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The subwoofer crossover is also set way too high (150Hz or so instead of the normal < 80Hz) because the tiny little satellite speakers can't hit a low frequency. So now you get directional bass and male voices coming out of the sub, neither of which you want.
People always bring up the "male voices playing through the sub" problem, yet I have never had this with my Z-5500. My guess? They don't have their sound configured correctly... my male voices (Tommy Lister as an example) play fine through the center speaker...
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People always bring up the "male voices playing through the sub" problem, yet I have never had this with my Z-5500. My guess? They don't have their sound configured correctly... my male voices (Tommy Lister as an example) play fine through the center speaker...
The Z5500 crossover is set internally at 150Hz. 150Hz is 150Hz and the only way to get rid of it is to change it with software, causing a nasty frequency gap. I used to have a set of Z5500s. Certain voices in music and some movie scenes were terrible, especially if the volume was up a decent amount. The problem will happen to any set with too high of a crossover setting. If I turn my Velodyne sub's crossover up that high, what do you know, voices come out of it too!
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post #23 of 33
Teufel Theater 200 if you got lots of dough laying around

Otherwise you can look at the Corsair SP2500
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The Z5500 crossover is set internally at 150Hz. 150Hz is 150Hz and the only way to get rid of it is to change it with software, causing a nasty frequency gap. I used to have a set of Z5500s. Certain voices in music and some movie scenes were terrible, especially if the volume was up a decent amount. The problem will happen to any set with too high of a crossover setting. If I turn my Velodyne sub's crossover up that high, what do you know, voices come out of it too!
Are you reffering to the Crossover Roll off?
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My Logitech z5300 speakers are still working after 10 years. The only thing I had to recently replace in it was the cable that connects the back of the sub to the soundcard/onboard ports. Other than that, I would definitely buy them again, or buy the z5500's if they ever come down to a respectable price.
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Are you reffering to the Crossover Roll off?
The crossover frequency from the satellites to the sub.

The Z5500 set I had was around 150Hz but it had to be a ridiculous slope of something like only -8dB/octave because I could play test tones of 200Hz, 250Hz, and higher and clearly hear the sub make an awful sound.
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post #27 of 33
I don't like using speakers for gaming. At least, not for FPS games. Under the right setup, headphones will give you much better detail while also providing virtual surround sound. For music, I'd get a pair of $200 HI-Fi bookshelves (let's say polks monitor40 or something similar, or build my own) and a $100 receiver connected to a PC sound card. With a good speakers, a sub almost certainly is not necessary.
Edited by ZAKOH - 5/15/11 at 1:35am
post #28 of 33
I do like my Logitech X-210s, but I am aware there are better speakers out there for the money. However, these were £20 and were an improvement on the monitor-integrated ones I was using initially.
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post #29 of 33
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I'd be careful with buying the Klipsch set used. The amps tend to go bad in them. That being said its a good set for the price.
Yeap this is the main complaint I hear about the Klipsch 2.1 set. Google it they are not ALL bad but I'd probably buy new just for the piece of mind. I was going to purchase this set over my Z-2300 but I couldn't find it at a store and didn't want to order it online.

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Logitech speakers get a bad rap among people who know a fair amount about audio because, well, they're just not very good at all for the price. They focus on loudness and not sound fidelity and also are not built very well at all (plastic, really?). The subwoofer crossover is also set way too high (150Hz or so instead of the normal < 80Hz) because the tiny little satellite speakers can't hit a low frequency. So now you get directional bass and male voices coming out of the sub, neither of which you want.
This is also true I have the 2.1 Logitech Z-2300 set and when I try to alter the crossover on the software for my sound card it just doesn't sound right at all there's frequencies and just blahhh. But for my purposes I think the set is fine (light gaming and some music). It has a lot of bass as well IMO. For basic purposes it's a decent set but try to find a deal on it, maybe CL or something.
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post #30 of 33
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The crossover frequency from the satellites to the sub.

The Z5500 set I had was around 150Hz but it had to be a ridiculous slope of something like only -8dB/octave because I could play test tones of 200Hz, 250Hz, and higher and clearly hear the sub make an awful sound.
oh kewl want to make sure some people mix up the cross over wording that clears it up.
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