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[Need Help] Looking for a PRETTY , big , quality set of speakers.
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Hello again! , thank you so much for all of the suggestions...
Gladly , I've found my pair, gonna take the Mackie CR5BT.
After a long discussion with an Amazon agent who seems to have some idea on audio topics ,I've felt more confident taking these.
Thank you so much for everyone who's been suggesting whatever, I appreciate the time and thought you've put into this.
Hope you'll have a great week.
First off, congrats on that awesome Massdrop/screen name, "Skullbunny" (love it)
Since you already got your speakers, this reply is really for anyone else looking for quality powered desktop speakers. If you care about quality music reproduction--try these:
Background: I looked quite awhile for new desktop speakers. The search became depressing as I realized:
A. Many powered desktop speakers (IMO) are downscale/wannabe versions of powered studio monitors. They claim to be "flat" (not that "flat" is good for music listening--it really isn't), but are less than competent, colored, not very enjoyable speakers.
B. Others really ARE powered studio monitors--expensive, truly flat, built like tanks, but no fun to listen to.
C. Few systems seem aimed at music lovers who do their listening on the desktop.
I read many comments about systems that interested me--carefully weeding out those likely to be too bright, a common flaw in desktop audio, a fatal one in my experience, when the speaker is <24" from one's ears.
The Swans fit all my criteria, and then some. I use them with a small sub, and the system sounds very good. I keep the controls flat/centered; have the volume maxed and control it via headphone amp that doubles as a preamp. The Swans are not equal to some of the amazing living-room speakers I've heard, but that's OK. What I need them to do is sound good in nearfield listening & reproduce all genres of music in a truthful, enjoyable manner. That's what they do. Highly recommended. From what I can tell, the price is equal or a little less than the Edifiers.