Domain Name points to nothing but... From Yahoo Store:
Headphones: Mentor True 5.1 Surround Headphones.
- Same people:
www.ListenToBelieve.com: Sunnytech Mentor 3D 5.1 Surround Sound
Headphones - Professional, Deluxe
& AC-3 Headphones. Interesting. Also... Indicates USB Headphones. And we were wondering
what happened to USB Speakers!?!
- They also have:
www.Mentor3d.com: Redirects to IP
Address. Mentor Professional 3D Headphones & Mentor Deluxe 3D
Headphones + Super+ Headphone stand. Pick your take! ;)
- www.Zalman.co.kr: Zalman
ZM-RS6F 5.1 Surround Headphones. Theatre 6 selected as Finalist for
Best Product of COMDEX 2003.