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post #1 of 17
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Hi

My x540's are knocking on a bit i want some good 5.1s that are preferably under £250

I like my bass, but also i want clarity.

I would love to get some z5500s if i can find some cheap enough, As i heard there some of the best you can get if thats true.
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post #2 of 17
lol Logitech speakers are trash thats what everyone here will tell you
post #3 of 17
Yes, they are not great speakers, but actually you'd be amazed to find that your X-540s are pretty much the same if not better in quality than the Z5500s and I mean that in a sound quality fashion. The Z5500s get louder and have a more powerful subwoofer. That's what you're mostly paying for on top of the lack of well marketed 5.1 speakers that are competition to these.

However, you should look into acquiring Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 speakers. Those will have much better SQ and are 5.1

Check a Craigslist type website or similar website for your country. (It's like a local ebay type deal, could also check ebay).
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post #4 of 17
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Anything Klipsch is pretty much unheard of over here, The 2.1s that i found are £300 them self

I just found this though, http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/7789

Dont know how long they will be on offer for

But im looking at this
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/7773
or this
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/5585
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post #5 of 17
Onkyo is a pretty respected brand, especially for their receivers, but I can't say that I know how these in particular perform. I suggest trying to search google for "Onkyo [name of product] head-fi" and see what reviews on them are there. See what they compare to etc. Could also try "best 5.1 speakers under 250 pounds head-fi" and see what that offers you.
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i would really suggest an awesome 2.1 1st here
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/7065
and if you not looking for 5.1 hit cheap stereo/power amps used on the cheap and in the UK that would be Gumtree? I'm afraid settling for pitiful boxed 5.1 with puny satellites is not gonna give you the clarity you crave for frown.gif
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxFTW;15524337 
Anything Klipsch is pretty much unheard of over here, The 2.1s that i found are £300 them self

I just found this though, http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/7789

Dont know how long they will be on offer for

But im looking at this
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/7773
or this
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/5585

Those systems you have linked are all just the speakers and sub, you still need to add an AV Receiver which is going to cost you at least £300 for a good quality model.
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Originally Posted by trog;15528982 
i would really suggest an awesome 2.1 1st here
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/7065
and if you not looking for 5.1 hit cheap stereo/power amps used on the cheap and in the UK that would be Gumtree? I'm afraid settling for pitiful boxed 5.1 with puny satellites is not gonna give you the clarity you crave for frown.gif

The 9.1s are great speakers, again they need an amp so you need to fit that into your budget. You can pick the 9.1s up for about £50-70 used and would guess you could get the SW150 for ~£100 used.

I do agree with trog that a 2.1 system would be a good place to start, used equipment would be worth looking at. Check Gumtree and Preloved for bargains. AVForums is a great place for info and there are probably quite a few threads similar to yours which you could look at for recommendations. They also have a classifieds section where you can pick up used gear in great condition.
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post #8 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tUDJ;15529900 
Those systems you have linked are all just the speakers and sub, you still need to add an AV Receiver which is going to cost you at least £300 for a good quality model.



The 9.1s are great speakers, again they need an amp so you need to fit that into your budget. You can pick the 9.1s up for about £50-70 used and would guess you could get the SW150 for ~£100 used.

I do agree with trog that a 2.1 system would be a good place to start, used equipment would be worth looking at. Check Gumtree and Preloved for bargains. AVForums is a great place for info and there are probably quite a few threads similar to yours which you could look at for recommendations. They also have a classifieds section where you can pick up used gear in great condition.

frown.gif I thought a AV receiver was for extra sound and more fiddly stuff plus i dont have a good place to put a AV receiver :/

Need 5.1 as sound is very important in my game as it is when i have my music very loud
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxFTW;15574195 
frown.gif I thought a AV receiver was for extra sound and more fiddly stuff plus i dont have a good place to put a AV receiver :/

Need 5.1 as sound is very important in my game as it is when i have my music very loud

Use headphones? IMO they're the best for gaming needs.
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post #10 of 17
Edifier S550 5.1 Speakers £329.99 though *gulp*

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Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers, 500W RMS £287.98

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So much for me keeping it under £250 for you lol
 
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