Klipsch Computer Speakers – A Brief Overview, Along With Recommendations

When I was in college, the one thing that was on top of my wish list was a powerful set of computer speakers. Being a musician (a not too good one at that) I listened to (and still do) a ton of music, ranging from the driving beats of a Jay-Z record, to the aural delights of a Pink Floyd song. I also played a lot of games and a solid sound system is the cornerstone of any immersive gaming experience. I saved up money religiously to one day afford a top of the line set of computer speakers. I eventually ended up buying a pair of Klipsch speakers along with a subwoofer for a little under $500. This speaker system was the pride of my dorm room and blasted away tunes all day.

So when I sit down to write this overview of Klipsch computer speakers, I have to admit that I am a bit biased. These were the first speakers I spent a considerable amount of money on ($500 on a college kid budget is quite a lot), and they gave me years of great joy. But you don’t have to be biased to appreciate the supreme attention to craftsmanship and engineering that goes into the making of a set of Klipsch computer speakers.

Klipsch sits right up there with Bose in terms of entertainment system royalty. Kilpsch computer speakers exude class and refinement backed by solid engineering that delivers a great performance. I speak, of course, from personal experience.

Klipsch Computer Speakers – The Various Options

One of the cheapest set of Klipsch computer speakers will set you back by at least $150. That’s not cheap by any standard, but when you want the best, well, you will have to shell out some extra dough for it. This model is the THX certified Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 computer speaker system. Not a looker, this speaker system lacks the striking finesse and aesthetics that make other, more expensive Klipsch models stand out. If you weren’t noticing, you could have mistaken it for a Logitech or Creative.

Turn on the speakers, however, and the first impression will change completely. These speakers are a blast, delivering crystal clear audio that is miles ahead of the competition. The two speakers are of 35 watts each, while the subwoofer delivers 130 watts of power – more than adequate to power through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows (the system has a frequency range of 31 Hz to 20 kHz). For $150, it is hard to find a 2.1 setup that can match this Klipsch.

Another alternative is to ProMedia 2.0 speaker setup. These striking speakers deliver 30 watts of power and have solid bass, despite the lack of subwoofer. If you are on a budget and would like to indulge yourself, this is the ideal Klipsch speaker set for you.

Klipsch Speakers – Looking Beyond Computer Speakers

Klipsch is not a company that is known for producing computer speakers (for that, I would look at Altec Lansing, Logitech and Creative). Most of Klipsch’s offerings are in the home entertainment section. While this will be covered in a later article, here, I will give you a brief overview of Klipsch’s other offerings.

If you are willing to spend some money, I would recommend that you get individual speakers and pair them up with a solid woofer from Klipsch. This set up will cost you – expect to pay at least $5-600 – but it will last you for a long time and the results will be well worth the cost. Get your hands on a pair of 150 watt Klipsch Reference Series speakers (RB-81) and connect them to the Reference Series RW-10d subwoofer delivering 260 watts of power. The performance of such a set up will blow your mind.

If you like something simpler and listen to music primarily through your iPod, I would recommend that you take a look at Klipsch iFi Speaker System for iPod. This simple, elegant system delivers a monstrous performance, delivering up to 200 watts of peak power, and that too, remotely through RF signal. It includes an iPod dock that also doubles up as a charger. At just shy of $450, this system isn’t cheap, but it delivers a performance that will put the ever popular ProMedia series to shame.

Klipsch’s range of speakers is very exhaustive and will be covered in a later article in much more detail. But if you are looking for Klipsch computer speakers, you can’t do any wrong with the ProMedia 2.1 setup. For iPod fans, I would recommend that you save up some money and go for the Klipsch iFi system – it trounces the ProMedias right out of the competition.