Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;13993961
1) There's no way that those Logitech's will go anywhere NEAR the claimed frequencies. The z5500's ACTUAL frequency range is roughly 50Hz-8KHz, and even then, its got a HUGE treble boost to make it "appear" to extend further. Same reason why the subwoofer is tuned at 45Hz. It makes it boomy sounding, so it "appears" to hit lower than it really does.
2) Those power figures are hilarious. 500w RMS? 700w RMS?
Maybe at 15% THD. Lower that down to about half of what they claim to output, and you'll have the ACTUAL power output, to keep things clean and THD at acceptable levels.
What have you been listening to, Dynex? Durabrand? I used a 2.0 setup with Pioneer 12" towers off 135w RMS @ 8ohm (0.09% THD) for my computer. They sounded absolutely excellent on everything. The treble was a little harsh, but that's because of the horn tweeters from 1973.
If you listen to ANY REAL speakers, you'll know how horrible Logicrap speakers are, and how laughable their claimed specs are.
I know Logitechs are crap, and that's why their only speaker system I recommend are the X210's.
They cannot be beat when it comes to budget 2.1 computer speakers.
I don't have the space, nor time nor cash to put up real speaker sets, so my expertise lies within computer speakers.
Speaking strictly from a computer speaker point of view (let's not drag in exotic stuff starting from AudioEngine and M-Audio because these are rarer than pine trees in Singapore), I know how each one sounds at the back of my hand.
When I mean HTIB, I meant these.
Doesn't look like it's got a horn tweeter, does it?
The brand doesn't matter.
Philips. Sony. Panasonic. Pioneer. Samsung. LG. Hitachi. Toshiba.
They all sound horrible across the band.
And here's why.
Firstly we've got a woofer that has absolutely NO punch at all.
Couple that with the fact that it creates a crapload of buzzing at 50Hz and doesn't like to go any lower than that.
Next, the satellites are hollow crap with no treble, no low mids, and an absolutely honky midrange response.
These things; they're all crap.
You may say computer speakers are the same. Pardon me, but aside from some really ambiguous crap like Akira and Sonic Gear, I have yet to hear honky-sounding computer speakers.
Let's take Creative for example. The Gigaworks T3 is an examplary set I'd buy over ANY HTIB, any day.
Also, that guy has a point.
I've listened to the Edifier S750 and Logitech Z-5500 side-by-side, and while none of them sound half as honky as a HTIB, the Edifier is a heck lot more accurate.
Don't hate on Edifier.
The people who can't afford Gigaworks and expensive Altec MX's buy Edifiers.
And they're satisfied.