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5.0

An excellent set of computer speakers

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from Oakland Gardens, NY

Comments about Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 2.1 Speakers:

These speakers often go on sale, and they are an incredible value. You get very rich sounds even at lower volumes. They look stylish, and are very functional. The headphone port in the speaker itself is also useful. This is as no frills a system as you can get while retaining faithful sound reproduction. However, I am not an audiophile, so take that into consideration. I have been using these speakers however, for almost 8 years now, and I have never needed to have them repaired and nothing has broken on it. All the buttons work fine, none of the text has smudged, and both speakers work as well as the day I brought them home. Cons? Sometimes I knock the speakers over because the stands on the speakers are relatively light and top heavy, but compared to speakers from logitech and other companies that I see in store, this seems to be somewhat the norm.

Pros? Simple great set of 2.1 if you lack the space like me for a 5.1 system. Will make your ears happy and keep your room uncluttered. Excellent purchase, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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4.0

Still The Best

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from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 2.1 Speakers:

These speakers have been available for a really long time.  This is what I recommend when people ask me for computer speakers, or small speakers for their TV.  The sound is crisp and cear, and the ported sub is loud and sharp.  Once mine break, I will be getting another set.  I have friends and family that have been through mutiple sets already.  It's a very simple setup, but there are some weakpoints.  The most common failure of this is the din plug and the control pod.  The speaker wires are also not the best of quality.  However, they sell these replacement and upgraded parts on eBay.  So, if your stuff ever breaks, you'll be able to repair it yourself.  You'll know these parts are starting to go out when you start hearing poppping noises even though there is no signal to the speakers.  My only complaint about this is that the headphone jack is not on the front of the control pod, and that the power switch is on the subwoofer.  Not a huge problem for me, but might be for some other people.

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3.0

Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers are mediocre

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from Portland, OR

Comments about Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 2.1 Speakers:

These speakers, despite (or maybe because of?) the THX certification, don't provide very good sound quality, and they haven't lasted very long either.

Previously I've owned Altec Lansing and Swan computer speakers. The Altec Lansing speakers weren't very good sound quality either, but at least they lasted for many years before starting to malfunction. The Swans, while the sound quality was AMAZING, only lasted a couple of months, and the China-based company refused to honor the warranty and repair or replace them.

So as a replacement for the dead Swans, I decided to give the Klipsch a try, after reading so many glowing reviews about them.

When I plugged them in to my M-Audio Revolution 7.1 sound card (in the two-channel stereo output, of course!), which is considered one of the better quality "audiophile" sound cards out there, I was quickly disappointed in the sound, regardless of how I adjusted the subwoofer setting.

Some other reviewers mention how great the midrange is, but honestly that's what I hear is missing with these, especially after hearing the full-range musical bliss that briefly came out of the Swans speakers before they died. These Klipsch speakers seem to be all about thin treble and boomy bass, with very little in-between. I used to do sound editing with my old Altec Lansing speakers, as well as with the Swans, and with these Klipsch speakers there were entire bands of frequencies that I simply couldn't hear any more! I had to resort to plugging my Grado SR225 headphones into my sound card to hear what I was missing - how pathetic!

On top of all that, after just a couple of years, the right speaker of the Klipsch set has started to rattle/crackle/cutout. Sigh.

I've heard that other options such as Audioengine speakers would be better for "audiophiles." I'll definitely be looking at alternatives like them for my next set, and avoiding Klipsch.

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4.0

Great sound quality for a good price

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from Davis, CA

Comments about Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 2.1 Speakers:

Have had these speakers for a while now and they are still going strong. The sound quality on them is amazing and I have never turned them up past halfway because they are that loud. They are good size, nothing amazing with the design but they have great mid range and decent bass. These replaced a logitech 5.1 system that was just too bulky to have as computer speakers, with all the wires. Sound quality wise these are better than the logitechs.

I do have a few cons. Firstly as soon as I got the speakers I realized that either the cable or where the cable meets the speaker was midly faulty. if it is in a certain position, on of the speakers does not get sound. This hasn't been a big issue though because I just jiggled it a bit and it hasn't been a problem since, but something that shouldn't be a problem with speakers of this quality. Also they could have a power button on the speakers themselves, instead of just on the subwoofer.

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5.0

ProMedia speakers kick ass!

