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Windows 7: active monitors 2.0, please help me

10 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
active monitors 2.0, please help me

Hello everybody.
I want to replace my Logitech 5.1 x530 with some 2.0 active monitors.
They will be connected to my soundcard Creative SB X-FI Xtreme Gamer. Sometime i use the headphones ( Sennheiser 429 HD ) for gaming, movies, music.
What would you recommend me for about 400 US $ ?
It would be nice if the monitors have headphones slot on the front / side, not in the back.
Is that possible at all, to use the headphones with this monitors, for example ?
M-AUDIO BX5 D2 | NetMusic - Instrumente muzicale, echipamente audio, Dynacord, Shure, Yamaha, Roland, Beringer, Electro-Voice
As you can see in the picture, there is no headphones ...
Please advice me, guys.
Thank you

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11 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

I have a recording studio (using Sonar X2). I have Samson Resolv 6.5a studio monitors. Any studio monitor will work, just your choice.

I haven't seen any with headset jacks. I can connect the studio monitors to the PC (if needed) but I still have the front panel headphone jack is I want to use headset with the PC sound card. Normally, my monitors are connected to my Roland Octa-Capture recording interface unit, which also has headphone jacks.
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11 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

What about this :
M-Audio BX5 D2 + external M-Audio soundcard ? Would that be okay ?
M-Audio Fast Track Pro at zZounds
If i use this external soundcard, could i plug in the headphones and leave them there, without to unplug them everytime when i want to use the speakers ?
I didnt find a video about this soundcard + headphones.
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11 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 10 64 bit

You want a unit that has both outputs for monitor speakers and headphones. I have a larger MAudio Fastrack Ultra 8R and it has that but many of the smaller port units do not.

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 has both monitor and headphone outputs and is switchable.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 |

The KRK monitors are popular. KRK Rokit 5 |
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11 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

What do you think about those :
Behringer MS40 Digital Monitor Speakers: Musical Instruments M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Powered Speakers (Previous Version): Musical Instruments
Do you think they are ok, compared with what i have now ? I mean Logitech 5.1 X530
Logitech X-530 Speakers -
And i mean only the sound quality / not the suround effects, etc.
What would you recommend : M-Audio BX5 D2 + external M-Audio soundcard
or M Audio AV40 / Behringer MS40 ?
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11 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 10 64 bit

I have a friend with a recording studio and he has Behringer "Truth" studio monitors. Those Behringer's are popular.

I don't know about the MAudio.
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