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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.
he claimed it cost him 1200 dollars, he wanted to show me how his headphones sounded with it, he has a 7.1 surround sound also that he uses but said Headphones would let me tell the diffrence better which I couldn't. He also had the whole thing on an AMP with Vacume tubes said transistors reduced quality lol
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Pay no more than 45 dollars for them and you'll be happy. So for 75 dollars you'd really be pushing how much the speakers are worth. Find them for 45 dollars and be happy.
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Well worth the $100 I paid for my set.
That's cool. Of course you're going to like them if you spent money on them. Doesn't mean they're good speakers at all though.
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They can be had used for probably half of that, so no thats a terrible deal. Even a x540 can be had for 60 bucks or less based on where you look. They're not great. They're ok, don't expect much for how much they cost at a 60 dollar price point. However, ~75 bucks is far too much for them, and 60 is pushing it a tad. But for movies and such, they're damn good on a real short budget. If you want audiophile quality don't bother with logitech, simple as that. They're not aiming at the audiophile market, anyways. If you can find a good deal, and you want something to get by then they're ok, but not at that price.
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I bought them anyway i can return for a full refund but I dont want to, OMG this sound amazing compared to the 3in USB powered speakers I was using, the Patriot and CSS sounded awesome only thing i wish is that i could get my bass deeper but other than that no complaints from me
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That's cool. Of course you're going to like them if you spent money on them. Doesn't mean they're good speakers at all though.
They are certainly not the best - but they are among the best ever made for computer speakers hands down. Especially the Z5500's. Obviously a book shelf system, or a higher end dedicated home theatre setup (which I also own...) will be better. I am not the only person who thinks this way about the Z5500's they have pretty much the best reviews on any site - for good reason.
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They are certainly not the best - but they are among the best ever made for computer speakers hands down. Especially the Z5500's. Obviously a book shelf system, or a higher end dedicated home theatre setup (which I also own...) will be better. I am not the only person who thinks this way about the Z5500's they have pretty much the best reviews on any site - for good reason.
Show me one review done on the Z5500 that was performed by someone who has a history of reviewing audio. They're all done by computer/tech websites that are comparing them to more junky speakers. They get high marks for LOL LOUD BASS!!!!!!!!!

What are "computer speakers" anyway? Nowadays with motherboards all coming with optical out, just about any audio equipment will easily work with a PC.
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i used to have a logitech z5500 when i was audio noob. now that im passed the noob stage logitech speakers were horrible. even the subwoofer's lowest note was 40hz. i love being able to go lower than 20hz. Shakes everything up.
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Show me one review done on the Z5500 that was performed by someone who has a history of reviewing audio. They're all done by computer/tech websites that are comparing them to more junky speakers. They get high marks for LOL LOUD BASS!!!!!!!!!

What are "computer speakers" anyway? Nowadays with motherboards all coming with optical out, just about any audio equipment will easily work with a PC.
My definition of computer speakers are just that - speakers you use for your computer. If someone does not want to blow a ton of money on a set of speakers/sub/receiver, etc the Z series from Logitech are pretty much some of the best you will be able to get for strictly computer usage piped out from just a sound card.

I never said that they are the best you can get for this sort of thing, however if budget is a factor and you want a simple set of GOOD speakers with out needing to use an amp/digital connections it does the job very well. Also if gaming is a factor and you plan on using an X-Fi for all the gaming effects, eax, etc then a good set of analogue speakers are perfect.

I would never suggest buying a set of either the Z2300's, or Z5500's if your going to use the computer as a HTPC. For that I would go with an ATI card with HDMI out that can bitstream Dolby HD, and DTS HD MA, and LPCM. OR an Auzentech HDMI sound card to a receiver. This is why I love my laptop, the HD 5730 bitstreams everything out perfectly to my HT receiver.

In the end it depends on what your going to be doing with your computer, your budget, etc.
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Show me one review done on the Z5500 that was performed by someone who has a history of reviewing audio. They're all done by computer/tech websites that are comparing them to more junky speakers. They get high marks for LOL LOUD BASS!!!!!!!!!

What are "computer speakers" anyway? Nowadays with motherboards all coming with optical out, just about any audio equipment will easily work with a PC.
The Stereophile review pops to mind. That said though, I (and many others) aren't Stereophile's biggest fans. + that review is old as heck, was when the Z5500 was initially priced lower and had less competition and were comparing apples to apples (i.e. not vs. 2.0 / 2.1 setups, they were solely judging it based upon a 5.1 setup for the price).
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