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Old 04-15-2006, 03:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm stuck on what speakers I should buy. I saw these at a store, and I heard them, and they sounded pretty good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121130

And these are the one I was gonna get originally because they're 5.1.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121118

Which ones would you choose?
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Old 04-15-2006, 03:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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go with the Logitech Z-5300's or Z-5500's if you have a bit more money
they are both 5.1 and have ownage RMS Power. As well get rid of that SB Audigy 2 ZS and go with the X-Fi...huge difference.
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What's the difference between the ZS and the X-Fi?

Are you sure about those speakers? And what's RMS?
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Old 04-15-2006, 08:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the X-Fi takes much more load off the CPU than the ZS
the X-Fi also supports EAX 5.0
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Oh ok then, looks like I'm going to get the X-Fi.

Those 2.1 speakers are more expensive than the 5.1 ones. I know this sounds naive, but isn't the rule, if it's more expensive, it's better?
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yes that's the general rule. I'd say they do have better sound quality, but they aren't 5.1
do you really want 5.1 sound?
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Ive got the logitech Z4's and they sound absolutely amazing, the build quality is also pretty impressive.
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x-530!!!!!!!! all the way! have u seen the reviews for them on newegg? everyone loves it.
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X-530's man i have them they are awesome for the price!
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Yeah, what's the benefits of having 5.1? Is it just for surround?

I thought the Z4s looked really good, and they did look like they were built very tough. The controller they have for the bass and volume is awesome too.
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