Since I'm fairly difficult for most to shop for, some of my family has basically decided to let me pick out some awesome speakers for my computer/PS3/laptop within about a $300 budget for Decemberween gift exchange day. The Bose Companion 3 set seemed like it was supposed to be pretty great, but doing some research online, people think they're either some of the best desktop speakers ever made or overhyped and overpriced garbage.
Most things I found were pretty much between Bose and Klipsch. There was a set of Klipsch speakers at a store display, but I didn't like them. The quality seemed decent, but the highs and lows were too exaggerated, leaving the mids kind of lost. They seemed like they'd be great for a cinematic kind of sound, but not so good for anything else. This was the THX certified set, though, so I don't know if that's representative of the rest of their speakers.
I don't plan to do any mixing on these, but I'd like something that's clear through the whole frequency range and doesn't bury the mids. Is there another brand I should consider? Would cheap monitors actually give me better sound?
I can attest that the Bose Companion 3's fucking suck, because unfortunately I bought a set a couple of months ago and didn't get around to returning them until it was too late. They sound great down low, but ANY sort of volume thrown at them and they cut out, snap, crackle and just plain suck.
And I'm not talking cranking them. I'm talking like, sometimes you want to turn a particular song up a little, or jam over a backing track MP3. No dice, literally anything louder than basically speaking volume and they cut out.