I'm looking for budget powered bookshelf speakers under 200. It must have a good bass and mids
I like Audioengine A5+ but they are out of my budget
Build your own. You can build a set of $1000 speakers for around $200 if you have any kind of soldering ability and the ability nail wood together.
I was looking at the overnight sensations kit last night. I think it would be a really fun project. Just not sure if they would offer any kind of improvement over my Logitech Z4 2.1.
They are in a whole different league. Any decent bookshelf speaker would be a large improvement from some Logitechs. I have heard the sensations are one of the best you can buy under $200.
The only thing is I think I'd miss the bass from the sub in my current setup. It sounds awesome at 100+ grazing a rumble strip in iracing.
I guess I could always build a small sub to complement the desktop speakers. Anyhow, what amp would you recommend for the sensations?
SMSL-SA 50 should power them well
you have me interested now. also those are some massive coils. but RazerZ is right, any bookshelf speakers would do better, and this is looking like a good little kit
I'd look into a pair of Presonus Eris 4.5
they look pretty good. are they studio monitors or just speakers? I'm not doing any music related work, I just want good sound for everyday music listening :)
btw do you own a pair?
They are studio monitors. Still a good choice if you want clean and accurate high fidelity sound. I do not own a pair but they are highly rated.
Would you be open to using a pair of bookshelf speakers with an amp? For under $200 you could get a pair of Fluance SX6 and a SMSL SA36 to drive them.
i had MICA speakers with lepai amp and they were teriible. Buzzing noise was constant even while idle. So i'm not sure If I want to go that road again:)
I think I will go for Presonus. they seem to be decent quality. I hope bass is deep enoght for 4.5 in.
Thank you for your help!
No problem. Bass seems to go quite low with these so I wouldn't be worried.
The buzzing issue could have been from different problems within your setup, with some troubleshooting you might have been able to get that sorted. I wouldn't rule out passive speakers just because of one bad experience.
I agree with tiny voices though. Building your own will get you a lot for your money.
I have the A2+ style (whatever they had 5+ years ago) - they are awesome speakers.