I found audio nirvana....


Being an audiophile is no longer sensible for me.

There was a time long ago…when former audiophiles (like almost everyone else in the world) could enjoy music on a pair of computer speakers. Audiophiles today would say that most people who listen to music on a less than ideal audio system could be served much better by a high-end system, however the average person would beg to differ….

I’ve found what I think is the best pair of computer speakers for simply enjoying the music. I have done some research on human attention span – we can only pay attention to 4-5 things at once. Sacrificing our attention at the alter of a high-end audio system and obsessing about how wonderful it sounds; along with over-analyzing the sound quality of sum of all parts is quite exhausting. 

Enter the Logitech Z130. They look nice, clear midrange, somewhat recessed bass, slightly forward treble. And no real imaging or soundstage to speak of! They are so small!  All you get is clarity in the midrange and treble, with a hint of bass like a side order of veggies. Speech, like vocals and instrumentals are intelligible enough to discern lyrics; except for those that are somewhat hidden in a track; and require a more resolving system. The Z130 give the impression that they are small speakers; except for when the volume is turned up a little more. Then they sound kind of like tiny bookshelf speakers.

I just bought these after our IT guy brought them to my office (for a Microsoft Teams call). I also tested with music on my phone and found myself singing along as the music plays! No longer do I criticize how the music sounds on the system. I am not listening to audio equipment anymore. I’m simply hearing my music and enjoying it. I am now doing what 95% plus of the population does with music…they consume it as a form of entertainment. They don’t care how close they get to the authentic performance; because they realize that such a task is taxing on the wallet, brain, and our overall sanity. Perhaps “perfection” in audio does not exist.

Crazy as this might sound – try the following experiment: 

Convert your CD quality files to 320 kbps .mp3s using a high quality .mp3 convertor. If not, you can play audio files from a DAP, a smartphone, your computer etc. anything with a 3.5mm port. 

Cue up your music after setting up the speakers. They should be close to ear level.

Play just 3 of your favorite songs. I’m almost certain that you will sing along or feel good after a listening session.

Don’t believe me?! Try it. 

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. — Henry David Thoreau. 

jackhifiguy

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Or is it Jackie

They key to audio nirvana for me is to quit the critical listening mode and just forget about what the system sounds like when I want to groove on the music. When I want to work on the system and try to improve the sound I'll do that. It's a different kind of fun and rewarding in a different way. I asked myself a question recently; "Does my musical appreciation go up as a result of listening to higher fidelity gear?" The thought of that question made me laugh out loud it's so obviously NO! Maybe it does for other people, but I find that the pursuit of higher hifi and musical appreciation are activities that overlap to a degree but are distinct affairs. 

Happy for you. That is as far as I can' go. I have MANY personal objections and feelings about anything Logitech. They have terrible tech support. I have a number of their devices that downgrade or prevent me from Engaging certain security schemes on my computer. Basically the Name Logi*** is not allowed in my home. I know they had taken over the majority of peri ferial components on computers but that doesn't make them superior in quality. And just like ANY company they make some stuff well and they also make some JUNK. I would suggest you get a quality sound card. Mine is an EVGA NU Audio, which is great and connect it to your sound system via SPDIF or TOSLINK, then you can really brag about your sounds.

Enter the Logitech Z130. They look nice, clear midrange...

...The Logitec Z130 sound absolutely fantastic compared to ....

Convert your CD quality files to 320 kbps.....

Ugh

I suspect this is a troll thread that needs to move on to reddit. Every minimum wage teenager knows better sound and can afford way better. Quit being a big ol’ skinflint and move on to reddit... Trolly Midas...quit trollin the hifi forums.