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The Very Best Computer Speakers

by celestemaxwell / July 30, 2009 10:18 AM PDT

Hello out there!

I have read the reviews for computer speakers but I am still unsure which one to buy.

Purely based on AUDIO Quality, never mind 2.1 or 5.1 OR the Price, which has the very best SOUND???

Thanks,
Celeste

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Best speakers
by celestemaxwell / July 30, 2009 1:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Bose . . .

OK, thanks for your opinion, but if these are so great why hasn't Cnet Reviewed them???
I am mostly reading cnet's reviews.

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CNet can be tone deaf . . .
by Coryphaeus / July 30, 2009 10:11 PM PDT
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Incredible bass?
by bearvp / July 30, 2009 11:42 PM PDT

I never thought I'd hear "incredible bass" and "Bose" used in the same post. lol

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(NT) You ever own any?
by Coryphaeus / July 31, 2009 1:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Incredible bass?
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Audio Engine 2's or 5's
by minimalist / July 31, 2009 12:32 PM PDT

the 2's are only 200 a pair and the 5's are 350. Because they are powered separates you get nice stereo separation and some decent bass. They also have power plugs on the back to plug in an Apple Airport express for wireless streaming of music from iTunes. Forget the all in one boxes unless you really need battery powered operation for portability.

http://www.audioengineusa.com

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Audio?
by celestemaxwell / July 31, 2009 12:52 PM PDT

Well I will consider what has been said and and will follow this thread.

I would rather have 2 or 3 excellent speakers and not have to deal with a big heavy subwoofer but I thought I HAD to have one! I am not a fan of the big booming bass but If I can get a decent amount so that the music will sound Natural, then that would be OK.

But again, Why isn't Cnet Reviewing this stuff?? I go by them to choose products!
How would I know that a product isn't a piece of Crap??

Thanks

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Put another way . . .
by Coryphaeus / July 31, 2009 1:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Audio?

CNet reviews what strikes its fancy. And pocketbook. Notice how many "sponsored links" are on those pages.

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CNET is hardly an exhaustive source of audio reviews
by minimalist / August 8, 2009 5:33 AM PDT
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They are better for gadgets and computers and low end consumer grade stuff. AV equipment doesn't get a 10th the attention that the latest smart phone gets on a site like CNET. There are numerous professional reviews of audio engines all over the web, Just google them:

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/lifestyle-desktop-and-portable/audioengine-a5
http://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/1207ae/

Both of these sites know a heck of a lot more about audio quality than CNET.

Here's more:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1948971,00.asp
http://reviews.digitaltrends.com/review/4744/audioengine-a2-review

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