View Full Version : Good sounding computer speakers?

04-02-2012, 10:54 AM
Well I actually got a Logitech system with THX surround, but Im a bit worried to put that Huge subwoofer beneath my monitor, I had a samsung monitor before that was screwed up, and I was thinking that maybe it could be caused by the subwoofers magnetic field or something?

Anyway I might use that system on a dvd in my bedroom instead, and was thinking of getting another speaker system that doesn´t have such huge subwoofer.

Any recommendations of something good, middle range price preferably surround of course?


04-02-2012, 12:24 PM
I've seen you around here... I think I can say this... And you state you might already be aware of the problem...

Put the subwoofer WAY AWAY from anything electronic. Put it away from anything that matters, electronically.

Buy a new speaker system for the other area; give the swoofer a try again as I think they are best with a computer.

Bedrooms deserve satellites and a lil bass.

Andy Meyer
04-02-2012, 02:22 PM
i have a logitech system too. its a small one, name is z4. the subwoofer box is about 20x20x20cm. i placed the woofer on the floor under my table...

04-02-2012, 04:31 PM
Most speaker systems sold as Computer Speaker systems have shielding in place to prevent magnetic interference issues.

That said. My suggestion is to go with some shielded studio monitors instead of PC grade speakers. You can get a cheap pair of AVID/MAudio for $99. My favorite though are JBL2325p speakers for rear field monitoring. More expensive but worth every penny. No sub needed with these guys.



04-03-2012, 12:41 AM
You could connect your computer with 1 of these.

Marantz NA7004


I haven't got one myself, but their PM-KI Pearl Lite amp is very nice.

04-03-2012, 05:32 AM
Proper subs are not directional, the frequencies that they generate are felt more than heard so they can be placed anywhere...usually on the floor somewhere, tucked out of the way.

As with Pizazz, I use powered studio monitors but they aren't surround.

04-03-2012, 06:08 AM
The other end of the spectrum! A small home unit will cost less!

Acappella sphaeron excalibur

Still expensive but only the price of a good computer! Stax electrostatic headphones.


I listened to some of these many years ago & the sound was amazing.

04-03-2012, 09:03 AM
Anything from Bose... pricey, but brilliant.

04-04-2012, 04:05 PM
I have that logitech THX system with the humongous subwoofer under the desk (my feet are resting on it), monitor sits right above it (apple 30") no probs here.

04-04-2012, 04:24 PM
usually on the floor somewhere

so long as your floor ain't my ceiling!