December 22, 2010 at 15:50:48 Dec 22, 2010 @ 15:50
you don't even know what you're talking about. toslink just provides a cleaner signal plain and simple. and if you have sensitive equipment it protects it too.
you want bass with clear highs and mids? settle for a pair of good monitors and buy a sub down the line.
for that don't get the behringers. they literally just make knock off monitors. cheap components. for 2.1 sound its better of to settle for analog anyway if connection is your concern.
swans? i've actually auditioned those for a week, heard about them from head-fi. they were great, good balance of mids and highs and lows weren't as boomy, it was tight and quick, but when it came to dubstep and hiphop, the bass was lacking to my ears, they didnt have that punch. good for the price though, you get more than what you pay for with the swans.
if you really need a system asap, jump on the swans, but if you could wait/save up a bit get a pair of A5s and then the sub later on. trust me, the A5s are worth every single penny. Best pair of speakers I've listened to with the sub. but had to leave em at the showroom, 700+ for the entire setup.
and thats the cheapest high quality monitor + sub set up you can get. Quality monitors are sold by the Speaker and cost 150-200+ a piece.
i thought about the a5's after i lost a bid on a pair of a2's, main reason i kinda backed off on em was cuz at least half of the pics i've seen on a5's were paired with an ipod and it had me scared like they were just targeting apple fanatics that will literally buy anything especially if its expensive, but damn 350 is alot of doe for that same price i can cop the behringers, a cheap receiver and a polk audio sub
i listen to every genre and subgenre of music under the sun tho, not just hip hop and electronic music which is why i originally i was leaning towards the behringers cuz they were, whats the term, acoustically flat or neutral or wateva? in other words it doesnt favor one sound over another, like how the beats by dre obviously are bass heavy and favor music that leans in that direction, it gives me a little versatility, that being said, you still think i should fuck with the swans? if i could find the a5's for cheap i definitly would go that route u suggested tho