So recently my old logitec z506 speakers died.
Naturally i am looking for something new to replace them and i’ve found some candidates.
Btw i am located in Denmark which to some extent limits the speakers available.
I am very value-oriented, already have a fiio e10k (which is why im looking for active speakers) and use HD558 for headphones.
I enjoy my headphones but also enjoyed using my z506 in a 2.1 setup especially when watching movies and the like.
I guess what i am trying to say is i am probably a quite casual listener and enjoy somewhat mainstream sound signature.
Also, size is somewhat of an issue as the space on my desk is a bit cramped, so i am looking for something at least semi-compact.
Budget: absolute maximum is 250 usd but would prefer less.
Edifier r1280t - 95 usd.
Edifier s350db - 243 usd.
Other better value speakers/speaker setup?
I am afraid i will miss the bass that (i guess) will be missing if i go the r1280t route because of the lack of subwoofer. Also, is it possible to add a subwoofer to these later if i feel they lack bass?
I watched Zeos’ review of the s350db and he seemed to heavily enjoy them, but i am afraid they are overkill for my use.
So, i guess i’m just looking for inputs as to what to do.
Thanks a lot.
what would be the reason for needing the sub to be central. It’s my understanding (which could be totally wrong) that sub placement generally doesn’t matter because we have a hard time discerning direction for lower frequencies
Okay so, i guess i’ll answer all of you at the same time.
The Elacs are, at least in my country, ~450 usd which is out of my budget range unfortunately.
The Bose companion 2 III i haven’t really seen mentioned, but will they beat e.g. the r1280t which are 30 usd cheaper? I need small, but i think i cant fit some of the smaller bookshelf speakers.
The Klipsch promedia 2.1 i have been looking for, and they are not available.
The swan M10’s are maybe available from sweden for 145 usd but i am not sure they can be shipped to denmark.
I just want to say thank you to everyone for the inputs, almost overwhelming haha!
I know that Vanatoo Transparent Zero Powered Speakers (Black, Set of 2) are over your budget but maybe if you save up a bit more or if they go on sale you can get speakers that were recommended by ZReviews and from what I hear from other reviewers as well are some of the better quality speakers that could last you longer then if you get a cheaper pair now and need to get another set a couple of years down the road
Is a great website for all over Europe! For $271. 50 or 1798 DKK you could get yourself a pair of jbl350s. I know that’s probably just outside you budget and size requirements but that’ll let you know the value available there.
Thank you all, i actually ended up buying a pair of Edifier R1850db’s as these were on sale and more in my comfortable budget range. I realize a lot of the speakers here would result in better sound but frankly the budget + my untrained ears led me to believe it just wasn’t worth it for me yet. Maybe sometimes in the future i’ll get a pair of more capable HiFi speakers because these speakers have got me hooked into 2.0 systems!