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from New York, NY

Comments about Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 2.1 Speakers:

I'll be honest here, I don't have the 2.1 system but the old 5.1 system which is exactly the same as this except it has the full set of speakers and a slightly larger sub. The sound output quality is the same however. These speakers and this system is amazing if you want high quality sound from your computer - that goes without saying. The problem is that Klipsch isn't really known for its computer speakers and that has something to do with why they slimmed down their offerings in the PC speaker world. The 5.1 system I have eventually did begin to suffer in quality. Not the speakers themselves but the sub circuitry in particular needed replacing after a while (a long while albeit so it isn't that bad - i just expect a lot from my equipment). With that said I still use my 5 speakers with a full fledged home audio system receiver (instead of the sub driving the speakers like it does in these computer speaker system set ups) and they work amazingly. I love my Klipsch ProMedia speakers and I've had them forever!

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5.0

Incredible sound

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from New York, NY

Comments about Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 2.1 Speakers:

I use the Klipsch promedia 2.1 speakers on my hdtv and the sound is amazing. These speakers are THX certified so you know they are good, especially with movies. I play console games and watch sports regularly and these speakers and they sound equally amazing. The base is plentiful and sounds are crisp and clear in all ranges. On high volumes there is little to no distortion. I rarely have my base turned on over 20 percent. The sub woofer on the promedia 2.1's are monsterous. I believe it weighs over 10 pounds. I've had numerous compliments for this sound system when I have friends over to play video games and watch sports, The Klipsch promedia 2.1 speakers will have no problem filling up mid to large size rooms. I might even suggest not getting these for a bed room as it might be a bit overpowering. These speakers are perfect for living rooms and basements.

Small gripe is that there is no on/off switch and you cannot turn off the speaker with the volume knob. There is no way to turn off the speaker or its green power light (which can be annoying) without unplugging ths system. - which I would highly suggest against.

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5.0

Superior Sound at a Price

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from Fredericksburg, VA

Comments about Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 2.1 Speakers:

Klipsch is known as one of the higher end manufacturers of affordable systems. These are not professional speakers but they are more than adequate for most household uses and can easily go above and beyond. I usually use them for my computer, but they have also served well as TV speakers and as a music broadcast system. They will fill a house with music. The volume goes WAY up and the subwoofer keeps up very well, never sounding too muffly. When it really gets cranking you can feel the air rushing out of the woofer. It has rattled the mouse off of my desk and when playing loud games I can actually feel the rumble of loud sounds in my chest, it's that loud. They were fairly expensive, but not unreasonably so. They are THX certified and you will never be disappointed in the sound quality or volume. The control pod once broke but it was easy and pretty cheap to replace. I don't believe there is a better option out there for 2.1 sound system that connect to a PC. It even acts as an amplifier. You can't hook up huge, professional speakers to a PC but if you hook them up through the Promedia subwoofer they will work. An awesome system.

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3.0

Ok, but not as good as Logitech Z5500

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from Green Valley, AZ

Comments about Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 2.1 Speakers:

I initially purchased the Klipsh 2.1 system for my iMac.  The sound was very good and clear.  The price was reasonable, setup was easy.  The cable provided does have issues and you can easily find many pages deveoted to this on the web.  So cable quality could be much improved.  I ended up picking up a Logitech Z5500 set and this blows the Klipsh System out of the water.  Sound on the logitech is much more powerful.  The Klipsh 2.1 doesn't sound all that great for gaming . . . if you are only interested in music audio, then you will love the Klipsh 2.1 system.  If you have any intention of gaming or watching video I would strongly consider alternatives.  I have had many Klipsh speakers and they are generally good quality and good sound.  The subwoofer for the 2.1 system is a perfect size for hiding under computer desk.  Controls on the speakers are a bit cheap fealing and the fabric quality isn't the best.

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5.0

Amazing sound, good volume

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from Brunswick, MD

Comments about Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 2.1 Speakers:

I must say I love these speakers a great deal. I have owned them for 2 years now, and have only encountered an issue with the connector due to some damage incurred when moving. I chose the Klipsch 2.1 ProMedia speakers because of the reviews i'd read, however I was still skeptical about sound quality coming from speakers of this size. I had previously been using the Bose computer speakers which is also a 2.1 system to much disappointment their volume was weak, and the sound very tinny. The bose offered great highs and clean bass, but the midrange was almost lost. The klipsch make up for all these shortcomings. The midrange sounds are very pronounced, and the tweeters do a nice job of articulating the high notes, and the subwoofer is nice and powerful to cover all the strong lows. Additionally these speakers get very loud for computer speakers. This is certainly not a complaint though. I have reccomended these to several of my friends, and will be picking up another set to have a 4.2 system when i relocate.

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