For the ones generous enough to help, I'll paste an unanswered thread I posted on some other forum...
Hello all, First things - I live in a part of the world where I don't really have "testing" as a realistic option. All I can do is do my homework and order it online. The apprehension of this blind shopping is obvious; so I just wanna keep all corners covered and not regret later. As the title says I need a nice pair of 2.0/2.1 speakers for my computer and 200$ (10,000 rs) is all I can manage. I've been looking all over the internet, posting in forums, yet still in a dilemma. So I turn to this forum as it never seem to disappoint. Here're my considerations -
Audioengine A2 - The one I'm leaning heavily on; heard a lot about; and luckily we have n official online vendor over here. Some of the expert reviews have been really tempting. The only dark-spot being it doesn't have a sub-woofer (but they still say the bass is satisfying).
Logitech Z623 - Seems impressive but not as delicious as the Audioengine.
Swans D1080MKII 08 - Another option; can't really put my finger on something.
Altec Lansing MX6021 - Just to complete the list and reinforce the dilemma!
Just to complete the query; let me tell you I live in a hostel and my room is well, like any dorm room is. What I'm looking for is quality sound (not raw volume or bass.) I don't really crave for bass. I believe it's just meant to fill up a song from the background and not overthrow it! My personal musical tastes are varied but mostly confined to Rock and Metal genres. Awaiting your wise responses, Cheers...