For the price the Klipsch promedia 2.1 set is the best. I have a set and these things are incredible. Literally better then my stereo system. I would pay twice as much for them but I only paid $200 at the time. So you're getting a steal now. I wouldn't worry about them being outdated. We're talking about speakers here and not CPU's. If they sound incredible now they will sound incredible for a long time. Good speakers have a long shelf life