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>£84 for a pair of 16W speakers with tiny cones like that is a waste of money.
I agree, I bought the T20s some years back, and although they're not that bad, I do regret not getting a pair of active monitors for the same price.
>And what precisely would you call A2s if not PC speakers?
It can be difficult to say where to draw the line, but there is an important design difference. PC speakers are designed to be sat on a desk in just two or three feet from your ears. They're almost all built into a case which is pointing the cones slightly upwards, and the output is balanced to suit typical tastes at that distance. These two design issues don't have any meaningful impact on cost, but they do mean that even if you buy the best PC speakers in the world they're not very capable of filling a large room with sound, if you're sat on the other side of the room from them, a lot of sound will be projected above your head and the bass will drop off quite a bit. Comparatively, if you stick some active monitors either side of your laptop, they will blast most of the sound at your chest and the bass will be overly loud. Although plenty of people like that anyway.
>If you seriously think higher wattage=better speaker, your general rule should be not to volunteer your opinions mate.
He didn't say that at all, if anything he said bigger cone=better speaker.