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logitech x-530 5.1 to a 2.1 system

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Curious if a change like this would make sense. I have probably had these logitech x-530s for 5 years or so. I do not have a problem with them, but they are quite beat up and my workspace is a relatively small space, so a 5.1 system isn't ideal.

I was wondering if a switch to something like the m-audio av40s or the klipsch promedia 2.1s would make sense, or would just be a waste of money. I am far from an audiophile, so I have never really paid attention to the quality of sound.
    
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I would recommend getting a cheap pair of headphones if you dont care all that much about sound. Do you game, watch movies, or listen to music on your pc a lot?
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I mainly game and listen to music with this pc. I watch movies occasionally, but mostly game/music. Its not so much that I don't care, but honestly just have not compared to any quality speaker, so I guess I settled for these smile.gif.
    
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I went from the x-540s to the promedias a couple of weeks ago and it was indeed a big upgrade in sound quality. I picked up a $40 refurbished Xonar DX sound card from geeks.com last week and got an additional boost in sound quality. Couldn't be happier with my audio setup.
Edited by yesitsmario - 7/31/11 at 2:09pm
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I just bought some m-audio av40 mkIIs to replace my 6 or 7 year old 2.1 Philips setup that has seen better days, I can let you know how they compare when I get them, they should arrive Monday or Tuesday if you can wait that long? (although I plan on returning them and going with a more expensive setup, but them being returned really depends on how much I do/do not like them)
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