6 May 2011 19:48
There may already be a thread for this but I can't find it.
I have a Sony hi-fi/ stereo/ seperates system (whatever it's called) and I got rid of the speakers I had for it when I redecorated because they were massive and I want some new/ better ones. Now I don't know much about audio equipment so I don't really know what I should be looking for, how much to spend etc. Can anyone please point me in the right direction or recommend me something?
Also, will a wireless set-up have a massive negative imapct on the sound quality?
7 May 2011 09:59
Best for your money would be a set of active monitor speakers. Generally used for home studios. 40 or 60 watt for about £100-150.
7 May 2011 19:09
Thanks for the help, I think I'm going to look into those Wharfedales, seem to have had a load of positive reviews and very reasonable price-wise.
7 May 2011 19:43
Nice one, I'll look into those too, although I thought the Wharfedales looked alright in the Walnut finish.
7 May 2011 20:37
Yeah, just depends on the rest of your decor really! Either way, both really good speakers.
8 May 2011 16:37
Monitors have as flat a sound signature as possible for mixing purposes to give a (close to) true representation of sound and particularly levels at a very close range and direct angle.
Purpose built home Hi-Hi speakers are designed to be warmer and have more of a curved response for longer distances and wider listening angles.
8 May 2011 16:50
That said, most the entry level monitors and Wharfedale types are not really monitors at all and have a much easier signature. They're just playing on the fact that "pro-sumers" want to buy monitors because they think they sound better.
8 May 2011 16:50
They're also really draining to listen to and make lots of music sound a bit harsh/flat
8 May 2011 18:05
Fair play, makes sense. I use them for laptop/decks so obviously I'm stood right infront, thus a wider listening angle isn't necessary. Quite different to a home stereo which is more than likely sat in the corner of a room and the listener is elsewhere.
16 May 2011 17:52
I've just brought a pair of bowers and wilkins 600 series speakers off ebay… Can anyone recommend me a good amp that would work with them? Preferably one I could pick up second hand for under £100…
27 Nov 2011 19:56
After some good portable speakers for my Ipod/laptop. Can anyone recommend anything decent for £100-150?
27 Nov 2011 20:13
27 Nov 2011 20:18
Just so I can move them from one room to another fairly easily, not for the bus or anything.
I'll have a look, cheers