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Old December 29, 2008, 05:30 PM
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Question Future Purchase: 5.1 Speakers; A Question....

What would be the better 5.1 speakers to get -- do they even make a 7.1 set -- either the Logitech Z-5500 or the Creative GigaWorks ProGamer...I like the Creative one because of the wireless rear speakers; but I also like Logitech's offering as well?! Are there any other 5.1 computer speakers out there? Not really concerned about price at this point, seeing as how it's going to be purchased in the near future.

Also, I want to make it quite clear right off the bat...do not suggest any home theatre setups!
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Old December 29, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Top sellers are the Z-5500 for $300
G51- $80
and the cheap x-540 for $50

Stick with the logitech for there longer warranties

And i think that 7.1 are mostly used in Home theater only
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Old December 29, 2008, 06:17 PM
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Logitech z-5500 all the way - i love them!
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Personally all the PC speakers sound like a tin can. Logitech are loud and boomy and simply iMHO are not worth the price. They are built cheap and sound that way. The only 5.1 setups ever made for the PC that were of decent quality within there price range were the Gigaworks 5.1 and the Klipsch 5.1(unfortunately many of the units went sour after a while).

In all Honesty the best thing to do is use a current receiver and buy a good pair of budget satellite Hi-fi speaks like Paradigm, energy etc...
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Old December 29, 2008, 09:03 PM
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Klipsh pro media ultra 5.1. Bought mine not too long ago, they are still around.
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Lucky you, cause Klipsch has stopped producing those units long ago. The failure rate on the amp was extremely high, which is why Klipsch pulled out of the 5.1 PC speaker market.
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In all Honesty the best thing to do is use a current receiver and buy a good pair of budget satellite Hi-fi speaks like Paradigm, energy etc...
Did you even bother reading the following part of my original post?!:

Also, I want to make it quite clear right off the bat...do not suggest any home theatre setups!
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Old December 30, 2008, 07:27 AM
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Did you even bother reading the following part of my original post?!:

Also, I want to make it quite clear right off the bat...do not suggest any home theatre setups!
Buying a receiver and a set of speakers does not make it a home theater setup sheesh it just makes it a stereo system.

Your definition of home theater is really out there I say.
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Old December 30, 2008, 07:21 PM
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Buying a receiver and a set of speakers does not make it a home theater setup sheesh it just makes it a stereo system.

Your definition of home theater is really out there I say.
what enaberif said.

If you want a really good set of 5.1. the promedia 5.1 is the best for ya if you can find this hidden gem in your local stores. But those promedia 5.1 cost around $500+ if i remember correctly. its way too good for the average user

And it is true that logitechs only good for there subs. But this is one of those you paid for what you get
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I just got myself a pair of NIB Z-5300E's for a price that was a literal steal! the only downside to them that some consider is the fact they're analog only...but gosh, they're beautiful sounding speakers :D
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