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How good is this, considering upgradeing from a headset to a 5.1 system and from upgrading my 2.0 USB speakers at the same time as they suck.

Is it worth the 74 bucks at Wal-Mart?
post #2 of 22
In a word: No.
In more words: all Logitech speakers suck. If you want 5.1 for sub $100, you'll sacrifice a lot of sound quality.
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My hearing is already bad I tried some 600 dollar headphones 2 years ago on a 1200 dollar sound card my buddy had who is an audiophile I noticed no diffrence with his lossless audio version of Welcome to the Black Parade than I did with my USB Powered 2.0 speakers playing on MP3 on onboard Audio lol
post #4 of 22
I've seen mainboards come with 5.1 that would be better then that thing.
I have digital SPDIF Soundmax audio hooked up from my P6TD to my Pioneer VSX-517K and when listening or watching movies/music at 320kbps it is just amazing. Amazing.

Its taken alot of tuning with the dynamics, brilliance and tuning the EQ but combined with my little 100W Pioneer sub and my floorstanders/surround speakers I am loving it.
Edited by amstech - 5/11/11 at 5:36pm
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
In a word: No.
In more words: all Logitech speakers suck. If you want 5.1 for sub $100, you'll sacrifice a lot of sound quality.
Eh Z5500's and Z2300's are not bad at all.
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Eh Z5500's and Z2300's are not bad at all.
Actually, those two sets are probably the worst for the money you spend. Cheap ass construction and fake specs galore.
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My hearing is already bad I tried some 600 dollar headphones 2 years ago on a 1200 dollar sound card my buddy had who is an audiophile I noticed no diffrence with his lossless audio version of Welcome to the Black Parade than I did with my USB Powered 2.0 speakers playing on MP3 on onboard Audio lol
$1200 soundcard?
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Eh Z5500's and Z2300's are not bad at all.
They suck. Especially for the price, lol. Anyone who says otherwise is just trying to justify their purchase.
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$1200 soundcard?
They exist, but I really doubt his friend has one... a $1200 sound card won't give you any better 2 channel sound quality than a $200 STX

$1200 sound cards are for multichannel mixing and studio recording use.

Now, if he was talking about a $200 dac and a $1000 amp... that's a whole different story.
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They suck. Especially for the price, lol. Anyone who says otherwise is just trying to justify their purchase.
Well worth the $100 I paid for my set.
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