I need active speakers. Preferably 2.0, but 2.1 would work, too.

The speakers will sit on a table, right next to a CRT. They will primarily be used for older video game consoles (from SNES to Dreamcast). The players will sit circa 1-2 meters in front of them.

  • I would prefer a cinch/RCA input (red and white cables). If they don’t have one, I’d need a recommendation for a suitable adapter, too.

  • I would like to be able to connect headphones. If connected, the speakers should be muted automatically.

  • Power plug for Germany.

Budget: I’m hoping for less than 80 € (shipping to Germany).

If multiple sources can be connected via cinch (so no need to manually switch the cables when switching the console) and/or if newer consoles can be connected (optical?), I’d be willing to pay 120 €, or 150 € if they are really good (future-proof, ‎long lifetime).

  • I read that it might be preferable not to buy one of those complete sets, but go for an amp (or active subwoofer) and separate passive speakers. I would also be interested in this, so if this is possible within my budget (~ 150 €, or some more if the quality is good, e.g., 180 €), please recommend :)
    – unor
    Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 23:29

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The Behringer MS16 has the requirements:

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