Cheap speakers for listening...

Discussion in 'Production' started by DanDnB, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. DanDnB

    DanDnB Bass and Drums

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    Folks,

    I'm looking for a set of speakers (monitors) that sound quality for the AVERAGE listener. These are non production, but I want a good response range.

    50-20k bla bla bla flat response... you get the drill.

    Under 100 bucks US dollars.

    I don't mind if they are active speakers, I would prefer if they werent USB, perhaps ones that plug directly into the earphones out port of the computer.

    I was looking at these.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N94S7O...e=asn&creative=380341&creativeASIN=B000N94S7O

    and these

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=210402595&listingid=41079425

    or these

    http://www.amazon.com/Alesis-M1Active-Studio-Monitor-Pair/dp/B00198XN7Y/ref=pd_cp_MI_0

    please tell me if anyone has experience with any of them... What are the pros/cons etc...

    I know i know, "GO LISTEN FOR YOURSELF THEN DECIDE"...

    They arent for producing, just casual listening for my wife.

    I need a set by this week.

    :rinsed:

    (EDIT: Most cheaper monitors can't get lower than 75 hz, wtf moar base!!!)
     
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    get a second-hand pair of absolute 2
     
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    DanDnB Bass and Drums

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    Fuck it, im going to the store to buy the M audio studiophiles AV40s. They only have the AV20s on the stand so i will listen to those and extrapolate what the AV40s will sound like (louder and thicker). I have to set up some speakers for a small party on sunday and i dont have time to dick around...

    M audio has never let me down before!!

    I just dont like the fact that they cut at 85 hz....

    MOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAARRRR BAAAAAAAAAAASSSSS!!! :(
     
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    DanDnB Bass and Drums

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    I am liking those M audios. I might just get the AV40s, i know ill kick myself in the butt for not getting the 40 watt system.

    You can never have enough wattage...

    boom boom boom... AV40

    :wave:
     
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    if you want speakers for plain listening, you're better off going for a hi fi pair. monitors, especially cheap ones, tend to be fatiguing for long term listening.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestion guys, I ordered a set of M audio AV40s from the local store. I can return them if i am unhappy at a later time.

    I'll let you know how they work.