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How often do you upgrade your desktop speakers?

#1dATerXiesPosted 3/8/2014 1:11:02 PM
I still have these logitech what started out as a 5.1 surround sound set now its just the two speakers and the sub.. but i bought these probably in 99 or 2000.. im wondering if a newer set of speakers will sound better? Im so used to these speakers ive had them for about 4 computer builds now i dont know if im actually missing out on sound quality!

Thoughts?
#2ThePCElitistPosted 3/8/2014 1:17:50 PM
I only head headsets so I guess whenever they break?
#3maybecallsPosted 3/8/2014 1:21:30 PM
Not often, and I don't like spending much.

Set 1. Labtec Spin 50 2.0, 2003 - 2011, one of them stopped working completely (or I wouldn't have replaced them).

Set 2. Logitech LS11 2.0, 2011 - 2013, weren't very good, buzzy when over half volume. Got sick of them.

Set 3. Wharfedale S20030 2.0, 2013 - ?, extremely cheap, but quite good. Hope they last for many years.
#4MELENTIAPosted 3/8/2014 1:42:40 PM
I went from Logitech 5.1 to KRK Rokit 8's with 10" Sub....the difference is unbelievable. Of course the KRK set up cost me $900 and the Logitech only set me back $125. The quality of the audio pumping out of the KRK's is just so damn clean. You hear new sounds from songs you've heard a million times, and it sounds so much better that you want to listen to your entire song library again. Playing a game like Battlefield is just dreamy.

If you upgrade now, I'd spend a little more, and make sure you got a decent sound card to go with it.
#5__starsnostarsPosted 3/8/2014 2:09:35 PM
Not very often but I have a pretty decent set-up that doesn't warrant upgrading.
#6fatboy44Posted 3/8/2014 3:03:31 PM(edited)
I use monitors for my home studio, so I don't really have "speakers" per say. I am looking to upgrade to these from my crappy Behringers at some point though:
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-HS7-100-Watt-Series-Monitors/dp/B00CFOXHGS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394315512&sr=8-1&keywords=yamaha+hs7

At $400-$1500 a pair for decent monitors I try to hang out to them as long as possible.

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#7member1982Posted 3/8/2014 3:01:59 PM
When it breaks.. it's still working thou. I hardly use it but.
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#8GGearXPosted 3/8/2014 3:33:17 PM
fatboy44 posted...
I use monitors for my home studio, so I don't really have "speakers" per say. I am looking to upgrade to these from my crappy Behringers at some point though:
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-HS7-100-Watt-Series-Monitors/dp/B00CFOXHGS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394315512&sr=8-1&keywords=yamaha+hs7

Those look really nice. I would like some speakers like that that look nice like that but cheaper. Any recommendations?
At $400-$1500 a pair for decent monitors I try to hang out to them as long as possible.

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#9HarryMaySinPosted 3/8/2014 3:44:24 PM
been using some logitech 50 dollar speakers for a few years now.... it came with a little subwoofer and its not too bad... when i get my own house and dont have to worry about noise levels ill buy a new system with a bigger sub and more/better speakers
#10MaxCHEATER64Posted 3/12/2014 4:49:35 PM
I upgraded last year.
Before that, the last time I upgraded was 1998.

So you can say I upgraded twice in about twenty years.

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