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Old 05-15-2015, 06:58 AM  
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External Speakers for Desktop

My parents just purchased a new HP desktop, but they need some external speakers. Any reccomendations? They don't need high quality sound. Mainly they get emails with some audio in them. Looking for cost effective options for them and thought you guys could help. TIA

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Old 05-15-2015, 08:03 AM   #2
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You don't need high quality and you want cost effective? You just want some sound and that's it? Then go to walmart or target and buy their cheapies. They make sound just fine.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:25 PM   #3
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Pick up a set of LG speakers. You can get a little 3 piece stereo set up for $30. If they don't need or want anything specific, then just stick with a name brand, spend what you wanna spend and call it a day.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:28 PM   #4
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I spent around 5000 grand on my seinhighserbosemclouds.....they are what Kip Winger used. I also wrote and directed firehouses baby don't treat me bad from that desktop.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:20 PM   #5
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This is a good thread to ask something I've been wondering about for a good while... am I the only noticing that laptop speakers are CRAP now?

Years ago I could get a laptop that halfway rocked out when I listened to music, but the last two I've had including this HP is CRAP.

Good stock speakers have died out, why is that... is it just to sell the aftermarket plug-in stuff?
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:51 PM   #6
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This is a good thread to ask something I've been wondering about for a good while... am I the only noticing that laptop speakers are CRAP now?

Years ago I could get a laptop that halfway rocked out when I listened to music, but the last two I've had including this HP is CRAP.

Good stock speakers have died out, why is that... is it just to sell the aftermarket plug-in stuff?
It's the same exact issue plaguing LED TV's: The slim profiles don't allow for speaker depth and size. Every LED TV in our home has a sound bar and sub woofer because the TV sound is quiet and thin. Same for a laptop.

It will continue to get worse, as there's no way to accurately respresent sound when a computer or TV is centimeters thick.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:51 PM   #7
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I spent around 5000 grand on my seinhighserbosemclouds.....they are what Kip Winger used. I also wrote and directed firehouses baby don't treat me bad from that desktop.


Actually, I have Focal Solo 6 Be's with the matching subwoofer, which clocks in right at about $5k.

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Old 05-15-2015, 07:13 PM   #8
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It's the same exact issue plaguing LED TV's: The slim profiles don't allow for speaker depth and size. Every LED TV in our home has a sound bar and sub woofer because the TV sound is quiet and thin. Same for a laptop.

It will continue to get worse, as there's no way to accurately respresent sound when a computer or TV is centimeters thick.
Ah, yeah that makes perfect sense.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:54 PM   #9
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:51 PM   #10
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:53 PM   #11
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:19 AM   #12
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:52 PM   #14
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I bought these (except mine are silver) for 275 almost a decade ago and they are still one of the best sounding sets I've heard.
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If you're looking for something very basic, but with good sound - give these a shot.

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