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    Any recommendation on computer speakers? I was thinking about picking up the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks just for ease and great sound.

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    Studio monitors. They are used by audio engineers to mix music and are cheap, autoamplified and do not color the sound. There are too many to list, and you should listen to some. I use two Adam A7 that are very good. The JBL LSR305 are receiving good reviews now. The Yamaha HS5 is also well known.

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    Audioengine. Great powered speakers with built in DACs. Add PC and you are done. Or get Blutooth, if you want to cut the cords.

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    If you're just looking for speakers for internet surfing and YouTube the Sound Sticks will serve you well. If you plan to use it as a main stereo in a large room, you should go with studio monitor cabinet speakers.

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    Powered studio monitors will be good if you plan to listen to a lot of music and also if this is your main (or close to) audio system. Keep in mind that studio monitors are supposed to be designed for a pretty flat response.

    I've had a pair of M-Audio CX5s which they don't make anymore but they sounded great.

    Take a look at these: http://ca.m-audio.com/products/view/bx5-d2#.VNREkS5qv5k

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    If you're in the US, check out Emotiva Pro powered monitors. You are unlikely to do better for the money.

    I have some HK Soundsticks, they don't sound very good IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autocrat View Post
    If you're in the US, check out Emotiva Pro powered monitors. You are unlikely to do better for the money.

    I have some HK Soundsticks, they don't sound very good IMO.
    Where do I find the Emotiva Pro speakers? I don't know whether those are at the Apple Store or Best Buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autocrat View Post
    If you're in the US, check out Emotiva Pro powered monitors. You are unlikely to do better for the money.

    I have some HK Soundsticks, they don't sound very good IMO.
    Where do I find the Emotiva Pro speakers? I don't know whether those are at the Apple Store or Best Buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertfallickwang View Post
    Where do I find the Emotiva Pro speakers? I don't know whether those are at the Apple Store or Best Buy.
    emotiva.com

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    When I was in search of a new pair of computer speakers I did a great deal of research. I didn't have a great deal of money, wanted something small and neat for my desktop and didn't particularly want a woofer at my feet, so was looking for a decent pair of speakers that had decent sound without a woofer. The speakers at my computer weren't going to be my main source of listening (the living room hi-fi serves that purpose), but still needed to be good enough to satisfy my fussy professional ear. I invested in a pair of Creative Gigaworks T40s and have been delighted with them.
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    You should checkout these too..

    1. Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse http://www.edifier.com/int/en/speakers/e25-luna-eclipse
    2. Polk Audio Hampden AM6510-A https://www.polkaudio.com/products/hampden

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    If I was shopping, I'd look at Creative T30, and Bose Companion 2 Series III. Both around 100 USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triplets View Post
    Audioengine. Great powered speakers with built in DACs. Add PC and you are done. Or get Blutooth, if you want to cut the cords.
    Very pleased now that I now have room for my Audioengine 5s in my desk space. Connected to the line out from my Oppo HA-2 DAC/headphone amp. Have to tame the mid-bass a bit, and I've heard more extended treble response, but satisfying for most music. Placed them on some door stops from the $0.99 store instead of the $30 stands Audioengine sells, and they definitely improve the sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert7 View Post
    Any recommendation on computer speakers? I was thinking about picking up the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks just for ease and great sound.
    I have had the Bowers and Wilkens MM1s for a few years now. They are fabulous. Quite how they get that sound into such small speakers seems miraculous. I suspect it is because (being active speakers) they are a Class A design. The reason I think that is in part from the incredible sound quality but also from the heat generated. So they are at least a high bias Class AB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert7 View Post
    Any recommendation on computer speakers? I was thinking about picking up the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks just for ease and great sound.
    I use the Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC for my pc and it is brilliant! I would definitely recommend it - Sound quality is unbelievable! And aesthetically it's also far from lacking!

    You can check out this list of wired and wireless pc speakers - I'm sure you'll see something you like there.

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