Desktop 2.0 & 2.1 speaker discussion thread VI [consolidated]

zephyr11

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^^^^^^^^^^^^

no need 390 la, but possibly 120 would be ideal, if really cannot then 95 can still live with bah, can check carouhell, should have some 2nd hand.

passive and active, picking one really depends on what you plan to do, and if have space.

actives are fit and forget.

passives allows for tweaking.


if you go actives, get the ls50w2, newer, should be a safer bet compared to the 1st, also if you use tidal the 2nd version can do tidal connect.

if you go passives, ls50 and v2 supposedly not too diff, esp if you can get a v1 for a good price.

my recommendations are all from reading though. so take it with a tablespoon of salt.
 

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I using S2000mkII. The sound is confirm better. But I found it too big to use as pc speaker

thanks, really tempted to give the MKIII a go
at $4xx very tempting

might use it either as PC speakers or living room speakers
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Hi all looking for a good pair of speaker for bedroom for music. Remember quite awhile back tried A5+ but found the base a bit weak. Tried ruark MR1 mk2, really love the sound but similarly the base also really weak. I'm not looking for boomy bass however there are some songs sounded quite bad with weak bass. Any recommendation what other speaker can I look for? Below 1k
 

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Audioengine A5+ (Note: Not the passive version) bass is quite average for bookshelf already... if you need more bass the straightforward way is get bigger speakers.

Do consider using EQ.
 

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Hegel H390... wow, it is going to break the bank.

i think i should reconsider if i should go for kef ls50 passive. i was keen on ls50w, but for active speakers i am not sure how long it would last. used couples of active speakers from other brands that lasted only few years.
The H390 is a very special amp
I’m currently driving the Dynaudio Heritage Special with it
Very nice indeed 👍
 

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what's the diff ah ls x , ls 50 and ls 50 w II ?


lsx (small actives)

ls50 (passives)

ls50wII (actives bigger)
 

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@zephyr11

oh so the lsx is the smaller and ls50wII are the bigger ones.

Also i read some reviews saying using sonos five x 2 might be better than ls50wII.
Definitely the software would be better at least.
 
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Hi! Any opinion on Mackie mr524 vs JBL 305 vs Edifier S2000? I research online and it mentioned the Mackie524 has softer hissing sound than JBL 305.
 

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Hi, I saw an Edifier R2000DB going for $245 at Lazada of Video-Pro. Was wondering if there is an older model that they are trying to clear?

And it comes with 2 years warranty, so should be local stock I guess?
 

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For a different spin on the desktop setup, you can consider using an integrated amp with a pair of passive speakers. I recently reviewed the Rotel A11 tribute and it's a wonderful tribute to Ken Ishiwata:
 

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Does anyone here have the Edifier S350DB 2.1 speakers? How does it compare to the Klipsch Promedia or Swans m50w?
 

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Promedia 2.1 (Measurement by Wirecutter) https://cdn.thewirecutter.com/wp-co...012x.png?auto=webp&quality=60&width=570&dpr=2
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One thing to note with systems with subwoofers is not to be scared by too much bass, because you can usually adjust the volume. The peakiness of the bass, however, cannot be adjusted.

S350DB (Measurement from manufacturer)
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My own measurement which pretty much matches manufacturer's https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/threads/edifier-s350db-review-and-measurement.6371473/
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M50W... dunno, can't find any measurement. Plus the old one is discontinued and the new one being sold is M50W MKiii which hopefully dies less quickly.

From the graphs, S350DB looks like a clear winner.

One thing to note with S350DB tho is the subwoofer volume cannot be adjusted. Which may be the price to pay to get a non-peaky subwoofer. Then again you would be using your own EQ to fix 1) Peaky sub, 2) Room modes, 3) Unreachable sub volume knob at the back of the sub so that's kind of a moot point for all speakers.
 

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Does anyone here have the Edifier S350DB 2.1 speakers? How does it compare to the Klipsch Promedia or Swans m50w?
I got S350 speaker itself and i also tested on the other 2 promedia and swans, in the end I choose edifier.

If you wanna rock metal bass kind then choose promedia and warm side is swans.

In the end, do you play with audio equalizer if not those are small 2.1 speakers after-all and it wont shake the window also.

Unless you using it with audio equalizer then it different story cause you can increase the max to those small speakers.
 
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Hello, I'm new to the audio space and am trying to look for affordable $150 to $200 speakers for my desktop in bedroom.

After much googling and reading reviews, I've narrowed to the following;
- Edifier R1280DBs
- Creative Stage V2

I'm mainly listening to music during WFH, and some dramas/movies. Can anyone advice which will be a better choice? I've tried auditioning both, but being a newbie, felt that the R1280DBs sounds better. The Creative Stage V2 comes with a sub, and takes lesser space, but I do understand soundbars may not be well liked.

Alternatively, any other active speakers to recommend? I'm trying to avoid passive speakers as still a newbie in this space. Also heard people suggesting paying a bit more for the R1850DB (even though its a older model) over the R1280DBs.

Thanks in advance for any guidance!
 
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