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The z5500s are actually better than the "replacement" z906 model. For PC multimedia speakers, the sound quality is fair, tho idk about that $1k price tag, that set new doesn't even retail for $500 where I live(Bermuda) and prices here are crazy high, considering our dollar is pegged to the US dollar. Pretty sure you can find them much cheaper if you shop around sub $500

I have the z2300 2.1 setup, the subwoofer bangs like no tomorrow offering fairly clear un-muddled tones, neutral. As for the satellites, they do leave much to be desired in the highs, mid tones aren't the best but for the price(bought them for something like $150 here) they're good. For games and general listening they're ok but clarity of dialogue in movies varies. Logitech products aren't the greatest, but not the worst; tho they do have some relatively high-end items, their typical product is mid-range and below.

The Edifier s550 may be worth a look. Don't have quite the audio output has the Logitechs, but the sound quality is far superior.

So let me get this straight. A subwoofer that falls flat on its face at about 45Hz, and extends all the way up to midrange territory (250-300Hz), its INCREDIBLY directional, and its incredibly distorted....that's clear, un-muddled tones and neutral to you? You would have an ear gasm if you heard a real subwoofer honestly.
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So you would rather see the OP spend that kind of money on junk speakers?
I don't think the OP is looking to buy any of them, maybe he is, I dunno for certain. But I do think he's just wondering why the older model cost way more than the newer ones. OP even acknowledges that the Z5500 are worth $50. He knows they aren't worth it.

They're not junk, take it back.
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I don't think the OP is looking to buy any of them, maybe he is, I dunno for certain. But I do think he's just wondering why the older model cost way more than the newer ones. OP even acknowledges that the Z5500 are worth $50. He knows they aren't worth it.

They're not junk, take it back.
Not gonna take it back. I've heard them, and I've heard similar PC Speakers. Similar PC Speakers are EASILY cleaner sounding. For the same price, you can build a custom setup that will eat them alive.

There's absolutely no point in Logitech speakers in my opinion....other than people blindly buying them based off their name.
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I had a set of Z2300s that I got a little over three years ago for ~$90 shipped. For that price, they were/are decent to me. They recently failed on me, and Logitech offered me Z623s, as the Z2300s are done with or whatever. From everything I've read, and now experienced, they do seem a lesser set.

Given that, I wouldn't put it past things that the same applies here, and that the Z5500s are better than whatever replaced them.
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Not gonna take it back. I've heard them, and I've heard similar PC Speakers. Similar PC Speakers are EASILY cleaner sounding. For the same price, you can build a custom setup that will eat them alive.

There's absolutely no point in Logitech speakers in my opinion....other than people blindly buying them based off their name.
What price are you going off of? Find me a custom setup for $230 that will destroy the Z5500. I paid $220 for mine but it had a $50 MIR, So I actually paid $170. Well, you said $250, so find me a custom built 2.1 setup that will eat the z5500 alive.
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What price are you going off of? Find me a custom setup for $230 that will destroy the Z5500. I paid $220 for mine but it had a $50 MIR, So I actually paid $170. Well, you said $250, so find me a custom built 2.1 setup that will eat the z5500 alive.
Dayton DTA-100a
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Great starter custom setup. Will take any passive bookshelfs / towers later, and any powered subwoofer later as well.
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Okay, so could I go 5.1 down the road with the DTA-100a? I was watching the video on parts express and he showed how to hook up the speakers, but I'm lost on how you would hook up the center and rears.
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Okay, so could I go 5.1 down the road with the DTA-100a? I was watching the video on parts express and he should how to hook up the speakers, but I'm lost on how you would hook up the center and rears.
Could you go 5.1 with a z2300 or other 2.1 PC speaker?

It's a 2 channel amplifier, so no....its 2 channels only. You'd have to replace the 2 channel mini amp with a receiver if you wanted 5.1. Receivers generally start around $200-250 or so for a good one, just for that.

That 2 channel mini amp is a tiny little powerhouse though honestly. And if somebody was going for 2.0 / 2.1, it would be more than enough to power just about any passive speakers.
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So let me get this straight. A subwoofer that falls flat on its face at about 45Hz, and extends all the way up to midrange territory (250-300Hz), its INCREDIBLY directional, and its incredibly distorted....that's clear, un-muddled tones and neutral to you? You would have an ear gasm if you heard a real subwoofer honestly.
I guess you don't understand what the term fairly means. I also guess my studio reference system is pretty crappy... since you can make this "You would have an ear gasm if you heard a real subwoofer honestly" claim without out any information about my background.

Like I said, for what they are, they're ok. In their performance bracket they're okay speakers, not the best, not the worst. Are they better than my Pyle PA system? Heck no. Can they remotely compare to my reference speakers? Highly doubt it.

In your previous comment you compared the $300/400 5.1 setup of the z906/z5500 to a high quality 2.1 setup that you can build yourself for $250/$400 Of course your gonna get a higher quality system for that price, there's less speakers, you can spend more per speaker. Now show me a superb quality $250/$400 5.1 setup and your comment "might" have some merit.

What are your thoughts on the Edifier system I recommended?
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I guess you don't understand what the term fairly means. I also guess my studio reference system is pretty crappy... since you can make this "You would have an ear gasm if you heard a real subwoofer honestly" claim without out any information about my background.

Like I said, for what they are, they're ok. In their performance bracket they're okay speakers, not the best, not the worst. Are they better than my Pyle PA system? Heck no. Can they remotely compare to my reference speakers? Highly doubt it.

In your previous comment you compared the $300/400 5.1 setup of the z906/z5500 to a high quality 2.1 setup that you can build yourself for $250/$400 Of course your gonna get a higher quality system for that price, there's less speakers, you can spend more per speaker. Now show me a superb quality $250/$400 5.1 setup and your comment "might" have some merit.

What are your thoughts on the Edifier system I recommended?
You can get a great Onkyo 5.1 HTIB for $300. Again, there's no point to spending $300 on junk Logitech speakers.
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Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
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60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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