Originally Posted by BinaryBummer
I had the Klipsch 5.1 for the better part of 7 years running them hard daily, but the 2.1's are not near the quality of the 5.1's were.
In general they will do great for a basic 2 speaker system.
You can opt to get the Logitech x-530's or the current model 5.1's and they should suffice well. You can hook up the rear channels or you can just leave them at 2.1..
I find the Klipsch 5.1 are pricey but they are more a loudspeaker tone vs the Logitechs that are more like a home stereo speaker that have a glassy tone.
BoreBuy usually has them hooked up so try a set out or get a logitech set at waldomart if your carry the 5.1's
Look up the specs of the two models and the type circuitry they use and power etc..
BTW I now have the X-530's as well and they are far from the Klipsch 5.1 or the higher end Logitech 5.1s but money wise you have to still drop the better part of 1-2 hundred..
What? All Logitech sound systems are overpriced and have quite terrible sound quality, even the Z-5500. For a 2.1 system, I'd say the Klipsch is probably the only one in its price range. I recommend going for a 2.0 system, which will have less bass, but punchier mids and clearer highs. Then adding a sub later on if you are not satisfied with the amount of bass.
That's pretty much exactly what I did and I couldn't be happier :]