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Need some advice for bookshelf / standing speakers

Phnx123

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Hi all,

First post here, and I am really looking for some advice for new speakers for my PC / Home office setup.

Unfortunately, I have pretty bad tinnitus which reacts badly to tinny sounding speakers, along with hyperacusis which means I can't listen at very high volumes due to the pain it causes.

What I am looking for is a set of speakers which wont trigger by tinnitus due to poor quality, but also needs to be good at lower volumes. The PC is located in its own room, (fairly small) but desk and floor space isn't an issue.

I am looking to spend anywhere from around £300-£600 ideally.

I am quite new to looking at speakers and what I need may not be possible, but would appreciate aby advice or suggestions you may have!

Thanks
 
Hi all,

First post here, and I am really looking for some advice for new speakers for my PC / Home office setup.

Unfortunately, I have pretty bad tinnitus which reacts badly to tinny sounding speakers, along with hyperacusis which means I can't listen at very high volumes due to the pain it causes.

What I am looking for is a set of speakers which wont trigger by tinnitus due to poor quality, but also needs to be good at lower volumes. The PC is located in its own room, (fairly small) but desk and floor space isn't an issue.

I am looking to spend anywhere from around £300-£600 ideally.

I am quite new to looking at speakers and what I need may not be possible, but would appreciate aby advice or suggestions you may have!

Thanks
Welcome @Phnx123
A quick aside, there several posters with tinnitus issues and a few treads discussing it and audio. Search Tinnitus and check titles only box for more info. I don't have any desktop speakers or tinnitus so I won't comment further other than to say good luck with fixing both.
 
Hi, and welcome
Can you give a little more information on the rest of your system: what are your sources for music and what amplifier do you have, along with anything else in the signal path?

Thinking about your tinnitus - I sympathise, mine is very mild - do read the information on this site, there is a lot of good stuff. What I do think is that you should be looking for neutral speakers that produce the full frequency range. i.e. just look for good speakers.
Then use signal processing - DSP / PEQ to adjust the frequencies that aggravate your hearing.

Look at the Review Index for well measuring speakers, perhaps something like the Elac DBR62. or Wharfdale Diamond 12.1. There are other options and speakers are quite personal

Key point though is to manage your tinnitus through electronics and not by choosing a speaker that can't produce certain frequencies (a broken speaker)

Hope that helps
 
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