[QUOTE="don77, post: 0]so i recently hooked up my ps3 to my pc monitor using a hdmi to dvi cable, this gives the lack in sound, i also bought the 2x RCA Phono Female To 1x 3.5mm Male Jack Audio Adapter, but they dont seem to be compatible with my fairly old speakers, so i need a new set of speakers that would either work with them or will plug straight into my ps3, any suggestions?
The stereo audio output from the PS3 is a line level out - not intended to drive speakers. You need some speakers that have amplification built in (most PC speakers do - if it has a power button on it it does.)
How much money are you willing to spend. You can do anything from $20 PC speakers, to $300 HTIB (small 5.1 system w/ receiver - not great quality but much better than PC speakers in stereo setup), to $1000 for Ok receiver and Ok speakers, to $3-5K for really good receiver and speakers, to $10K's for audiophile land.
My guess being 18 you're probably limited to the first 2. If it's PC speakers you go with - simply go to your local electronics store and listen to them and figure out which one sounds the best to you. There's a big difference in quality even at that low end. Same goes for the HTIB solution if you have stores that have them out for listening.