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Old 01-21-2007, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Speakers $100 - $500 Recomendations plz

I need some speakers for my computer desk that I will use for the computer and with my record player. I will use it for mostly music btu also games and movies. I listen to everything from classical to heavy metal. Please recomend some speakers. thanks
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hear alot about these three sets of speakers;

Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120

Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121122

Logitech X-530 70 watts RMS 5.1 Black Speaker System - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121126

The z-5500 looks awesome.

I see you're located in Canada. So checkout tigerdirect.ca, ncix.com, or directcanada.com for those.
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How do these compare to all thos elogitec ones? http://www.creative.com/products/pro...&product=10323

I was thinking bigger than that, not really computer speakers mybe more along the lines of studio speakers.
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well if you want studio speakers then i would recommend these, but you're gonna need a sound interface or an analog mixer and sound card to power them, and they run off balanced xlr cables instead of standard speaker wire. Well worth it though because they sound massive with 106db of natural sound.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ors?sku=603275
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http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...=003413&cid=SP

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Logitech
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God everyone suggests logitech my buddy has some and they are crap imo. I would go with Klipsch i have them and a few of my buddys do and the 2.1 pro audios sound amazing. The 2.1 pro audios are like $150 and they can put out some bass my 2.1's put my buddies so called awesome logitechs to shame when i turn up the rap I think there the x 530 not sure though.
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I got my stereo linked up to my comp through AUX and music and games are awesome, cost around 500 but way too big for a desk!
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I got my stereo linked up to my comp through AUX and music and games are awesome, cost around 500 but way too big for a desk!
Ya, That's what I have

You can't beat the cost and performance of a home audio system for music, movies, and games.

For $300 you could have a Sony 900Watt 5.1-Channel Home Theater System, it has a 200 watt powered sub
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1149205462671

For $200 you could have a Sony 800W 5.1-Channel Home Theater System, it has a 135 watt powered sub, BUT this one doesn't have a DTS decoder (super surround sound for movies)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1140391964586

You can connect them to your computer using optical, coaxial, or RCA wires. If your sound card only has a headphone output, you can get a 3.5 to rca adapter
http://www.audiooutfitter.com/store/140890/PH62089.html
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I've heard good things about Klipsche Speakers, but I am very satisified with my X-530 Logitech speakers.
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I really think logitech outdid themselves with the Z-5500's, I've had them for a year now and they never cease to amaze me. If you have a nice card with S/PDIF optical you can really make them shake the house lol.
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