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Logitech Z506 5.1 worth $50?

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Hey all.

I currently have some 2.1 Acoustic Energy Aego M's and while they're awesome, they keep making a buzzing noise that only stops when punching the subwoofer (weird, I know...) and I'm getting pretty tired of it.

A store near me is having a sale tomorrow and I can pick up some Logitech Z506 5.1 Speakers for $69 Australian.

I'm going to be using them with my PlayStation 3 (I use headphones for PC gaming) - are they worth the money? I hear a lot of bad things about Logitech but surely for that price they're a steal?

I don't want to spend too much, since too much would not warrant a new pair of speakers, I'd rather keep on punching the ones I have. Literally.

EDIT: Would these even work with my PlayStation 3? I notice they have surround sound jacks for a PC sound card but I don't know if I could convert it for use with my PS3...

Edit again: Maybe I'd be better off buying one of the 2.1 setups (from this page)? I can't afford the ones with optical input (well, I could, but I'd rather not spend that much on some speakers at the moment) so 2.1 might be the way to go...
Edited by jNSK - 12/26/11 at 1:30am
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Playstation 3 can output 8 channel LPCM through HDMI or Dolby Digital EX through optical. It does not have 6 channel pre-outs, which is what you would need with the Z506.

The Playstation 3 was designed to be used with a typical audio/video receiver or a pre-amp/processor, not multimedia computer speakers.
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I'd recommend against buying them. When I was younger, I bought the Z5500 and thought it was awesome. My advice now is that you will be happier with a good 2.1 system over a cheaper 5.1 system.
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I have the Z506 and got it for 99$ and it was probably one of the worst purchases ever. The rear speakers are a lot quieter (very noticeable) than the 2 front speakers + middle speaker. You can hear static and such from the rear speakers as well. Around 40% on the volume knob, there is noticeable distortion and static. One good thing I can say about this is probably the subwoofer, I like the amount of options they give you but that's about it. If I had the chance to return these, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Avoid these at all costs and grab yourself a nice 2.1 speakers.
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