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01-01-2012, 06:01 PM
The speakers on a friend's laptop are rather quiet for their noisy environment. As such can anyone recommend a sub 30 set that are decent? They'll be used for films, tv, music and very occasional gaming. Space is a bit of an issue so a 2.1 set with the satellites as small as possible would probably ideal. They're also an architecture student so them being visually appealing would be a bonus though I don't expect that within the budget. Thanks for any suggestions.

01-01-2012, 07:08 PM
I have these (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Altec-Lansing-BXR1221-Multi-purpose-Speakers/dp/B0024NKA2E/ref=sr_1_7) which are pretty good for 25, and don't take up a lot of space. And they look ok.

The only problem is, as the reviews say, that the subwoofer's a little on the weak side.

01-01-2012, 07:25 PM
These (http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/16164055/Logitech-S220-Black-2-1-Speaker-System/Product.html) seem nice, very compact and Logitech are always a safe bet for decent peripherals.

I have an ancient set of Philips 2.1 speakers that only cost me 20 6 or 7 years ago. Sound quality's starting to go at anything except middle volume, but they've served me well for a long time. Unfortunately they don't sell them anymore and I don't know what the modern equivalent is, but it might be worth having a look at Philips' speakers.

01-01-2012, 08:21 PM
Thanks for that those both look decent suggestions. I know Logitech stuff is good value as I have a pair of X-230s that were pretty brilliant for the price I paid. Sadly it seems like you can only get the 5.1 version of them these days. That said I suspect a weak subwoofer might be an attraction if she doesn't want to disturb her flat mates.

10-02-2012, 03:00 PM
I don't know if you are still looking but these (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Speedlink-SL-8209-SBK-Vivo-Subwoofer-System/dp/B002VV9NZO) are what I got and they seem to be decent. Although my laptop has pretty good built in speakers. I got Toshiba Satellite.

11-02-2012, 01:12 AM
A 2.0 set at the same price point would probably be superior. And more portable.