What are the best/best value computer speakers going right now? Maybe "semi-portable" ones?
I'm looking for computer/PC speakers in the range of about $60-$150 for my laptop/iphone.
I had an old pair, the brand/make of which I can't remember now, but two things I liked about then were that they had
1. an external volume control that had an 1/8" in and 1/8" out, which could sit on my desk unobtrusively, and
2. they had a bass control separate from the volume control, good for neighbours being home/not home, night/day etc.
Something like that would be nice, except it also occurred to me that it would be nice to be able to schlep them from my living room to my kitchen and/or bedroom when I want music there, and if there were a decent quality set with which it would be easy to do that, th would be nice. This would probably mean a 2.0 instead of a 2.1, fewer cords all over the place, maybe even a combined unit thing that had both L and R in one piece of plastic (or "MDF" (?)), etc--generally, easier to unplug and plug in in another room without making me groan every time I had to do it.
One of those Apple plug-in-your-ipod speakers would probably be the most practical solution physically, but I don't think their sound quality is that great, right, compared to a regular 2.1 in the $150 range?
I guess this is a two-part question: is there a good semi-portable unit?
If not, what do you recommend for just a regular 2.1 or 2.0 in my price range? I saw http://www.klipsch.com/promedia-2-1-computer-speakers
, as recommended here
, which look good, and which I'm considering.
If a decent-quality "semi-portable" unit doesn't seem to exist, I'll probably just buy my ideal external-volume-and-bass control thing for the living room and buy a separate little portable Apple-type unit for the kitchen/bedroom, so recommendations for both things are welcome. Thanks.