- Jul 7, 2013
So my computer speakers recently junked out on me and I'm looking to replace them. But some of my friends have told me that buying "monitors" that use speaker wire and running them through an amp as opposed to getting another pair of 3.5mm computer speakers are far better, and wouldn't you know it, I have an old stereo whose speakers would apparently fit perfect into an amp. So what are the real world advantages to using speakers that run through an amp instead of ones that plug into a 3.5mm jack? Would I, an average user, notice any difference? I tend to listen to a lot of music if that makes any difference. Just wondering if it's worth it to grab an amp or, if those speakers from my stereo don't work, some new speakers as well.