Originally posted by apokalipse
the Z-5500's do not suck at all.
sure, they won't compare to a $4000 home stereo system. but as far as computer speakers go, they're among the top.
some people prefer the Klipsch Promedia Ultra 5.1 speakers over the Z-5500's
Agreed. I've had the z5500's for awhile now and I couldn't be happier with this set. As computer speakers they are fantastic. They also offer 2 other outputs, Digital Coaxial and Optical. This gives you the option to use them for a "Console" and also another unit of some type. I use them for my PC, PS2 & my digital Cable TV box. So i get three uses out of my speakers for $279. For me tha's a pretty darn good deal.
On the other hand, I bought and installed the Klipsch Promedias 5.1 for a client of mine whom refused to use logitechs, ? i don't know why, he was kinda wierd... but anyway, They also sound incredible. yet, you can only use them as PC speakers and don't get the 3 output feature the z5500's give you.
So pick one of those 2 and you'll be in PC audio heaven.
BTW: Please, have a good sound card, don't use onboard sound...