Good Questions: Need New PC Speakers, But I'm On A Budget...

Good Questions: Need New PC Speakers, But I'm On A Budget...

Anthony Nguyen
Jun 22, 2009

Keith asks:
Hey, I'm tired of my aging Logitech Z-3 set of 2.1 speakers which are noticeably worse than they were new. I looked around for a bit and was deliberating between a set of Logitech Z-2300s or Z Cinemas until I realized that there might be a few more options out there if I looked hard enough. Especially after listening to my Ultimate Ears 5 Pro earphones for a while now - I know they're not top of the line - but they are quite good, so I know that sound quality can be so much better than Logitech Z-3s...

So my budget is limited to $200 including shipping... I know, I know but I am doing the best I can. Any tips, Unplggd?

We hear ya, Keith. While we've thoroughly had our kicks with the consumer THX series from Logitech, we've always been fans of speaker makers that were focused on excellent reproduction and not booming bass.

We suggest checking out the AudioEngine A2's ($200 a pair). We've heard these little guys before and not only do they look awesome, they do pack a good punch with an excellent mid-range and respectable highs.

If you're a basshead, you might require the AudioEngine subwoofer offerings to add that extra punch, but that'll definitely take you over that budget of yours. You can always save up after you've grabbed a pair of monitors first - they have everything you need including a standard 3.5mm jack that allows you to plug directly into your standard audio output without having to purchase a separate interface like many other studio monitors require you to.

Have a good pair of PC speakers to recommend Keith? Let him know in the comments!

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