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This question must have been asked about a million times, but what is the best set of 5.1 speakers for relatively little money. My budget is £60 (Near enough $100)

Sound quality doesn't matter too much, of course I want the best I can get for my budget, but I know I'm not going to get much for that. I want 5.1 because I want to be able to hear stuff behind me, so no 2.1 speakers, even though the quality is likely to be better on them. So long as they sound better than my current logitech x-210's im happy.

I've tried looking for second hand sets, but for the most part, they were barely cheaper than new ones, were pick-up only or incomplete.

I cant have too much bass. The reason for this is because my house has no soundproofing, just really cheap thin pieces of board. A bass control would really help, as would a headphone jack.

I saw a deal on logitech z506's which brought them into my price range, but i had to rule them out after finding that they were not wall mountable (a must for the rear speakers) I also had to rule out Creative inspire t6160's for the same reason.

So what is there in my price range?
     
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Picked up a 5.1 set by Logitech at Best Buy for $99.99 for my brother and it's pretty nice for the price.
 
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Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post
Picked up a 5.1 set by Logitech at Best Buy for $99.99 for my brother and it's pretty nice for the price.
Pointless, as hes in the UK
Here is a few http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...rs/51-speakers



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The truth is that $100 dollars will not get you a satisfactory 5.1 system. If you double that, you MAY happen upon a refurbished/used system thats decent. Triple or quadruple your limit...then you hit the lower tier. A $100 dollar 2.0/2.1 system will blow any $100 5.1 system out of the water in sound quality.
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