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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:14 pm 
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I'm bored of playing mp3's on my pc through crappy tinny desktop speakers. I want something better.

All I have coming out of my laptop is a normal 2.5mm(?) jack plug like you get on sound cards.

what can I hook it up to? Not looking to spend megabucks, but £40-50 maybe?

oh - can't involve usb as I have run of of ports even on my 4 port hub :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:19 pm 
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ive got these and they are stunning,bit over your budget though,but worth every penny imo :)

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/106173

but these are supposed to be pretty good

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/94471

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:35 pm 
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yes those bottom ones look the ticket :D

any other suggestions before I go for these?


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:06 pm 
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ffs if you want hi-fi quality then go buy a hi-fi.

Pop to richer sounds see what amp and speakers they have and buy a 3.5mm to phono leads cable and use auxilary input.
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Otherwise it'll be better desktop tinny speakers but not Hi-Fi quality ;)


Oh if you've got a sterio already, why not use that with said cable.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:13 pm 
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you aint heard my pc m8,easily as good as my old seperates stuff (arcam,b&w,nad etc)...


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:22 pm 
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stew-b wrote:
you aint heard my pc m8,easily as good as my old seperates stuff (arcam,b&w,nad etc)...


was really just pointing out the cable :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:44 pm 
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I bought one of these for my ex girlfriend, and it was good.
http://www.rothaudio.co.uk/docs/product ... lob2.shtml
Was bang on £50 at Richer sounds, but that was a while ago.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 12:56 am 
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I bought some Harman Kardon Soundsticks II the other week.

They look and sound fab (to my untrained ears)


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:06 am 
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I bought some Harman Kardon Soundsticks II the other week.



:roll: I wish I had known , I have a set of these for my Mac that I have only used a couple of times, and they are going up for sale, as they never get used and they are just collecting dust :roll:

they do sound quite good, not as good as a seperates system but they are certainly one of the best plug in speaker systems for computers :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:33 am 
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That would have been very cool but I'm in Singapore

Of course, the day I got them I realised I needed a Mac to go with them to complete the look


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