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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by AgentHydra View Post
No 5.1 system under $150 is worth buying honestly, better off going with a 2.1 system.

The Promedia's are definitely the best option as far as PC speakers go, and they are only $155 at Best Buy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+... 2.1&cp=1&lp=1

If you wanted to put together something yourself you could get something like this
-Sub
-Speakers
-Amp

The advantage to doing something like this is that you could later add a 5.1 receiver, two surrounds and a center speaker and have a good quality 5.1 setup.
I dunno about this one...


These are pretty good and sound identical to the X-540s but don't come with any of the extra bells and whistles that drove the price up. Amazon currently has them on sale for cheap.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by jchon930 View Post
why do so many people recommend the promedia's... i heard they had horrid build quality?

I'm wondering that as well, the OP would be better off sticking with his Logitech setup, he will gain nothing moving over to the Pro Media's, these speakers were ok 11 yrs ago when introduced, but at the moment the higher end logitech stuff annihilates pro media 2.1's.
Edited by pcfreak - 11/4/11 at 11:29pm
post #23 of 25
I like my pro medias, but at low volumes the speaker with the control pod goes out for some reason. It's really annoying.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by pcfreak View Post
I'm wondering that as well, the OP would be better off sticking with his Logitech setup, he will gain nothing moving over to the Pro Media's, these speakers were ok 11 yrs ago when introduced, but at the moment the higher end logitech stuff annihilates pro media 2.1's.
Seriously? Like what model sounds better from Logitech?
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post #25 of 25
I have had my Pro Media's for years and I still have yet to get anything better for the buck. I also own a set of Bose companion 5 and companion 2 speakers and I think the Klipsch sounds better. But sound is a funny thing and everyone's ear is different. But as most people in this thread have said for the money pro media hands down way to go.
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