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Decent speakers for use with laptop?

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    Can anyone recommend any? Preferably USB connection (I'll give rep to useful replies) I was recommended these:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Audio-Stud.../dp/B0010B0BPW

    Are these any good?

    They will be for music use. Thanks guys.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Can anyone recommend any? Preferably USB connection (I'll give rep to useful replies) I was recommended these:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Audio-Stud.../dp/B0010B0BPW

    Are these any good?

    They will be for music use. Thanks guys.
    Budget?
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Budget?
    Less than £100 to be honest mate. I don't really need speakers as most of my music is listened through my headphones but sometimes you prefer hearing it through speakers.

    Cheers.
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    Logitech Z623. You can probably pick them up for £110. Amazing piece of kit.
    Use them with my audioengine A2
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    (Original post by XO*)
    Logitech Z623. You can probably pick them up for £110. Amazing piece of kit.
    Use them with my audioengine A2
    USB connection?

    It is slightly more than I want to spend in fairness, I suppose if they are good enough I'd rather buy good speakers than settle for cheap ones because they cost less.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    USB connection?

    It is slightly more than I want to spend in fairness, I suppose if they are good enough I'd rather buy good speakers than settle for cheap ones because they cost less.
    Nah man, 3.5mm jack. Although you may be able to get an adapter. Why do you need usb anyway??
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    (Original post by XO*)
    Nah man, 3.5mm jack. Although you may be able to get an adapter. Why do you need usb anyway??
    Using them with my laptop. I don't have a stereo.

    *Prepares to be told I don't know what I'm doing*

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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Using them with my laptop. I don't have a stereo.

    *Prepares to be told I don't know what I'm doing*

    Huh, you don't need a stereo lol?
    A 3.5mm jack is the same as what most headphones use.

    So it would go in that same headphone port.
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    (Original post by XO*)
    Logitech Z623. You can probably pick them up for £110. Amazing piece of kit.
    Use them with my audioengine A2
    was gonna buy them, but found they are defective after research, even saw used ones for 50 pounds on amazon, still didnt buy it. gonna buy A2s.
    plus, i think the sub on 623 is too big for a laptop.

    To OP, you want speakers with 3.5mm jack, not usb. all laptop has a headphone jack, and virtually no speaker are usb.
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    (Original post by zedeneye1)
    thats enough money to buy maybe 200+watt speakers....lower ur budget please...
    i dont know why i was negged, but in canada, you can buy that many watts for about 150 dollars...are speakers really that expensive in uk?
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    (Original post by XO*)
    Huh, you don't need a stereo lol?
    A 3.5mm jack is the same as what most headphones use.

    So it would go in that same headphone port.
    [Mr. Burns]Excellent[/Mr. Burns]

    To be fair though I usually expect to be ridiculed when asking for advice like this, "why use expensive speakers with no amp" etc.

    They will plug into my laptop fine then mate, repped.

    Also what's the third box for?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-2-1...9585046&sr=8-1

    Is that a speaker too?
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    (Original post by 187)
    was gonna buy them, but found they are defective after research, even saw used ones for 50 pounds on amazon, still didnt buy it. gonna buy A2s.
    plus, i think the sub on 623 is too big for a laptop.

    To OP, you want speakers with 3.5mm jack, not usb. all laptop has a headphone jack, and virtually no speaker are usb.

    I have had Z623 for about 8 months still pumpin' bass no problems
    Use them with my desktop, so yeah the huge sub may be too much for a laptop, but if it is like a 17' desktop replacement should be okay.
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    (Original post by zedeneye1)
    i dont know why i was negged, but in canada, you can buy that many watts for about 150 dollars...are speakers really that expensive in uk?
    u dont buy speakers just by how many watts it has
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    [Mr. Burns]Excellent[/Mr. Burns]

    To be fair though I usually expect to be ridiculed when asking for advice like this, "why use expensive speakers with no amp" etc.

    They will plug into my laptop fine then mate, repped.

    Also what's the third box for?


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-2-1...9585046&sr=8-1

    Is that a speaker too?
    thats a subwoffer, for the bass

    my current sub is the same size as my desktop PC haha, thats why im buying the A2 for uni
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    [Mr. Burns]Excellent[/Mr. Burns]

    To be fair though I usually expect to be ridiculed when asking for advice like this, "why use expensive speakers with no amp" etc.

    They will plug into my laptop fine then mate, repped.

    Also what's the third box for?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-2-1...9585046&sr=8-1

    Is that a speaker too?
    Lool that is a sub. Just a huge bass box essentially. But that also houses the amp to power the other satellite speakers.
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    (Original post by 187)
    thats a subwoffer, for the bass
    (Original post by XO*)
    Lool that is a sub. Just a huge bass box essentially. But that also houses the amp to power the other satellite speakers.
    Thanks guys.

    Can you just put it on the floor (like under the desk where you'd usually have stuff stored) with a speaker either side of the laptop or does noise come out of the sub woofer?
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    (Original post by 187)
    u dont buy speakers just by how many watts it has
    im sure you can buy speakers with a frequency range of 20-20k hz, wat else does one need?:confused: ( dont neg, im genuinely asking, not trolling... )
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Thanks guys.

    Can you just put it on the floor (like under the desk where you'd usually have stuff stored) with a speaker either side of the laptop or does noise come out of the sub woofer?
    its ideal on the floor, as u want floor shakin bass
    but u can put it on a desk as well, but if space is a issue, u can buy a 2.0 speaker without the sub, which tends to be higher quality compared to similar priced 2.1 speakers
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    (Original post by zedeneye1)
    im sure you can buy speakers with a frequency range of 20-20k hz, wat else does one need?:confused: ( dont neg, im genuinely asking, not trolling... )
    the quality of the components, its sensitivity, siginal to noise ratio, bigger watts just means louder, and u rarely need to have it that loud anyway, and it tends to get distorted when too loud
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    (Original post by 187)
    the quality of the components, its sensitivity, siginal to noise ratio, bigger watts just means louder, and u rarely need to have it that loud anyway, and it tends to get distorted when too loud
    yes I know it gets distorted...and all these figures are usually written on the box....

    but 100 pound has to be more than enough for good speakers...that was my point, am i wrong?

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