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Windows 7: need help finding a basic set of speakers

13 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
need help finding a basic set of speakers

I'm going slowly insane trying to find replacement speakers. I'm not looking for anything fancy by any means - just plain 2.0 speakers. And I'd like to keep the price under $40 - I know for that price they won't win any awards but I have a small apartment and basic speakers is all I need for my desk - I use my main home theatre speakers when I want quality. But there are a few things that are very important to me:

- must be magnetically shielded.

- no bright LED facing me head-on to blind me at night. A dim LED is fine or an LED on the right side of the right speaker, or no LED.

- strongly prefer a regular plug with the power supply integrated into the speakers, rather than a power brick that takes up 2 plugs just for speakers.

- must have headphone jack.

- volume knob must control headphones when plugged in. It's amazing how many speakers have a headphone jack, but the volume knob doesn't control the headphone volume!

That's all I need, but every speaker I look at either isn't magnetically shielded, or has an insanely bright LED. I know I can put tape over the LED, but I'd rather not have to do that and make my speakers look ghetto. Do these speakers exist? My old speakers had a wired remote volume control which was nice because the LED was on that and I could just move it out of my sight, but it's no longer available without spending $50 on Ebay and I wouldn't buy them again anyways due to the wired remote volume coming loose with very little use.

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14 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

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14 Oct 2015   #3

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium

No headphone jack. For me that's a must because I often use headphones at night/early morning and it's great to have the port right there in front of me with the volume control.

Several of the Logitech speakers have headphone jacks, but in a move of pure stupidity, it's passthrough only and the volume knob doesn't control the headphone volume. So Logitech is out. Edifier has the same issue.
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14 Oct 2015   #4

Windows 10 64 bit

I've seen several inexpensive PC speaker sets at Wal-Mart. Even a 2.1 under $40.
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14 Oct 2015   #5

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I've seen several inexpensive PC speaker sets at Wal-Mart. Even a 2.1 under $40.

But none of them have magnetic shielding and a headphone jack that can be controlled with the volume knob and no blinding LED light. Their BlackWeb speakers are not shielded. Logitech is out, as I said above, because the volume knob on the Logitech speakers does not control the headphone volume.
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