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I actually made a thread about this with about the same budget and these are the general response I got. My budget is slightly higher but here you go. So far i've read two reviews on the Eagle set and they actually seam to do quite well for the price tag that comes with them. If you can manage to get an extra bit of money I would definitely recommend getting the Swan M10s. They look beautiful and they are a great set of speakers.
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 $149.99
Amazon.com: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System (Black): Electronics

M10 $119.00
http://www.theaudioinsider.com/produ...products_id=89

Eagle ET-AR506-BK $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836183038

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Here is my thread if you want to take a look:
http://www.overclock.net/home-audio/...endations.html
I specifically specified 5.1 surround.
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What do you think of the Logitech X-530's? The bass had to hit hard and the speakers have to have some quality. I want a 5.1 setup, but not willing to spend over $100
This is gonna be a tough one to work on... From what I have seen, I think you would be hard pressed to find something that will compete with that at that price range. All I can say is see if you can listen to the 530's first. Have read that the bass on this model hits hard (if you like bassy sounds, that's good then). Need to make sure how high (in volume) you can crank it up before getting any sort of distortion.
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I have some insignia 2.1 system with 60 watts. How would it compare to the x530s?
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I actually made a thread about this with about the same budget and these are the general response I got. My budget is slightly higher but here you go. So far i've read two reviews on the Eagle set and they actually seam to do quite well for the price tag that comes with them. If you can manage to get an extra bit of money I would definitely recommend getting the Swan M10s. They look beautiful and they are a great set of speakers.
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 $149.99
Amazon.com: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System (Black): Electronics

M10 $119.00
http://www.theaudioinsider.com/produ...products_id=89

Eagle ET-AR506-BK $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836183038

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Here is my thread if you want to take a look:
http://www.overclock.net/home-audio/...endations.html
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I specifically specified 5.1 surround.

Sometimes less is more.
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Sometimes less is more.
Especially in this price range.
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yea, ever wonder why logitech is selling 5.1 for less than $100 ?
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I believe that for $100 you will get very decent 2 or 2.1 speakers up to 4.1 speakers. For a 5.1 setup I am of the thought that you would need to look at a $200-250 range and up (or maybe look at closeouts, open boxes or used set) if you are picky about your sound quality.

For example, I saw this on Newegg. It's a hot deal which may be a closeout or open box.

Here is another option on Newegg but the people who complain, complained about a lack of option. Maybe they are just too hard core?

Here is a 4.1 setup. Since I mainly game, I'd consider this setup personally (if I had the area to do this setup - i don't so I am relegated to a 2.1 or maybe a 3.1 setup). Any good sound card will have a center channels output that you can later on add a separate center channel speaker if I am not mistaken.
post #18 of 19
im with everyone else on this. you would be better off with a 2.1 setup in this price range. however that first link that kahbrohn posted ( creative inspire t6160's) looks nice. i 3-4 years back i had a super cheap 5.1 colby speaker setup and thought that was awesome up until i got a $250 pioneer HTIB 5.1 and that was better but still wasn't good enough. i was board during last summer and designed and built my own 2.1 setup and never looked back. they sound so much better then the HTIB setup and having no surround speakers doesn't hurt any playing in games or in movies. just the 2 bookshelf's i built alone were $230 and i went with the cheapest i felt good going.
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im with everyone else on this. you would be better off with a 2.1 setup in this price range. however that first link that kahbrohn posted ( creative inspire t6160's) looks nice. i 3-4 years back i had a super cheap 5.1 colby speaker setup and thought that was awesome up until i got a $250 pioneer HTIB 5.1 and that was better but still wasn't good enough. i was board during last summer and designed and built my own 2.1 setup and never looked back. they sound so much better then the HTIB setup and having no surround speakers doesn't hurt any playing in games or in movies. just the 2 bookshelf's i built alone were $230 and i went with the cheapest i felt good going.
One reviewer of the Creatives stated that they even smelled good! That's a new one for me... Buy a set of speakers based on their smell.
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