Originally posted by Chankama
Have you tried the 5300 by any chance?. How do they compare with each other from a sound quality perspective.
I haven't tried the 5300's. I'm sure there are several differences between the 53's & 55's... But, the 53's are probably really good as well.
The 5500's & X-fi soundcard combination is one hell of an audio powerhouse. Consider this....
I've got a 51" Rear Projection HDTV. My videocard is connected (VIA) "S-CABLE" to the TV. I put on "Saving Private Ryan" for the first time when I got my x-fi and z5500's setup. Cranked the volume up to more then half way... Put on the opening scene when they storm the beaches... If you know the scene, then you could only imagine the experience...
HOME THEATER? LOL I'd say so. My friends actually have called me and said, "Hey, my wife and I are blockbuster, would you mind if we rented a movie, came over and watched it at your house?"
I normally say yes and charge a small admission price... LOL