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So I am currently looking for a nice set of 2.1 computer speakers preferably with 150+ watts of total power. Ive looked at the 3 logitech 2.1 speakers ( Zcinema, Z2300, and Z-623). It seems that EVERYBODY flames on Logitech for being a terrible speaker brand and that spending money on their speakers is a waste of money. But ive owned the Logitech X-530 for 4-5 years now (got them freshmen year of college, 06-present) and let me tell you they have ENDURED through everything. Countless parties where everything was turned to the MAXX, things spilled, speakers dropped off high locations, squished, and they have never blown out on me, or ever failed.

I really want to purchase either the Cinema because of the extra remote or the 623 because lets face it, they look dope. I do not like to purchase things more then once, so I want to get something that can last me the same duration as my previous speakers. Since they have personally won my customer loyalty, why exactly are they frowned upon?? I have numerous other logitech products (couple keyboards, vx revolution, mx anywhere) ive used in the past and never had issues.

So, break it down for me
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I have lots of logitech gear, it all works just fine. Especially the mice, best mice ever.
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That's a very good question OP. I too have had numerous Logitech products over the years, speakers included and have only ever had one issue which was promptly taken care of by their customer support. Matter of fact, I bought a used/open box MX518 mouse that came in DOA and they replaced it with a NIB MX518. But back to your original question, maybe it's because Logitech is generally considered more of a mainstream company when it comes to speakers. I'll admit that there are plenty of other brands out there that sound better, but as far as price/performance goes, they are hard to beat. Especially in their 2.1 line. But alas, that is just my speculation. I'd love to hear what more people have to say.
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I bought the Cyber Acoustics CA-3602 for $35 and the sound quality is amazing. Everyone told me I made a mistake and that I should have gotten a Klipsch Promedia 2.1 so I returned it and I got one, and the sound quality was the exact same as my CA-3602, except it had very slightly richer bass. The treble and mids were exactly the same. Only thing is that the Promedia 2.1 can be turned up to a much higher volume. I returned the Promedia and got the 3602 again, and I saved over $100.

Still, I think the CA-3602 is the best 2.1 system under $100 even though it is $35. It is MUCH better than any Logitech speakers under $100. But I am sure you can find something better if your budget is above $150.

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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 setup is rock solid. I have the original set that is like 12 years old now and it still rocks out like it did day 1
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People do trash talk Logitech speakers so much and it's annoying really. I bought my Z-5500s for $120 brand new. It was an amazing deal for great speakers and no one can tell me otherwise. OF COURSE a true home theater system with an appropriate amplifier and hand-picked speakers and sub put it to shame, but it won't cost $120, probably closer to $500. I'm still using my Z-5500s, which I've had for maybe 3 years or more, and I don't absolutely NEED a better system. I plan on keeping my Z-5500s for gaming and spending about $1,000 on a Polk setup for the living room soon enough. I have my PC wired to my TV in the living room for movies/music/even gaming, so I'll be able to game on either system

M-Audio speakers are great speakers if you want clarity and they have nice bass.


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Originally Posted by Phobos223 View Post
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 setup is rock solid. I have the original set that is like 12 years old now and it still rocks out like it did day 1
Seconded.
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Originally Posted by Phobos223 View Post
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 setup is rock solid. I have the original set that is like 12 years old now and it still rocks out like it did day 1
that just put klipsch back onto the radar with 12 years of solid performance..consistancy is key for me, thanks for your input. Power is definately an issue for me because 70watts is definately not enough for me; while ive graduated and dont host ridiculous parties anymore, id still like to know that my speakers can be relied upon when called up to bat to play that annoying katy perry song at a get-together because that some dumb hot chick loves that song so that I can proceed to part 2 of my hunt successfully. Also I will be using it as a TV setup i have a 32 inch TV that i plan to connect to my comp and be using it as a theatre in my room . So surround sound would be a plus.
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Price/budget?
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100-150/175 depending on how much of a difference that more expensive set are
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