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09-05-2010, 04:43 PM
Hello All,

I need some speakers for my dorm room. After a little research I've numbered down my list to two:


I should also note that I have a MacBook; and the speakers will primarly be used to listen to music (trance, electro and a little hip hop) Is worth paying the extra 50 bucks for the av30's?


09-05-2010, 04:44 PM
Also if you think I should look at other speakers, please go ahead make suggestions. My budget is 100 bucks, but I perfer to be well under.

09-05-2010, 05:07 PM
Welcome Karl to AudioReview. I have always enjoyed your brother Graucho.

09-05-2010, 05:54 PM
Welcome Karl to AudioReview. I have always enjoyed your brother Graucho.

Ah, a little Toungue in Chico

Karl, I would say the M-Audio for sure just by the specs and weight, 3x the logitechs.

Welcome and good luck.

09-05-2010, 06:14 PM
Ah, a little Toungue in Chico

Welcome and good luck.

Yes, but I just met Chico.

09-05-2010, 06:25 PM
Welcome Karl to AudioReview. I have always enjoyed your brother Graucho.

Hey how 'bout a little gratitude for Karl here?!? I mean the guy invented socialism, where even guys like you get an equal share John.

Hey Karl, I second the M-Audio vibe. You'll be really pleased with their output.

Welcome to AR.

09-05-2010, 10:48 PM
Hey guys I appreciate the quick responses-- real swell, but I just came about "Harman Kardon SoundSticks II". I'm sucker for good looking stuff, so If I get these how does the quality compare to the AV30's. I don't mind losing a little.

Thanks once again

09-06-2010, 05:44 PM
sorry to bump once again but I just came about these will searching: Cyber Acoustics 3 pc Subwoofer/Satellite System CA-3602. They're dirt cheap, so how would these compare to the three above: av30 ,z-5 and Soundsticks. Will these be loud enough for a dorm room and is Cyber Acoustics a viable brand?

09-06-2010, 07:02 PM
No it's cool, I'm just not certain about any of these novelty speakers you're asking about. Sorry, is there any other equipment in the chain aside from the Macbook?

09-06-2010, 09:07 PM
Buy the M-Audio's and an good external sound card.

09-07-2010, 05:58 PM
You can do much better with your $100. May I suggest:

Insignia NS-R2000 (100 wpc ) receiver - $67.98 at
Dayton B652 6 1/2 inch speakers - $29.00 at Parts Express

The Dayton DTA-1 Class T digital amp is $44.80 at Parts Express and it will drive the B652 speakers nicely at normal listening levels but it won't rock them like the 100 watt Insignia receiver.