New speakers

After many years of service, my old Altec Lansing computer speakers finally gave up the ghost and it was time to find a replacement. I purchased the previous set on a recommendation for an audio engineer friend, but now I was on my own.

I wasn’t just looking for a good deal, because not just any speaker system would do. As I edit audio on a pretty regular basis, I need a good but not phenomenal set of speakers: too good and I’ll be hearing things most people never hear causing me to over compress or over tweak a file; not good enough, and I won’t enjoy listening to my music collection on them.

I may have erred a bit on the side of “too good” but I went with the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX system. They were on sale at Best Buy and I had a gift card I’d been meaning to use so I went for it.

I did zero online research, read no reviews and didn’t even price check them against online stores. I lucked out — I didn’t pay too much more than I would have online. They are a great sounding set of speakers, are black (like my monitor and computer), and they have a headphone jack (a feature I very much missed).