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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I am planning to upgrade my speakers, because their treble isn't that great. I am pretty sure that I want passive speakers, so I can exspand in the future.

 

I have a 400-500$ budget for the speakers.

 

They need to have a front bass port since they will be 20-30cm away from a wall.

 

Then a speaker amp or receiver, I think 250$ should be able to cover that.

 

 

NO: Logitech, razer, creative, corsair, AudioEngine etc


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The AudioEngine A2s are supposed to be quite nice.

There's a few other bookshelf sized speakers that work as well, depends how much space you have.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, doomsriker said:

Vintage speakers and receivers often have better sound for the price if you don't mind that they are bulky. I recomend checking your local listings.  

I need them to fit on my desk or on this speaker wall mount.

 

I have no idea of what I should look for used, since most of them are from the 90s and early 2000s and speakers aren't my strong point.


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My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills

DAC and AMP: RME ADI 2 DAC

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, dizmo said:

The AudioEngine A2s are supposed to be quite nice.

yeah not touching that shit. Overpriced and not better than what I have.


Before you buy amp and dac.  My thoughts on the M50x  Ultimate Ears Reference monitor review I might have a thing for audio...

My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills

DAC and AMP: RME ADI 2 DAC

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

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2 minutes ago, Dackzy said:

I need them to fit on my desk or on this speaker wall mount.

 

I have no idea of what I should look for used, since most of them are from the 90s and early 2000s and speakers aren't my strong point.

Any Bookshelf speakers would fit that mount. there are several from the 80s and 90s that have fantastic sound.  

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1 minute ago, JohnT said:

What is your current setup?

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Those are some Argon A7460 speakers (Danish, active speakers)


Before you buy amp and dac.  My thoughts on the M50x  Ultimate Ears Reference monitor review I might have a thing for audio...

My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills

DAC and AMP: RME ADI 2 DAC

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, doomsriker said:

Any Bookshelf speakers would fit that mount. there are several from the 80s and 90s that have fantastic sound.  

I know, but it is more what models I should look for.


Before you buy amp and dac.  My thoughts on the M50x  Ultimate Ears Reference monitor review I might have a thing for audio...

My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills

DAC and AMP: RME ADI 2 DAC

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

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What's the issue with the treble... are you trying to push your speakers to high volumes? Tell us about your problem before I start throwing suggestions at you.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, JohnT said:

What's the issue with the treble... are you trying to push your speakers to high volumes? Tell us about your problem before I start throwing suggestions at you.

The A7460 doesn't have a lot of treble at all. They have good mids and a really good bass, but the treble is too laid back, basically everyone says that the treble is weak and not very detailed at all. I generally like a flat or "neutral" sound.

 

No I do not push my speakers to high volumes. 

about 70dB, 0.5-1m away.


Before you buy amp and dac.  My thoughts on the M50x  Ultimate Ears Reference monitor review I might have a thing for audio...

My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills

DAC and AMP: RME ADI 2 DAC

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

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3 minutes ago, Dackzy said:

The A7460 doesn't have a lot of treble at all. They have good mids and a really good bass, but the treble is too laid back, basically everyone says that the treble is weak and not very detailed at all. I generally like a flat or "neutral" sound.

 

No I do not push my speakers to high volumes. 

about 70dB, 0.5-1m away.

Have you had a look at the KEF Q300? I have been considering them for a while, might be worth looking into.

 

I love the KEF sound, and I really love their Uniq tweeter arrangement thingy.


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2 minutes ago, KaminKevCrew said:

Have you had a look at the KEF Q300? I have been considering them for a while, might be worth looking into.

yeah, but for some reason they sell for 840$ here, I can get them on the german amazon for 500€, a bit too much IMO, when you look at reviews


Before you buy amp and dac.  My thoughts on the M50x  Ultimate Ears Reference monitor review I might have a thing for audio...

My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills

DAC and AMP: RME ADI 2 DAC

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

Feel free to pm me if you have a question for me or quote me. If you want to hear what I have to say about something just tag me.

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1 minute ago, Dackzy said:

yeah, but for some reason they sell for 840$ here, I can get them on the german amazon for 500€, a bit too much IMO, when you look at reviews

Really??? That sucks!!! They're $399 on amazon US right now, and have been for over a month.


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1 minute ago, KaminKevCrew said:

Really??? That sucks!!! They're $399 on amazon US right now, and have been for over a month.

yep. I took a look at used KEF speakers and I could only find the KEF Q1, the rest were floor speakers


Before you buy amp and dac.  My thoughts on the M50x  Ultimate Ears Reference monitor review I might have a thing for audio...

My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills

DAC and AMP: RME ADI 2 DAC

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

Feel free to pm me if you have a question for me or quote me. If you want to hear what I have to say about something just tag me.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, JohnT said:

Look used!

oh I am, just not a very big speaker head.

 

Just now, JohnT said:

But front ported speakers are not very common

I know, but it kinda needs to be front ported or else it would hurt the bass. I bought my argon speakers because they are front ported and they were on sale. That was about a year ago, luckily I can sell them for the same price as I paid.


Before you buy amp and dac.  My thoughts on the M50x  Ultimate Ears Reference monitor review I might have a thing for audio...

My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills

DAC and AMP: RME ADI 2 DAC

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

Feel free to pm me if you have a question for me or quote me. If you want to hear what I have to say about something just tag me.

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1 minute ago, Dackzy said:

oh I am, just not a very big speaker head.

 

I know, but it kinda needs to be front ported or else it would hurt the bass. I bought my argon speakers because they are front ported and they were on sale. That was about a year ago, luckily I can sell them for the same price as I paid.

You could also do sealed speakers.


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Just now, KaminKevCrew said:

You could also do sealed speakers.

yeah. If that doesn't hurt the bass then sure.


Before you buy amp and dac.  My thoughts on the M50x  Ultimate Ears Reference monitor review I might have a thing for audio...

My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills

DAC and AMP: RME ADI 2 DAC

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

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1 minute ago, Dackzy said:

I know, but it kinda needs to be front ported or else it would hurt the bass. I bought my argon speakers because they are front ported and they were on sale. That was about a year ago, luckily I can sell them for the same price as I paid.

You realize any sub you can afford / fit on the desk will be omnidirectional so its going to hit the wall which ever way the port is facing. Thats if you even get a ported sub.


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Just now, Ahoy Hoy said:

You realize any sub you can afford / fit on the desk will be omnidirectional so its going to hit the wall which ever way the port is facing. Thats if you even get a ported sub.

That's not really relevant to the conversation at hand. Also, I don't think you understand the relevance of keeping ports away from walls.


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1 minute ago, Dackzy said:

yeah. If that doesn't hurt the bass then sure.

Just checking that me reading this in my head in a sarcastic way is incorrect.
Do you think sealed subs "hurt the bass"?


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Just now, KaminKevCrew said:

That's not really relevant to the conversation at hand. Also, I don't think you understand the relevance of keeping ports away from walls.

yep ports and walls are not a great mix


Before you buy amp and dac.  My thoughts on the M50x  Ultimate Ears Reference monitor review I might have a thing for audio...

My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills

DAC and AMP: RME ADI 2 DAC

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

Feel free to pm me if you have a question for me or quote me. If you want to hear what I have to say about something just tag me.

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1 minute ago, Ahoy Hoy said:

Just checking that me reading this in my head in a sarcastic way is incorrect.
Do you think sealed subs "hurt the bass"?

We *still* aren't talking about subs here. Still not sure why you think it's relevant...


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