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Im looking for a new 5.1 system to replace my Insignia 2.1 system. Logitech and Creative are companies that i have used before so i looked there first... im not really an audiophile but i do like decent sound.

Im looking @ these two right now.
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/speake...s/devices/7191

http://us.store.creative.com/Creativ...B002IJ95ZM.htm

I will use them for gaming and music and movies. Which of these 2 are better? and is there anything better in the sub $200 price range?
    
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Most, myself included, will try to steer you away from a 5.1 setup for this low of a price. BUT if you must have 5.1, Logitech Z5300 is decent.
   
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My advice would be to stay away from 5.1 for computers..it is a hassle especially when you don't have a decent budget (sub $200 will leave quality issues in 5.1 realm). If you want something for gaming, music, and movies, save your pennies and grab a nice Home Theater in a Box set like this, otherwise I would say stick to a quality pair of headphones.
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Back in my K6-3 days, I had a sweet Altec Lansing 4.1 setup. Worked great in counter strike. Those were the days...
   
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Don't touch a 5.1 system in that price range. If you are looking for a nice set, look to the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's. They will surprise you. The next step from a good 2.1 system should be a proper 5.1 system with an a/v receiver. If you're just looking for a budget 5.1 system that you will use to 'get by,' just about anything out there from logitech/etc will be of comparable quality. Just read your reviews - most of them won't last very long at all.
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+1 go hifi and build up slowly or if u really have to go boxed stuffed as mentioned

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Ok what are some good quality 2.1s? also i do have some Polk audio 4" speakers (i think 4 inch...) and i have a receiver.. i guess all i would need is speakers? i have to go check what i have.

I guess then i will end up getting quality 2.1 and maybe using my current 2.1's for the rear.
    
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Quote:
Klipsch ProMedia
Swans M10
I can vouch for the two mentioned above. I'm currently using my Klipsch 2.1s on my main system. Swans are great too.
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The swans look to be discontinued... unless im looking at the wrong thing?
    
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