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note; Best Buy is not only out of stock but they took the whole page down. This is also available for $110 + free shipping from an authorized dealer who only taxes in NJ.


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/klips...Id=9382232
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Any decent guitar shop will sell some stuff called deoxit that will clear the scratchy sound up.
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Computer speakers are pretty much all trash. Wait for a deal and get some decent speakers with 5" woofers and 1" tweeters. Read reviews. If you can preview them, all the better. Get a stereo amplifier or receiver (range anywhere $50-100).

Whereas computer speakers all fail after a few years and have generally weak sound, if you buy standalone speakers and an amp or receiver to drive them, as long as they're reasonable quality, they'll usually last practically forever.

For personal listening, I recommend a pair of headphones when at a desk (I prefer semi-open AKG 240's, but if you're in very close proximity, you'd want closed phones). On the go, a nice pair of earbuds will run you $100-200 on sale and should last pretty much forever.

With speakers, you get what you pay for at the low-end (namely, cheap crap that sounds thin/ harsh and breaks or fails within a few years). Once you get past entry level or computer speakers, most stuff will be reasonable quality (provided you check reviews first) and last a long time. It's possible to spend pretty much an infinite amount on audio gear; there are earbuds that cost thousands, and likewise for speakers.

When I was younger, I went through a number of computer speakers (most failed), cheap earbuds (likewise), even some surround systems before settling on a modest stereo / receiver setup with headphone for personal listening.

Audio is always personal, but my general impression is that a lot of people are only exposed to cheap speakers and keep shopping the wrong way for audio (basically swapping / replacing products frequently to get "better" sound because they've been conditioned to compare audio in categories that are just bad and don't do audio well (i.e. computer speakers, cheap earbuds, portable device speakers, etc..). so they keep changing their setups and are never quite satisfied.

Spend a little more and shop around to buy a decent setup once, and you'll probably stop fixating on "sound quality" so much anymore. I have a musical background and several musicians in my family, so I have a reasonable ear for audio quality.

I do recommend that you look at frequency response curves, or do some googling to understand how to interpret / measure them (there are free programs you can use, provided you have a passable recording mic ).

Full size headphones (in the ~$70-200 range) have the best sound quality per price, provided they're being driven by a decent receiver / amp. Ear buds tend to be crap until you get into the $100-200 range ($100 if you get a great sale) - sports ear buds are all crap, but necessary if you want something for exercise that are waterproof and won't fall out (I use a pair of wraparound Nike's).

For stereo speakers, I'd recommend spending no less than $100 per pair and no more than $400-600. For a stereo receiver or amp, I'd recommend budgeting $100-200.

If you want to get a surround or home theater system, you can easily spend thousands for good audio quality. For that reason, I settled on stereo. When I really want to be fully immersed in something, I toss on headphones.

If you buy cheap computer speakers, you'll end up buying computer speakers over and over again. The electronics tend to fail (either the connecting cords, or the circuitry in the cheap amps they use, or the low quality materials they use in the speakers).

The last piece of wisdom I'll impart is that if you enjoy your audio setup and you're able to listen to it comfortably for long periods at normal volume levels without developing ear fatigue or headaches, resist the urge to compare your gear to what other people have. Checking / measuring frequency response curves can help you get decent speakers to begin with (amp also plays a role in smoothness / harshness), but after a certain baseline the content matters more than what you're playing it on.
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Mediocre sound but the only decent all-in-one 2.1 system under $100. The size of the drivers really limits the frequency response. I recommend building a 2.1 system for much better sound:

$60-80 small sub (Dayon Sub-800, Polk PSW10)
$40-60 bookshelves (Dayton B652, Polk T15, Infinity P163, Pioneer SP-BS22)
$20-30 T-amp (Lepai LP-2020, LP-2024)
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/klips...Id=9382232

Can someone let me know if this is a good deal.. ??
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I think this is about as cheap as they go. I've owned this some time back. Its worth that price.
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Worked for me this morning. Thanks OP.
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That's the price I wait for to buy them every 3 years or so, volume control gets scratchy.

BTW this was posted last night: https://slickdeals.net/f/9471299-best-buy-klipsch-promedia-2-1-speaker-system-3-piece-black-model-klipsch-pro-for-100-fs?v=1&p=92797935&comment=success#post92797935
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OOS within 250 miles of Houston, not available online.
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That's the price I wait for to buy them every 3 years or so, volume control gets scratchy.

BTW this was posted last night: https://slickdeals.net/f/9471299-best-buy-klipsch-promedia-2-1-speaker-system-3-piece-black-model-klipsch-pro-for-100-fs?v=1&p=92797935&comment=success#post92797935
Not entirely familiar with your situation, but if it's just a scratchy volume pot, they sell the controller module with the volume control as a separate component. They are usually on the bay or the river from $30 to $50..
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That's the price I wait for to buy them every 3 years or so, volume control gets scratchy.

BTW this was posted last night: https://slickdeals.net/f/9471299-best-buy-klipsch-promedia-2-1-speaker-system-3-piece-black-model-klipsch-pro-for-100-fs?v=1&p=92797935&comment=success#post92797935
Any decent guitar shop will sell some stuff called deoxit that will clear the scratchy sound up.
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They are great speakers for the money. Work great at your PC, in a small apartment, or dorm room. We have two sets of the 4.1's, one early scratchy model, and one after they fixed it. Like BTspkrguru said, Deoxit, you can get from Amazon, Parts Express or MCM Electronics too.
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Klipsch promedia 2.1 is available on bestbuy.com and ebay store bestbuy as of RIGHT NOW back in stock for $99.99 with free shipping, if you got the ebay promo you can get credited 4X ebay bucks (8%), this was NOT in stock about an hour ago on either website for $99.99, but it is as of NOW.
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Klipsch promedia 2.1 is available on bestbuy.com and ebay store bestbuy as of RIGHT NOW back in stock for $99.99 with free shipping, if you got the ebay promo you can get credited 4X ebay bucks (8%), this was NOT in stock about an hour ago on either website for $99.99, but it is as of NOW.
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Dang, too late for the Visa checkout discount. Oh well
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