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post Jun 28 2008, 06:12 AM
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I was just checking out some new yamaha head phones I bought and I sound a lot better. laugh.gif
I do not like the way the cord pulls on my head but the cord will stretch eventually, just like the phone.
So what kind of speakers can I get that will sound this way through my PC? I am playing through a guitar port and the Gearbox software. I had no idea it could sound like this.


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post Jun 28 2008, 06:42 AM
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Any good set of monitors will do fine.
Behringer makes some good and cheap ones smile.gif


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post Jun 28 2008, 12:39 PM
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Set of studio monitors will surly upgrade your sound..But I suppose you will sound good on a higher quality PC 2.1 system too wink.gif


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post Jun 28 2008, 02:54 PM
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Yes, it of course all depends on budget and what you want to do.

As Bogdan says, a decent set of 2.1 PC speakers would be fine for jamming. If you want to get a little more serious about making tracks and mixing, then go with Trond's advice for a pair of powered monitors. With monitors, you pretty much get what you pay for, at least up to the 1 - 2K bracket, but even reasonably priced monitors should give you the clean sound you are looking for and will form the basis of a nice little studio with the POD and some recording software such as Reaper.

If you don't have the cash for monitors, a HiFi amp and Speakers will also work if you have an old one lying around - the thing to avoid is using a guitar amp.


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post Jun 28 2008, 02:57 PM
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Good Altec Lansing 2.1 set or monitors by Behringer will take the audio experience to another level for a small amount of green paper.


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post Jun 28 2008, 04:48 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jun 28 2008, 03:57 PM) *
Good Altec Lansing 2.1 set or monitors by Behringer will take the audio experience to another level for a small amount of green paper.


mmm interesting smile.gif I need this !!!! cool.gif


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post Jun 28 2008, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jun 28 2008, 10:57 AM) *
Good Altec Lansing 2.1 set or monitors by Behringer will take the audio experience to another level for a small amount of green paper.

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post Jun 28 2008, 08:10 PM
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Thanks everyone. I do have a set of Logitech Z3's. They are a few years old and I do not think they are 2.1 but I am not even familiar with what 2.1 is. I tried to find out but no luck. I am going to check out all the options mentioned here and see what I can afford.

So I figured out what 2.1 means. 2 speakers and 1 sub. That is what I have but maybe they are just crap. ;-)

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QUOTE (kahall @ Jun 28 2008, 09:10 PM) *
So I figured out what 2.1 means. 2 speakers and 1 sub. That is what I have but maybe they are just crap. ;-)

Yes 2.1 means that.


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post Jun 28 2008, 09:05 PM
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PC speakers are most of the time bad in quality, that's why they cost 50e and monitors cost 300e.


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Well you need higher quality speakers for pc , or powered monitor which are expensive but worth it smile.gif


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post Jun 29 2008, 02:40 AM
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I did some reading, figured out what I wanted and went and bought them today. Makes a big difference. I bought a set of Mackie MR5's. Very nice, sounds much better through the guitar port, more balanced I guess is the right word. When I crank it up the wife does'nt complain as the sound is cleaner. They were on sale so I had to do it. Big sale at Guitar center this weekend. Not sure I really needed 2 of them but that is what I got. ;-)



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