Having just bought a new hotas to replace my faulty one, my speakers are now coming out in sympathy. Not totally true as I was starting to have problems with the speakers before the hotas problem.
The speakers at random times will start buzzing, sometimes within minutes of turning them on, sometimes a few hours. They can emit a low level buzz that will not obliterate the wanted sound and this can sometimes go on its own, or the buzz can grow to a loud level and then the wanted sound seems to drop out leaving only the buzz. Turn the speaker off for a few minutes might fix it. Sometimes it needs 30 plus minutes. I have plugged headphones into the speaker outlet and same problem, but plugging the headphones directly into the computer and the sound is fine.
There is no pattern to this. I have made sure the wires are not too close to anything that might affect them. I have unplugged and replugged the jack-plug a few times. However my logic says (and please tell me if my logic is defective) that if the problem was something outside that is affecting them, it would affect them all the time, as nothing in my house turns on and off except for the heating and the fridge and I have checked both for being the culprit. So I have come to the conclusion that it is a developing fault with the speakers.
Its not a good time for me to replace them, but needs must as the devil drives. So first question. Do you think it probably is a fault with the speakers or might I be missing something?
Second set of questions. I do not have the space for surround sound (or the money). I can't afford top quality but don't want bottom end either as I do listen to music and watch movie's with the system a lot, and of course none virtual reality games. So I am thinking of a price range from £40 to £60.
Does having a sub woofer make a telling difference in this price range? I can build a little shelf under my desk if needs be.
I am looking at this one at the moment, and comments says the quality of the bass is good even without a sub woofer.https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... 1OLE&psc=1
I have not looked at any models with sub woofers yet as I thought I would ask advice first.