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You can get a great Onkyo 5.1 HTIB for $300. Again, there's no point to spending $300 on junk Logitech speakers.
What games you play often? Are you running a 2.1 setup when you game or wearing headphones?
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What games you play often? Are you running a 2.1 setup when you game or wearing headphones?
I usually wear headphones when I game. Lately I've been using my 7.1 setup though. Right now I can't game at all though (looks at sig rig).

Why does it matter though? Like I said, a nice HTIB is the same price as a 5.1 "PC Speaker" setup, and it'll sound better. The only real downside is the space the receiver takes up.
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post #23 of 29
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Pretty sure you can find them much cheaper if you shop around sub $500
I'm not shopping for one but I did peruse the list you gave me and all of them, except for the $899+ ones, are all OOS.

I don't know if that is still considered "buying" them for much cheaper. I would say they need to be readily available to ship immediately so that I can get one for that price because if they are OOS doesn't that mean they are getting new 'batches' if they're going to restock them, 'batches' that shouldn't really exist since they've been discontinued?
post #24 of 29
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You can get a great Onkyo 5.1 HTIB for $300. Again, there's no point to spending $300 on junk Logitech speakers.
Right on. The 499 Onkyo setup is another good deal as well. I always wondered why some people would pay $400 for a Logitech setup....they really do suck in comparison.
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You can get a great Onkyo 5.1 HTIB for $300. Again, there's no point to spending $300 on junk Logitech speakers.
Again, I didn't recommend in favour of the Logitech speakers in the first place. Sooo?
 
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Man someone is hostile towards the logitech......something unmentionable happen in a dark backroom? Haha, jk.

Sound is subjective, everyone hears things differently. Some people just don't care that much about sound. My Z-5500 are great, paid like $270 for them back in 05, 6.5 years later they still sound great, the best no, but they work. I like having a remote control panel that sits neatly on my desk without taking up space like a receiver. Plus it's mostly used on my PS3 and it works great for that.

If people wanted perfect sound they wouldn't be looking at pre-built system anyways...
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Yeah, I agree with that. If I was doing it now, and wanted better sound, and had some money, I'd go with a more "self built" approach, but Logitech (and others) have their place, and for some of us, it does work well enough, whether or not an audiophile finds it good enough. It might be a little bit of "ignorance is bliss" on our end, but engh. Again, I'd do it differently today, but...

Find me something that competes with the scenario of getting a set of Z2300s for ~$90 shipped three years back, and when they fail (just out of warranty, mind you), Logitech replaces them, covering shipping, and albeit it was with downgraded Z623s (the Z2300s are discontinued), then (get this) when I fall into a hard luck situation of my own that Logitech doesn't have to cover (basically shipping them to a house I was moving to, before I got there, and someone else got them [two things that were planned around went wrong basically, long story]), they ship another replacement set free. Yeah, that sort of service is about as crazy as that sentence was long. With that sort or service, especially in these times, I can't really knock them too much.

They might not be as good as Z2300s, which themselves might not be awesome by some accounts, but I'm floored by the combination of service and the quality being okay enough for me. They have their place, but regardless, the topic wasn't even asking that. It asked about the two sets in comparison to one another, not the two in relation to others.
post #28 of 29
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Man someone is hostile towards the logitech......something unmentionable happen in a dark backroom? Haha, jk.

Sound is subjective, everyone hears things differently. Some people just don't care that much about sound. .

If people wanted perfect sound they wouldn't be looking at pre-built system anyways...
Exactly.
Apples and oranges. The 5500s were reviewed as some of the best at their release, compared to similar systems in their targeted marketed.
 
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post #29 of 29
If people are not going amazing sound grade then SP2500 is not a bad choice. Personally have Z-2300 and they are perfectly fine for me because i dont know any better. If i where to listen to better speakers i would take trash but i never did and with on-board sound that makes it even worse. In the future though things will change.
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